Ford GT Rally XIV


dbk

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I just wanted to give everyone a brief and (very late) update.

The very first GT Rally was in Metro Detroit a few weeks before production ended, giving everyone the opportunity to walk the plant, see production, and meet the team before it all went away for good. And went away for good it definitely did - I know, I drive by all the time and Wixom Assembly was razed and turned into a Menards!

In just 6 months, production of the new Ford GT at Multimatic Niche Vehicles will conclude. It was always going to be Markham or bust in 2022. I apologize for the extremely short notice, but obviously the world is a crazy place right now, so figuring out if doing this is even a possibility has been agonizing. We are going to do it August 24-25-26. I will give you a full accounting of the plan next week, but I wanted to give as much time as possible to get it on the calendar. We will have a special track day event at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (Mosport) on August 25th with all the cool Ford GT hardware I can muster. The team at Multimatic Niche Vehicles will then graciously open the doors of their facility for Ford GT Rally XIV on August 26th, 2022. I will get as many people from the program as I can up to Markham so we can buy them all a drink. I look at this event as an opportunity to say thank you and goodbye to a place and group of people that made a lot of memories and good times possible for us.

I hope you and your GT can make it.

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spartan

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Thanks for all your work Dave. Look forward to another incredible event.
 
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ChipBeck

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Chip, Peggy, and Charley are in with both GT's. Going to be great and hey, I don't have to plan and throw a big bash at my house. This will be a breeze! Thanks David.

Chip
 
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ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

Seeing a competition picture like the one above with #67 splattered with bugs genuinely makes me sad knowing I won't see them race again. That was a magic 4 years.

Chip
 

jaxgt

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Thanks for your work on this DBK!
I certainly hope to make it - but have some serious schedule jockeying to make it happen...
 
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w.a.nelson

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Last chance!

Will find a way.

Thanks Dave!
 
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fjpikul

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Big Inch Blake and I are in. He is out of touch right now. Cars included. Waiting to hear from State Farm.
 
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GKW05GT

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We will be there and thanks for putting this together.
 
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Vince H

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I love this. A proper show of gratitude for allowing all of us so much access to the program. Susan and I will be looking forward to it.

Vince H
 
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Spaceman

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Thank you Dave, what a great finale for the program! Regina and I will be there, car included .
 
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timcantwell

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It's been a while since I posted, COVID, business, family, etc., etc. BUT, I either hope to attend. I will be in Colorado for another very important event until August 24, so WE WILL SEE! I would love to "re-live" the 2006 Detroit Rally I. An event I will never forget.
 

07XL0027

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Wouldn’t miss it for the world. Thanks for the heads up and thank you too.
 
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68Rcodeman

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Thanks for the heads up and all the GT forum does to put these great times together. Also have some scheduling to arrange.
 

JWZ

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Thanks Dave! Let’s do this! Wheels up!!
 
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Stef

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Thank you Dave much appreciated!
 

Stef

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Chip, Peggy, and Charley are in with both GT's. Going to be great and hey, I don't have to plan and throw a big bash at my house. This will be a breeze! Thanks David.

Chip

Here's to hoping you have to plan and throw another one.
That was a bunch of fun!
 
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KennethClay

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Thanks for putting this together—I’m in!
 

Pat Milliken Ford

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We are looking forward to it!
#italianjoeiscoming. lol
 

italianjoe

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We are looking forward to it!
#italianjoeiscoming. lol
#youbetterbelievejoeiscoming. Lmao
 

Gary

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May 11, 2006
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Festus, Missouri
Hope to make it.