It still looks incongruous when it races today in historic racing, whether that’s in a GT40-filled event like the Spa Six Hours with someone like Chris Harris or Andrew Frankel at the wheel, or battling against smaller machinery in the Revival’s St. Mary’s Trophy in the hands of Bill Shepherd or Romain Dumas.
Where it looks really out of place, is on a narrow driveway lined with hay bales. And a narrow driveway lined with hay bales is exactly what we have once a year for the Festival of Speed presented by Mastercard. So of course Henry Mann, son of the great Alan and now in charge of the legendary Alan Mann Racing concern, wanted to have a go at hustling said Galaxie up the Hill in the Timed Shootout. It looks slightly larger than the track it’s on and sounds incredible, which is exactly what we love about this film.