"Ford v Ferrari"

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"Ford v Ferrari"

Post by stagewex » Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:57 pm

Got home late the other night and as often is the case I'll plop down on the couch and catch a few minutes of TV with a snack or maybe even a beer.

What luck, turned on the tube, "The Great Escape" at the very exact scene where Steve McQueen steals that German motorcycle (really a Triumph but who cares) and does all that racing and riding leading up to the big jump (really Bud Ekins but who cares) had just started. plus all the exploits of the other guys who escaped. Thought to myself... damn, they just don't make movies like this anymore.

Couple nights later went to see "Ford v Ferrari". My God, yeah, they DO make movies like that now.
Pretty incredible. That's all.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8yw6na1f2Tg
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by Penrod » Wed Nov 20, 2019 8:18 pm

I watched The Great Escape when it first hit theaters. I am planning to see Ford vs. Ferrari.
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by Lofty » Wed Nov 20, 2019 9:00 pm

It's quite rare that a movie trailer piques my interest sufficiently enough to get me into a theater seat (the last time being early 2013). F vs F is one of those trailers that will probably convince me to go see it on the big screen.

I can tell you that the trailer for Top Gun: Maverick has already made the sale. I had just enlisted in the USAF when the original movie was released, and I've watched it innumerable times since then (frequently on VHS, ha!). I'll have waited 34 years to see the new one when it's finally released in Summer 2020.
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:41 am

Ford V Ferrari is a great true story. I'm old enough to have had a few great rides in Shelby AC/Cobras. I still would like one - had to settle for a large die cast scale model of one of the DAYTONA COUPES for EYE CANDY.
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by VWK75S » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:59 am

stagewex wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:57 pm
(really a Triumph but who cares)
The Wehrmacht actually had Triumphs in there lineup.
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by bratmanxj » Thu Nov 21, 2019 10:57 am

INSUBORDINATOR wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:41 am
Ford V Ferrari is a great true story. I'm old enough to have had a few great rides in Shelby AC/Cobras. I still would like one - had to settle for a large die cast scale model of one of the DAYTONA COUPES for EYE CANDY.
I got lucky in my late teens & early 20's we use to attend Shelby Club events at Road America with my buddy's uncle who has a '93 Mustang Cobra R (Ford powered, so it BARELY qualified to be there). We pull up in a old Suburban and a basic tandem trailer and set up our pits, bout an hour later a 18-wheel car hauler pulls up next to us and Rolls out a Pantera, 2 '65 GT350 on factory mags with original racing log books, '66 GT40 with log books. The other side of us was a later model Gt500 and a Superperformance Daytona Coupe, a slew of AC 427 replicas as well some original AC 289 narrow fender cars. Owners were very friendly and willing to take a young guy with interest and knowledge for a joy ride around the track.

I can honestly say that I've had my eardrums ripped out riding in millions of dollars worth of cars that are now the subject of historical recreation movies!
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by INSUBORDINATOR » Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:02 pm

VWK75S wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:59 am
stagewex wrote:
Wed Nov 20, 2019 6:57 pm
(really a Triumph but who cares)
The Wehrmacht actually had Triumphs in there lineup.
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by Claus » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:23 pm

Triumph Werke Nürnberg
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Quite a difference :mrgreen:
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by RC20 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:34 pm

Not to mention Germany had quite an assortment of
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by S 854 » Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:58 pm

RC20 wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 1:34 pm
Not to mention Germany had quite an assortment of
aquired
equipment from around Europe.
Any Fords or Ferraris :lol:
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by stagewex » Thu Nov 21, 2019 4:04 pm

For historical purposes the way Lee Iacocca is portrayed as a young Ford executive and perhaps the initial catalyst for Fords "Le Mans" Racing program though he never really ran it.
"He" had the idea of Ford actually buying Ferrari when Enzo went bankrupt. But Fiat beat them to the punch offering more $$$. pi$$ed off Henry Ford II so much that well... you got this movie.

Ironic if you fast forward to just a few years ago when Fiat bought 49% of Chrysler and then... the rest of it sustaining the company after the Hedge Fund folks almost destroyed and bankrupted it.

Iacocca clip:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPD93_hVTPI
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by 4REICH » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:08 pm

We all have our tolerance thresholds and mine was reached several years ago. The reason I stopped going to movies and shut off the cable/satellite is because of the never-ending stream of mental assault, it seems every special interest throws bullshit in your face every chance they get, an unrealistic bombardment of commercials and plotlines filled with beta males. The straw that broke the camels back for me was the world's fastest Indian when the hero of the story encountered an African-American tranny. I don't miss the propaganda whatsoever, I'm actually more productive without it. I'm curious if this Ford vs Ferrari includes this liberal fuckery I have chosen to remove from my life
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by Lofty » Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:29 pm

4REICH wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 5:08 pm
I'm curious if this Ford vs Ferrari includes this liberal fuckery I have chosen to remove from my life.
It does not, as the linked review acknowledges.

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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by Penrod » Thu Nov 21, 2019 8:26 pm

I still think that Grand Prix, 1965, show casing Formula One racing in a time before computer special effects, is the best racing movie ever made.
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Re: "Ford v Ferrari"

Post by VWK75S » Fri Nov 22, 2019 6:28 am

INSUBORDINATOR wrote:
Thu Nov 21, 2019 12:02 pm

There was a GERMAN BIKE CALLED A "TRIUMPH".
That I did not know :)
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