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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #60 on: October 01, 2021, 04:21:23 PM »
This is likely at Lemans.
It looks different (more light panels in the roof) than the race hanger LAX

   My guess is Holman Moody Charlotte.
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #61 on: October 01, 2021, 05:32:54 PM »
What is a Mark V?
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« Reply #62 on: October 01, 2021, 05:48:34 PM »
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« Reply #63 on: October 01, 2021, 05:51:40 PM »
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #64 on: October 01, 2021, 06:22:05 PM »
This is likely at Lemans.
It looks different (more light panels in the roof) than the race hanger LAX

My guess is Holman Moody Charlotte.

Shelby American prepared the MKIV Foyt/Gurney No1, I'm going to stick with Le Mans.

But, they might be fluorescent lights and not roof panels.
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #65 on: October 01, 2021, 06:37:12 PM »
IMHO, I can't speak to the location, others here are more authoritative if it's Riverside,

I seem to recall GT/108 was used for Sports Car Graphic Oct 1965 issue "Track Test" by Jerry Titus.

Yes Riverside.
Was 108 the press car? When Ford wanted to do a euro looking commercial and ads they took a GT and some other cars to Catalina Island and promptly drove the GT off the pier.
Would be fun to read that. Hopefully photos. 

Where's a pier at Catalina?  Maybe Rick meant the pleasure boat docks? 
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #66 on: October 01, 2021, 07:31:34 PM »
IMHO, I can't speak to the location, others here are more authoritative if it's Riverside,

I seem to recall GT/108 was used for Sports Car Graphic Oct 1965 issue "Track Test" by Jerry Titus.

Yes Riverside.
Was 108 the press car? When Ford wanted to do a euro looking commercial and ads they took a GT and some other cars to Catalina Island and promptly drove the GT off the pier.
Would be fun to read that. Hopefully photos. 

Where's a pier at Catalina?  Maybe Rick meant the pleasure boat docks?

Back in the day Catalina had 2 piers in Avalon Harbor and a ramp in Hamilton Cove for the seaplanes (now full of Condos).

https://photovault.com/376998

Today they've taken out the old White Steamship pier and added a new dock at the south east corner of the harbor.

https://www.frommers.com/slideshows/848253-exploring-catalina-island-new-experiences-on-l-a-s-island-getaway

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. V photos
« Reply #67 on: October 01, 2021, 07:58:52 PM »
I'd forgotten about the Great White Steamer.  Yeah, there were piers.  Thanks for the pix.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #68 on: November 18, 2021, 11:54:50 PM »
shelbydoug & gt350hr, good catch !  Mk. V  ::) must have been brain fade  ;)  changed the thread heading, but don't know how

 to change that for all the posts ?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #69 on: November 18, 2021, 11:59:15 PM »
Just came across this image, reminds me of a scene from a certain movie  ;)

The only info with the photo said it was from a photographer (no name given) in Milwaukee. Any ideas on the dealer ? or any of the

 people in the photo ?

Correction: stamp on the back reads: Graphic Studios commercial photography, 1331 N. Third Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 53212, 276-0931.

Should have dug deeper earlier  :P  the photo is at Northwestern Ford in Milwaukee, found the answer on Coralsnakes excellent

 site,  where he already had posted that image.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #70 on: November 20, 2021, 09:25:07 PM »
GT40, Falcon wagon & I think that's the Tasca AF/X Mustang at right rear.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #71 on: November 21, 2021, 11:40:26 AM »
Just came across this image, reminds me of a scene from a certain movie  ;)

The only info with the photo said it was from a photographer (no name given) in Milwaukee. Any ideas on the dealer ? or any of the

 people in the photo ?

Correction: stamp on the back reads: Graphic Studios commercial photography, 1331 N. Third Street, Milwaukee, Wis. 53212, 276-0931.
Does anyone know the number of this GT?
Should have dug deeper earlier  :P  the photo is at Northwestern Ford in Milwaukee, found the answer on Coralsnakes excellent

 site,  where he already had posted that image.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #72 on: November 22, 2021, 03:51:15 PM »
This is GT106 or GT107 at Kar Kraft. I read in the registry that 106 was tested by Miles & Tom Payne at Dearborn & Romeo and

Riverside before going to Le Mans, and there were problems with stability. Were those fins on the rear, and the side strakes on the

 nose added before shipping to France ? I was under the impression they were added at Le Mans ? I'm not sure when this photo

 was taken ?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #73 on: November 22, 2021, 04:15:08 PM »
It's not really the early days of aerodynamic design but the car kept going faster and the aerodynamics couldn't keep up.

At 218mph down the Mulsanne Straight I never heard anyone mention that the cars were unstable.

The updated design was the Mark IV and it really wasn't any faster then the Mark II's.

The changes there are pretty obvious with the body shapes. I guess there was just too much drag to make it faster? Down force creates drag.


I had a Navy pilot come up to me looking for a fight. "BFD" he said. "I launch at 600mph off of a catapult".

He obviously has got no idea at all.
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #74 on: November 27, 2021, 04:52:39 PM »
As a Navy Pilot with around 400 catapult shots, I can confirm that he had no idea. Cat shots are cool but 200+ down the Mulsanne in a MKII would beat it every day and twice on Sunday. Once you go off the pointy end of the ship there is very little reference of speed. The eyeball height of fhe MKII/MKIV (about 36") with the terrain whizzing past has got to be magical.
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