Complete historical review of the origins of
Fordís involvement in motor racing through to the end of its
involvement with the Ford GT program. All variations in the
program are explained including the customer racing car program
and the road car program.
How and why the original Ford GT plan was developed and how
Ferrari played a significant role.
All the different original Ford GT versions, both road and race
explained as they were developed in the various years of the
The major racing history of the original Ford GT is laid out in
The minor racing history of the original Ford GT is also laid
out in great detail from Silverstone to South Africa and even
The personalities of motor racing in the 1960s along with their
many exploits are covered in some detail. Many driver anecdotes
and stories included.
The birth and development of the new Ford GT is explained in
detail often using the original Ford GT as a comparison.
Driving the new Ford GT and GTX1 is covered along with road
testing in the UK and on a Pan European road trip.
How the Ford GT replica industry kept the Ford GT legend alive.
Photographs and individual stories of many of the original Ford
GT survivors detailed.
Starting in 1956 when Ford officially entered
motor racing, this book takes the reader on a journey of how and
why things happened the way they did. Who were the personalities
behind the all the different Ford GT development programs, old
This book contains new information and a
different view of the Ford GT legend. Driverís have been
interviewed. Never before seen historical and new photographic
records have been included. Some of the old myths and legends
have been revisited. The enemies of the Ford GT on the racing
track have been included. The Ford GT replica industry gets its
overdue day in the limelight. The stories of various original
Ford GT survivors have been included, but most important of all,
as many Ford GT drivers that could be found have been given
their place on the Roll of Honour.