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Ken Miles testing a 1966 GT350H

Started by FL SAAC, February 02, 2024, 03:58:23 PM

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FL SAAC

The year was 1966 and Mr. Ken Miles was testing and approving one of the Hertz cars. The Real Ones  !

What a smile
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FL SAAC

The year was 1966 and Mr. Ken Miles was testing and approving one of the Hertz cars. The Real Ones  !

You can almost hear him say....I liked that
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Hipo-Fred

#2

Yes, a great smile ..... wonder if he kept all wheels on the ground that day .... ;)

Thanks for posting that.

Fred

Don Johnston

Did he ever test an automatic?  It is interesting to see his coat and tie dress code for the press photos. 8)

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In the bottom photo (with the Champion Bridge in the background) you can see Turn Nine before it was modified for easier/safer entry at high speeds.  Kind of sadly ironic,  considering that's where Miles would die in the J-car, later that same year.
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FL SAAC

Quote from: Hipo-Fred on February 02, 2024, 04:41:19 PM


Yes, a great smile ..... wonder if he kept all wheels on the ground that day .... ;)

Thanks for posted that.

Fred


Glad these brought a smile your face
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FL SAAC

Quote from: Don Johnston on February 02, 2024, 05:35:44 PM
Did he ever test an automatic?  It is interesting to see his coat and tie dress code for the press photos. 8)

Mr. Miles was a manly man and would never get caught driving a gay ( we have an auto)  slush box...lol !
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FL SAAC

here are two more photos,  not sure the bottom one is Mr. Miles but then who would it be if not him ?
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CSX4781

The bottom photo is either an outtake or is from the 1966 Car and Driver road test of a 4 speed Hertz (probably 6S048), that photo was taken in the pit area of New York National Speedway (as were the ones in the CD article). All the other photos that were posted were from Riverside (some were published in a 1980s Shelby American as part of an old interview with Ken Miles in 1966).

Dave

FL SAAC

Quote from: CSX4781 on February 02, 2024, 11:01:14 PM
The bottom photo is either an outtake or is from the 1966 Car and Driver road test of a 4 speed Hertz (probably 6S048), that photo was taken in the pit area of New York National Speedway (as were the ones in the CD article). All the other photos that were posted were from Riverside (some were published in a 1980s Shelby American as part of an old interview with Ken Miles in 1966).

Dave

Thanks for the great narrative,  greatly appreciated
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