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Ford versus Ferrari: The battle for supremacy at Le Mans 1966

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  • Barcode: 9781787115729
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”

Author: John Starkey

Author Bio: John Starkey began life in Birmingham, England. After school, with dreams of “rock stardom” in mind, he played guitar in several bands, along the way opening for the Beatles in 1963, before becoming Jasper Carrott’s manager. His father’s love of fast cars had passed down to him and, starting with a Jaguar XK120, bought in 1966 for £120, he started discovering this heady world. After a 1958 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta, life was never quite the same again, and the racing bug bit hard when he first drove a Porsche RSR. This was followed by “a beast” of a 935, then a Lola T70 Mk 3b coupé, and a March 84G. These he raced across Europe and America. In 1997, John moved to America, where he began writing, naturally, about racing cars. After twenty books, John thinks he has now run out of subjects to cover, although he has recently begun a novel about the world of dealing in old cars. He also investigates the individual histories of old racing cars for clients, and together with Su, his wife, enjoys walking his dog Boomer.

ISBN: 9781787115729

Publisher: Veloce Publishing

Binding Type: Paperback

Illustrations: 111 color & b/w photos

Language: English

Pages: 128

Printing Status: In Print

Edition: NA

Country Made: NA

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