Clash Of The Titans

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Clash Of The Titans

Words by Mr Philip Delves Broughton

3 September 2014

Left: Mr Henry Ford II at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, France, 1966 Photo courtesy The Ford Motor Company; Right: Mr Enzo Ferrari at the Monza race, Italy, 1967 Photo Rainer W Schlegelmilch/ Getty Images

The Ford GT40 photographed in 2008 Photo Magic Car Pics/ Rex Features

Left: Mr Bruce McLaren in the winning GT40 at the Mulsanne hairpin, 24 Hours of Le Mans race, France, 1966 Photo courtesy The Ford Motor Company; Right; Mr Ford II at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, France, 1966 Photo courtesy The Ford Motor Company

"Mr Ford understood that in the car business, aggression and risk taking were the only ways to win"

Left: Drivers Messrs Giancarlo Baghetti and Umberto Maglioli confer with chief engineer Mr Mauro Forghieri at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race, France, 1964 Photo Klemantaski Collection/ Getty Images; Right: The winning Ferrari team, 24 Hours of Le Mans race, France, 1965 Photo Rainer W Schlegelmilch/ Getty Images

"Mr Ford vowed to his executives: 'We’ll beat his ass'"

Mr Ferrari posing beside machinery in his factory in Mantova, Italy, 1966 Photo Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images

"Mr Ford sent out a card to the heads of all his divisions. Underneath a sticker of the Le Mans race, it read, 'You better win'"

Messrs Ken Miles and McLaren in the Ford pit stop, 24 Hours of Le Mans race, France, 1966 Photo courtesy The Ford Motor Company

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