2019 24 Hours of Le Mans


jr66

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Wonderful win with memories of prior victories for Ford GTs at LeMans!
 

68Rcodeman

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Safe travels back to the U.S. for all our Forum friends. Wish I could have been there to celebrate Fords great run at LeMans.
 
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ByeEnzo

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The Wynn's #85 had a lap lead reduced to almost nothing by a forced (by ACO) pit stop to change the nose bodywork. The CGR guys went to the Keating pits and did the exchange, which is legal. Then they got a stop and go penalty for leaving skid marks in the pits....total BS. Ben also had a spin on cold tires at the Dunlop curves but recovered from that. A win truly deserved!

As for the 4 factory cars, they all ran like clockwork and finished 4-7th. Interview with Tinknell...they had no power off corner and it was difficult to get up to the bumper of the car ahead. BOP'd and safety car'd again.
 

KennethClay

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Those wheels look great! Would be a nice option on the road car to do the center lock wheel from the race car. And the Michelin billboards, too!
 

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The checkered Flag!
 

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partssmann

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Our new forum hero, Wynn/Keating team wins Ls Mans GTE AM!!!
 
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Joe Dozzo

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Ben's got a great history at LeMans in Vipers and now the NFGT. Congratulations to Ben, his entire driver lineup and the whole team!!!

The Forum was, indeed, with you!!!!
 

spartan

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great video recap
 

TACHY

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Concusion? Conclusion? Maybe Collusion!!
 

Gene Cassone

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Great results! Congrats to all! Looks good for private teams for at least the next 2 yrs! Somewhat like 68/69! History repeating itself! Happy for all forum members and supporters who were there to witness it! (I did in 16 and was incredible experience!”).
 

07XL0027

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Let me introduce you to the man that Ben Keating vanquished. On a serious note, after the race, Patrick walked up to me, because I was wearing a Ford GT shirt and said “you guys should be really proud of your win and go out and celebrate with champagne.” I had absolutely less than nothing to do with any of this and yet he was beyond class class class class. What a truly awesome human being.
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roketman

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Congratulations Grandpa!
This will be our first in a row due to the timing of the birth of our first grandbaby. I discussed this issue last year and told my kids don't have any kids in June 2019...it was more of a threat. Jovette and I are looking forward to this big time!!!
 
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BtwoG

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Glad to see the GTs do so well, especially Keating. Hope we see him back in a GT soon.
 

GTMD

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Such great pictures and beautiful liveries.
 

THamonGT

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For the lady’s, Carole Anhalt with Tint World walked up to Patrick Dempsey and said “Hi Patrick, my husband and I are sponsors of the winning Ford GT and he grabbed her and told he to keep being a sponsor, that’s good”. There is something for the lady’s in Racing!
 

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Sinovac

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question...since Ferrari (AFCorsa Team) won in our class...and we were 4,5,6,7,
is the Ferrari vehicle that won based on the 488 Pista ??
andy (ajb)
Yes, based on a 488.
 

ChipBeck

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Feb 13, 2006
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Gentlemen,

I have notoriously bad luck with airlines losing my luggage (literally more than 50% of the time on both domestic and international flights) so this morning I checked our bags 2.5 hours before our flight out of Phoenix and we allowed a 3 hour layover in Atlanta so there wouldn’t be a problem transferring our bags there. Didn’t help as both of our bags are lost. But we are in Paris. In the 1970’s the first time I came here the people were less friendly and the city was much cleaner. Lately you can see this city deteriorating year by year. Looking forward to heading to Le Mans Thursday morning. Hopefully we’ll have bags by then!! The view from the room is lovely, at least there’s that. Cheers.

Chip

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Sinovac

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Awsum GT

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I remember the joke where the guy is at the airline check in counter... I would like this bag sent to Alaska and this one sent to Hawaii. The agent says sir, we can't do that... you are traveling to Paris... I said yes you can, you did it on my last trip without me asking!
 
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