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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #30 on: July 18, 2019, 07:35:33 PM »
Hereís a close up of the guys. Anybody able to identify them?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2019, 08:00:50 PM »
Thomas, great images  8)  here and in the other thread ! thanks for posting. I'm pretty sure that's Ken Miles in the shorts, and no shirt, in the centre of the image. Obviously during testing, is that at Sebring, or the Ford Romeo proving ground ? Looks like there is an issue, the guy to the left of Miles is looking at a rag, maybe it's transmission fluid ?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #32 on: July 18, 2019, 08:54:40 PM »
Thomas, great images  8)  here and in the other thread ! thanks for posting. I'm pretty sure that's Ken Miles in the shorts, and no shirt, in the centre of the image. Obviously during testing, is that at Sebring, or the Ford Romeo proving ground ? Looks like there is an issue, the guy to the left of Miles is looking at a rag, maybe it's transmission fluid ?

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Hey Mike
You’re very welcome. Thank you very much for all of your wisdom and advise on my race car post over in the GT 350/500 forum.

 I wanted to make sure that this group saw these first. Maybe they’ll provide some information to the specialists as to the Who, what and where of all these pics!
I think it’s an issue with the brakes as there is no caliper present on the rear rotor.
The pics have been stored away since the 60’s.

Could the guy without a shirt in the left be Mr Shelby?
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #33 on: July 18, 2019, 10:27:52 PM »
I highly doubt the shirtless guy at the left is CS.  He was a dapper dresser, after he ditched the overalls.
Slacks with sharp creases, dress shirts and Italian loafers at the races was more his style.

I first thought that photo might be Ford's Romeo P.G., as it's banked more than Dearborn P.G. is.   (I've spent time on the track at both places.)   But, I can't swear to it.   
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #34 on: July 18, 2019, 11:15:16 PM »
How did I miss the caliper not being there  ::)

Thomas are you sure you're not  mixing me up with another Mike on this forum, I can't remember anything from the GT350/500 forum ?

Maybe it's an age thing on my part  ;)

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« Reply #35 on: July 19, 2019, 05:39:51 AM »
How did I miss the caliper not being there  ::)

Thomas are you sure you're not  mixing me up with another Mike on this forum, I can't remember anything from the GT350/500 forum ?

Maybe it's an age thing on my part  ;)

Mike

Lol, you may be correct Mike. I mixed you up with a different member. I have a different thread on the GT350 board in regards to a Shelby race car that I purchased recently. Iíve been receiving help from a bunch of great people over there to try and identify the history of the car.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #36 on: November 01, 2019, 09:39:12 PM »
I believe this is either GT/106 or GT/107, I don't think the cars had this # on track ? Both cars were tested at Dearborn, and the

Romeo proving grounds, then later at Riverside. GT/106 was also tested at Daytona twice. Later both were to be scrapped, but

 GT/106 is thought to still exist. This info comes from the Ronnie Spain book (1992) The photo is an internet find, I always liked

 that nose configuration  8)

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #37 on: February 10, 2020, 09:53:43 PM »
Sebring 1966: front to rear....P1029....GT/103....P/1000....GT/105  8)

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #38 on: February 11, 2020, 12:22:43 AM »
Nice photo of them gathered together. Never saw that one before.

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« Reply #39 on: February 20, 2020, 10:08:30 AM »
I've gone through my paper, computer files, and internet, but can't find any info for a GT40 with this license plate.

Could this be William Wonder's GT/103 ? it did carry that race number a couple of times.

Obviously some where in the states, by the cars in the back ground.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2020, 12:29:11 PM »
These photos of #22 from VIR 1966, P1049 driven by Dick Thompson appears to be the same car.
however the VIR photos show fender mounted mirrors and the class is now "CM" vs the previous photo it looks like simply class "C"
perhaps the 1st photo is earlier event?

that's the best info I have.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #41 on: February 22, 2020, 05:15:02 PM »
Jim P, sorry for not replying sooner, thanks for your answer, and added photos, I am in agreement with you that this is P/1049 in

the photo in my post #39 above. It matches with the information in my 4th ( 2008) edition of the registry .

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2020, 09:27:43 PM »
Is This GT/108 or GT/109 ? Info with the photo said Riverside ? ?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2020, 09:55:23 PM »
Hereís a close up of the guys. Anybody able to identify them?

Could the guy to Ken's right ( with rag/or caliper in hand) be Phil Remington?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #44 on: April 06, 2020, 03:10:16 PM »
This is pretty cool, sheet showing prize money distribution after Le Mans 1967.

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