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Kar-Kraft race cars, prototypes and muscle cars of Ford"s specialty vehicle activity program by Charles M. Henry

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Published .
Written in English


  • Kar Kraft (Firm),
  • Racing Automobiles,
  • Ford Motor Company,
  • Design and construction,
  • Ford automobile,
  • Automobile racing,
  • History

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Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementCharles Henry
LC ClassificationsTL215.F7 H46 2017
The Physical Object
Pagination191 pages
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL27239136M
ISBN 101613252862
ISBN 109781613252864
LC Control Number2016045047

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  The story of Kar-Kraft began, as did many others in the automotive industry, with an axe to grind. In , Ford was seriously interested in purchasing Ferrari. Ferrari was a legendary brand with considerable success in racing, and Ford saw the acquisition as a great way to be instantly successful in the racing arena. But it doesn't tell us how this was accomplished. Author Charlie Henry (a former Kar-Kraft employee) has enlisted the help of many of his former co-workers to bring you the very first book ever published on Ford's all-encompassing special projects facility, Kar-Kraft. . Kar-Kraft Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford's Specialty Vehicle Program (Book): Henry, Charles M.: Get the inside story of how Ford used Kar-Kraft to win Le Mans and take revenge on Ferrari, succeed in NASCAR, NHRA, Trans-Am, and Can-Am racing, create prototypes, and produce muscle for the street. For the first time ever, author Charlie Henry, a former Kar-Kraft employee.   Wes is an editor at CarTech, the publisher that produced the book, "Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford's Special Vehicles Activity .

This book is also chock full of archival photos, and countless internal and Ford documents and letters that underpin KAR-KRAFT and the era’s history. It’s easy reading, even though Henry discounts himself as “not a professional writer or historian,” the only meaningful flaw is that in some instances, critical dates aren’t mentioned. Kar Kraft Engineering® was originally founded in by Ed Hull, legendary designer of the Ford GT Born out of Ford’s Advanced Vehicle program Kar Kraft was the performance “skunk works” for Ford’s highly successful Le Mans, Can Am, SCCA and Trans Am race teams in the ’s. Find great deals at Kar Kraft in Gilford, NH. Send Email. By clicking “Send Email”, I consent to be contacted by and the dealer selling this vehicle at any telephone number I provide, including, without limitation, communications sent via text message to my cell phone or communications sent using an autodialer or prerecorded message. This book is NOT a picture book. it is a great history of an interesting part of Ford's history. The book is filled with numerous copies of key documents. This book is a must for fans Charlie Henry brings Kar-Kraft to life with his history of Ford's special projects facility/5.

This CarTech CT Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford's Specialty Vehicle Activity Program Book is an excellent read if you’re interested in learning more about Kar-Kraft, how it began, its connection to Ford and how it helped Ford beat Ferrari at “24 Hours of Le Mans,” the world’s oldest automotive endurance race.   For gearheads everywhere, CarTech books are practically required reading. With titles to interest all automotive marques, the publisher has a book for you. We recently caught up with Editor Wes Eisenschenk to discuss Charlie Henry’s new book Kar-Kraft: Race Cars, Prototypes and Muscle Cars of Ford’s Specialty Vehicle Program due for release in June. Kar Kraft Engineering has experience designing and sourcing replacement soft tops for Mustang, Camaro, Corvette, Miata and Jeep. Our convertible top are made to the same specifications as the factory production convertible tops and feature: durable sailcloth vinyl coated polyester with cotton fabric backing, larger windows for greater visibility, windows constructed from 40 and 30 mil DOT. Later in the book, Henry provides an entire chapter, with supporting documentary evidence, on the dissolution of the Kar-Kraft/Ford relationship which occurred half a decade later and which Levine alluded to with these words in The Dust and the Glory: “Also contributing to the decision was the discovery of certain abuses of company policy.