Celebrating the Spirit of Competition

America at Le Mans

Here we honor the few American cars that seriously competed at Le Mans. Stutz, duPont, and later the Cunningham made strong efforts to win, but came up short. It was the Ford Motor Company that finally won in 1966 with a GT40 MkII similar to the one in our exhibit. However, the chassis of this car had more English origins than American, although the engine was pure Yankee V-8. It wasn’t until 1967 when Dan Gurney and A.J. Foyt won in a Detroit-built Ford Mk IV, exactly like the one in our collection, that America truly conquered Le Mans.