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  1. #21
    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    The #5 Ford GT MkIIB would almost certainly be the Gardner/McClusky car that was wrecked at Le Mans 1967. Given the 7 litre cars were banned from 1968 with new 5 litre limit introduced in the World Endurance Championship, it must have sat here ever since.

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    Semi-Pro Racer Paul B's Avatar
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    Even today they are a beautiful design Steve

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    Even today they are a beautiful design Steve
    I agree Paul. Its amazing to think there wasn't really a lot of use for a three year old big block Ford GT sports racer in 1970. I guess thats why it was sitting on the shelf.

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    Check this site out and it might take you a while;
    Starting here;
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    https://www.stangtv.com/features/sho...mance-history/



    I can relate to this scene ! (Unrelated to Holman Moody.)




    (Ken H )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Holmes View Post
    Another of the Ford GT MkIIB's in one of the many stacks is this #6 car, which by my reckoning is the car entered by Ford France and driven at 1967 Le Mans by Jo Schlesser and Guy Ligier. It was eliminated in a shunt on lap 183 after 13 hours.

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    It appears here prior to the race at top of screen next to the #5 HM gold car.

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    Awesome photos Steve, Check out the crowds back then!
    There is nothing like the sound of a 427 FE big block. I would love to hear one of those babies sing!
    They would have been incredibly fast powered by the big block circa 550 HP. The big block Mk2 weighed 136kg more than the Mk1 (The Mk1 weighed 1207kg)
    I guess in race trim they may have been lighter

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    Bruce McLaren in #2 and Denny Hulme in #4....

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    These beautiful Mark 4 GT 40s only raced twice at Sebring and LeMans in 1967 and won both races before being banned in 1968.
    The # 3 Ford in the photo had this happen to it.
    " The Ford-representing Shelby-American and Holman & Moody teams showed up to Le Mans with 2 Mk.IV's each. The installation of the roll cage was ultimately credited by many with saving the life of Andretti, who crashed violently at the Esses during the 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours, but escaped with minor injuries." Wikipedia info.
    The winning Ford Mk IV # 1 car of Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt still looks great to this day, as seen at the Laguna Seca Historic Meet
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    ( Ken H photo.)

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    In the foreground of these two photos is a white sports car known as an Intermeccanica. Originally founded in Italy, Intermeccanica partnered with Jack Griffith in 1965/66 to produce the Intermeccanica Griffith, with steel body and Chrysler V8 engine. Cars went manufactured in Italy and sent to the US without engine or transmission. Griffith is probably better known for having teamed up with British cottage industry sports car manufacturer TVR, in which he fitted 289 cu.in Ford V8s into the tiny Grantura to make the TVR Griffith.

    A small number of Intermeccanica Griffith's were produced before Griffith's company went bankrupt, at which point enthusiast Steve Wilder took over the project, renaming the model Intermeccanica Omega, and had Holman Moody do the assembly work.

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