This design is inspired by the first Ford GT40 win at Le Mans 1966, subject of a recent film Ford v Ferrari. This design is from the #1 car driven by Ken Miles and Denny Hulme, clear leaders in the race when the call came through to slow down so that Ford could have a 1-2-3 finish.
Unexpectedly Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon were awarded the win after they had travelled further at the finish line. This denied Ken Miles the Triple Crown he thought he had won and unfortunately he died testing the Ford J Car later that year, meaning Graham Hill remains the only driver to have won this.
Ford developed the GT40 with a vision to beat Ferrari in long distance races. What grew Henry Ford II’s interest came out of a failed takeover of Ferrari, with Enzo withdrawing from talks after many costs had been incurred, allegedly over his leadership of the racing division and being prevented from entering cars at the Indy 500.
This racerback tank is soft, lightweight, and form-fitting with a flattering cut and raw edge seams for an edgy touch.
• 50% polyester/25% combed ring-spun cotton/25% rayon
• Fabric weight: 4.2 oz (142 g/m2)
• Raw edge seams
• Fabric is laundered to reduce shrinkage