Comments - Motorsport Marques: Ford

Published: Feb 25, 2013
Description: The richness of a given brand’s motorsport heritage isn’t really the kind of thing that’s quantifiable, but if it was, Ford would easily top the list. Ford Racing has made its name in so many differe...
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Jack Howard Feb 27, 2013
Haha my comment makes no sense.
Jack Howard Feb 26, 2013
And they did and still do fantastic in WRC.
Jack Howard Feb 26, 2013
Who king that Ford was king?
António Villas-Boas Feb 26, 2013
Sorry Larry, you can't be king of Motorsport if you never won a title in the most important Motorsport competition in the World. It's kind of obvious...
LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 26, 2013
@ Antonio you are not getting the point, Ford is king because of having taken part is some form or another of ALL types of racing!!! Not just F1....dude if Ford wanted to compete in F1 they would have. Jason gets it.
António Villas-Boas Feb 26, 2013
@Jordan, its not the only but its just the most important and the one Worldwide along with WRC. Most of the others are local or regional competitions.
Jordan Jackson Feb 26, 2013
@antinio: because F1 isn't the only form if racing, and this article is about racing heritage not F1 wins
António Villas-Boas Feb 26, 2013
How can a manufacture that never won an F1 title with a car badged under it's name top the motorsport list? Yes, they built F1 engines (actually Cosworth did most of that job) and yes I love Ford and respect their heritage but it doesn't top the list
Franklin Barfield Feb 25, 2013
Its pleasing to remember Carol Shelby's recount of how he in collaboration with Ford Racing handed Enzo Ferrari his ass so badly in sports/gt racing Enzo retired from that form of racing...permanently. Ford and GM (Corvette in particular) have racing heritage unrivaled by any marque, still winning in every class turning a wheel in.
Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
Well said, Franklin, glad to hear someone talking sense after all the nonsense we've had lately... *cough cough* JACK
Franklin Barfield Feb 25, 2013
Nostalgic and informative. American car manufacturers have worn some well deserved criticism but Carbuzz has done well reminding insufferable Euro-lovers that both Ford, GM and Chrysler have built in the past, do in the present and will in the future produce world class cars. Cars and trucks Americans love.
Zach Gathercole Feb 25, 2013
As much as i hate to admit it ford makes a few good cars but theyre trucks were horible after like 94 imo
LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 25, 2013
@ David, Carbuzz really did good with this article. Most people don't know but Ford is the only company that has competed in almost all types of racing....they and Porsche I think are the only who ones who can say that....pretty awesome!
Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
Oh god, here we go again. The incredible Jack: fanboy for all things mid-engined!
Andy Sattler Feb 25, 2013
Ford fan. Thanks carbuzz!
Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
Ford fan right here, happy to see them include Ford in this series. They absolutely deserve it.
David Parenti Feb 25, 2013
Did pretty good on this one Car Buzz. Nice gallery too.
Aaron Abely Feb 26, 2013
But yes ol Shelby had such a great influence on Motorsports and cars in general. It's a shame he is gone but his legacy will live. And hopefully someone else will come and follow his footsteps. Push boundaries even further.
Aaron Abely Feb 26, 2013
But guys, this isn't mid engines and didn't use the latest advancements form the only Motorsport worth caring about F1!!!!1!!!!¡
Franklin Barfield Feb 25, 2013
@Lou Truth! You know your stuff. You have no idea how few people know about Carol Shelby's Terlingua Racing Team. Wish carbuzz could get a closeup of the logo. Shelby had a great sense of humor.
Dillon Dixon Feb 25, 2013
Gorgeous 67. I would love to have this in my collection.
Lou Guerrero Feb 25, 2013
Terlingua Racing Team! That hood is functional. No glare.
Paul Dickey Feb 25, 2013
Beast
Description: Ford’s first racing victory came in 1901, when a car driven and designed by Henry Ford himself beat a car driven by Alexander Winton in a 10-lap race in Detroit. Winton was, at the time, the number on...
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LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 25, 2013
If people only knew their history. It's amazing to think that automotive history came down to that race, that's stuff only Hollywood makes up, but it's all true. This is what launch the Ford motor co. And the rest as they say is history!
Ryan Lopez Feb 25, 2013
When men were leget
Lou Guerrero Feb 25, 2013
In the days of men and pride.
