1966 - 24 uur / hours Le Mans
De eerste pogingen van Ford om Le Mans te winnen in 1964 en 1965 mislukten. In 1966 was Ford terug en hoe! "Opertion Overkill" bracht maar liefts 13 Fords aan de start; 8 nieuwe MkII's en 5 oudere GT40's. De Ford was dit keer wel betrouwbaar en de MkII behaalden een drievoudige overwinning.

After the first tries in 1964 and 65 failed, Ford returned to Le Mans in 1966 with "Operation Overkill"; 13 Fords appeared to the start; 8 new Ford MkII supported by 5 older GT40. Ford made it a 1-2-3 victory.

Position #

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

1  2
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Bruce McLaren (NZ) / Chris Amon (NZ)
team: Shelby American Inc. (USA)
car: Ford MkII
result:
1st / 360 laps
   
including movie

Bang 7081
2  1
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Ken Miles (USA) / Denny Hulme (NZ)
team: Shelby American Inc. (USA)
car: Ford MkII
result:
2nd / 360 laps
   
including movie

Ixo LMC 107
3  5
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Ronnie Bucknum (USA) / Dick Hutcherson (USA)
team: Holman & Moody (USA)
car: Ford MkII
result:
3rd / 348 laps
  
including movie

Ixo LMC 110
7   58  race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers:
Rolf Stommelen (D) / Günther Klass (D)
team:
Porsche System (D)
car: Porsche 906 Carrera 6
result: 7th / 330 laps

High Speed
dnf  3
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Jerry Grant (USA) / Dan Gurney (USA)
team: Shelby American Inc. (USA)
car: Ford MkII
result:
dnf / 257 laps


Universal Hobbies 
63729
dnf  21
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Lorenzo Bandini (I) / Jean Guichet (F)
team: Spa Ferrari SEFAC (I)
car: Ferrari 330 P3
result:
dnf / 226 laps


Brumm
dnf  28
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Gustave Gosselin (B) / Eric de Keyn (B)
team: Equipe Nationale Belge (B)
car: Ferrari 250 LM
result: dnf / 218 laps


Best 9094
dnf  59
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Skip Scott (USA) / Peter Revson (USA)
team: Essex Wire Corporation (USA)
car: Ford GT40
result:
dnf / 205 laps


Model Box
dnf  27
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Pedro Rodriguez (MEX) / Richie Ginther (USA)
team: North American Racing Team (USA)
car: Ferrari 330 P3 Spyder

result: dnf / 151 laps


Brumm R158
dnf  9
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers:
Jo Bonnier (S) / Phil Hill (USA)
team: Chaparral cars Inc. (USA)
car: Chaparral 2D - Chevrolet
result: dnf / 111 laps


Minichamps MC 436 661409
dnf  7
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Graham Hill (GB) / Brian Muir (GB)
team: Alan Mann Racing (GB)
car: Ford MkII
result:
dnf / 110 laps


Ixo LMC 112
dnf  6
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Mario Andretti (USA) / Lucien Bianchi (B)
team: Holman & Moody (USA)
car: Ford MkII
result:
dnf / 97 laps


Ixo LMC 111
dnf  4
race: 24 uur / hours Le Mans
drivers: Mark Donohue (USA) / Paul Hawkins (AUS)
team: Holman & Moody (USA)
car: Ford MkII
result:
dnf / 12 laps


Ixo LMC 109
1966 - 24 uur / hours Daytona
De eerste race van het WK in 1966 gaf al aan dat de nieuwe MkII versie van de Ford GT40 een heel serieuze auto was. Vier auto's bij de eerste vijf!

