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Szabo

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #15 on: June 30, 2019, 04:50:23 PM »
Wasn't sure if this one fit with the two threads on the Shelby buildings started by "Szabo" so I'll post it here.

I think this image was on forum 1 also

The description said, press day at LAX. I don't know if this is GT/1046, the '66 Le Mans winner, or another car painted up to look like it ?

Mike

Nice Pic, its from LAX 66 Press Day, but dont find out when this day was ...
Even there is no LAX Building Thread (but still in working) so i will this Add, because it shows the hole Backside from Hangar 8...

I have also a question,
does anybody know when this GT40 MK 1 is delviered, on the negativ sheets is fly out, not coming in.
on the Fender stand Scuderia Fittipaldi, is anything know about this GT40, i tryed to figure out the exact Date in Time

Greets Steve


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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #16 on: July 01, 2019, 08:01:41 AM »
Szabo, great image, thanks for posting. Lots of shirts around ! could that be Ken Miles at the top of the ramp in the dark suit ?

 I believe that to be the "Scuderia Filipinetti" GT40 (P/1005) being loaded at LAX, can any I.D the location ? for Le Mans '65, it carried #6 in the race.

I've included two more images from the same day, can't give a precise time frame. The other car is the "Ford France" (GT/109) which carried #15 in the race.

Mike
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #17 on: July 01, 2019, 09:23:51 AM »
Looks like Ken and Dave McDonald at the top of the ramp. ;)

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #18 on: July 01, 2019, 12:23:01 PM »
Wasn't sure if this one fit with the two threads on the Shelby buildings started by "Szabo" so I'll post it here.

I think this image was on forum 1 also

The description said, press day at LAX. I don't know if this is GT/1046, the '66 Le Mans winner, or another car painted up to look like it ?

Mike

Is that a Shelby American "Cobra" plate over the left shoulder of the occupant?
was that a usual practice for the cars' final campaigner ??

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #19 on: July 01, 2019, 12:27:35 PM »
As Mike 'Honker' said, that GT40 #15 is P-1005 heading out to Le Mans. (It raced with the number '6')

I don't know the exact date, but it is safe to assume they shipped several cars out immediately after the Open House ended on June 8th.
The actual race was June 19th and 20th. All the cars would need to be there early for the tech inspection and also for a practice day or two.
They probably arrived no later than June 15th, leaving less than a one week window for the air freight date out of LAX (guessing June 9-14).

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #20 on: July 01, 2019, 10:02:36 PM »
hello,

thanks for answers...

the pic is from a negativ sheet from LAX Open House Event, but it is not 100% which Day from the Event it is taken i ask here
when it is delieverd...

The Open House Event was from 6 - 8 June, the pic is made right between the Event, there are other Pics which confirm that...
but on which Date exactly is not sure for now...

and yes you are right, i also see Ken Miles on the Pics, he was on the event to...

Greets

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #21 on: July 01, 2019, 11:24:58 PM »

FYI, these pics of the LeMans 65 load out were taken at the former TWA cargo facility located on the north side of LAX rwy 25R at the intersection of taxiways bravo and foxtrot (SAI itself was located south of rwy 25L on the other side of the field).
Unlike the former SAI/NAA hangers at 6501 W Impl Hwy, the former TWA cargo facility is untouched by time and is exactly today as in these period pics (minus the TWA signage).

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« Reply #22 on: July 01, 2019, 11:35:33 PM »

FYI, these pics of the LeMans 65 load out were taken at the former TWA cargo facility located on the north side of LAX rwy 25R at the intersection of taxiways bravo and foxtrot (SAI itself was located south of rwy 25L on the other side of the field).
Unlike the former SAI/NAA hangers at 6501 W Impl Hwy, the former TWA cargo facility is untouched by time and is exactly today as in these period pics (minus the TWA signage).

That's an interesting bit of information. Thanks for sharing.
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Was that TWA cargo facility close to the 'Theme Building" restaurant we often see in the background of the LAX photos?


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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #23 on: July 02, 2019, 10:47:17 AM »

Richstang,

No the Theme Building was/is in the center of the airport complex. I don’t really have a goos depiction of the TWA facility on a greater airport pic. However on these two 1965 pics the TWA facility would be at the most upper RH of the Theme Building and in the ‘reverse, pic of 6501 the TWA would be at the most upper LH. Hope that helps a little.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #24 on: July 02, 2019, 12:00:12 PM »
Thanks Steve the added photo and your explanation are a big help.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #25 on: July 02, 2019, 05:13:58 PM »
In the 2011 ’65-’67 Registry, pages 1286 thru pages 1289 cover the June 6-7-8, 1965 'Open House' at LAX in great detail along with several photos.
The loading of the TWA freight plane with several race cars was done as a part of the presentation to the Ford Executives on June 7th 1965.
This was also noted as the Ford Board of Directors meeting and planned to be a short (1) one hour visit.


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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #26 on: July 02, 2019, 09:16:02 PM »

A small sub-note: that TWA 707 in the pic went down at JFK in 1969. Killed all on board.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #27 on: July 02, 2019, 11:25:18 PM »

A small sub-note: that TWA 707 in the pic went down at JFK in 1969. Killed all on board.

Thanks for that info. I was trying to discern the tail number and research it.
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #28 on: July 03, 2019, 08:52:28 AM »
Thanks Rich for the heads up on the pages in the registry.

Also campupshur for your detailed input.

And Szabo for getting these threads started.

The level of knowledge found on here never ceases to amaze me !

Mike

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2019, 06:59:45 PM »
Here are a couple old ford racing pics that I found hidden in an old box in the attic. There are a few more period correct prototype mustang pics too, but I didn’t post them as they are not GT-40 specific....
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