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Ford vs. Ferrari Exhibit on Display at Le Mans

ACO to host Ford vs. Ferrari exhibit in Le Mans village…

Photo: ACO

Photo: ACO

One of the most legendary duels in the history of the 24 Hours of Le Mans will be relived this year, with a special Ford vs. Ferrari exhibit and parade set to be held at Circuit de la Sarthe next week.

The ACO Heritage Department, in partnership with the Sarthe Department and GEFCO, has organized the exhibit, that will feature more than a dozen cars from the rival manufacturers from that saw fierce battles on track.

Between 1964 and 1967, the two manufacturers fought tooth-and-nail, with Ferrari coming out on top in 1964-65 and Ford breaking through for its first overall win at Le Mans in 1966, in a GT40 Mk. II driven by Bruce McLaren and Chris Arnon.

In addition to the cars, numerous other pieces of memorabilia will be on hand at the Place de l’Ancien Musée in the Le Mans 24-Hours village.

Additionally, a parade will be held with a number of the cars on Saturday, June 13 at 12:30 p.m., just a few hours before the start of the race, which will see Bill Ford Jr. serve as the honorary starter.

Among the cars that will be on display include:
*Ferrari 250 GTO 1963, Replica
*Shelby Cobra Daytona 1964
*Ferrari 275 LM, 6th at Le Mans in 1965
*Ferrari 330 P
*Ferrari 330 P3 1966
*Ferrari 330 P4 Le Mans 1967
*Camion HY Marchal
*1967 Le Mans Ferrari transporter/workshop
*Ford GT40 Mk I 1964
*Ford GT40 Mk I Le Mans 1965
*Ford GT40 Mk II, Replica of the 1966 winner
*Ford GT40 Mk II, 3rd at Le Mans in 1966
*Ford GT40 Mk IV Le Mans 1967
*Ford GT40 Mk II Le Mans 1968

Location: Place de l’Ancien Musée (Le Mans Village)
Opening Hours:
June 10-11: 2 p.m. – 12 a.m.
June 12: 10 a.m. – 12 a.m.
June 13: 5 p.m. – 12 a.m.
June 14: 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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