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  1. Oct 20, 2009 · Ken Miles lost his life moments after this photo was taken.He clipped a curb at the end of Riverside Raceways straight going into turn nine and they suspect a chassis failure caused him to lose control and crash. The new "J" Car had a bonded aluminum honeycomb structure and they think a 90 degree angle joint failed.

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  2. More images for Racer Ken Miles Crash Photos...Can-Am version of 1966 J Car,Ken Miles August 17th 1966.Ken Miles lost his life moments after this photo...

  3. Ken Miles (seen driving) and Lloyd Ruby drove this Ford GT-X1 #GT/110 to a first place finish in the 1966 12 Hours of Sebring. The car was entered by Shelby American and was equipped with a 7-liter V8. A Holman & Moody Ford Mk. II driven by Mark Donohue and Walt Hansgen came in second. The race had some tragic moments when Canadian driver Bob McLean died in a fiery crash at the wheel of a ...

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  4. Jun 25, 2019 · As instructed, Ken Miles slowed to let McLaren catch up on the final lap, and for Hutcherson in his and Bucknum’s third Mk II. As they approached the actual timing line, short of where the flag is thrown, Miles and McLaren seemed to be nearly side by side before Miles inexplicably checked up, allowing McLaren to surge ahead – then Miles ...

  5. Jan 08, 2016 · The Story of the Ford GT40, Told by 25 Rare Photos. ... both of those are considered contributing factors in the crash that claimed the life of Ken Miles, the driver who finished second at Le Mans ...

  6. Miles won the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring in 1966, and placed second at Le Mans. Miles died in a crash while testing Ford's J-Car later that year. British-born Ken Miles was a gifted race car engineer and driver. Through his work for Carroll Shelby, Miles got involved in Ford's GT racing program.

  7. Dec 04, 2019 · September of 1964 witnessed Miles at the wheel of a Tiger again, this time racing in an SCCA event at Road America. Normally, he’d have run under the number 50, but this time there was a 74 on the Tiger’s door for co-driver Don Sesslar. Since he was injured in a crash during practice, Sesslar had to sit out, and Miles drove the whole race.

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