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Nov 03, 2001 (9:13 pm)
Ok, so this is an ancient topic that I just found routing around, but...what are the answers? I know some....but my curiousity is killing me!
Oh, and a Mustang 429 could only go 118 mph? My Grand Am can thrash that!
#31 of 39 I thought...
Nov 04, 2001 (10:53 am)
I gave you all the answers
Nov 04, 2001 (11:00 am)
I'm very proud that your ego can carry over a year. That takes talent
#33 of 39 Thanks...
Nov 04, 2001 (12:36 pm)
I work hard. I really do.
#34 of 39 A barrel of oil
Nov 07, 2001 (1:16 am)
is 42 gallons.
Dec 15, 2001 (6:14 am)
What about the Ford GT40’s that thrashed Ferrari in the 60’s
Dec 15, 2001 (8:10 am)
That was mostly a British car (Lola chassis w/ Ford engine). Later on, the Ford team took over development of the GT40 (so called because it was 40 inches high). In the LeMans record books, the first year victory is listed as a UK victory, not American, even though there was tons of American money and talent involved.
And then, typically, Ford went home and Ferrari has continued racing. They won a battle but I think Ferrari won the war.
Dec 16, 2001 (6:11 am)
I thinks its because of the involvement of Carroll Shelby that many people like myself tend to think of the GT40 as American rather that British. Also, from what I have read, the GT40 was built to prove a point, and it did. On that note, I would rather own a GT40 than A Ferrari.
Also, Ford were having a great deal of success in other European motoring events, although they had another go in 1970 with the GT70 I don't think they ever made it past the prototype stages.
Dec 16, 2001 (12:26 pm)
Ford was never serious about international racing as a factory effort, nor are any of the American companies. They go in for a few years, and then if they win a lot or lose a lot, they leave. Marketing runs American racing, not love or dedication I don't think (even though individuals participating might have both).
Dec 17, 2001 (12:02 pm)
Ford still have a few works teams here in the UK but like in the USA, I get the impression that its more to do with marketing than the sport. That's probably why companies like Subaru have been able to sneak up and take a bite from their pye.