David Parenti Feb 25, 2013
Henry fords car was severely underpowered compared to Wintons. Henry fords was better built though, Wintons car broke down.
Description: Ford had quite a few racing victories in those early days, including a win in 1909 when a Model T won a race from New York to Seattle, a task which makes even the Dakar Rally seem like a morning commu...
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LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 26, 2013
That's what we want and hope!
Sam Reinsel Feb 26, 2013
Actually Lincoln was the most reliable car brand sold in the US in 2011, and Ford beat out brands famed for their reliability for a top ten slot the same year. The age of shitty American cars might come to an end very soon.
Franklin Barfield Feb 25, 2013
@Larryand Stephanie What happened? BEAN COUNTERS/planned obsolecence. The four dirtiest words in American automotive history. Shameful. This is why America started building crap cars. America car companies have had no lack of brilliant designers and engineers. The suits (accountants) screw up everything because of stock price/dividends demands. Bassakwards business model.
LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 25, 2013
Right, you have to place it context dude. I agree is a slight exaggeration lol, but it was very difficult race...long as hell. Which leads to my next point, Ford used to be famous for reliability in the early days...beating everybody! What happened??
Andrew McNeal Feb 25, 2013
Driving in 1909 was NOTHING like driving today. Might as well have been riding a bicycle on the moon.
Lou Guerrero Feb 25, 2013
Use your imagination, Josh. 1909. poor roads if any. Ford Model T. That drive must taken big brass balls.
Josh Banning Feb 25, 2013
Since when has driving from New York to Seattle been more difficult than the Paris-Dakar?
Andrew McNeal Feb 25, 2013
I wish Lincoln was more than just a brand for old people.
David Parenti Feb 25, 2013
What about WRC? Props to the Lincoln.
Lucas Raggio Feb 26, 2013
Looks fantastic
Graham Young Feb 26, 2013
Those bag of snakes headers look awesome
Tony Flaherty Feb 25, 2013
Crazy eveything including the driver.
Taylor J. Blake Feb 25, 2013
Crazy headers
Donte Perino Feb 26, 2013
Nice!
Description: This could be said to have really gotten under way in 1959, when Ford partnered up with a then-new British firm known as Cosworth. Ford’s level of involvement with Cosworth has varied over the years, ...
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Justin Johnson Feb 26, 2013
Second to Ferrari isn't bad. Ford would be proud, Enzo not so much lol
Description: One of the most colorful periods of Ford’s racing history was in the Sixties, and stemmed from a relationship with Carroll Shelby. Shelby had won the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959 as a driver, behind th...
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Shelby Cassandra Feb 26, 2013
And just like that. Greatest American car in history was born.
Ryan Lopez Feb 25, 2013
Egos mad good racing
Jack Howard Feb 27, 2013
The Mark IV. Love this on GT5.
Franklin Barfield Feb 25, 2013
Enzo Ferrari just threw up in his grave. The car and man that made him quit....
Andrew McNeal Feb 25, 2013
Who doesn't Lou?
Lou Guerrero Feb 25, 2013
I hear than man loves him a good bowl of chili.
Andrew McNeal Feb 25, 2013
YESYESYESYESYESYESYESYESYES
Adam Thomson Feb 25, 2013
I love the looks of 1960's Le Mans cars!
Cameron Vandygriff May 30, 2013
They've been making the gt since 2005
Jack Howard Feb 27, 2013
I'm not sure If they should bring back the GT or just make a whole new supercar.
Aaron Abely Feb 26, 2013
Hmm a gt revival. I like the sound of that.
Jorge Gonzalez Feb 26, 2013
For real the gt is nice, ford should remake it to compete with viper and vette. It'll blow them out if the water looks wise.
Jacob Burford Feb 26, 2013
Love the GT40 and GT!
Jörgen Nilsson Feb 25, 2013
David: it's on the drivers side. The car on the last pic is right hand drive (if the photo is correct).
David Parenti Feb 25, 2013
The LeMans car in the previous pic has one on the passenger side door.
David Parenti Feb 25, 2013
Or have the gurney bubble.
Gray Conron Feb 25, 2013
@Matt if that's the case then take a GT40 sell it and buy 10 ford GTs.
