I got an email this morning from the Art of the Car Concours, a local event here in Kansas City.
“In 2016, the Concours’ Special Exhibitor vehicles will be “Total Performance — Powered by Ford”. This will celebrate Ford’s “Total Performance” promotional program of the 1960’s and the 50th Anniversary of Ford’s 1-2-3 victory at the Le Mans 24-Hour Endurance Race in 1966, which was a notable result. The program also saw Ford-powered cars win the Indianapolis 500, Grand Prix Drivers and Manufacturers’ World Championships, numerous NASCAR races, Sports Car Club of American National Championships, and top-level drag races. Next summer, Ford will return to Le Mans with a competition version of its 2017 Ford GT. We will showcase historically significant Ford cars such as the original GT40 Mk I and Mk II, a GT40 Mk IV, various Shelby Cobras, a Cobra Daytona coupe, Shelby Mustangs, and other Ford-powered race cars. We also hope to have one of the 2017 Ford GT production cars. Ford-powered race cars from other eras will also be displayed.”