Ford vs Ferrari Trivia QuizLast Updated August 8, 2023 | Editorial Team
Ford's famous rivalry with Ferrari led to an impressive GT program that was able to secure multiple victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
The most famous of these victories was Ford's 1-2-3 finish in 1966, which is set to be the subject of the upcoming Ford vs Ferrari film. How much do you know about the real history of this rivalry though? Can you tell Ford vs Ferrari fact from Ford Movie fiction? Take this quiz to test your knowledge of the most important real world Ford vs Ferrari facts.
Test Your Knowledge of Ford vs Ferrari Facts
What was the first year for the 24 hours of Le Mans?
The first 24 hours of Le Mans was held in 1923, making it the world’s oldest endurance race.
Who was Ken Miles' co-driver for the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans?
Ken Miles and Ruby were supposed to be co-drivers, Lloyd Ruby was in an airplane accident and was replaced by Denny Hulme, then a promising newcomer.
What does the "40" in GT40 stand for?
The height, at the windshield, was the regulation 40 inches.
What country was Bruce McLaren from?
On the Ford team, McLaren, Amon, and Hulme were all New Zealand residents.
How long is the Circuit de la Sarthe?
At 8.46 miles, the Circuit de la Sarthe is one of the longest tracks.
What was the first year that Ford entered Le Mans?
Though Ford’s first win was in 1966, they first entered in 1964.
Where was Shelby-American located?
Shelby-American was firmly embedded in the hotrod scene of southern California.
Which of the many improvements that Shelby-American made did Shelby credit the wins to?
The Mulsanne straight was a terrifying prospect for many drivers, and brake rotors were known to crack there. Phil Remington designed a quick change rotor system, alleviating this issue.
Which of Ford’s drivers introduced the tradition of spraying champagne in victory?
After winning in 1967, Dan Gurney turned and sprayed the crowd with champagne. It became a tradition.
How many years in a row did Ford win at Le Mans?
Ford won in 1966, 1967, 1968, and 1969 before retiring the GT program.
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