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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #45 on: August 29, 2021, 03:46:18 PM »
I believe this to be P/1006 at Le Mans 1965 with the transporter behind. Wonder whats under the white tarp ?

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Doesn't look wide enough for it to be a car, but the entire area is roped off with two employees behind the ropes.
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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #46 on: August 29, 2021, 03:58:25 PM »
I believe this to be P/1006 at Le Mans 1965 with the transporter behind. Wonder whats under the white tarp ?

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The way everyone's standing around it, maybe lunch?
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« Reply #47 on: August 29, 2021, 04:28:05 PM »
Looks to have rocker stripes on the side

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« Reply #48 on: August 29, 2021, 09:19:20 PM »
Tired Sheep, good eye ! maybe that's GT/109 under there, the draping looks similar to it's shape, sorry for the poor image.

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« Reply #49 on: September 06, 2021, 02:19:59 PM »
thought I'd repost the images from Le Mans '65, in relation to what could be under the tarp, that's P/1009 in the foreground, and I

 believe that could be GT109 under the tarp, that TiredSheep spotted,  I flipped the one image to give better perspective, the shape

 of the tarp looks like it could be, I think it's covered because it was an open car.

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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #50 on: September 06, 2021, 02:47:37 PM »
Rich, I found another image of the Ford GT hauler at Spa, 1966 with Len Bailey, That's a Mustang 'vert he's standing behind, shows

 some of the lettering.

Also one with a hauler and the Mirage M1 at the Le Mans tests, April '67(l-r Jo Bonnier...John Wyer...Graham Hill & Jochen Rindt),

can you tell if that is one of the original GT transporters painted with the Wyer logo ?

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(both images from the "Racing In The Rain" book, pub. 2006 by John Horsman)
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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #51 on: September 07, 2021, 03:11:18 AM »
This next photo is from 1965. One of the sources noted it to be at Silverstone on March 3rd 1965. (GT-108).
We see the transporter in the background with the rear door opened up. The plate appears to be 'GML 129B' from the second truck.

We don't know if the lettering in the side stripes is still written as 'FORD G. T.' or as later appears in 1966 as 'FORD ADVANCED VEHICLES LTD.'
I'd love to see a photo of the GT40s loaded inside or even unloading...if there are any out there.

Mike, if you want to move your 1966 photo / post to after this one that would be helpful to follow the chronological order. If not, no big deal.
I only have one more photo from 1967 and one photo from 1968 to share. There's not much out there to be found.




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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #52 on: September 07, 2021, 10:35:48 PM »
Rich, I found another image of the Ford GT hauler at Spa, 1966 with Len Bailey, That's a Mustang 'vert he's standing behind, shows

 some of the lettering.

Also one with a hauler and the Mirage M1 at the Le Mans tests, April '67(l-r Jo Bonnier...John Wyer...Graham Hill & Jochen Rindt),

can you tell if that is one of the original GT transporters painted with the Wyer logo ?

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(both images from the "Racing In The Rain" book, pub. 2006 by John Horsman)

Thanks for posting these Mike!

Yes I believe these 2 photos are both the FORD GT transporters

It appears they both were taken at different times.
You noted the Le Mans test in April '67 with the Mirage, but named the photo as SPA '66.
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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #53 on: September 08, 2021, 10:12:06 AM »
Rich, missed that  ::)  date corrected to '67 on the image in post #50

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« Reply #54 on: September 09, 2021, 09:23:43 AM »
Rich, found another one, these are the remains of P/1079 at the Wyer shop, after it's crash at Spa, May 26th. '68.

Not the best image, I think it's a screen grab from a film ? It was on that French forum I frequent "AutoDiva"  you have to be

logged in to see it, easy enough to do.

The transporter look like it's having the lettering painted ?

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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #55 on: September 09, 2021, 11:30:36 PM »
Rich, found another one, these are the remains of P/1079 at the Wyer shop, after it's crash at Spa, May 26th. '68.

Not the best image, I think it's a screen grab from a film ? It was on that French forum I frequent "AutoDiva"  you have to be

logged in to see it, easy enough to do.

The transporter look like it's having the lettering painted ?

Mike

Another interesting find! This might be the newest (1968) photo we have seen of the FORD GT transporter.

The lettering appears to be raised up higher on the sides, compared to the previous years.
If you recall the April '68 Monza photos had the lower sides blank also.
Looking closer at the photos again...one photo shows a side view of a race car behind the cab door, on the upper section
Your 'new' found photo shows what was behind the middle-side door in that upper section.
It's very nice to see that too. Great work finding these!
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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #56 on: September 11, 2021, 10:47:19 AM »
1967, Monza, the two Ford haulers in the paddock,  sorry 'bout that Chevy in the foreground  ;)

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Re: Original Ford GT - Transporters
« Reply #57 on: September 19, 2021, 05:54:30 PM »
1967, Monza, the two Ford haulers in the paddock,  sorry 'bout that Chevy in the foreground  ;)

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Another nice find, thanks for posting Mike
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