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We are very pleased to announce that P/1053 an original racing Ford GT40, will be racing at the Yorkshire Motorsport Festival.
This GT40 was supplied originally to the American singer Vic Demone in 1966. A further three American owners had the car, yet it still covered less than 1,000 miles. The car was purchased by famous racing legend David Piper and came to the UK.
Race driver Mike Wheatley purchased the GT40, swopping it for a Lola T70 SL76/138.
The current owner David, purchased the car in 1979, securing its current registration number GTK40. As with most GT40s the car has been modified through the years but all the original parts and body work have been retained.
David has had great success with this GT40 winning the prestigious Tour Auto outright in 1996 and has finished 2nd five times. The car has competed at Cholmondley and at Goodwood Festival of Speed.
You will be able to see this fantastic classic sports car racing on Saturday and Sunday, with David at the wheel. This will be a rare chance to see a racing GT40 in action.
Built and then released 31/10/1966
The Motorsport Festival for the Whole Family
26th - 28th June 2020
Advanced Booking Only