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Ford shows off its glorious racing past

ONE of Ford's greatest moments in motorsport was depicted at last weekend's Goodwood Festival of Speed with a 40-metre high display outside Goodwood House.

The structure represented Ford's one-two-three GT40 win at Le Mans in 1966, and was created by Gerry Judah, who took a year to design and build the display. It was made of polycarbonate backed by a steel support, while three replica GT40s were fixed to the front in their winning formation. A fine mist of water sprayed from behind the cars' wheels simulated the rain-soaked Le Mans track of the 1966 race.

The annual Festival of Speed, held at Goodwood House, is attended by thousands of motorsport enthusiasts and contains static displays of modern, classic and vintage race cars, rally cars and motorcycles, while some vehicles are timed during a hill climb.

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