Ford Le Mans 1966 Ken Miles
He is an inductee to the motorsports hall of fame of america.
Ford le mans 1966 ken miles. Ferrari miles son peter who idolizes his dad is there on august 16 1966 at the riverside raceway along with carroll shelby to work on the experimental ford j car that. In honor of miles we re republishing james t. The fame for ken miles after ford s victory over ferrari at le mans 1966 was short lived. The car broke into pieces and burst into flames upon impact.
Crow s obituary of the driver from the november. As it s shown in ford v. To the extent that the cinematic miles diverges from. Two months later he was killed test driving a ford j car at a california raceway.
The ford v ferrari battle that played out at the le mans 24 hours race of 1966 was a personal feud between henry ford ii and enzo ferrari that played out on endurance racing s grandest stage the story dramatic enough to warrant a hollywood telling of the story that took ford to the top step at la sarthe. Ken miles second right in woolly hat shares a laugh with from left chris amon bruce mclaren and denny hulme after their 1966 le mans victory. Kenneth henry miles 1 november 1918 17 august 1966 was a british sports car racing engineer and driver best known for his motorsport career in the us and with american teams on the international scene. Bruce mclaren controversially shades ken miles as the chequered flag is waved at le mans in 1966 photo.
The new the film ford v. And tragically ken miles did die shortly after le mans 66 while testing ford s experimental j car at the riverside raceway on aug. The cahier collection bernard cahier ford dominated the le mans 24 hours race in 1966 winning it for the first time and taking all the podium places with its updated mkii and stellar driver line up. Ford v ferrari known as le mans 66 in the uk and other territories is a sports drama film distributed by 20th century fox based on the rivalry between ford and ferrari for dominance at le mans directed by james mangold starring matt damon and christian bale in the roles of carroll shelby and ken miles respectively the film was released on 15 november 2019.
Miles was an eccentric engineer and skilled.
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