Posts tagged Ford
King Wrong - 1975 Ford Gran Torino NASCAR

The car’s undeniable star power raised expectations, but the team swiftly found out the Torino didn’t exactly take kindly to the French countryside. As expected, the car was right at home on the 6 kilometer (3.7 mile) long Mulsanne straight, but found itself agitated on any section of track even slightly twistier than that.

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Beautiful Nightmare - 1968 Alpine A220

Luckily, French engine wizard Amédée Gordini had a perfect solution to this problem. The last prototype Alpine had raced, the A210, featured a 140 horsepower 1.5L twin-cam four cylinder developed by Gordini himself.

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Fridge Magnet - 1974 Maki F101 Cosworth

The car looked unlike anything the paddock had ever seen. Its bulky oversized bodywork made it appear much bigger than it actually was. With its sizable airbox and gigantic sidepods, the car looked as gracious and nimble as a block of freshly hewn granite.

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Fantastic Feat - 1966 Lola T90 Ford Indycar

A true entrepreneur, Eric Broadly was keen on expanding his business to include more and more different forms of motorsport. With this in mind he took up a new challenge in the form of the best-watched race in the world, the Indianapolis 500

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Communication Breakdown - 1993 McLaren MP4/8 Ford

After initial testing Senna was positive about the stability, agility and overall handling of the new MP4/8. Unsurprisingly, he was less enthused with the performance of the mediocre Ford V8. His exasperated attempt to secure a drive with Williams had failed, even after he offered his services for free.

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