Ford gt40 le mans. Victory in the 1966 24 hours of le mans should have gone to ken miles and denny hulme driving the ford gt40 mk ii that carried chassis number p1015. It was the third of three gorgeous yet powerful middle fingers raised directly in enzos mug. Wonderful period video from brake pad manufacturer ferodo on the 1968 le mans race from the standpoint of john wyers gulf oil ford gt40 team who won the race.
The 1966 le mans winning ford gt40 mk ii in 2006. It was also the seventh round of the 1966 world sportscar championship season. Photos courtesy ford motor company.
This was the first overall win at le mans for the ford gt40 as well as the first overall win for an american constructor. Empty handed on his return to detroit fords point man don frey was told by henry ford ii to go to le mans and beat his ass or so the legend goes. The 1966 24 hours of le mans was the 34th grand prix of endurance and took place on 18 and 19 june 1966.
This particular car is the 5 gt40 fielded by the ford holman moody team in the 1966 24 hours of le mans. The ford gt also known as the gt40 first won le mans in 1966. The mid engine v8 supercar went on to win the worlds most prestigious race three more times putting ferrari down while dominating.
First unveiled to the media at le mans last year the ford gts le mans victory comes 395 days after the car turned a wheel for the first time on may 20 2015 at calabogie motorsports park in canada. Driven by ronnie bucknum and dick hutcherson it covered a distance of 348 laps over the.