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Old 16th May 2017, 11:22 PM   #1
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Identify this car and people?

Hi Guys,

Check out this old photo. I believe that is a Ford behind the wheel of Old 999, and for sure that is Jim Clark in the Lotus-Ford. But who is the guy with the GT40. And which car is that?
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Old 16th May 2017, 11:53 PM   #2
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Re: Identify this car and people?

so its taken before the 7th April 1968......
not sure that helps
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Old 16th May 2017, 11:58 PM   #3
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presumably taken in or after 65? when Clark won it?

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that should give the details of the cars?

so what GT40s have been here.......
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Old 16th May 2017, 11:59 PM   #4
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been there between 65 and 68?
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:02 AM   #5
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don't think its 1032, to late, and a MK II
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Old 17th May 2017, 12:05 AM   #6
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maybe?

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Old 17th May 2017, 02:54 AM   #7
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Colin Chapman is "driving" 999.
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Old 17th May 2017, 06:06 AM   #8
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Yes,

That is "Chunky" behind the tiller of 999. I can't expand the picture enough to I.D. the GT40 person.
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Looks like Henry Ford II by the GT40. Maybe??

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Pretty sure that is NOT HFII. It looks like the display at the New York Worlds Fair, I was there and recall the Lotus and 999 but there was no Gt40 when we attended.. I have searched this photo but can't find a large enough one for my old eyes to I.D. the GT guy.
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I think it may be Don Frey from Ford: Flickr A larger and enlargeable photo
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Bingo! I knew I recognized the driver of 999--Colin Chapman of Lotus. Well-done sir. And yes, that is almost assuredly Don Frey by the GT40. Photo taken right after the '65 Indy 500 which helps narrow down the date of the car....
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used my buddies at the Pentagon to zoom in on that photo...lol

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used my buddies at the Pentagon to zoom in on that photo...lol

Robert Mcnamara, ford president

McNamara was Secretary of Defense from 1961 to 1968 and he had a 'slicked-down" hairstyle with a different part so I doubt that he would be posing for a Ford promo picture in 1965, he was a little bogged down in this thing called 'Vietnam"......
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Clark, Chapman and Frey. The last to pass away was Don Frey
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