kb58
kb58 Dork
Aug. 17, 2017 3:16 p.m.

Did search first and found nothing, Link

Indy-Guy SuperDork
Aug. 17, 2017 3:24 p.m.

RIP.

T.J. MegaDork
Aug. 17, 2017 5:48 p.m.

I sadly didn't recignuze the name, but after reading the linked article I feel bad for not knowing who he was. He seemed like an extraordinary innovator.

Aug. 18, 2017 3:01 a.m.

Father of the GT40, as I recall - instrumental in the development of the program (please correct anything I have wrong...).

dean1484 MegaDork
Aug. 18, 2017 8:02 a.m.

A great man. Sad to hear of his passing.

759NRNG HalfDork
Aug. 18, 2017 9:17 a.m.

Not to disrespect,but http://silodrome.com/lola-mk6/ and Eric Broadley (who also passed in May of this year)is who I associate with the GT40.

Aug. 18, 2017 12:15 p.m.
759NRNG wrote: Not to disrespect,but http://silodrome.com/lola-mk6/ and Eric Broadley (who also passed in May of this year)is who I associate with the GT40.

Oooh, forgot about him.

I might have confused what I thought about Lunn.

He built the original concepts, and maybe it was Lunn who took over management after '64.

I used to be enthralled with the whole Ford vs. Ferrari thing, Carroll vs. Enzo, etc...

It was exiting to see an original cobra Daytona coupe at SEMA a couple years ago, knowing a little of the history....

fasted58 MegaDork
Aug. 18, 2017 1:00 p.m.

Lunn's association to the GT-40 is quite impressive by itself but the XJ and AMC Eagle too.

Robbie UberDork
Aug. 18, 2017 1:09 p.m.
fasted58 wrote: Lunn's association to the GT-40 is quite impressive by itself but the XJ and AMC Eagle too.

First SCCA spec racing series?

Chesterfield
Chesterfield New Reader
Aug. 18, 2017 9:03 p.m.

I did not recognize the name, but after reading the article I realized he was associated with some of my favorite vehicles. That kind of innovation will surely be missed.

Hungary Bill UberDork
Aug. 19, 2017 10:13 a.m.
Chesterfield wrote: I did not recognize the name, but after reading the article I realized he was associated with some of my favorite vehicles. That kind of innovation will surely be missed.

Me too! How am I just now hearing about him?

kb58
kb58 Dork
Aug. 19, 2017 3:53 p.m.

Another plug for the excellent documentary, "The 24 Hour War", about the Ford (GT40) vs Ferrari drama at Le Mans. It's on Amazon Prime.

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