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1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part three: technology

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

A couple weeks ago, we started following the restoration of the Ford GT40 Mk II that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. Rob Kaufman, owner of classic car dealer RK Motors Charlotte, purchased the car, chassis number P1046, in 2014 and enlisted the services of Rare Drive, Inc. of East Kingston, New Hampshire, to restore this legend. Not that the car...

Porsche 924 GTP restored for coupe's 40th birthday

Porsche Great Britain will mark the 924's 40th birthday by restoring a 924 GTP that raced at Le Mans. The car comes from Porsche's archives. Continue reading Porsche 924 GTP restored for coupe's 40th birthday Porsche 924 GTP restored for coupe's 40th birthday originally appeared on Autoblog on Thu, 28 Apr 2016 17:05:00 EST. Show More Summary

The Bonhams Monaco Sale Will Feature a Well-Preserved Jaguar C-Type Racecar

An early-1950s Jaguar C- Type racecar will be a top lot at the Bonhams Monaco Sale on May 13 in Monte Carlo. The car competed in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1953—or maybe it was 1952… Larry Bean

This race-winning Peugeot 908 LMP1 could be your track toy

RM Sotheby's listed this 2008 Peugeot 908 HDi FAP Le Mans prototype for auction in Monaco next month, where it's expected to sell for about $1.6 million. That's a lot of money, but it's still a lot less than you'd spend on an Aston Martin Vulcan, McLaren P1 GTR, Ferrari FXX K. Show More Summary

This Custom Moto Guzzi Airtail Has Been Stripped to the Bone

Death Machines of London, founded by AKQA’s James Hilton, has unveiled its debut project: the Moto Guzzi Airtail, based on the 1981 Le Mans Mark 2. Stripped to the bone, the motorcycle and all its original parts were vapor blasted in preparation for a “forensic inspection.” Original instrumentation sits in a restored dash, which incorporates […]

1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part two: disassembly

Last week we learned that Rob Kaufman, owner of classic car dealer RK Motors Charlotte, purchased the Ford GT40 Mk II that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. While chassis number P1046 was in perfectly good shape, it wasn't outfitted as it was when it won Le Mans. It had done time as a transmission test mule and had changed hands several times over...

Le Mans-Winning Ford GT40 Racer Set To Undergo Restoration: Video

last weekVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Fifty years ago, Ford won the 24 Hours of Le Mans on the back of the original Ford GT40 race cars. This year, the American automaker will make its dramatic return to the world’s most famous endurance race, determined to replicate the smackdown its predecessor laid down on Ferrari, that generation’s dominant team. Show More Summary

1966 Le Mans-winning Ford GT40 restoration video, part one

If it's not the most important race car in Ford's history, it's in the top three. Ford GT40 Mk. II chassis number P1046 was the car that officially won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966. It was the culmination of Ford's effort to beat Ferrari at its own game, and not only did P1046 win, it was part of a one-two-three finish for the Blue Oval. You...

Ford GT documentary part two: The Cutting Edge

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has dropped the second in a series of videos on the development of the revived Ford GT. Built as a tribute to the GT40 that won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans with a 1-2-3 finish, the next-generation GT is being developed as both a street car and a race car. In fact, the GT has already begun competing in the United...

LES Man Allegedly Caught On Video Having Sex With Girlfriend's Dog

A 43-year-old woman says she caught her boyfriend having sex with her pet Maltese dog on video this week, having set up a surreptitious camera in her apartment after she noticed the pup was uncharacteristically hiding in the home. [ more › ]

Aston Martin GT8 is lightest and most powerful Vantage ever

Unveiled today, the GT8 gives the Vantage V8 the Le Mans treatment. The new, dramatic-looking car will only be built in a limited edition of 150. Continue reading Aston Martin GT8 is lightest and most powerful Vantage ever Aston Martin GT8 is lightest and most powerful Vantage ever originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:30:00 EST. Show More Summary

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster Review

3 weeks agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

In 1957, the successor to the much-lauded Porsche 550 A Spyder, the 718 RSK, made its international debut. In the proper hands, the 718 was a fearsome competitor that powered to wins at Le Mans and the Nürburgring. The roadster featured a 1.5-litre four-cylinder boxer engine developing a robust 105kW (142 horsepower) — at the […]

Bug-Eyed: Ton-Up’s Quirky Le Mans 1000 Oozes Style

On the list of Italian classics we’d love to own, the Moto Guzzi Le Mans ranks high. We’ll even forgive the questionable mid-80s plastics of the Le Mans 1000 model, just for the chance to hear its exhaust howling along a mountain road. The...Show More Summary

This '61 Ferrari 250 GT SWB could be yours for eight figures

Owned by the same collector for the past 47 years, this desirable 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB Berlinetta is coming up for auction at the Le Mans Classic in July, where you can expect it to sell for upwards of $10 million. Continue reading...Show More Summary

Olympian Can't Stop Proving He's Better Than Everybody, Will Race In Le Mans

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Eleven-time world track cycling champion and holder of seven Olympic medals Sir Chris Hoy will drive a Nissan-powered Ligier JS P2 at this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, because why not? Read more...

This man daily drives a mid-engined 1980 Renault 5 Turbo 2

The mid-engined hatchback is a ridiculous proposition, but maybe less so for someone born and raised in Le Mans. He drives a 1980 Renault 5 Turbo 2 with the joie de vivre that only a Frenchman could mustre. Continue reading This manShow More Summary

Toyota chases World Endurance Championship glory with new TS050

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Toyota has thoroughly reworked its World Endurance Championship racer for 2016, with a revised aerodynamics package and a more advanced hybrid system to keep the TS050 ahead of Porsche and Audi's hybrid Le Mans racers... Continue Reading...Show More Summary

A Renault 5 Turbo Is The Firecracker Hatchback You Drive When Racing's In Your Blood

last monthVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

What do you drive when you’re born in Le Mans and used to race cars? Since Group C prototypes are somewhat impractical on French roads, you go for something compact, naturally. Like a Renault 5 Turbo 2. Read more...

2016 Porsche 919 Hybrid Le Mans Prototype revealed: Video

The 2016 World Endurance Championship, the successor to the World Sportscar Championship, is now entering its fifth season and out to defend its title is Porsche. The German automaker will once again field its successful 919 Hybrid though for the latest season there have been key changes made in line with the regulations, mostly in the drivetrain...

Jaguar is rebuilding some famous supercars that were lost in a 1957 fire

Jaguar will build a continuation model of the XKSS, a road-legal version of the infamous D-Type race car, which won Le Mans from 1955-1957. The car, which Jaguar claims to be the " world's first supercar," was a true racer for the road, famously used by actor and racing driver Steve McQueen as his personal vehicle. Show More Summary

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