All it takes on on bad seed to ruin it for everybody. Too bad I never had the chance to run in the previous rallies as they all sounds fun.
DBK - always loved how you spec'd out H040. I was surprised to see it on the RM auction email I got the other day, which is what lead me to see the updates on this thread. I wish I followed the "GT World" closer to be in the know of private sales, because the H040 would of been a nice one to add to the stable and keep it within the "family"....kinda of
Have been in Carmel all week, just catching up on forum. So sorry to here about DBKs treatment by "car guys"! I guess there are a..holes everywhere. Keep the faith Dave, most of us truly appreciate what you have done for us over the years. Look at the big picture and step over the turd on the ground! Missed you out here during "car week" you would have enjoyed it.
These cars make a lot of noise, so there is a giant NVH hush panel located behind the seats. I don’t care about noise, I want to see all of that carbon, so I already took that shit right out. :biggrin Looks sick. Noisier, hotter; do not care. The bit between the seats, and behind the seats as you look through the seat back is visible carbon. Gorgeous.
This Ford GT is believed to be the only road car released from the factory without the NVH panel affixed to the rear bulkhead, exposing the carbon-fiber finish. This was a competition-grade tweak to which Ford’s subsequent revised manufacturing processes spelled an end.....RM Sothebys
Rolex 24 at Daytona - the only Ford GT, and honestly, practically the only Ford that showed up in the parking lot. Drove across the state with Multimatic Head of Design Garen Nicoghosian as my passenger. Every time we looked outside there were people around the car. I did manage to get a parade lap around the track, which was quite awesome. It was at night, and I've never seen a pic, which sucks.
Mid-Ohio with NJS and Chris Svensson. Chris was having a rough time by this point, but he badly wanted to caravan to a race in the GTs. We drove down and got nailed with some hellacious weather on the way back but I was super thankful we got the opportunity to do this before Chris died.
Volunteered to be on display for Michelin at Petit Le Mans.
That's all she wrote. Garen was around to say goodbye. Car was in Michigan, Ohio, Florida, California, Utah, Georgia. Dozens of people have had rides in it. People I knew and people I didn't. Was displayed at a bunch of pretty big events, and in the parking lots of lots of races. Only ever got to track it one time, but it was worth it. I would guess that the cumulative interactions on social media with this particular car was in the millions, given that in the beginning some of the bigger social media accounts would post it and it would get 40,000 likes.
What a journey! I was getting all wistful as I scrolled through today’s post—and it wasn’t even my car!
My father likes to say that good things are best shared, and all the pics from rallies, races, events, etc. remind me of how true that is. Thanks for having all of us along for the ride. It’s been great so far, with more to come!