11th Annual International Bahamas Speed Weeks, November - December 1964

Summary

Ford Motor Company was disappointed after its GT40 failed to finish -- much less win -- the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 1964. Seeking redemption, the automaker sent two GT40s to the Nassau Speed Weeks that November. Things didn't go any better. One car wrecked in a preliminary race, and the other blew a head gasket in the main event.

Ford Motor Company was disappointed after its GT40 failed to finish -- much less win -- the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June 1964. Seeking redemption, the automaker sent two GT40s to the Nassau Speed Weeks that November. Things didn't go any better. One car wrecked in a preliminary race, and the other blew a head gasket in the main event.

Artifact

Negative (Photograph)

Date Made

29 November 1964 - 06 December 1964

Subject Date

29 November 1964 - 06 December 1964

Collection Title

Dave Friedman Collection 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

2009.158.N.641202.24

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 0.875 in

Width: 1.375 in

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