Gt40 Carroll Shelby Ford Ken Miles
Ken miles left talks to carroll shelby in the pits during the 1966 le mans race.
Gt40 carroll shelby ford ken miles. Check out some of these facts about the two racers. Ford gt x1 ford a v8 ohv 7040cc shelby american inc. Ferrari miles son peter who idolizes his dad is there on august 16 1966 at the riverside raceway along with carroll shelby to work on the experimental ford j car. Peter was almost 15 when he witnessed his father s death during the testing of a.
He was also a close friend of carroll shelby. Shelby ken miles and phil remington designed the gt40 and after years of losing to ferrari ford finally won the le mans in 1966 contrary to what is depicted in the film miles actually did compete in the 65 race and he didn t finish completing only 45 laps because the gearbox malfunctioned. As it s shown in ford v. Ken miles was married to mollie and had a son peter miles.
Ford gt40 ford 289 v8 90 2v uhv 4727cc shelby american inc. Christian bale and matt damon in ford v ferrari and ken miles with carroll shelby. By mark sajatovich apr 23 2020 carroll shelby was an automotive visionary and entrepreneur with a passion for creating cars that redefined the automobile industry in the latter half of the 20th century. To stand a chance in the 24 hour circuit the american corporation brought on two racing legends carroll shelby matt damon and ken miles christian bale to help them take the european title.
Photos by merrick morton 20th century fox and bernard cahier getty images. Carroll shelby and ken miles were the dynamic duo of american motorsports. Now that you ve read about racing legend ken miles check out the story of carroll shelby who worked with miles to build the ford mustang gt40 and shelby cobra or about eddie rickenbacker the world war i fighter pilot and indy 500 star. Carroll shelby as anyone who s seen ford v ferrari can tell you went from creating and distributing the ac cobra to running the racing operations of the entire ford gt40 program.
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