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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 ?

Mike

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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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« 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)

Mike