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New Zealander, Bruce McLaren, was returning to Le Mans with Ford having won with countryman Chris Amon the year prior. He had about as much right to be confident as any other competitor. Amon had migrated to Ferrari and was to share a new 330P4. Last minute juggling saw the young American, Mark Donohue, sharing the yellow #2 Mk IV entered by Shelby American. This, despite the fact that Donohue spent countless hours setting up a Ford GT40 Mk IIB for the Holman-Moody team.

McLaren was naturally charged with taking the start. The traditional "Le Mans start" in which drivers sprint across the track to their silent steeds would soon be abolished, but for 1967 this fantastic spectacle was still a part of the experience. The "Kiwi" knew better than to charge recklessly onto the straight as others passed the pole-sitting #2. Instead, McLaren merged safely into the traffic (despite lighting up his rear tires) and got down to business. By the third lap he formed the tail of the 1-2-3-4 Ford spearhead!

Fraught by minor failures that seemed to attack most vigorously when McLaren was behind the wheel, the unlikely pair did their best to hold station. But at 9:45 on Sunday morning bad luck (and good) visited Bruce McLaren on the way to Mulsanne when the rear bodywork blew off! McLaren pitted, grabbed some tools and tape, and went back out to recover the bodywork. Ford engineers had ordered that the Mk IV engine cover be hinged at the tail to permit easier access during pit stops. Shelby protested but he was overruled.

More drama became the yellow #2 Ford, but the end result was a fourth place finish for McLaren and Donohue. Not what they had hoped for, but in the light of the trials they faced it was a wonderful result for Ford!


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  EXOTO ATTIC
Fourth, 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours, McLaren/Donohue, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk IV
Winner, 1967 Le Mans 24 Hours, Gurney/Foyt, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk IV
1968 Sebring 12 Hours, Jordan/Patrick, American International Racing, Lola-Chevrolet T70 Mk III
1968 Sebring 12 Hours, Motschenbacher/Guldstrand/Leslie, American International Racing, Lola-Chevrolet T70 Mk III
Grand Prix Gift Set No. 4, Vintage Dinky Toys
Sports Car Gift Set No. 149, Vintage Dinky Toys
Le Mans Gift Set No. 151, Vintage Dinky Toys
Winner, 1975 Grand Prix of Italy, Clay Regazzoni*, Exoto Tipo 312T
Winner, 1975 U.S. Grand Prix, Niki Lauda*, Exoto Tipo 312T
Winner, 1971 Grand Prix of South Africa, Mario Andretti*, Exoto Tipo 312B
1970 British Grand Prix, Clay Regazzoni*, Exoto Tipo 312B
Winner, 1970 Grand Prix of Mexico, Jacky Ickx*, Exoto Tipo 312B
World Champion, 1979 Grand Prix of South Africa, Jody Scheckter, Exoto Tipo 312T4
Second, 1990 Grand Prix of Mexico, Nigel Mansell, Exoto Tipo 641/2
Winner, 1990 Grand Prix of Mexico, Alain Prost, Exoto Tipo 641/2
1975 Formula 1, Lauda/Villeneuve, Exoto Tipo 312T & 312T4 Gift Set
1963 Nassau Speedweek, Pabst/Cannon, Exoto Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
1963 Nassau Speedweek, Roger Penske, Exoto Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
1964 Sebring 12 Hours, Johnson/Morgan, Exoto Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
1964 Sebring 12 Hours, Foyt/Cannon, Restored, Exoto Corvette Grand Sport Coupe
1966 Daytona 24 Hours, Hansgen/Donohue, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk II
1967 Daytona 24 Hours, Foyt/Gurney, Shelby American, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk II
1966 Le Mans 24 Hours, Gurney/Grant, Shelby American, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk II
Winner, 1966 Daytona 24 Hours, Ruby/Miles, Shelby American, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk II
Winner, 1967 Sebring 12 Hours, Andretti/McLaren, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk IV
1967 Le Mans 24 Hours, Andretti/Bianchi, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk IV
1967 Daytona 24 Hours, Hill/Spence, Exoto Type 2F
1987 German Super Cup, Mike Thackwell, Michelin, Exoto Sauber-Mercedes C9
1987 Spa Francorchamps 1000 km, Mike Thackwell, Kouros, Exoto Sauber-Mercedes C9
Pole/Fifth, 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours, Schlesser/Jabouille/Cudini, Exoto Sauber-Mercedes C9
Second, 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours, Baldi/Acheson/Brancatelli, Exoto Sauber-Mercedes C9
Winner, 1989 Le Mans 24 Hours, Dickens/Reuter/Mass, Exoto Sauber-Mercedes C9
Winner, 1988 Spa Francorchamps 1000 km, Johansson/Baldi, AEG, Exoto Sauber-Mercedes C9
1966 Le Mans 24 Hours, Aficionado Deluxe Gift Set, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk II
Winner, 1966 Sebring 12 Hours, Ruby/Miles, Exoto Ford GT40 Mk II 'X-1' Roadster
1973 Exoto Porsche 917/30: Winner, 1973 Road America Can-Am, Mark Donohue
1963 Exoto AC Cobra in Competition: Second, 1963 Road America 500, Miles/Holbert
 
 
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