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Old 30 May 2019, 13:42 (Ref:3906964)   #1
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Ford GT Gets Special Racing Liveries

.....That Celebrate Legendary Wins at Le Mans

I understand the reason (cameras) but I can't say I care for the extra coloration on the 66, 67, and 69 (year appropriate #s) cars. I would be happier if they just duplicated (as best possible) the original paint jobs.

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a2...e-mans-legacy/

And the writer apparently doesn't have a clue regarding the #69 car, does he....?
(The sentence above it...: "The car that finished second in the 1966 race is now honored by the #69 Ford GT.")
Know thy history, or at least do some research first, Mssr Stafford.....

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Old 30 May 2019, 15:30 (Ref:3906992)   #2
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I realize my error and offer my apology to Eric Stafford....I guess I'm gettin' old(er) and tired(er) than I thought as I remember the gold car (3rd in '66) but not the colors of Ken and Denny (I still feel won like Jim should have at Indy in '63). I also note that the article states "factory Ford GT team", which I had not noted so the Wyer wins don't count.
In my (admittedly weak ) defense, I was also considering the numbers being appropriate for the years my beloved GTs(at the time) won......
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Old 30 May 2019, 17:16 (Ref:3907008)   #3
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Irrespective of history, I like the livery on the four cars (and on the privateer car even more).
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Yep, love them, I'm cheering for the 85 (because....Jeroen) and the 66 (because......... Billy) and he privatly owns the same car as I'm driving this year to LM, a 95 GT2 winner. Don't tell Ford.............
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Just got a scalextric set for, er, my kid. We treated ourselves and last weekend ordered a couple of cars. I got the 95 winner he got the gold GT40 you mention jimclark.
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It's good to see a nice a mix of old and newer liveries on the different cars. Be easier to spot which crew with each car
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OK, so officially it's in homage to the second-placed car from 1966, but whoever is responsible has provided us with a nod towards the Gulf cars of 1968 and 1969.

Apart from the Gulf/Castrol clash, I guess we should also consider that the GT40s of '68 and '69 weren't, strictly speaking, factory entries, John Wyer having fallen out with Ford by that time.
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