Le Mans, France, June 18-19, 1966 – World Sportscar Championship, Round 7.

Australian Muscle Car - - '66 Clickety-Click -

Bruce McLaren’s cars would soon dom­i­nate Can-Am (pre­vi­ous spread) and the man him­self would se­cure the 1967 and 1969 ti­tles. Be­fore this all played out, the cheer­ful Kiwi and coun­try­man Chris Amon gave the Ford Mo­tor Com­pany the vic­tory it coveted the most, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The all-black (with sil­ver stripes) GT40 led home the sim­i­lar car of Ken Miles and Denny Hulme, giv­ing New Zealand its great­est day in in­ter­na­tional mo­tor­sport – cer­tainly to that point, ar­guably of all time. Fifty years on, Ford re­turned to the French clas­sic with a new-age ver­sion of the GT40, the GT, and won the LMGTE class.

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