Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Here we go! Round #2 in what started last year as a proxy duel between both builders and marques.

Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby ckouba » Sun May 21, 2017 12:34 am

It's been more than a week since the last post...

I'll toss my favorite in here. I think the GT40 Mk I has an absolutely timeless beauty to it, rivaled only by the 250GTO. I have adopted this as my own personal livery and most of my builds/proxy entries usually have a white with red finish:

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Audi1 » Sun May 21, 2017 7:44 am

Thanks for posting the Mk1 pic. No arguments there! I might also add the Ferrari 330/P4 to that list.............my all time favorite car. Good choice on your personal livery colors, too.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Mitch58 » Sun May 21, 2017 9:54 am

Chris

I think you should use your Gt to haul your gravity racer to MT Tabor, it would definitely draw attention, but then a trailer hitch on the back might spoil the look.
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Audi1 » Sun May 28, 2017 5:24 am

Indy 500 day today, so in honor of Jimmy Clark's run at the brickyard way back when, here's another Ford for the Ford-Porsche Wars eye candy post. One of my all-time favorites; even though it ran in the GT category. Carrol Shelby to the rescue!

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Audi1 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 5:28 am

Can you ever have too many pics of this car............? Way ahead of its time when it first hit the track in 1968 (I think.......):

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Audi1 » Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:18 pm

I've been a little truant on the "weekly" part............. but, here we go again!

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There's just something inherently likeable about this racer. It's the kind of car that you hope you'll wake up tomorrow morning to see parked in your garage! The 906 really started Porsche on it's way to a dominant position in WEC racing.

Let's see some more pics from the rest of you Ford-Porsche Wars racers.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby studioRS » Fri Jul 28, 2017 4:07 pm

Watch on youtube.com
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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:55 am

After this video, I wish I rather made a Porsche....

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Audi1 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 5:06 am

Thanks for the video, Thompson!

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Audi1 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 4:49 am

Time for a look at the Mirage. Clive has done a bang-up job on his scratch-built car, so here's one for you! Very nice cars, based on the Ford GT-40 Mk1.

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Audi1 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:23 pm

The 718 spyder - this one Sterling Moss's car:

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Great looking! But, what Porsche isn't..............?

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby SuperSlab » Mon Aug 07, 2017 12:45 pm

ckouba wrote:It's been more than a week since the last post...

I'll toss my favorite in here. I think the GT40 Mk I has an absolutely timeless beauty to it, rivaled only by the 250GTO. I have adopted this as my own personal livery and most of my builds/proxy entries usually have a white with red finish:

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Not many people that can post a picture of their own 1:1 GT40 to show the livery they choose....

Loved reading your 1:1 car build thread Chris: huge amount of work!

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby clivearmstrong74 » Mon Aug 07, 2017 10:48 pm

Thanx Allan, that is truly a super beautiful car.
but then....show me any ugly race car?...they don't exist!!


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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Audi1 » Sat Aug 12, 2017 6:19 am

Hard not to like this car.......a GT Porsche with a distinct Prototype body feel to it. The 904 GTS was a step up from the 718 and helped to pave the way for Porsche's subsequent generations of prototype racers.

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If I could have two racers in my stable, they would be the Porsche 904 and the Ferrari 330/P4.........

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Re: Ford-Porsche Wars - the weekly eye candy

Postby Audi1 » Mon Aug 21, 2017 6:02 pm

Here's a nice little Porsche 910 for you, from 1966/67 - in almost everyone's favorite livery...............!

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