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Chaparral 2C at Nassau, 1965. Hall would take the car to a commanding lead in the Nassau Trophy race. However, a broken suspension resulted in a crash that did substantial damage to the car. It would not race again, but be repaired and become the donor chassis for the new Chaparral 2E. Eric della Faille photo, restored.
Ford dominated the 1966 LeMans24 with a 1-2-3 finish, and are ready to do it again in 2016. “Fifty years ago, one of the most legendary moments in motorsports history took place as the duel between Ford and Ferrari took place on the track at Le Mans 1966,” said Bill Ford, executive chairman, Ford Motor Company. “Once again, all eyes will be focused on this legendary race as Ford returns to take on the best in endurance racing.” The four Ford GTs run by the Ford Chip Ganassi Racing team t...
Chris Amon drove the Ford GT40 X-1 at the Times Grand Prix, Riverside 1965. It had an experimental aluminum chassis by Abbey Panels in England. Given to Bruce McLaren for development, the steel chassis cars weighed 2,900 lbs. He and Howden Ganley, got the weight down to 1,900 lbs and used a 427 FE engine. The X-1 competed in 4 races not winning any. The project was handed to Shelby using heavier components, ruined the balance. It was destroyed after the 1966 Sebring race.