I decided to publish a new book on the most fantastic of the 85 editions of the Le Mans 24 hours: that of 50 years again; that of 1967. It was the ultimate battle of the giants with at the start seven factory 7.0 works Fords, two 7.0 Chaparral Chevrolets against eight 4.0 litre Ferraris. From 1958 to 1965 Ferrari had won eight consecutive times the battle for Le Mans. But in 1966 Ford caused a stir by beating Ferrari at La Sarthe. Eight months later the Prancing Horse took its revenge by realising a 1-2-3 on the very American soil: at the Daytona 24 hours race. And in April, at the Le Mans test days, the works Ferraris were again faster than the works Fords. So who should win the 1967 battle for Le Mans: Ferrari or Ford? And what to think of Chevrolets new wing car, the ultra fast Chaparral 2F?
Here is what I already wrote 10 years ago: