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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #105 on: June 07, 2022, 11:11:26 PM »
Laurie O'Neil, GT40 P/1018, Amaroo Park, Australia, 1982.  Ouch  :o

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« Reply #106 on: June 08, 2022, 01:27:27 PM »
Testing at Daytona, '65.
I believe this could be GT/106 ? ? From the Ronnie Spain book, 106 was tested at Daytona in August & October '65.
Also from the 4th edition of the Cobra/GT40 registry similar info.
This is the first picture I have seen from these tests, I wonder if there are others ?

Mike

Interesting photo documenting a snapshot in time!
observations:
* Le Mans front wheel opening aero fin present
- Le Mans front lower aero dam / deflectors - deleted
+ Revised radiator outlet opening?  unclear
+ added/revised NACA ducts in nose
+ instrumented LH rear wheel
+ 66 MK-II style rear upper scoops added
+ Revised rear body contour / wheel opening ?  I'll have to review 65 Le Mans photos

this is a "missing link" development stage between the 65 "MK-I" 427 prototype proof of concept stage to the 66 standardized MK-II cars (i.e. P1011, P1012, P1015, P1016, P1031, P1032, P1046, P1047, XGT-1, 2 3)
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #107 on: July 07, 2022, 11:09:43 PM »
Thanks for you detailed reply concerning these tests and modifications to the car.

Hopefully more will come to light about this.

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #108 on: July 07, 2022, 11:18:54 PM »
This image is identified as being at the U.S. G.P. at Watkins Glen, 1966.

I'm not sure about the cop, looks it bit photo shopped ? I believe the car on the right is one of the Eagles ?

Is that P/1046 the '66 Le mans winner on the truck in the back ground ? or one of the other cars painted up as look a like and

 taken around the country to publicize  the win.

Is that truck and driver from Shelby ?

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #109 on: July 07, 2022, 11:24:44 PM »
In the LeMans '65 paddock photo: 
Were those two white & blue travel-trailers part of the S-A racing team?

If so, did they go with the crew to all the races? 

Or, were these rattle can sprayed the S-A colors after renting?

Any insight/details?
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #110 on: August 05, 2022, 07:08:45 PM »
A friend of mine sent me this screen grab, I don't know what website he found it on.  My friend knew all of the guys named, Joe Stimola was a friend of his from high school on.  He thinks this photo is from the late '60s or early '70s, taken at Bridgehampton.

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« Reply #111 on: September 11, 2022, 12:22:30 PM »
I just noticed that in this image of the Ginther/Bucknam  P/1016 at speed ! at Daytona in '66  that the door is open  ???

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #112 on: September 11, 2022, 12:54:23 PM »
A friend of mine sent me this screen grab, I don't know what website he found it on.  My friend knew all of the guys named, Joe Stimola was a friend of his from high school on.  He thinks this photo is from the late '60s or early '70s, taken at Bridgehampton.

Thanks for posting.

This photo might be at Watkins Glen July 14th 1967 or 1968.
I also have it noted as Bill running that number '7' at Daytona on February 1st 1969.
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #113 on: September 11, 2022, 02:41:08 PM »
sd427 thanks for that image of Bill Wonder's GT103, new to me.

Rich, I'm pretty sure thats's Bridgehampton in the pit lane, with the sand and the sea in the distance, here's a pic from '63 at

 Bridgehampton with a Cobra pace car, and a couple of other Cobras on the grid, you can see that bridge in the background here as

 well, it was labeled at different times "Lowenbrau" and Chevron. Looks to  be pretty empty, could have been a test session

 between other races.

Couldn't find a pic of a GT40 at that track in my files.

Mike
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #114 on: September 11, 2022, 03:59:52 PM »
sd427 thanks for that image of Bill Wonder's GT103, new to me.

Rich, I'm pretty sure thats's Bridgehampton in the pit lane, with the sand and the sea in the distance, here's a pic from '63 at
Bridgehampton with a Cobra pace car, and a couple of other Cobras on the grid, you can see that bridge in the background here as
well, it was labeled at different times "Lowenbrau" and Chevron. Looks to  be pretty empty, could have been a test session
between other races.
Couldn't find a pic of a GT40 at that track in my files.
Mike

Good catch
Where else do we see sand near a race track with that stepped brigde and water in the background?

I have trouble with that #7 shown in the photo. He doesn't show up with that number until the WG race in 1967 (July 14th)
He never raced it before that date that I'm aware of.

Wlliam Wonder was noted as racing 1 time at Bridgehapton as #11 in 1966.
It is the only time he was there, that I found.

He started racing GT/103 in 1966 after SAI was done with the car.


Maybe that photo was taken at a test day of some kind but, I'm guessing it was later in 1967 or in 1968.
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #115 on: September 12, 2022, 05:07:54 PM »
Here's some competition  history on GT/103. Note that at the top it says notable history, maybe some events are not included ?

I've looked in some of my books, Ronnie Spain's (my copy 2nd. printing 1992) tends to cover major events, so some minor races

 may not  be included. I don't think Wonder raced GT/103 any where else but in the USA & Canada ? After it's active comp career

he ran it in a lot of vintage events.

Here's a photo of the Wonder...Cuomo & Caldwell GT/103 at the Watkins Glen 6hour in '68, this is from the program for the GT40

 reunion at the Glen in 1989.

(photo:Dave Friedman)

I had a lot of photos from that event, but my ex binned all including the negs  >:(   :'( and a lot of other stuff,   only the program

 survived.

Mike
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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #116 on: November 07, 2022, 04:03:09 PM »
Here's a neat photo of the cars in pit lane at Le Mans 1965. I believe this to be during practice for the race, no stabilizing fins yet

 on the back of the first two cars. From the front GT106...GT107...P/1005...P/1004, and Daytona coupes...CSX 2286 & CSX 2299

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Re: Random Ford GT-original & Mk. IV photos
« Reply #117 on: November 07, 2022, 08:42:48 PM »
Carroll Shelby & Miss Santa Monica open a freeway  8)

(photo: Richard George & Road & Track)

I find it interesting that in the picture with this post above that he was using a right hand drive gt 40 to open an American freeway.

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