Ford v Ferrari (11.15.2019)

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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.

In Theaters November 15


Directed by: James Mangold
Produced by: Peter Chernin, Jenno Topping, James Mangold
Cast: Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Jon Bernthal, Caitriona Balfe, Tracy Letts, Josh Lucas, Noah Jupe, Remo Girone, Ray McKinnon​
 
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Ford wanted to buy Ferrari, Enzo fronted...Ford built Cobras to slaughter at da Lemans to teach Ferrari a lesson not to mess wit Murica'
 

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that charger was glorified appearance package... :lol: play on player tho
The 85 came turbocharged (no intercooler) and was running with mustangs and camaros of that time with just a simple computer swap. 80s sucked for performance though.
 
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The 85 came turbocharged (no intercooler) and was running with mustangs and camaros of that time with just a simple computer swap. 80s sucked for performance though.
it wasn't as bad as da 70's malaise era..but it was bad...dopest 80's whip was da Buick GNX
 
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it wasn't as bad as da 70's malaise era..but it was bad...dopest 80's whip was da Buick GNX
Yeah true, it was only slightly better because they weighed less in the 80s and better on gas. Older folks used to tell me mornings in traffic was bad in the 70s due to cold running cars, the exhaust fumes were everywhere :sick:

That GNX is easily the best of that decade, such a bad *** car. I’d be happy just to own a plain Jane Grand National at this point.
 
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10-Minute Ford V Ferrari Sneak Peek Available For Le Mans Attendees
JUN 07, 2019 at 4:20PM
BY: ANTHONY ALANIZ, Associate Editor

The rest of us will have to wait until it hits theaters.

Ford v Ferrari, also known as Le Mans ’66 in some regions, isn’t hitting theaters until November 15 even though we want the movie now. However, those attending this year’s 24 Hours of Le Mans will get an exclusive first look at the movie thanks to a 10-minute clip that will air Friday, June 14, before the race begins.

The movie will screen at 7:15 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. at the Pathe theatre in the city center with a second screening at the CGR Saint Saturnin in the suburbs of Le Mans. Free entry coupons will be available at both locations beginning Monday, June 10.

Ford v Ferrari is based on the true story of how Ford wanted not only to challenge Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, but win, too. The movie follows Ford as it approached Carroll Shelby (played by Matt Damon) to make it all happen, and chronicles the rapid development of the famous Ford GT40 race car. While we already know the outcome of the race – Ford claims a 1-2-3 victory – seeing the lead-up to the race and how the racing team overcame tremendous obstacles get its Hollywood adaptation with Damon and Christian Bale on the big screen is exciting.

While the movie is set at the famous Le Mans race track, the movie wasn’t filmed there. Instead, the crew used Agua Dulce Airpark, a private airport in Santa Clarita, California. The track today no longer resembles what it did more than 50 years ago. Instead, the film crew used over 300 archival photos to recreate the Ford and Ferrari pits, three large segments of grandstands, and the international press box.

So, if you’re attending this year’s Le Mans and have a few free hours Friday evening, head to the local theater to catch 10 minutes of Ford v Ferrari. You’ll get to see more of it before anyone else. The rest of us will have to wait until November.


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Definitely one of my favorite movies of the year. This film had a great storyline, Damon and Bale have a natural chemistry, excellent racing scenes and the supporting actors were really good too. Especially liked the dynamic between Damon and the Ford exec always getting into it.

While I'm not really a gearhead I think this film has something for almost anyone the way the story played out and the great acting.
 
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