This Ford V Ferrari preview should make racing fans, action fans and movie fans petty damn happy. We rarely get racing movies, and in some cases it’s hard to find a good one. The ramifications of that event, the sheer spark that Ford ignited at the 1966 Le Mans still permeates racing today.
… And Carol Shelby is a national treasure.
Ford V Ferrari is the story of Ford going after one of the most successful racing teams in history. Some of it stems from Ford’s failed takeover attempt of Ferrari, some of it is David vs Goliath and some of it looks like damn good entertainment.
“Academy Award®-winners Matt Damon and Christian Bale star in FORD v FERRARI, based on the remarkable true story of the visionary American car designer Carroll Shelby (Damon) and the fearless British-born driver Ken Miles (Bale), who together battled corporate interference, the laws of physics, and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car for Ford Motor Company and take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.” – – Fox Movies
I don’t know about you, but I fully intend to be in line on November 15th 2019 when the movie comes out. Seriously, I was raised on these stories and, the idea that the Hollywood elite has taken interest is music to my ears. Just the sight alone of the Ford GT40 vs the Ferrari 330 P3 is pretty awesome.
Yes, I’m excited!