Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/24/20 10:51 a.m.
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At roughly 4 p.m. local time on June 21, 1964, a blue Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe rocketed past the finish line to secure first place in the GT class (and fourth overall) at that year's 24 Hours of Le Mans.

As iconic as that win was for Shelby and Ford, a lot of people don't know that the car almost didn't win. …

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Wow! That's a great story, and well told.

Colin Wood
Colin Wood Associate Editor
7/24/20 2:03 p.m.

In reply to CrustyRedXpress (Forum Supporter) :

Don't get me wrong, I love modern racing, but there's something about how racing back in the day seemed like everyone was just flying by the seat of their pants that makes me enjoy watching and reading about it.

m4ff3w
m4ff3w GRM+ Memberand UberDork
7/24/20 3:13 p.m.

Great read.

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
Floating Doc (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand UberDork
7/24/20 3:41 p.m.

His engineering speaks for itself. Great writer, too.

racerdave600
racerdave600 UltraDork
7/24/20 3:57 p.m.

Great article!

DjGreggieP
DjGreggieP Reader
7/24/20 4:33 p.m.

That was an amazing story. 

TurnerX19
TurnerX19 SuperDork
7/25/20 8:44 a.m.

In reply to RichardSIA :

Recent airline crash for this very reason. It still happens today.

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