A LOOK BACK AND FORWARD
Knowing P/1046 was going to go under such an extensive restoration, plans were made to capture the defining moments of the build. But that’s not it - with a history like P/1046’s, there’s been many players in P/1046’s life. Scroll down for exclusive interviews with Chris Amon, the restoration documentary and much more.
RK Motors sat down with Chris Amon, driver of the No. 2 GT40 Mk. II that won Le Mans in 1966. Topics discussed ranged from how easy the car was to drive, the technology employed by Ford and Shelby-American, why the car was painted black and much, much more. This is a huge part of P/1046’s story and you don’t want to miss it.
Hear it from McLaren’s teammate himself, and why there really shouldn’t be any controversy surrounding that finish back in June of 1966. P/1046 - 1966 Le Mans winner.
The real competitors of P/1046? Well, only the other Fords of course!
Tires that weren’t ready to handle the power of P/1046. Listen to Chris Amon talk about their tire strategy during the race.
Chris Amon talks braking strategy and how he would cool the brakes, but then tap them to warm them back up after the Mulsanne.
Black & Silver Colors
Ever wonder why P/1046 was black and silver? Well, it was very intentional and courtesy of Carroll Shelby himself.
Le Mans 66
A beautifully nostalgic video of that fateful race complete with natural race sounds, plenty of footage of P/1046 and an eclectic commentator.
Lap With Sterling Moss
Hop in a car around the 1968 Circuit de la Sarthe as Sir. Stirling Moss narrates portions of the track. This period video comes courtesy of brake pad manufacturer Ferodo from the standpoint of John Wyer’s Gulf Oil Ford GT40 team that won the race.
Without access to the Circuit de la Sarthe, Ford outsmarted their competition with new-at-the-time technology, a dynamometer to replicate engine speeds and gear changes the car would experience during the race.
- Race Images
- Race Garage
- P/1046 at Le Mans
- Le Mans 2016
- SEMA 2016