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A bit loose with the facts probably. Well, a lot loose with the facts probably. But it should be entertaining.

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A bit loose with the facts probably. Well, a lot loose with the facts probably. But it should be entertaining.
LOL, They already got the song wrong in the trailer being the GT-40 program began well before the song came on the radio waves, Still this is an incredible story in racing history,can't wait, hope they did their homework
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I was a pit runner at the Daytona Continental (24 hrs) in 1967. Ferrari came in 1-2-3. All the factory Fords dropped out due to mechanical issues.

Beginning of race and the Ferraris that finished in top three places.



One of the Ferraris



Factory Fords. Driver is Bruce McLaren.





Private Ford entry finished 6th.





https://www.racingsportscars.com/pho...967-02-05.html
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I was a pit runner at the Daytona Continental (24 hrs) in 1967.
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Thanks.

That private GT40 chassis 1049 #11 was restored a number of years ago by Racing Icons but I can’t find their website anymore. Here it is on another site.

https://www.conceptcarz.com/profile/...ford-gt40.aspx

I was in high school back in 67. Had a job as a pit runner but they hired too many kids. They let us keep our pit passes though so got to be in the pits with the cars. Ford allowed no one in their pits. Insane to think now of the access kids got back then. I also had lots of 8mm movies that have been lost unfortunately.

I remember the Ford dealer had a street GT40 in their showroom at the time for $14k and 289 Cobras for $5k. Of course my parents house cost less than $14k at the time.

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Jim Hall's Chaparral. Basically first winged car.



Private Ferrari GTB entry. Later model became known as Daytona.

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A friend of mine has his car in this movie. It's an aluminum bodied Kirkham Cobra, 427 side oiler. It's got a few panels signed on the backside by Carroll Shelby. It's not fully together and they wanted it for some of the "shop" scenes. Pretty crazy how much they pay for "rent".
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