24 Hours of Le Mans Trophy, 1967

Summary

In the 1960s, Ford Motor Company waged an intense campaign to beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans -- arguably racing's premier event. Ford's first win came in 1966, with New Zealanders Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon driving. Ford won again in 1967, this time with Californian Dan Gurney and Texan A.J. Foyt at the wheel for an all-American victory.

In the 1960s, Ford Motor Company waged an intense campaign to beat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans -- arguably racing's premier event. Ford's first win came in 1966, with New Zealanders Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon driving. Ford won again in 1967, this time with Californian Dan Gurney and Texan A.J. Foyt at the wheel for an all-American victory.

Artifact

Trophy (Object)

Date Made

1967

Subject Date

1967

Creators

Unknown

Place of Creation

France 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2012.56.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Racing.

Material

Pewter (Tin alloy)

Dimensions

Height: 23.25 in

Width: 8 in

Length: 12 in

Inscriptions

On base: COUPE D'HONNEUR DES VINGT QUATRE HEURES DU MANS/ 1967 OFFERTE PAR LE CONSEIL GENERAL DE LA SARTHE Stamped on bottom: LH/ TITRE LEGAL/ MADE IN FRANCE/ A/ Etain

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