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Ford GT40MKII XGT-1 by Aya-Wavedancer Ford GT40MKII XGT-1 by Aya-Wavedancer
I know many of you like pics of this car. I liked the way the light and shadow played across the lines of this pic in particular. Also note the Gurney bump over the driver door. I didn't get good pics of the interior, I tried, but there literally is a carefully cut out and padded hole in the top of the door and the "Gurney Bump" was fastened on to give the driver some head room in this notoriously short vehicle.

And all I can think of is the certain Gent in Asia who likes to come up with colorful titles for his pics in contrast to my rather dry documentation. What would he pick for this one? "Juicy Sex-filled American Lemony Goodness", I would bet. :D
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Photographer
Very nice. It's quite a car. Oddly, it looks good in yellow!! :)
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014
Well, the car was part of that insane all-out 1966 Ford LeMans effort, with 3 cars out of the Shelby stable (1,2,3) 3 out of Holman-Moody (4,5,6), and two from Alan Mann in England (7 and this one), as well as a few other MK.1s that were also ran by Ford allies.

I believe every car is painted an actual Ford color, and the way Greg Kolasa was talking at his presentation, they may have been running out of colors. :)

They wanted every car different enough so that they could be easily recognized in the pits.

Will try and get a couple more detail shots of the car up, mainly for modeling references in part and just because certain things aren't easily seen unless you actually aim at them. :)
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Apr 2, 2014   Photographer
Yes, and they did win!

Interesting, I can't say I remember this particular yellow, but maybe it was there. It makes sense about the pits.

Good on the other shots!
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Well, this car didn't run for long. Both of the Alan Mann cars really had bad luck. The Shelby cars did pretty well, only the Gurney car (3) broke, and it was I think leading fairly late when it broke, and the H-M cars, 4 broke even before this car and 6 wrecked IIRC. Andretti really had bad luck with Ford in this era.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014   Photographer
Andretti, yeah I remember him race. Never at Le Mans though.
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2014
Mario raced there several times, did well in the Group C era with his son Michael with him. For the most part, bad luck. 1967, his MK IV got caught up in a nasty crash, and if not for the NASCAR style roll cage, he'd likely have been killed.
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artlovr59 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2014   Photographer
Glad he wasn't! A great name in racing, Andretti!
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Aya-Wavedancer Featured By Owner Apr 6, 2014
Mario, Dan Gurney, and AJ Foyt as well as Graham Hill are maybe the 4 greatest drivers of all time in terms of their well-rounded talents. They could get into anything and go fast, and did. With more specialized demands on drivers nowadays, one sees this less and less.

Maybe Tony Stewart could be that person now, but after his sprint car accident, I doubt we'll see him driving anything other than in NASCAR.
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pentaxianspentax Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Very special!
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ShawnSkunk Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014
yaay I love that car XD
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