"The story of the birth of the GT40 is legendary. Henry Ford II, outraged at Enzo Ferrari for pulling out of a deal to sell up his company to the Americans, ordered his engineers to come up with a car "
"Images: Magneto for Influx
There's probably been more motoring column inches dedicated to the Ford GT40 than to any other racing car of the last half a century. There's a reason why.
At the Le mans Classic, to see these "
It was an obvious choice - the definitive fast ford, one that will always be remembered as the Ferrari and Porsche-slaying slab of automotive sinew and muscle that rode to glory. And we'll never get tired of posting onboard footage "
We're always amazed, here at Influx towers, how creative photography can tease out unexpected perspectives for cars that we believe we know intimately.
Take the shot of the GT40 MK 11, for example, taken by the very talented Boyd Jaynes.
"There's something deliciously audacious about the very idea of a Mk 1 Ford Transit with an F1 engine installed.
And look at the first edition of Ford’s promotional Transit. It looks every bit of the burly 1970s monster that it "
"A friend said it looked like General De Gaulle’s nose on wheels, and certainly the Citroen DS23 EFi I briefly owned had a Gallic beakiness.
Film lovers might remember The Day of the Jackal, starring Edward Fox as a "
"The Aermacchi Harley Davidson Ala d’Oro is something of an enigma.
It’s an Italian bike with an American name that was honed to perfection by a British importer. It’s also a bike out of its time; one "
"It might seem strange to talk about another mag as part of an Influx edition, but there's no greater insight into the motoring world than a car sales magazine. At least it used to be, before the internet stole their "