1965 McKee MKIII news, pictures, and information
Chassis Num: 001
Ford racing legend Carroll Shelby commissioned the car's construction and given to Bob Johnson to pilot. After an accident at Laguna Seca while driven by Ed Leslie, it was sold to Dan Gerber with the nose from Dan Gurney's Lotus 19B. Gerber and Dave Friedland raced it with success at many races.
In the early 1970s, the car was modified with a closed cockpit body of a 1969 Lola T70 MK3B.
Years later, the car was given a restoration to the configuration that it last ran with the Lola body.
By Daniel Vaughan | Aug 2010
|DAN GURNEY JOINS 'THE AMELIA'S' FORD GT40 SEMINAR|
|Le Mans winner Dan Gurney, the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance's 2002 Honorary Chairman, returns to 'The Amelia' to join a panel of international racing celebrities and experts honoring the 50th anniversary of Ford's game-changing GT40 prototype. Gurney won just one race for the Carroll Shelby-led Ford GT40 team, but it was the race that mattered most: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Gurney's victory in the 1967 edition of the fabled Le Mans 24 Hour endurance classic has become the stuff of legen...[Read more...]|
|2nd annual Concours d'Elegance of Texas|
|Entries are rolling in for the 2nd annual Concours d'Elegance of Texas, a highlight of this year's Houston Classic Weekend, scheduled for May 3-5 at the award winning La Torretta Lake Resort & Spa in Montgomery, Texas. With 'The Cars of Carroll Shelby' as the Featured Class, organizers have confirmed the only big block DragonSnake Cobra ever built as one of the stars of the show, owned by automotive dealer, collector and philanthropist, Mr. Sam Pack of Carrollton, Texas. Alongside the cars of Ca...[Read more...]|
|Peter Brock and Bob Bondurant to Swap Shelby Stories at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
|Two stalwart names in the colorful history of Shelby American, Peter Brock and Bob Bondurant, will share some of their stories of those early years at the Picnic with Shelby Cobra Saturday, August 18 at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion. The 30-minute picnic begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Ford Motor Company display, located at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca's Yamaha Marketplace. Peter Brock was instrumental in Shelby American beginning in 1962. As a young designer, he dove into the entire design...[Read more...]|
|Shelby Heritage Display Features Rarest of the Rare at Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion|
|Complementing the impressive number of authentic competition Shelby Cobras thundering around the circuit in their dedicated race group (3A) at this year's Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 17-19, will be a collection of unequalled magnitude at Ford Motor Company's onsite Shelby Cobra Heritage Display. The Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca is a cornerstone, along with the famed Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance, of Monterey Classic Car Week. The event is ...[Read more...]|
|Gooding & Company's Annual Pebble Beach Auctions|
|Gooding & Company, the acclaimed auction house celebrated for selling the world's most significant and valuable collector cars, will host its annual Pebble Beach Auctions on August 18th & 19th in association with the prestigious Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance. Once again, Gooding & Company is poised to present an outstanding array of blue chip and concours-quality collector cars on its record-setting stage, including the elegant 1955 Maserati A6G/54 Frua Berlinetta owned by Grammy Award-winni...[Read more...]|