Magical… Is the best way to describe 24 Hours of Le Mans.
Its 4:37 AM, I sit in the grand stands alone. A cup of hot tea to fight back the chill of the night air. Across the track, the #69 Ford GT has just been pushed into its garage during a pitstop. I nervously time the #68 GT, carefully measuring the gap between it and the rivaling Ferrari. The battle between the two had been intense all night. After 3 minutes, #69 returns to the track. With a sense of relief, stories of this half a century rivalry begin flying through my head and quickly I realize that I am now living in the next chapter of this saga.
Watching the Ford GT win in Le Mans, was one of the most exciting things I have ever experienced. I now know the emotions felt as the Ford Motor Company first conquered the race back in 1966. From the moment the race began, I watched the 4 Ford GTs dominate the race. I watched the race in its entirety from every possible vantage point. Listed below are some of my favorite memories from the race and days prior. After viewing, send me a message, I’d love to hear from you.