Ford GT Celebrated at Supercar Sunday

Ford GT Supercar Sunday
Almost 20 Ford GTs showed up for the Supercar Sunday car show

Another weekend means another car show in Southern California. In fact, every Sunday there’s a car show called Supercar Sunday in Woodland Hills, northwest of Los Angeles. While this show happens every weekend, there’s often a vehicle theme at Supercar Sunday that celebrates a specific model. In September 2014 the celebrated model was the Ford GT. Read more

Ford GT Invades Ferrari Car Show

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A trio of Ferrari 458s highlight the Italian supercars at a Ferrari Car Show

Southern California is a hotbed of car activity. Almost every weekend there’s a car show in almost every Los Angeles neighborhood. Back in February of 2014 a Ferrari car show was taking place at the famous Petersen Automotive Museum in West Los Angeles. I wanted to go, but I didn’t know how the Ferrarista would feel about a Ford GT invading their domain…

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My Ford GT proudly showed its colors…and license plate

After some consideration I figured the worst that might happen is I’d have to park a few blocks away from the Ferrari car show and walk over to see the Italian iron. I drove up to the Petersen Museum early on a Sunday morning and was happy to discover I’d only have to park about 20 yards from the Ferraris. The “non-Ferrari” section of the car show was on the same level of the parking structure as the rest of the cars, with only a single aisle separating them.  Read more

Ford GT versus McLaren 12C

April 2013: Ford GT Goes High-Speed Racing

While a Ford GT doesn’t work well for traditional quarter-mile drag racing, it’s a perfect candidate for Shift Sector Airstrip Attack events, like the one at Coalinga Airport in April of 2013. I drove my Ford GT up to this airstrip, about 100 miles northwest of Bakersfield, to try my luck at high-speed, straight-line racing.

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Two Ford GTs flank a McLaren 12C at Shift Sector

At these Shift Sector events you can race from either a dead stop, like traditional drag racers, or you and your opponent can roll casually up to 50 mph and then punch it up to between 150 and 200 mph. This type of racing offers several advantage for high-horsepower supercars. First, it removes the traction issue so many supercars struggle with when trying to apply full power from a standstill. Second, it really tests a car’s horsepower and/or aerodynamics rather than just it’s ability to put power down from zero-to-60. Read more

Ford GT Memorial Proves You Need to Drive Them

2006 Ford GT Memorial
Two Ford GTs bracket a Porsche 911 Turbo S during a memorial

April 2013: Ford GTs Headline a Memorial

What do you do if you have a mint condition, sub-300-mile 2006 Ford GT and you don’t want to drive it? If you’re a Brentwood resident with sufficient space and funds you get a second 2006 Ford GT so you can have a driver to enjoy while leaving your first, low-mileage GT safely in the garage. Read more

Ford GT Gets Dyno’d and Creates 618 Horsepower

March 2013: Ford GT and a Dyno Pull

My Ford GT’s engine was modified in August of 2007. The Supercharger pulley was replaced with a smaller unit, and the engine’s ECU was re-flashed to take advantage of the smaller pulley. Then in April of 2008 I swapped the factory exhaust system for a Ford Racing/Borla system that mostly adds a deeper tone to the exhaust note while dropping about 30 pounds compared to the stock exhaust. Read more

Ford GT Goes Drag Racing in Irwindale

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The Ford GT prepares to tackle the drag strip

February 2013: Ford GT Visits a Drag Strip

The Ford GT is anything but a dragster. The car is designed for high-speed cruising or high-speed track duty (the latter preferably when wearing slicks). But that didn’t stop me from visiting Irwindale Drag Strip in February of 2013. My first automotive passion manifested as a love of American muscle cars, and I spent much of my teen driving years going to Bandimere Speedway in Morrison, Colorado in one of many 440-powered Mopars. Read more

Ford GT and an Aston Martin DB9

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When you meet friends for lunch, sometimes they bring their own exotic car

December 2012: Meeting an Aston Martin DB9 for Lunch

Between my own access and my friends’ access to press vehicles it’s not uncommon for me run into some pretty exotics machinery during otherwise casual gatherings. Back in December of 2012 I met an automotive journalist friend of mine for lunch at the Camarillo airport. I was driving my Ford GT and he was driving a brand new Aston Martin DB9. Read more

2017 Ford GT Welcome Guide: My Purchase Approaches…

2017 Ford GT US Welcome Guide
The new Ford GT Welcome Guide opens with a dramatic image

After getting allocated a new 2017 Ford GT last July, I (along with 999 other folks) have been anxiously awaiting news from the Ford GT Concierge Service. As the initial GT allocation letter indicated, the Ford GT Concierge Service will provide “…a unique client experience from the initial ordering process, through delivery and ownership.” Let’s take a close look through every page of this new Ford GT Welcome Guide that showed up a few days ago. Read more

Camilo Pardo Ford GT Signature Series: Blue Moon

2005 Ford GT Camilo Pardo Signature Series
A Camilo Pardo Signature Series car called Blue Moon

When I discovered my second (of many) failed gauges in March 2012 I wasn’t very happy, but there was an upside to the experience. While I was at my friend’s house in Brentwood getting my car serviced another Ford GT showed up. This one was a Camilo Pardo Signature Series Ford GT called “Blue Moon.” Read more