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Rick Muck- Mark IV

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The comment about Miles not being "lovable" in the film and that he was really a nice guy counters all I have heard from those who worked with him. I was told he was somewhat arrogant and "always right" and that the crew never warmed to him. I was also told of a crew prank involving his room at Sebring when his toothpaste was replaced with a tube of "Preparation H" in retaliation for some slight inflicted on the crew.
 

Eric B

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I was told he was somewhat arrogant and "always right" and that the crew never warmed to him.
WHAAAATTT???? A guy that races cars and is always right? LOL, I know several guys (and a couple engine builders) that fit that description.

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I never did figure out how his Cobra race car was allowed to have Rose jointed suspension unlike the production cars. He always wanted that edge.

Though he was roughly 40 when he raced for Shelby he was always going shirtless on the pits and exercising and making others look lazy in the fitness dept. I would be on his side though as I am embarrased by the good ol' boy drinking parties I went to , lucky I survived
 
I just got back from the sneak preview. It's a good movie, but it's a story about Ken Miles, not the cars (Rush was a better movie about racing).

I was disappointed that UK development effort was never mentioned. We never see John Wyer or Eric Broadley (however there is a shot of a Lola T70 model car box on a shelf).

I think I spotted a couple of minor mistakes. The first GT40 we see is presented as being a brand new GT40, not one of the post-Nassau cars. By that point, Ken Miles should have known what a GT40 is. When we first see Shelby's new workshop in the hangar, there's a blue GT40 with a pair of periscope intakes that I think was a Mk II, that's too early for a Mk II (my guess is that they setup the hangar and shot all of the internal scenes at once without moving the cars).

p.s. The B-Roll video of Behind the Scenes shots is interesting, especially the car cannon near the end.
 

Neil

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JWAE was involved in the McQueen production of "Le Mans" but FvF did not even talk to John Horsman about the GT40.
 
I just got back from the sneak preview. It's a good movie, but it's a story about Ken Miles, not the cars (Rush was a better movie about racing).

I was disappointed that UK development effort was never mentioned. We never see John Wyer or Eric Broadley (however there is a shot of a Lola T70 model car box on a shelf).

I think I spotted a couple of minor mistakes. The first GT40 we see is presented as being a brand new GT40, not one of the post-Nassau cars. By that point, Ken Miles should have known what a GT40 is. When we first see Shelby's new workshop in the hangar, there's a blue GT40 with a pair of periscope intakes that I think was a Mk II, that's too early for a Mk II (my guess is that they setup the hangar and shot all of the internal scenes at once without moving the cars).

p.s. The B-Roll video of Behind the Scenes shots is interesting, especially the car cannon near the end.
Thanks for sharing the link, great video
 
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