Yesterday morning I was drinking coffee and reading an article about the yellow Ford GT Mark IV that finished fourth at LeMans in 1967. Henry Ford II was apparently aggravated when critics pointed out that his 1966 winner, a GT40 Mark II was not an American car but rather a British built car with an American engine. So he goes back to the drawing board and has an all American car built with an American engine and two American drivers. But he builds a car with right-hand drive that forces the drivers to hop over the top of the stick shifter thats mounted on the right door sill. What's the deal with this? :confused Do the rules at LeMans require right-hand drive automobiles or is there some advantage to this layout that I'm not seeing?