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March 1941 Photos of the Ford GP Tests

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UPDATE: The Herald-News of Passaic, NJ, published an image of a Ford GP going through its paces. Given the chained tires and other similarities, it appears this photo was likely taken at the same time as one published at the bottom of this post.



Originally posted May 30, 2020, as part of this post: Here’s an article and a photo showing a couple Ford GPs being run hard, originally printed in the March 09, 1941, issue of the Battle Creek Enquirer:


Clipping from Battle Creek Enquirer -


2 Comments on “March 1941 Photos of the Ford GP Tests

  1. Mark S.

    I wonder how long that windshield glass lasted, after banging around like that. I wonder if it was up and latch mechanism failed or if it was down and not secured. It looks like early GP’s had the windshield latch mounted more towards the middle of the hood (facing forward when not in use) and latter ones had latch mounted towards the front of hood.

  2. David Eilers Post author

    I didn’t understand why the driver didn’t stop to fix that, but maybe it just loosened at that moment.

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