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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #105 on: June 07, 2022, 11:11:26 PM »
Laurie O'Neil, GT40 P/1018, Amaroo Park, Australia, 1982.  Ouch  :o

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #106 on: June 08, 2022, 01:27:27 PM »
Testing at Daytona, '65.
I believe this could be GT/106 ? ? From the Ronnie Spain book, 106 was tested at Daytona in August & October '65.
Also from the 4th edition of the Cobra/GT40 registry similar info.
This is the first picture I have seen from these tests, I wonder if there are others ?

Mike

Interesting photo documenting a snapshot in time!
observations:
* Le Mans front wheel opening aero fin present
- Le Mans front lower aero dam / deflectors - deleted
+ Revised radiator outlet opening?  unclear
+ added/revised NACA ducts in nose
+ instrumented LH rear wheel
+ 66 MK-II style rear upper scoops added
+ Revised rear body contour / wheel opening ?  I'll have to review 65 Le Mans photos

this is a "missing link" development stage between the 65 "MK-I" 427 prototype proof of concept stage to the 66 standardized MK-II cars (i.e. P1011, P1012, P1015, P1016, P1031, P1032, P1046, P1047, XGT-1, 2 3)
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #107 on: July 07, 2022, 11:09:43 PM »
Thanks for you detailed reply concerning these tests and modifications to the car.

Hopefully more will come to light about this.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #108 on: July 07, 2022, 11:18:54 PM »
This image is identified as being at the U.S. G.P. at Watkins Glen, 1966.

I'm not sure about the cop, looks it bit photo shopped ? I believe the car on the right is one of the Eagles ?

Is that P/1046 the '66 Le mans winner on the truck in the back ground ? or one of the other cars painted up as look a like and

 taken around the country to publicize  the win.

Is that truck and driver from Shelby ?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #109 on: July 07, 2022, 11:24:44 PM »
In the LeMans '65 paddock photo: 
Were those two white & blue travel-trailers part of the S-A racing team?

If so, did they go with the crew to all the races? 

Or, were these rattle can sprayed the S-A colors after renting?

Any insight/details?
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #110 on: August 05, 2022, 07:08:45 PM »
A friend of mine sent me this screen grab, I don't know what website he found it on.  My friend knew all of the guys named, Joe Stimola was a friend of his from high school on.  He thinks this photo is from the late '60s or early '70s, taken at Bridgehampton.