Although its the most legendary American Le Mans car of all time, the Ford GT is far from the only one to compete and win at the French endurance race. The land of the red, white, and blue has a rich heritage of building racers to race in the other land of the red, white, and blue.
When did Ford stop racing at Le Mans?
June 1967 Henry Ford II and Cristina Ford at the 24 Heures du Mans (24 Hours of Le Mans) Race, June 1967. Ford Motor Company would never have gone to Le Mans without Chairman and CEO Henry Ford II, seen here with wife Cristina Vettore.
Why is Ford leaving Le Mans?
Where the dire lack of clarity on the ACO/WEC side led Ford to opt out after 2019, dissatisfaction with where IMSAs DPi 2.0 rules are positioned for 2022 pushed the brands motorsports leadership to underline Octobers Petit Le Mans season finale as the last factory outing for its GT program at home.
Did Ken Miles really lose Le Mans?
That glorious photo op really happened, and Miles really did lose his first place ranking on that frustrating technicality. Its all spelled out in the documentary “8 Meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans,” which you can watch above.