Matt Piccolo Feb 25, 2013
I'd take a gt over a gt-40 for one reason, and one reason only. I won't have a headache from hitting my head off the roof every time I go over a bump (if my head isn't hitting the roof already which I have a feel it would be)
Andrew McNeal Feb 25, 2013
Favorite color
Lou Guerrero Feb 25, 2013
Iconic.
Jordan Jackson Feb 25, 2013
How bout both? :)
Bobaloo Anderson Feb 25, 2013
Who wouldn't
David Parenti Feb 25, 2013
Dream car. Would rather have an original GT-40 than the later Ford GT.
Description: It was decided that an outright win against Ferrari at Le Mans would be the best way to show old man Enzo that Ford didn’t need his company anyway. Out of this came the GT40, one of the most legendary...
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August Burrichter Feb 26, 2013
It didn't choose to withdraw, the massive 7 liter engines were banned because they were kicking too much ass.
Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
Hahaha, always loved that story. Suck on that, Ferrari! Lol
Justin Routh Feb 25, 2013
Ok then the vette, viper, and gt still prove it
Thibault Leroy Feb 25, 2013
Yeah but that was 50 years ago
Donald Chip Schofield Feb 25, 2013
Gt40 proved that Americans can win on European circuits
Description: Ford Cosworth engines would power a couple of other Le Mans winners, but Ferrari would never again regain its dominance in endurance racing. Ford is currently also very visible in the world of rallyin...
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Dylan Gomes Feb 27, 2013
what about Group B from the eighties? the RS500 was a great car IMO
LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 26, 2013
@ Jake, you are right about him being an excellent driver, I was just giving my point on Juha being the greatest for the reason of winning with different cars...that's all. It's cool to agree to disagree.
Tyson Broadbent Feb 25, 2013
Such a hilarious thread haha
Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
@Larry, I understand your point, but one must also take into consideration the fact that Loeb's success almost definitely has nothing to do with the car, Citroen really doesn't stack up to the other manufacturers when u compare just the cars themselves. Loeb is a success because he's an excellent driver, not because he drives a Citroen. (Sorry, didn't mean to sound like a Loeb fanboy there, but I ...
LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 25, 2013
Yes Colin would be third even though he is my favorite....became rally champion where the field was filled with great drivers...unfortunately this is not so now. : (
LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 25, 2013
Yeah Loeb is great man, but I wouldn't put him at greatest...Juha Kankunnen will be boss!!! Only dude to win with 3 different manufacturers....it wasn't the car but the driver....Loeb, UNO car brand....but props to him for overall number of wins!
Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
Loeb = boss. Greatest rally driver of all time, IMHO.
William Downs Feb 25, 2013
And yes Loeb is a straight monster
William Downs Feb 25, 2013
From this day forward Jack Brandon shale be known as Jack the Bastard as deemed so by the car buzz community
Justin Routh Feb 25, 2013
I think that name suits him well
Stephen Ishard Feb 25, 2013
Do you mean genius?
Andrew McNeal Feb 25, 2013
Rofl @ Jack the Bastard
Lou Guerrero Feb 25, 2013
Jack the Bastard. New name. Coined by Nick. This is genesis, folks.
Josh Banning Feb 25, 2013
Because he's the best driver. But he has just retired from WRC to compete in the WTCC.
Haoliang Li Feb 25, 2013
Why is Loeb still winning?
William Downs Feb 25, 2013
Hahahaha good one paul
Paul Dickey Feb 25, 2013
Jack is gonna be pissed when he reads this.
Sam Oglesby Feb 25, 2013
What about Colin McRae
Haoliang Li Feb 25, 2013
Loeb FTW
Andy Lazarescu Feb 26, 2013
Can somebody explain why Ford is not producing 4wd supercharged cars like the cossie any more? A cossie owns any focus rs...
Jorge Gonzalez Feb 26, 2013
Yea the cosworth wing is funny looking. But legendary car.
Jörgen Nilsson Feb 25, 2013
In snow all rally cars have tires like that. With wider tires you would be surfin on the snow, making very slow progress.
LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 25, 2013
@ Andrew and Jake's comment: lol!!!
Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
The wing is a bit silly lol
Gray Conron Feb 25, 2013
I laughed a bit when I saw this car for the first time.
Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
@Andrew, he meant tires. You've just made yourself look like a MASSIVE idiot lol jk
Andrew McNeal Feb 25, 2013
David I don't think the man is wearing a tie
Haoliang Li Feb 25, 2013
Love that wing
David Parenti Feb 25, 2013
Those ties look like pizza cutters, but they did the job.
Andy Lazarescu Feb 25, 2013
Best Ford ever
Lucas Raggio Feb 26, 2013
Not really a mustang guy but I have respect for them
Aaron Abely Feb 26, 2013
2015 stang should have it. It's almost guaranteed. And they want to cut 100-200 lbs out. The '15 stang is shaping up to be awesome.
Franklin Barfield Feb 26, 2013
@Lou ever wonder why Ford refused to put IRS on Mustang even though they could do it quite cheaply despite their protestations? Duane Carling the retired Ford engineer sells a simple bolt-on IRS he designed for Mustang while he worked for Ford that Fomoco rejected for some odd reason. Head scratcher.
William Downs Feb 25, 2013
Yea I think he did it for a little bit, he has been in a lot of different cars in the past few years hasn't he ?
Lou Guerrero Feb 25, 2013
I never ecalled seeing the Goosh drive Snake. This guy can drive the piss out if anything.
David Parenti Feb 26, 2013
Jack=Ass.... Jackass? 🐴
Jay York Feb 26, 2013
I've been on this app for about two years now & I'm starting to get a little more interested in the drama of the comment area than the cars! Thanks Jack!!! Lmao!!!!
Aaron Crisp Feb 26, 2013
Andrew! I remember you bro, still waiting for you to get to Vegas so I can show you the Shelby museum and factory! Haha.
Andrew McNeal Feb 26, 2013
@Aaron you're right. I've been on here a long time and never met a knowitall like Jack the Bastard.
Aaron Abely Feb 26, 2013
Ha yeah I've been on carbuzz for 3 years and didn't start posting until him. I don't know it all. Never will. But I know a good deal. And I really dont want someone new to cars reading his stuff and believing it. We have too few gear heads nowadays.
Aaron Crisp Feb 26, 2013
And new people comment here daily and we have no problem with that, it's what you comment you ass.
Aaron Crisp Feb 26, 2013
PS I love funny cars!
Aaron Crisp Feb 26, 2013
Seriously, it's not because you're new... Most of us have been on here for years and I've never seen EVERYONE unite like this... And it's because you act like such a pompous ass know it all.
Jacob Burford Feb 26, 2013
Nice Mustang or whatever it is! LOL
William Downs Feb 25, 2013
No its not new people, just the ignorant ones that bring it on them selves
Jake Dula Feb 25, 2013
Well, if there's one good thing Jack has done here, it's uniting the CarBuzz community against himself. Lol
Read Mills Feb 25, 2013
Yep. Sure looks like a Mustang to me.
Paul Dickey Feb 25, 2013
Did you look that up on your beloved Wikipedia jack?
Tyler Ray DeFord Feb 25, 2013
Mustang Draggster FTW
William Downs Feb 25, 2013
Its suppose to look like a mustang
Andrew McNeal Feb 25, 2013
Met Ashley Force a few years ago. HHNNNNGGGG!!!
Justin Routh Feb 25, 2013
Whats up with the mustang logo?
Lou Guerrero Feb 25, 2013
Meet him at Gatornationals several years ago. He's loud.
Ben Taylor Feb 25, 2013
Ti hell
David Parenti Feb 25, 2013
John force the living legend.
Lucas Raggio Feb 26, 2013
What would this truck be classified as. A prerunner?
Graham Young Feb 26, 2013
That's my favorite Ford truck body style And that's one hell of a truck!!!
Jacob Burford Feb 26, 2013
Looks fun!
LarryandStephanie Espana Feb 25, 2013
@ David Gomez...dude you are right...that's the raptors daddy....that's where Ford got their technology from!!!
Aaron Abely Feb 25, 2013
He'll that's what grown SVT raptors hang on their walls.
David Gomez Feb 25, 2013
The O.G. of the F150 Raptor
Gray Conron Feb 25, 2013
@Lou ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Lou Guerrero Feb 25, 2013
What teenage SVT Raptors hang on their bedroom walls.
Ben Taylor Feb 25, 2013
AWESOME
Bobaloo Anderson Feb 25, 2013
Rednecks!!!!
Garrett Murrell Feb 25, 2013
Movin' the 'shine