What a treat to see and photograph this spectacular 2019 Ford GT Heritage Edition supercar at the Dr George Car Show in Indian Wells, California. The special livery of this car celebrates the final pair in a remarkable string of four consecutive Le Mans overall victories for Ford.
This 2019 Ford GT is painted in the same famous baby-blue-and-orange scheme of the Gulf Oil-sponsored Ford GT40 (Chassis No. 1075) that won the 1968 and 1969 LeMans overall victory.
In 1968, the Ford GT was driven to victory by Mexican Pedro Rodriguez and Belgian Lucien Bianchi. Belgian Jacky Ickx and Briton Jackie Oliver repeated the win in 1969.
Chassis No. 1075 is the only post-war car to win the LeMans race twice in a row. Those victories helped cement Ford’s place in international motorsports.