At the 2018 Fabulous Fords Forever event the standard collection of vintage Fords was supplemented by multiple new Ford GTs as well as the oldest Ford GT. Of course the oldest Ford GT isn’t even a Ford. It’s a Lola Mk6 GT, the car that formed the basis of Ford’s effort to win Le Mans after Enzo Ferrari snubbed Henry Ford II’s bid to buy his company. At the Ford booth one of the three original Lola Mk6 GT’s was parked next to a new Ford GT, and seeing the two next to each other was pretty amazing.
The Lola Mk6 GT used a mid-mounted 289 Ford V8 in a British aluminum monocoque chassis. This was an advanced design in 1962 and it laid the groundwork for Ford’s GT40 MkI design. Seeing a Lola Mk6 GT next to a new Ford GT provided an excellent perspective on the new car’s lineage.
This was the first Fabulous Fords Forever event with multiple new, privately owned Ford GTs attending. This included a Miami Blue/Black Stripe new Ford GT in the Galpin Ford dealer booth. This particular Ford GT is owned by Jordan Maron, a gaming YouTuber with a large following. The car looks good in this color, though the shade is close enough to the more famous Riviera Blue to potentially be confused for it.
The traditional Fabulous Fords Forever lunch included another line up of famous Ford personalities. These included Cleo Shelby, Chad McQueen, Dave Kunz, Camilo Pardo and Linda Vaughn, among others. And, as always, the famous Knottsberry Farms fried chicken and pie was delicious!