Hi everyone, my name is Florian and I’m a french automotive photographer. Petrolhead since my youngest age I started taking photographies 7 years ago. I’m now travelling around France and Europe to try to catch them all. As I’m growing up, i’m getting more and more attracted by classic cars and specially racing cars with all the history and the drama linked to the drivers. Enjoy!
The legendary Ford GT40 was created by the firm with one simple goal : win the 24h of le Mans. After two difficult seasons in 1964 and 1965, 1966 was finally the good one. With a more powerful GT40 called the MK II, the goal was finally achieved and the tandem Bruce McLaren/Chris Amon won Le Mans.
Three other overall wins at the 24H will follow, in 1967 with an over powerful version of the GT40 called the MK IV (the MK III was a street version in case you are wondering), and in 1968 and 1969 it was the first version, the MKI, that won despite its old age. The word legend is well deserved. You can hear the evil sound of the GT40 V8 here: