Posts Tagged ‘Racing’

Posted on 28th Oktober, 2019 | No Comment

After Ford unsuccessfully attempted to buy Ferrari, in 1963, the American car giant instead embarked on its own racing programme in a bid to beat the famous Italian marque at the world’s most prestigious race, the Le Mans 24 Hours, as told in the forthcoming Hollywood movie Ford v. Ferrari. This updated edition of The Ford that Beat Ferrari tells the story of how that mission was eventually accomplished.
Development of the GT40: how the prototype Ford GT emerged in 1964 from the previous year’s Lola GT programme.

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Posted on 24th September, 2014 | No Comment

The 1960s was a unique era in the history of motorcycle Grand Prix racing, and arguably marked the last period of “traditional” road racing. The decade saw the rise of the Japanese factories that would eventually dominate the sport, and the burgeoning two-stroke technology that would go on to replace the traditional four stroke machines. It was undoubtedly one of the most glorious and exciting decades as far as technological diversity was concerned, with machines that displayed a remarkable variety of technical complexity – at least fifty different makes of machine from over half a dozen countries were involved in the events.
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