Ford Le Mans Photo Ken Miles
One of the most surprising things about ford v ferrari s treatment of le mans and other races like sebring is how accurate the carnage is.
Ford le mans photo ken miles. To celebrate that win the blue oval brings the 2021 ford gt heritage edition. Ferrari is set to be bought by ford. Bruce mclaren controversially shades ken miles as the chequered flag is waved at le mans in 1966 photo. Not only did he develop the gt40 he also won the daytona and sebring 24 hour races driving a ford in 1966.
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. Several months later sharing the drive with denny hulme miles was leading the 1966 24 hours of le mans but ford executive leo beebe desiring a publicity photo of three of their cars crossing the finish line together instructed carroll shelby to order him to slow down which shelby agreed to. The story in a nutshell. 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.
That car was a beautiful arcadia blue with white stripes white roundels and red. Henry ford honorary starter in 66 waved the flag to open the chapter of the story he had been so desperate to author. As you can see the latest heritage edition pays tribute to ken miles car that won the daytona. A smart bet would be on the ken miles car from the 1966 le mans race the race he should have won but didn t.
Ford was going to build a car to beat ferrari in the world s most important race le mans a race ferrari had won five years in a row. No less than seven cars. Le mans rules hold that in the event of a dead heat finish the car that drove the furthest. The move achieves the desired photo opp but miles loses the championship he deserved on a technicality.
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