Ford Le Mans 1966
Henri pescarolo who went.
Ford le mans 1966. The le mans course is 8 5 miles and whatever team does the most laps in a 24 hour time period wins. American car designer carroll shelby and driver ken miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for ford in order to defeat ferrari at the 24 hours of le mans in 1966. Directed by james mangold. But ford s historic 1966 le mans win changed the company and auto racing in fundamental ways.
The 1966 running of the 24 hours of le mans is one of the most important races in ford s history. The pair had inherited victory from fellow ford driver ken miles in car no1 who had earlier pulled out a lead of. With matt damon christian bale jon bernthal caitriona balfe. Check out our first hand account of the legendary 1966 24 hours of le mans.
Ford v ferrari is a racing inspired buddy movie. This car took second place overall all three top finishers were ford gt40s in the 1966 24 hours of le mans. It was also the seventh round of the 1966 world sportscar championship season this was the first overall win at le mans for the ford gt40 as well as the first overall win for an american constructor. Henry ford ii along with new zealanders bruce mclaren and chris amon celebrates the first victory for an american manufacturer at the 24 hours of le mans on the podium in 1966.
Ford gt40 mk ii front. Motortrend was there to witness ford s epic win over ferrari. The ford gt40 finally reached the success that was expected from it and ford trampled ferrari. The 1966 24 hours of le mans was the 34th grand prix of endurance and took place on 18 and 19 june 1966.
250 000 spectators showed up to watch the ford and ferrari showdown in 1966.
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