2019 24 Hours of Le Mans


john gourley

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Gentlemen,

I'm leaving early tomorrow morning for France, will meet up with DBK on Wednesday, Chris C. will arrive on Thursday. I know several more are on the way or about to depart to see the factory Ford GT team do battle one last time on the circuit that the new GT was built for. After all the speculation, anticipation, and enthusiasm leading up to the new GT and the Ford/Ganassi Team it's hard to believe that on Sunday the four Le Mans efforts will be over and part of racing history. I'm both excited and melancholic on this 4th and final trip to Le Mans. All good things come to an end, so here's to Ford winning this damn thing one more time.

So post up here and let us know if you're going and when you'll get there. And post photos and stories in this thread that we can all enjoy. I'll see you in France!

Chip




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john gourley

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Will see everyone on Wednesday at some point. Landing in Paris Wednesday morning.
 

THamonGT

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Just got these an hour ago and looks like Ben Keating And his team are ready to go just hope they don’t wear their flop flips during the race!
 

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GT101

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My view of the guys on the top step of the podium 56161
Amazing achievement for a first attempt in a hotly contested class. I hope this means that we’re going to see more privately entered GTs in the future.
 
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partssmann

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Again thanks for the great photos. Since I like black, go number 66 car for the win.
 

JOETWINT

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Congrats Keating/Wynn Motorsports! Awesome achievement!
 

Ed Sims

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I can't wait for the race! Ford to win!

Ed
 
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Brombear

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Congratualtins to Keating/Wynn for a truely exciting und unexpected win as a privateer Team. Also Congrats to Ford/Multimatic and Chip Ganassi for the development of the NFGT and the efforts racing them for 4 years.

The 2016 visit to LeMans was one of the Most remarkable events in my life and I hope that it will be remembered comparable the adventures of the GT40 ..
 

Stef

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It's going to be good to see you all!!
Safe travels and godspeed they retrieve your luggage if it's lost. The airline misplaced mine last year and I was really concerned It was possible I would never see it again because it took 4 days to get it back. It's easy to replace a pair of 501 jean's, but rally shirts and original GT apparel etc, not so much.
 

GTMD

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Best looking cars of the field IMO.
 
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Mike Mosing

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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!!!
 

GEE-TEE

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Spectacular pictures. Thanks DBK for sharing. I wish I could have been there with you all. Ill be watching from Mexico City and rooting for Ford all the way (y).
 
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BtwoG

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Nice video from Ford Performance
 

Sinovac

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On my way. Storming the beach at Dieppe.F5AE09CF-EEC0-474F-9255-08E61DDF11D2.jpeg
 
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ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

Well, we have no bags so I’ve lost all my Ford Racing gear but LUCKILY there are a lot of clothing stores near by!! I bought all new stuff and I’m ready for Le Mans!!!

Chip

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Sinovac

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Julie hitching a ride.
Not a bad view.
 

07XL0027

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Gentlemen,

Well, we have no bags so I’ve lost all my Ford Racing gear but LUCKILY there are a lot of clothing stores near by!! I bought all new stuff and I’m ready for Le Mans!!!

Chip

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When I think of Paris I think “Fashion”. From this day forward, Paris and Chip Beck are synonymous with “Fashion”.
 
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BtwoG

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From Ford Performance:

Spread the word! Our annual Le Mans YouTube LiveStream, featuring in-car cameras in each car, interviews, live chat and more.... coming Saturday at 9 am ET in the US, and 3 pm CET. Link will be live at fordperformance.tv later this week....
 

ByeEnzo

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Air France = “Air Chance”. They’ve lost my stuff twice on trips to France. They are good at finding you later on though, even out in the boonies.
 
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DanM

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Mar 31, 2006
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Just received this amazing illustration reminding me of the last race for Ford in 2019. It was nice to have Ben Keating‘s car in as well.
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