Ford CEO Jim Farley wins vintage car race Ford unveils new Broncos
Fox News Automotive Editor Gary Gastelu speaks to Ford COO Jim Farley about what the Ford Bronco means to him, how it compares to the Jeep Wrangler, its driveability, how many he anticipates selling, who the customers are and its connotation with the O.J. Simpson chase in the 1990s.
Ford’s new CEO is already a winner … on the track.
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Jim Farley placed first in class at the Sportscar Vintage Racing Association Atlanta Grand Prix on Sunday in his 1978 Ford-Cosworth-powered Lola T298.
Farley, who took over the top job at Ford on Oct. 1, also set the fastest lap in the 70-minute enduro ahead of 12 cars in the under-2.0-liter group.
“I’m honored to be here representing my race team RM Motorsports from Novi, Michigan who gave me a great car, and Ford,” Farley told RACER. “It was fun passing all those Ferraris and Porsches.”
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Despite the potential risks to its top executive, the automaker has granted Farley permission to continue his hobby, which he says attributes to his well-being.
“Properly tuned, my 1965 GT40 goes over 200 miles per hour. When I get out of the car after a long hard race, you feel so calm and relaxed. It’s my yoga,” Farley told the Detroit Free Press.
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