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Here are a couple of pictures from Saturday's Show & Shine. People coming out of the theater came straight to our cars, it was nice to see both young and old say how much they liked the movie and our cars!



Here's my baby!

 

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I saw it in IMAX.

Despite the movie's title, I found it interesting that Ferrari was not the antagonist, but rather a rival, and Ford's Marketing Department was the antagonist. Ford was both partner and foe, depending on which Ford employee.

I think Matt Damon did a good Shelby accent, but I'm not from Texas so I might be wrong. :cowboy:

I was glad there was no cheezy love story, no Michael Bay-ish scenes, no stupid catch phrases, no politically correct messages, and the soundtrack was seamless.

I appreciated the several WW2 references, 20-year old history at the time.

Fun inaccuracies: I saw a lot of Cobras with 18" wheels. I don't think those existed in the mid 60's. I saw the wrong Budweiser beer bottles on the wall in a few scenes. Some of the footage at Willow Springs switched from the big track to the smaller track and back. In one shot, the cars were going one direction, and the in the very next shot they were going the other direction!

Little details such as smoking cigarettes in the pits right next to the gas cans were wild fun.

I wish there was a brief mention of the importance of the Daytona Coupe, it's class victory at Le Mans in 1964, and it's contribution to the understanding of aerodynamics. Might have been neat if they said, "...well this worked with the Daytona."

My biggest complaint was sometimes I thought it should have been called "The Ken Miles Story" because I think his wild, strong character sometimes overtook the rest of the story.

As far as the Shelby Factory shown in the beginning, not the larger facility at LAX, They did a great job finding a shooting location that looks like the Princeton Drive factory. (Photos below, you can't see the side and rear windows, but they look a lot like shown in the movie.)

https://www.ffcars.com/forums/17-factory-five-roadsters/290726-my-mini-candlelight-vigil-shelby-american-1042-princeton-drive-venice-ca.html

I don't know much about the recurring 7,000 rpm theme.

I don't know if at one point Ford tried to buy Ferrari, I doubt Shelby cheated like shown in the film. Time for some reading!
 

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We saw it this weekend as well. Too cold and wet to take the roadster, but my son, his GF and my wife all enjoyed it. I tried not to go off all geeky historical on them, having read a lot of the books that surround the movie topic. Just took it in and really enjoyed the cars, the racing and the acting. My wife had to ask, "Did that really happen?" She couldn't believe how Miles and Hulme were cheated of a victory they had earned driving Ferrari into the ground.

Bale was a great Ken Miles, although probably not a huge stretch for him from what I've heard? It was great fun!

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I also "dragged" my family to see this move this weekend. For a Hollywood racing film, we all like it. Well, except for my daughter. My whole family knew the story of what was going on for the movie so there was not any surprises, except for one. I left out that Miles dies and my daughter noticed that part.
 

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The movie confirmed once again . The original Cobra body lines/designs are way to ho-hum compared to what we are driving. The originals look WAY too tame.Lacking the aggression ,and just bad ass,in your face look. But I guess beauty, is in the eyes, of the beholder :)
 

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No car show here after the movie. Started the Jeep from inside the theatre and hustled through the wind and cold to back it off the snow bank I parked on. Shame it wasn't released in the summer.
 

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The movie confirmed once again . The original Cobra body lines/designs are way to ho-hum compared to what we are driving. The originals look WAY too tame.Lacking the aggression ,and just bad ass,in your face look. But I guess beauty, is in the eyes, of the beholder :)
I absolutely agree with this, I don't care for the wire-wheel / slabside / non-rolbar / through pipe Cobras. Well, I like them, but I put them more in the category of "Gentleman's Car" like a 60's MG or Austin Healey. Strap the picnic basket to the luggage rack and take the lady to out on a country road...

I want to be sure everyone's seen this:

 

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I've watched a lot of videos about Shelby, Cobra, GT 40 and the people involved.

Here is a video someone send me this week. Peter Brock interview


a few other I came across

Enzo

Ford vs Ferrari, the story of the Ford GT40 on "Behind the Headlights"


'Behind the Headlights' The story of the Ford GT40
 

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I've watched a lot of videos about Shelby, Cobra, GT 40 and the people involved.

Here is a video someone send me this week. Peter Brock interview

Peter Brock shares the true story behind the Shelby Cobra Daytona - YouTube

a few other I came across

Enzo Enzo Ferrari - Passion for speed (ENG) - YouTube

Ford vs Ferrari, the story of the Ford GT40 on "Behind the Headlights" - YouTube Ford vs Ferrari, the story of the Ford GT40 on "Behind the Headlights"


'Behind the Headlights' The story of the Ford GT40 - YouTube 'Behind the Headlights' The story of the Ford GT40
I just posted on another thread that there is a movie on Netflix called "The 24 Hour Wars" that covers the history of both Ford and Ferrari through the new Ford GT.

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The movie confirmed once again . The original Cobra body lines/designs are way to ho-hum compared to what we are driving. The originals look WAY too tame.Lacking the aggression ,and just bad ass,in your face look. But I guess beauty, is in the eyes, of the beholder :)
Yet Shelby won all of his races with the little 289
I love my little unassuming 289. :grin2:

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Yet Shelby won all of his races with the little 289
I love my little unassuming 289. :grin2:

John O

Yeah, Like my post you quoted said .Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.No disrespect.But You gotta admit their looks have 'Evolved' ,over time, into a whole different Animal .PS mine is a 302 :) :grin2:
 

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Yeah, Like my post you quoted said .Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder.No disrespect.But You gotta admit their looks have 'Evolved' ,over time, into a whole different Animal .PS mine is a 302 :) :grin2:
As my sainted mother used to say, " Each to his own said the old lady as she kissed the cow"

"No disrespect", :grin2:

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I saw the movie last night. A single guy came in and sat next to me. When the film was over he turned to me and asked if I knew anything about Shelby and I said I know a little. He then asked "Is the film accurate?" I said it was. He said he didn't know anything about Le Mans but he came to the film because he thought that it would make his 2006 Ford GT more valuable. He's a plastic surgeon and he said he just liked the look of the GT. He went to a large dealer in SoCal and they gave him the name of several dealerships that might have one. With difficulty he found one (titanium with black stripes) and paid $170,000. He said he has it "in storage" with slightly over 7,000 miles on it.
 

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I saw the movie last night. A single guy came in and sat next to me. When the film was over he turned to me and asked if I knew anything about Shelby and I said I know a little. He then asked "Is the film accurate?" I said it was. He said he didn't know anything about Le Mans but he came to the film because he thought that it would make his 2006 Ford GT more valuable. He's a plastic surgeon and he said he just liked the look of the GT. He went to a large dealer in SoCal and they gave him the name of several dealerships that might have one. With difficulty he found one (titanium with black stripes) and paid $170,000. He said he has it "in storage" with slightly over 7,000 miles on it.
Got to feel sorry for a guy like that.
 
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