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Ford GT40 Showcase at Florida’s Revs Institute

“Pony Pedigree” tracks the ambition and ingenuity that won global racing success


Ford conquered the world of motorsports and emerged victorious in just about everything it touched, and now you can immerse yourself in the story as Revs Institute presents the Pony Pedigree exhibit that includes a 1967 Ford GT40 Mark III on loan from the Petersen Automotive Museum.

Ford Mustang I (courtesy of Revs Digital Library)

The Naples, Florida-based Revs Institute is “a haven for scholars, preservationists, and passionate connoisseurs of automotive history.” Though the home of the Miles Collier Collections (an assortment of over 100 “significant” automobiles built between 1896-1995), Revs Institute is also a non-profit organization “dedicated to deepening the understanding and appreciation of automotive history.”

Ford GT40 Mark I (photo by Peter Harholdt courtesy of Revs Institute)

Pony Pedigree is not exactly what you’d expect from the name – it’s not a retrospective of the Ford Mustang. Rather, it is a deep dive into the ingenuity and ambition that led Ford to victory at Le Mans. The exhibit traces this evolution from the Mustang I concept to the classic design of the groundbreaking GT40 in several of its incarnations. With a GT40 Mark I and Mark II-B already a part of the Miles Collier Collections, we now have the Petersen to thank for its generosity in sending a Mark III to assist in the narrative. For fans of Ford’s Total Performance campaign, if not America’s quest to beat the Europeans on their home turf, this is a treat not to be missed.

Ford GT40 Mark II-B (photo by Peter Harholdt courtesy of Revs Institute)

“Hosting three generations of the GT40, including the rare 1967 Mark III, in one exhibition is a way to give our visitors both a truly special experience and a deeper understanding of Ford’s road to victory at Le Mans,” says Lauren Goodman, Supervising Producer of Media and Exhibitions at Revs Institute. “The GT40 represents a remarkable chapter in automotive excellence and historical significance. Enthusiasts and newcomers are encouraged to explore this unique display and uncover the rich narratives behind these legendary vehicles.”

(Courtesy of Revs Institute)

The purchase of a general admission ticket includes entry to this exhibit, which will run through July 2024.

Diego Rosenberg
Diego Rosenberg
Lead Writer Diego Rosenberg is a native of Wilmington, Delaware and Princeton, New Jersey, giving him plenty of exposure to the charms of Carlisle and Englishtown. Though his first love is Citroen, he fell for muscle cars after being seduced by 1950s finned flyers—in fact, he’s written two books on American muscle. But please don’t think there is a strong American bias because foreign weirdness is never far from his heart. With a penchant for underground music from the 1960-70s, Diego and his family reside in metropolitan Phoenix.


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