With a highly anticipated movie set to come out a little later this year, this book is the source material that birthed the movie. Ford’s GT series is iconic for a number of reasons, but possibly the most famous one was its complete dominance between 1966 and 1969. Of all the auto books that exist in the world that tell the story about a particular time in history, Ford GT: How Ford Silenced the Critics, Humbled Ferrari and Conquered Le Mans is probably one of the most gripping. This book tells the tale of one of history’s most fascinating feuds.
After Enzo Ferrari walked away from a deal to merge with Ford, the head honcho of Ford, Henry Ford II, also known as ‘The Deuce’ sanctioned one of the most ambitious projects ever– making a car to beat Ferrari. Ford did everything to find the perfect team from the car to the driver to the engineer. What came out of this feud was the Ford GT series (formerly the Lola GT) which then went on to totally dominate, coming 1-2-3 at the 1966 Le Mans all the way to 1969. It has also been updated to include the incredible victory at the 2016 Le Mans. Get an in-depth look at the people, machines and personalities that brought this most fascinating war to life.