Yesterday morning, at 88 years old, Bob Bondurant left us 😥. Undoubtedly one of the greats, up there with Moss, Hill, Gurney and Stewart. In my opinion, his greatest feat was his participation in the so-called Ford × Ferrari Wars. Before Henry Ford II wanted to personally kick Enzo Ferrari’s ass with the GT40, the battle was between the Shelby Daytona Coupe and the Ferrari 250. In the end of the 1965 season, while Ferrari earned 71.3 points, Shelby/Ford took home 90 points, and the title for the 1965 International Championship for GT Manufacturers.
That title only came because of the efforts of Bob Bondurant 🏁.