A rare appearance by Alan Mann at the wheel of his Ford Falcon (#201) during the “Big Saloon Race” at Brands Hatch on Boxing Day, 1967. Mann went on to win but was then expressly forbidden, by the Ford brass, from racing anymore himself!
My involveent with Ford goes back a long way and includes some of their most interesting racing projects. Before I did the cars for Le Mans, Ford was big enough to allow me to build two lightweight GT40s to see if we should run 4.7- or 7-liter engines at Le Mans. I built the two lightweight ones with slightly lighter bodies from Abbey Panels and we changed the front and rear suspension around and they were quite a lot quicker….
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