Articles tagged Ford France

Page 13 of July 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 13, July 1967

1967 Le Mans 24-Hours race report: Ford takes second win

Ford GT40 wins for a second time at Le Mans - Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt at the wheel Le Mans, France, June 10th/11th. Photo: Motorsport Images After the usual problems arising from scrutineering, such as insufficient rear vision in the mirrors on the Fords, too much petrol in the tanks of the Lolas, bodywork too narrow about the wheels on the Mirage, windscreen too shallow on the Marcos, all the...

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Lunch with... Henri Pescarolo

He’s a record-breaking flyer and rally driver, but after 33 drives there he is ‘Mr Le Mans’ – though his new role as team boss has brought a fresh sort of battle I’m sitting outside a bistro in the warm Paris sunshine, enjoying a pre-lunch aperitif with Henri Pescarolo. Not for nothing is this man known as Monsieur Le Mans. He has competed in the 24 Hours 44 times, 33 as a driver and 11 as an...

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Track test - Mugello

Sicily’s Targa Florio had a considerably faster, more mountainous cousin over on the mainland. Paul Fearnley scales the Futa Pass – and much more Photography by Malcolm Griffiths/LAT Tazio Nuvolari competed here just once. He didn’t know the circuit and had little time in which to practise. His car was not the fastest in the race... Stop. I know what you're thinking — but this time there was no...

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Inside Ford Cologne Competitions

In Germany they have their own version of Ford of Britain's Boreham, but, whereas the British Competitions Department is primarily famous for its rallying activities, the German end is closely identified with racing. The Manager of the Cologne department, since it was established in 1968, is former works Porsche sports-car driver Jochen Neerpasch. So far as Ford in Europe is concerned Neerpasch...

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Home Straight

Born and raised in Le Mans, Jean Rondeau dreamed of conquering the 24 Hours in a car of his own manufacture. Through sheer force of personality, he finally managed it It was an act of breathtaking stupidity and it cost him his life. By all accounts Jean Rondeau was a law unto himself: a driven man, a go-getter with unyielding self-belief. But even he was no match for a train. On December 27, 1985...

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Rally Review -- Monte Carlo Rally 1991

The fortunes of British teams in world class rallying have been pretty impoverished since the fruitful days of the Ford Escort RS. British teams using British cars, that is. First Peugeot began monopolising victory rostrums, then Lancia, and it was not until Toyota began to notch up wins that the Italian team had any opposition at all. Then came other Japanese teams, but there was a distinct...

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The supercar that Wimille designed

Jean-Pierre Wimille was the finest racing driver of the late ’40s, but as early as 1943 in wartime France he’d conceived a lightweight, streamlined ‘supercar’. It was to be rear-engined with a 1500cc 120-deg V6 driving via a four-speed Cotal electro-magnetic gearbox. At the 1946 Paris Salon, the prototype JPW appeared with 54bhp Citroën engine amidships, central driving position and three seats in...

Page 21 of December 1967 archive issue thumbnail Page 21, December 1967

Spanish Grand Prix - A Lotus Benefit

Madrid, Spain, November 12th. The opening of the Jarama circuit near Madrid in July heralded a resurgence of interest in Spanish motor racing and with a World Championship event scheduled for May 15th next year the organisers decided to hold a " shake-down " F.1 race on November 12th to sort out any problems. Unfortunately November is not the time that Grand Prix teams are most prepared for an...

Page 29 of June 1965 archive issue thumbnail Page 29, June 1965

TULIP RALLY

IT was said at the end of this year’s Tulip Rally that no matter what the organisers decided, they would be bound to annoy someone and I suppose that almost the same must go for anyone who has to try and explain the chaos of this particular rally. In order to understand why the Tulip Rally produced the result that it did, it is first necessary to exploits how the marking is done. During the...

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The Tulip Rally

So far this year. the major International rallies held in Europe have been rather frustrating for the Ford France team. Last year—1963—saw a steady increase in confidence which started with a very near-miss on the Monte Carlo Rally when Bo Ljungfeldt all but won it (he lost 31 minutes on the road replacing a burnt-out clutch), and progressed through successes in French Internationals such as the...

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