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Ford GT Owners Turn Up In Force To Watch Petite Le Mans

The Ford GT recently ran its last factory-backed racing event at Petit Le Mans. We are sad that the factory-backed racing effort of Ford with the GT is over. The final raced produced a second-place and eighth-place finish for the GT. As part of the celebration of the last factory-backed racing event, Ford offered something exclusive to Ford GT owners that resulted in the most GT cars that we have seen in one place.

Ford offered the owners of first and second-gen GT cars an exclusive package called the Ford GT Owner Hospitality package. The package included access to a special owners-only hospitality pavilion. Package buyers also received a four-day “superticket” to the race event, a gift bag, driver meet-and-greets, and a four-day parking pass to a special cordoned off area only for GT cars.

The result was over 20 owners packing their sexy supercars in one place with a smattering of special edition offerings in the mix. One of our favorites was the Gulf livery first-gen GT. A Gulf livery second-gen GT was also at the event, and the two cars somehow didn’t park together.

We spy a Ford GT Carbon Series in the mix along with a Heritage Edition GT in red and white. The yellow second-gen GT is a favorite color for the car. It appears that more first-gen owners turned up than owners of second-gen cars. Ford celebrated the end for the racing car with a special video that looked back at some of its highlights. The GT took 19 wins in its four-year racing stint. Hit the source below and check out the full gallery.

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Source: Automobile Magazine

Shane is a car guy with a fondness for Mustangs and off-roading.

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  1. GaryB

    Why is Ford abandoning the GT?


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