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SOMEONE UP THERE SAID 'LET'S RACE,' AND LO FORD CAME FLYING
Bob Ottum
December 25, 1967
"I will build a motor car for the great multitude." —HENRY FORD, 1906
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December 25, 1967

Someone Up There Said 'let's Race,' And Lo Ford Came Flying

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"All right, all right," he grinned. "I know. You think maybe it would be better with the suitcoat, right?"

So Henry Ford II took off the funcoat and shrugged into his tastefully tailored, side-vented jacket. He adjusted his Le Mans tie—a Pierre Cardin original with little "24s" on midnight blue silk—walked over to the cars, and posed while all the Racers and the others looked on soberly.

Mr. Ford was sitting on a wheel of the Indy car. He tried to look like it wasn't any fun at all.

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