Ken Miles Ford Le Mans 1966 Finish
Ken miles is besieged by spectators seeking autographs and press and photographers wanting to know what happened at the finish.
Ken miles ford le mans 1966 finish. Ken miles left talks to carroll shelby in the pits during the 1966 le mans race. Ken miles and denny hulme were meant to be the official first place winners of the race except they were ordered. It was the final minutes of the 1966 24 hours of le mans and the race was ford s to lose. Since 1966 and the well known photo op finish with the three ford mk2 prototypes crossing the line yards apart the controversy of a conspiracy by the french organizers to deprive ford of an all american finish has raged in america.
Leo beebe came up to me and said who do you think should win the race. It was the final minutes of the 1966 24 hours of le mans and the race was ford s to lose. The real life le mans 66 ended with a historic finish. After a long difficult development and a year s worth of work by carroll shelby himself the blue oval s.
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 trounced the frontrunner ferrari as all three ford cars crossed the finish line in a dead heat. Ken miles already had a well respected career in the auto racing world but leading ford to defeat ferrari at the 24 hours of le mans in 1966 made him a star. In 1966 ford didn t cost ken miles the race at le mans i did and i regret it to this day.
After a long difficult development and a year s worth of work by carroll shelby himself the blue oval s. But instead of euphoria on the podium chris amon and bruce mclaren who were classified first were strangely subdued.
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