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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 Ford’s GT40, Ken Miles’ involvement, and Ferrari’s No 1 driver, John Surtees, this fascinating book gives the full story of the fight between two giants of the automotive racing history. Synopsis 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, wasn’t 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 - Ferrari’s 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” Ken Miles Remembered Ken Miles is a biography of the subject. It follows his life from the early days in England to his tragic death at Riverside Raceway in 1966. The book format is somewhat different from others. It is essentially a scrapbook. More than 130 photographs are included. Many are from private collections and have never before been published. A fascinating feature is remembrances written by some who knew Miles best, like Carroll Shelby, Augie Pabst, John Morton, Bill Pollack and Ken's son, Peter. Miles himself was an accomplished writer and a few articles he wrote are reprinted. The book starts off with a complete chronology from birth to death and ends with the eulogy delivered by the author's father and a never-before assembled race record. Miles second-place finish at the 1966 Le Mans was mired in controversy. This book goes some distance toward clarification. Interspersed throughout are articles from period publications. The scrapbook is held together with text by the author, a close friend of Miles and his family.
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Publisher: Midlife Classic Cars