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The Resource Return to glory : the story of Ford's revival and victory at the toughest race in the world, Matthew DeBord

Return to glory : the story of Ford's revival and victory at the toughest race in the world, Matthew DeBord

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Return to glory : the story of Ford's revival and victory at the toughest race in the world
Title
Return to glory
Title remainder
the story of Ford's revival and victory at the toughest race in the world
Statement of responsibility
Matthew DeBord
Title variation
Story of Ford's revival and victory at the toughest race in the world
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Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In January, 2015 at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled a new car and the automotive world lost its collective mind. This wasn't some new Explorer or Focus. Onto the stage rolled a supercar, a carbon-fiber GT powered by a mid-mounted six cylinder Ecoboost engine that churned out over 600 horsepower. It was sexy, jaw dropping, but more than that, it was historic, a callback to the legendary Ford GT40 Mk IIs that stuck it to Ferrari and finished 1-2-3 at Le Mans in 1966. Detroit was back, and Ford was going back to Le Mans. Journalist Matthew DeBord has been covering the auto industry for years, and in Return to Glory, he tells the recent story of Ford. A decade ago, CEO Alan Mulally took over the iconic company, and thanks to a financial gamble and his "One Ford" plan, helped it weather the financial crisis and a stock price that plunged to $1 a share, without a government bailout. It was enough for the company to dream of repeating racing history. DeBord revisits the story of the 1960s, details the creation of the new GT, and follows the team through the racing season, from an inauspicious debut at Daytona where the cars kept breaking down, to glimmers of hope at Sebring, and the team's first victory at Laguna Seca in Monterey. Finally, DeBord joins the Ford team in Le Mans in June, 2016. This fabled 24-hour endurance race is designed to break cars and drivers, and it was at Le Mans, fifty years after the company's greatest triumph, that Ford's comeback was put to the ultimate test"--Provided by publisher
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PSt/DLC
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Debord, Matthew,
Dewey number
338.4/76292220973
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
TL2156.F7
LC item number
D43 2017
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ford Motor Company
  • Ford GT automobile
  • Automobile racing
Label
Return to glory : the story of Ford's revival and victory at the toughest race in the world, Matthew DeBord
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This could all go away -- Betting the farm -- One Ford -- Behold the new GT -- Disaster at Daytona -- All right, we'll beat his ass -- Ford would like to buy Ferrari -- No tougher test -- The GT40 -- One-two-three -- We're going to win from the lead -- The Tesla factor -- The road to Le Mans: Sebring and Long Beach -- Silverstone, Laguna Seca, and Spa -- You want to win the big ones -- We're going to win from the lead -- Fifty years to the day
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxi, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802126504
Lccn
2016046214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • ocn985973466
  • (OCoLC)985973466
  • 2021030
Label
Return to glory : the story of Ford's revival and victory at the toughest race in the world, Matthew DeBord
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
This could all go away -- Betting the farm -- One Ford -- Behold the new GT -- Disaster at Daytona -- All right, we'll beat his ass -- Ford would like to buy Ferrari -- No tougher test -- The GT40 -- One-two-three -- We're going to win from the lead -- The Tesla factor -- The road to Le Mans: Sebring and Long Beach -- Silverstone, Laguna Seca, and Spa -- You want to win the big ones -- We're going to win from the lead -- Fifty years to the day
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Grove Atlantic hardcover edition.
Extent
xxi, 226 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780802126504
Lccn
2016046214
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), map
System control number
  • ocn985973466
  • (OCoLC)985973466
  • 2021030

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