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Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« on: November 23, 2021, 08:00:56 PM »
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2021, 10:32:58 PM »
Ouch - apply $$$$
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2021, 12:00:47 AM »
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #3 on: November 25, 2021, 01:12:43 PM »
Was it this one? Not the first time it's been crashed.

https://www.hagerty.com/media/auctions/a-teenager-once-smashed-up-this-very-special-1966-ford-gt40/
Likely not the same car since the one you posted from Hagerty was at the MCACN this year with the same number 16 and the one that was wrecked had the number 24 with the wreck occurring this year, 2021 in England. I doubt they got it back together fast enough to show the car at MCACN and slap a different number on the door. That said, looks like two Ford GT40s bit the dust.
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #4 on: November 25, 2021, 10:01:40 PM »
That was nasty
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #5 on: November 25, 2021, 10:38:29 PM »
Talk about having “a tough day at the track”.that sucks… :-\

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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2021, 03:35:25 AM »
Thats why I like to drive alone, nothing in the way, more speed, faster laps.
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2021, 07:32:55 AM »
Someone was recently telling me that many of the 'rare high dollar' cars raced at Goodwood are actually copies of the originals.  The driver owns the original which is safely stored away, while the copy gets thrashed out on the racetrack.  I called BS on that.  Am I wrong and this is a common practice?
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2021, 09:12:17 AM »
Some do and some don't. It's the benefit of being eccentrically wealthy.

The thing with race cars though is that originality doesn't necessarily seem to matter and a changeling is often completely acceptable due to the nature of competition.

There are many examples out there and who'd to say that the "original" can't be resurrected from one bolt? The rules allow it.

About the only thing that you can't accurately duplicate in most situations is the patina.
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2021, 12:02:07 PM »
Someone was recently telling me that many of the 'rare high dollar' cars raced at Goodwood are actually copies of the originals.  The driver owns the original which is safely stored away, while the copy gets thrashed out on the racetrack.  I called BS on that.  Am I wrong and this is a common practice?

Many of the cars are not the originals. Toolroom copies from Gelscoe and the likes are common.

There have been parade laps with original cars like 917's, well spaced out and sometimes with famous drivers that are past their prime but a huge draw to see them in cars they ran in period.

It's a different league, literally re writing what guys like Penske did, seeking the "unfair advantage".

If you want to see cars run hard. Goodwood is the place. It's not often you'll see valuable cars driven so hard they are literally broken in half.

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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #10 on: November 26, 2021, 02:23:42 PM »
Thats why I like to drive alone, nothing in the way, more speed, faster laps.
Ja, bestimmt!  I couldn't agree more. But then, I would never track my cars. Better to street drive on an early Saturday or Sunday morning just before sunrise...
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #11 on: November 27, 2021, 03:36:35 AM »
The GT 40 was supposedly a very original car and indeed the real thing ( as stated before, this is rare nowadays because of the amount the cars are worth ), unfortunately there was an Interview with the driver (Sam Hancock, a very good and experienced driver, specialist for historic racing) where he was quite happy to be trusted with such an original and historic example. The accident was very unfortunate, there was a lot of oil on the track which totally surprised both - the T70 spider simply could not slow down.

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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #12 on: November 27, 2021, 09:09:28 AM »
The GT 40 was supposedly a very original car and indeed the real thing ( as stated before, this is rare nowadays because of the amount the cars are worth ), unfortunately there was an Interview with the driver (Sam Hancock, a very good and experienced driver, specialist for historic racing) where he was quite happy to be trusted with such an original and historic example. The accident was very unfortunate, there was a lot of oil on the track which totally surprised both - the T70 spider simply could not slow down.

I don't believe the owner when he says "it's ok. Don't worry about it". Then again the driver will disappear as a result of actions by the "friends of the program".
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Re: Ford GT40 crash at Goodwood Revival
« Reply #13 on: November 27, 2021, 08:49:19 PM »
That’s going to be cubic dollars.
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