Read This Before You See Tom Cruise Play Ferrari-Hating Carroll Shelby

It leaked this week that Tom Cruise will likely play the hard-drinking, overalls-wearing, legendary sonofabitch Carroll Shelby in the film adaptation of A.J. Baime's great Go Like Hell: Ford, Ferrari, And Their Battle For Speed And Glory At Le Mans. Here's an excerpt from that book (which you should buy) that explains… » 10/25/13 12:00pm 10/25/13 12:00pm

This Test Of The Ford GT40, GT70 And GT Is A Celebration Of Speed

If one were to assemble the greatest Fords in one place, then surely such an extravaganza would include the original Ford GT40 and its modern-day successor, the Ford GT. That's exactly what our crazy British friends at XCAR did recently, and they brought a surprise friend along for fun. » 10/15/13 4:33pm 10/15/13 4:33pm

Ford GT Designer Camilo Pardo Would Love Another Crack At The GT90

That photo above is Camilo Pardo parking his fifth Ford GT at a Detroit car show last weekend. Before judging the show, I pulled him aside to ask a few questions about how the GT came together. » 9/26/13 3:40pm 9/26/13 3:40pm

The Amazing History Of Ford's Greatest Supercar

It's been six years since Ford stopped making the GT, and forty four since they last won at Le Mans with a car so low most of us wouldn't even fit in it. The original British-American GT40 racecar was good enough to kick Ferrari's ass thanks to Carroll Shelby's ideas, while the modern version was not only a brave… » 1/21/13 12:30pm 1/21/13 12:30pm

Carroll Shelby Once Threatened His Drivers With A Hammer In The Middle …

It was the 1966 Sebring 12 Hours. Ford GT40 drivers Ken Miles and Dan Gurney were dicing for the lead, coming dangerously close to knocking each other out of the race. Team boss Carroll Shelby tried to send the message to the drivers to stop racing each other, but neither would listen, so Shelby decided to intervene.… » 10/24/12 12:40pm 10/24/12 12:40pm

How Carroll Shelby And A Gang Of Nerds Beat Enzo Ferrari

If you only know the late Carroll Shelby for his tuner cars, you're missing an amazing story of how, during the mid-1960s, his little, nerd-filled race shop in Los Angeles helped Henry Ford II exercise his famous vendetta against Enzo Ferrari. Playboy editor A.J. Baime tells that story in his book, Go Like Hell: Ford,… » 5/17/12 12:00pm 5/17/12 12:00pm