Few racing efforts were as ambitious as Ford’s quest to beat Ferrari at the world’s most important sports car race. Fifty years later, we explore the Mark IV – and Ford’s long road to glory at Le Mans.
After his first auto company failed, Henry Ford turned to racing to restore his reputation. With his career at stake, he entered his first race car to compete against the era’s top driver, and no one was prepared for what would happen next.
NASCAR has hardly known a time without Wood Brothers Racing. In this interview, the brothers discuss what it took to pioneer the modern pit stop and how to run a highly successful racing team.
Experience the 24 Hours of Le Mans LIVE at The Henry Ford Giant Screen Experience. Admission is FREE courtesy of Ford Performance.
Do you know the major television vehicle that first made George Barris famous?
In 1966, General Motors introduced a car that would change their styling forever. Fifty years later, we’re celebrating this American classic at Motor Muster.
After World War II, hot rodders started sourcing car bodies from unexpected places to achieve maximum speed.
The 1937 Cord's swooping fenders, sweeping horizontal radiator grille, and hidden headlights were unlike anything else on American highways.
Most Americans weren't very interested in small cars -- until 1973, when oil-producing countries cut back on oil exports and gas prices skyrocketed in the U.S.
Your great-great-grandparents could have cruised in a hybrid or battery-powered vehicle.
We celebrate the ingenuity, courage, style and grit of well over a century of testing the limits of machines, men and women with these gifts.
From dragsters to stock cars, we’ve assembled the best of the stories and vehicles that have captivated fans and made their creators and drivers famous.
Gearheads, diehard car lovers and all auto enthusiasts — this is your weekend at Greenfield Village.
Le Mans is the most prestigious event in motorsport, but also among the most grueling. Winning is the capstone in any car’s career. Winning twice is nothing short of extraordinary.
Explore the traditions that have developed over 100 runnings of the Indianapolis 500.
Look at America’s favorite mode of transportation in a different way. Explore the cultural significance of the car and learn more about the interactive in-museum features that make this exhibit so unique and engaging.
A talented race car driver fostered an unlikely partnership between a British sports car builder and Ford Motor Company. The result was a vehicle that revolutionized the Indianapolis 500
Ford Motor Company never had any intention of putting this car into production. Instead, they designed it to support their image as an exciting, forward-thinking company--and it worked.
Imagine the roar of four Hemi V-8 engines under one hood as Goldenrod reached over 409mph on the Bonneville Salt Flats.
Ford’s vision for building an affordable, self-propelled vehicle was fueled by his desire to relieve the burden of farm labor, which might’ve been his if he hadn’t followed his dreams.
This month, AAA of Michigan commemorates 100 years of serving motorists in the Great Lakes State.
Marino Franchitti salutes The Henry Ford while racing at Le Mans.
Buck Baker drove this Chrysler on his way to becoming the NASCAR champion in 1956. Unlike modern NASCAR racers, this is a real production car modified for racing.
When should protecting something's authenticiy outweigh our entertainment?
May 2016 marks the 100th running of the iconic Indianapolis 500 auto race. Explore The Henry Ford Archive of American Innovation to discover thousands of Indy images, many from the extensive Dave Friedman photography collection.
Chevrolet introduced its “small block” V-8 in 1955 – and kept on building it until 2003. Note the relatively small-sized radiator. Efficient cooling was one of the small block’s many advantages
The 1967 Ford Mark IV Race Car was built to win the world's most important sports car race, the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The 1965 Lotus-Ford upended years of tradition at Indy.