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A big ask, The Story of Ford's Triumphant Return to Le Mans, David Phillips, (ebook)

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A big ask, The Story of Ford's Triumphant Return to Le Mans
Title
A big ask
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The Story of Ford's Triumphant Return to Le Mans
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David Phillips
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eng
Summary
"A Big Ask" is the inside story of the Ford Motor Company's return to the world's most famous sports car race - The 24 Hours of Le Mans - as told by veteran motorsports journalist David Phillips and accompanied by more than 100 color images by some of the world's leading racing photographers. Half a century ago, Ford's battles with Ferrari for supremacy at Le Mans became the stuff of legends. Rebuffed in his bid to buy Ferrari, Henry Ford II spent untold millions to defeat the iconic Italian marque in a race it had come to dominate in the early 1960s. After two years of humiliating failure, the Ford GT40 delivered a storied 1-2-3 finish at Le Mans in 1966, the first of four straight wins for the American automaker. Ford returned to Le Mans in 2016 with a 21st century Ford GT and a bold mission: Celebrate the golden anniversary of its legendary 1-2-3 finish in 1966 with another victory. But Ford did not go it alone. Boasting a driver line-up of "Le Mans Assassins," Ford partnered with powerful Chip Ganassi Racing, winners of the Indianapolis 500, 24 Hours of Daytona and Daytona 500, world-renowned Multimatic Engineering, and a host of world-class suppliers in an effort to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Veteran motorsports journalist David Phillips was embedded with Ford Chip Ganassi Racing throughout what proved to be an exhausting and exhilarating journey, from the development of the Ford GT and its problematic competition debut through to its first successes and, finally, triumphant performances at Le Mans and beyond. With unfettered access to all of the key players at Ford, Chip Ganassi Racing and Multimatic, he provides a detailed, insightful and compelling account of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing's audacious bid to win the 24 Hours of Le Mans that will be a welcome addition to the collection of any motorsports aficianado, automotive buff or sports fan
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Midwest
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Phillips, David
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non fiction
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adult
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A big ask, The Story of Ford's Triumphant Return to Le Mans, David Phillips, (ebook)
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9781483585673
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11786345
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remote
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11786345
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MWT11786345
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
A big ask, The Story of Ford's Triumphant Return to Le Mans, David Phillips, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781483585673
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11786345
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11786345
System control number
MWT11786345
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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