The first race of the 1966 worldchampionship showed how serious the new MkII version of the Ford GT40 was. Four cars among the first five!
Position #

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

1  98
race: 24 uur / hours Daytona
drivers: Ken Miles (USA) / Lloyd Ruby (USA)
team: Shelby American Inc. (USA)
car: Ford MK II
result:
1st / 678 laps
  
including movie

Ixo GTM 050
2  97
race: 24 uur / hours Daytona
drivers: Jerry Grant (USA) / Dan Gurney (USA)
team: Shelby American Inc. (USA)
car: Ford MK II
result:
2nd / 670 laps


Universal Hobbies UH 3693
3  95
race: 24 uur / hours Daytona
drivers: Mark Donohue (USA) / Walt Hansgen (USA)
team: Shelby American Inc. (USA)
car: Ford MK II
result:
3rd / 669 laps


Universal Hobbies UH 3696
5  96
race: 24 uur / hours Daytona
drivers: Chris Amon (NZ) / Bruce McLaren (NZ)
team: Shelby American Inc. (USA)
car: Ford MK II
result: 5th / 651 laps
   
including movie

Ixo GTM 074
1966 - 12 uur / hours Sebring
Ook de tweede race van het WK in 1966 bewees dat de Ford GT40 MkII een succes was. Verrassend was wel dat niet de reguliere versie won, maar de experimentele roadster variant.

The second race of the 1966 worldchampionship proved that the Ford GT40 MkII would be the car to beat. Surprisingly, it was beaten ... not by a Ferrari but by the experimental roadster version of the MkII.
Position #

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

1  1
race: 12 uur / hours Sebring
drivers: Ken Miles (USA) / Lloyd Ruby (USA)
team: Shelby American Inc. (USA)
car: Ford MkII X1
result:
1st / 228 laps
 
including movie

Bang 7094
disq  2
race: 12 uur / hours Sebring
drivers: Jerry Grant (USA) / Dan Gurney (USA)
team: Shelby American Inc. (USA)
car: Ford MkII
result:
disq. / 227 laps
  
including movie

Bang 7091
1966 - Overige Wereldkampioenschap races /
Other World Championship races

De races om het wereldkampioenschap gaven mooie wedstrijden te zien met overwinningen van de nieuwe GT40 MkII, de Ferrari 330, maar ook de kleine Porsche 906. Op de Nürburgring verraste de gevleugelde Chaparral voor een paar lichte Dino's.

The races in the worldchampionship saw beautiful battles between the new GT40 MkII, Ferrari 330, some small Porsches 906. At the Nürburgring the winged Chaparral surprisingly won in front of a pair 2-liter Dino's.
Position #

Team & results

In mijn collectie / my collection

dnf  14  race: 1000km Nürburgring
drivers: David Piper (GB) / Richard Attwood (GB)
team: Maranello Concessionaires (GB)
car: Ferrari Dino 206S
result: dnf / 27 laps


Best 97-032
dnf  22  race: 1000km Monza
drivers: Art Swanson (USA) / Robert Ennis (USA)
team: Squadra Bardahl (USA)
car: Ferrari 250 LM
result: dnf / ? laps


Modelbox 8437
dnf
230
race: Targa Florio
drivers: Lorenzo Bandini (I) / Nino Vaccarella (I)
team: Spa Ferrari SEFAC (I)
car: Ferrari 330 P3
result:
dnf / 6 laps
    
including movie

Brumm S 036
1966 - Can-Am

De Noord-Amerikaanse Can-Am serie groeide in omvang en populariteit. McLaren, Lola en Chaparral waren de toonaangevende merken.


North American Can-Am series became more and more popular. Lola, McLaren and Chaparral all developed cars for this interesting racing series.


1  30
race: Can-Am Bridgehampton
driver: Dan Gurney (USA)
team:
All American Racers (USA)
car: Lola T70 Mk2 - Ford Weslake
result: 1st / 72 laps


GMP 12403
1  16
race: Can-Am Kent
drivers: Mark Donahue (USA)
team: Penske Racing (USA)
car
: Lola T70 Mk2 - Chevrolet
result: 1st / 68 laps


GMP 12401 set
1  7
race: Nassau Speedweek - Trophy Race
drivers: Mark Donahue (USA)
team: Penske Racing (USA)
car
: Lola T70 Mk2 - Chevrolet
result: 1st / - laps


GMP 12401 set