This wonderful new video produced by The Henry Ford tells one of the great stories in American auto racing: victory at Le Mans in 1967 for A.J. Foyt and Dan Gurney in the mighty Ford Mark IV. Enjoy.
Without a doubt, one of the most cherished objects in the automotive collection at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan is the bright red Ford Mark IV that won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1967. Never restored, the Mark IV is kept just as it was on the day in June nearly a half-century ago when Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt drove it to victory. If you look closely, you can still see traces of road grit and ground rubber in the corners of the car’s aluminum honeycomb tub.
Anchored by commentary from Matt Anderson, Curator of Transportation at The Henry Ford, this new film about the Mark IV also includes the valuable first-person recollections of Foyt, Gurney, Ford engine wizard Mose Nowland, and the late Carroll Shelby, who served as team manager for winning car. Their memories bring the story to life: See if you don’t find a new fact, anecdote, or insight about the ’67 Ford Mark IV program and the Le Mans victory you haven’t encountered before. Please enjoy the video.