American car designer Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles battle corporate interference and the laws of physics to build a revolutionary race car for Ford in order to defeat Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1966.
As Enzo Ferrari's fast Rosso-Corsa racing cars dominate the mid-1960s motorsport world, the American car designer, Carroll Shelby, is forced to retire after winning the demanding 1959 '24 Hours of Le Mans' endurance race. But, before long, an unexpected proposition by the Vice President of Henry Ford's motor company, Lee Iacocca, will offer an opportunity to beat the Italians at their own game. Now, under those pressing circumstances, the British sports car driver and racing engineer, Ken Miles, reluctantly agrees to lend a hand and improve the firm's image, as Ford's race team has less than ninety days to rewrite history. As a result, the non-conformist duo comes up with the mighty Ford GT40 Mk I high-performance racing car. Can Shelby and Miles break Ferrari's streak?Written by
Another documentary telling the ''Ford v Ferrari'' story is ''Ford vs Ferrari, the story of the Ford GT40'' (available on YouTube), which tells the story in chronological detail. It includes several shots of the pre-"GT40" Ford GT, and comments from many participants. Among the latter is Phil Remington (Chief Engineer, Team Shelby; called "Pops" in the movie); his account of the "complete brake change" is considerably simpler than that portrayed in the movie. See more »
At the early part of the Le Mans race, a #20 Ferrari 330 P3 swerved to avoid two Ferraris involved in a collision, causing to hit a barrier only to be collected by a Porsche 906.
The Ferrari (of Michael Parkes and Ludovico Scarfiotti) actually crashed out but at the 9th hour when Scarfiotti collided with Jo Schlesser's Matra, which shortly retired after a collision with another competitor.
The other factory Ferrari, the #21 330 P3, did not retire after blowing its engine following a duel with Miles' Ford (one of Shelby's tactics against the fragile Ferraris), it already had a number of mechanical issues (gearbox, spin out, brakes) which led to it to get pulled back into the pits at 08:25 into retirement. See more »
[Shelby enters his office. Remington walks in]
Hey, Shel. That guy, you know the one in the hat, he's ready to close on those two 427s. His and hers. Full freight. They, uh, flew in from Galveston.
Uh, I need you to come outside for maybe a minute.
And do what?
Be Carroll Shelby. Tell them a story, spin a few magic words.
What does that mean? 'Magic words'?
It means... come outside and say hello and make them feel good about their purchase.
They're getting the damn cars. That's what they get ...
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Pour une fille comme toi
French adaptation of "A Girl Like You"
Written by Jerry Lorden (as Jerry Lordan)
Adaptation by Raymond Mamoudy
Performed by Lucky Blondo
Courtesy of Mercury Records France
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises See more »
Wonderful, and I don't know a thing about cars.
The Actors were magnificent, fit their characters so well. They're performances added so much to the movie.
The story, which obviously is a true tell was emotional and I recommend not looking into anything before seeing the film if you don't know already. Though I'm sure if you know the story you'll still enjoy it.
Shot well too. Highly recommend this film.
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