Re: Octane Magazine Shelby Interview
The original Ford racing program was the Ford GT. The first 12 prototype chassis were GT. There is a different mention of the last GT112 Prototype chassis having the nomenclature GT40 after its chassis number. The 1965 MKII was not known as a GT40. I think what Shelby was saying that until the production run GT40P1000 onwards. The whole racing program was called the Ford GT. This included all variants the prototypes, GT40 P chassis, roadsters, the X-1 MKII and Can Am cars, the G7A, the GT40 MKIII, the J car and MKIV. I have seen Ford GT on sidewinders on earlier car 1964-65. I am still trying to find a picture of a racing Ford GT in the 1960's with a sidewinder marked GT40??.
Of course I was not there at the time. So if any of you have offical Ford pictures showing the name Ford GT40 or GT40 as sidewinders on a racing factory back car in the 1960's at an international event. Please show it.
I have just read an article by Roger Dixon in the July issue of Vintage Race car and this shows 6 spoke JWAE/BRM wheels on the Ford France car of Guy Liger/Bob Crossman at the 1966 Le Mans, I think its P1007 and unless the picture turns out to be at the Le Mans trail in April. It would show that the 6 spokes were available a lot earlier than 1968!!!