What a great find, thanks for sharing it Karl. Watching that sends chills down your spine.Hey guys, as a pre-cursor to the impending history of Ford returning to Le Mans it felt appropriate to post a video about Ford's first win there 50 years ago. This comes from a program called "Behind the Headlights" which was a great series on the Speed Channel over 10 years ago. I was able to record and transfer the episode on the GT40 from my DVR to my hard drive, and now I've uploaded it to YouTube.
The quality isn't the greatest on a lot of this original footage, but it's still quite watchable and enjoyable for any race fans, and particularly for Ford and GT/GT40 fans. Lots of famous folks in this show (Carroll Shelby, Dan Gurney, Bob Bondurant, Phil Hill, Edsel Ford II, etc. -- but pay no attention to the dork in the dark blue collar shirt...).
The video content is copyrighted, so I didn't post it "publicly" but I am posting a direct link to the video here so you can access it (you won't find it through YouTube's search box or looking at my YouTube channel).
If you've got a spare 45 minutes I guarantee you won't regret watching this as a warm up to this year's Le Mans' race in a couple weeks. Enjoy!
Yep, we can do this!