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Ford versus Ferrari & Ford Gt40 Mk II: The Remarkable History Of 1016 Box Set

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  • Barcode: 9780979721939

Ford versus Ferrari The story of a monumental battle, as Ford and Ferrari vied for racing supremacy at Le Mans during the 1960s. Following the development of Fords GT40, Ken Miles involvement, and Ferraris No 1 driver, John Surtees, this fascinating book gives the full story of the fight between two giants of the automotive racing history. What happened when America's richest car company, producing many thousands of cars per year, went head to head with Ferrari of Italy in the mid 60s? This is the story of an immovable force coming up against the stubbornness of an unmovable object that is, Ford against Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari, whose company produced less than four hundred cars per year in 1963, wasnt going to bow to Ford after he had turned down its offer to buy his company. The only place left to duke it out was on the racetracks of the world and one in particular: Le Mans. Ford versus Ferrari at Le Mans was THE clash of TITANS in the 1960s This is the story of the events leading up to the battles at Le Mans between 1964 and 1967 Chronicles the evolution and development of the Ford GT40, alongside the rise of Ferrari in auto racing The story of Ken Miles, the Englishman who led the Ford team to victory Follows the career of John Surtees - Ferraris number one driver, and champion on both two wheels and four! Additional Information Period Covered: 1962-1969 Models Covered: Porsche, Lola, Ferrari, Sauber, Nissan, Corvette, Group C cars. There has never been a struggle to match the Ferrari versus Ford contest in motor racing history, both in terms of cost and effort. A clash of strong personalities: Enzo Ferrari up against Henry Ford II with all the American company's money. A detailed description of every race the cars entered. The story behind the film Ford v Ferrari Ford Gt40 Mk Ii: The Remarkable History Of 1016 (Exceptional Cars) This book tells the story of Ford GT40 Mark II, chassis no. P/1016, one of the trio of cars that crossed the finishing line together at Le Mans in 1966 to score Fords first victory in the 24 Hour race. The Mark II was a development of the original Ford GT with a monstrous 7 litre V8 engine. 1016 made its racing debut at Daytona in January 1966 and was entered at Le Mans by Holman & Moody with a distinctive gold and pink color scheme. Driven by Ronnie Bucknum and Dick Hutcherson, it finished in third place behind the similar cars of Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon and Ken Miles and Denny Hulme. This book covers the cars development, its technical details and specification, the role of the Holman & Moody engineering team and biographies of its drivers. It is profusely illustrated with period photographs, documents, and a gallery of studio photographs of the car as it is today.

ISBN: 9780979721939

Publisher: Midlife Classic Cars

Weight: 0.0

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