"Distance Winner" Trophy, Awarded to Ford Motor Company at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans Race

Summary

Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 co-driving the #2 Ford GT40 Mark II. They covered 3,009.36 miles over the duration of the race at an average speed of 125.39 miles per hour. Ford Motor Company swept the podium that year with GT40 cars taking second and third places as well.

Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966 co-driving the #2 Ford GT40 Mark II. They covered 3,009.36 miles over the duration of the race at an average speed of 125.39 miles per hour. Ford Motor Company swept the podium that year with GT40 cars taking second and third places as well.

Artifact

Trophy (Object)

Date Made

1966

Creators

Mutual General Insurance of France 

Unknown

Place of Creation

France 

Location

Not on exhibit to the public.

Object ID

2018.29.2

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift in Memory of Homer L. Perry.

Material

Silver (Metal)

Color

Silver (Color)

Dimensions

Height: 11.125 in

Width: 6.5 in

Length: 7.5 in  (Including handle)

Inscriptions

on front: 24 Heures du Mans 1966 / Coupe de la Mutuelle General Francaise Accidents / "Au Vanqueur a la Distance" [24 Hours of Le Mans 1966 / Mutual General Insurance of France Cup / "For the Distance Winner] on bottom: ETAIN D'ART / TITRE / LEGAL / MADE IN / FRANCE

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