Looking back at the Shelby 500 post earlier this week gave me the inspiration for today's picture.
Yes, that is the Ford GT-40, the supercar built by Ford to take on Ferarri at LeMans. Henry Ford II had always wanted to compete, so in the early 1960s he teamed up with a former Austin Martin manager to bring the GT-40 to life.
The first two showings were disappointing, with the GT-40 not only failing to win but even finish in 1964 and 1965. 1966, though, saw a 427 ci V8 shoved into the car and a GT-40 took first, second, and third place.
Why? BECAUSE MURICA.
That is all.