Gulf blue and orange fueled some of Le Mans’ greatest victories


Behind all the reverence we hold for the Ford GT40—all the stories, all of the iconography—one man ties the whole legend together: John Wyer, the British team manager who made the GT40 what it was. It was Wyer who was asked to join this new project, the one in which Ford would stick it to Ferrari. To Ford Advanced Vehicles, Wyer brought along Carroll Shelby, who had won the 1959 24 Hours of Le Mans for Wyer and Aston Martin.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://www.hagerty.com/articles-videos/articles/2018/04/26/gulf-blue-and-orange-greatest-le-mans-victories