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John Wyer/Gulf Ford GT 40's at Le Mans 1968 | by Nigel Smuckatelli
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John Wyer/Gulf Ford GT 40's at Le Mans 1968

Two JW Automotive/Gulf Ford Mk. I GT40's in the early part of the 1969 24 Hours of Le Mans. The second car in the photo is the winning #9 GT 40 that was driven by Pedro Rodriguez and Lucien Bianchi. The first car in the photo (#10) was driven by Paul Hawkins and David Hobbs but failed to finish. Both cars were equipped with 4.9 liter V8 engines. Photo courtesy of Car & Driver archives. A Porsche 907L and 908 finished second and third. The closest Ferrari to finish was 7th and it was a 250LM driven by David Piper and Richard Attwood. BTW, this was the third straight year that Ford had won at Le Mans. The Ford - Ferrari Wars were almost over.

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Taken on June 11, 2010