Ford vs. Ferrari--New Official Trailer

Stephen Ducker

Supporter
Hi,
I think you're referring to Charlie ( Charles ) Agapiou, the English mechanic.
I saw the film this week with my wife, it was entertaining and well paced, & didn't feel like the 2 hours plus that it actually was.
Chronologically things were all over the place. As if Ken Miles had never seen a GT40 before the airport scene..
Shelby recommended John Wyer to FoMoCo rather than HF11 immediately putting Shelby at the head of the project. (build a car in 90 days & all that BS !)
Rain at night rather than the end of the race?
Ken & Shelby 'invent' the J car after the 1966 race. I think not.
At the end of the film you get epilogue words, " The GT40 designed by Carroll Shelby & Ken Miles......."or similar. I'm not knocking either of these guys but we all know what a massive transatlantic project it was !
Most surprising film error was the paintwork errors on the #1 & #5 cars, more unexpected to me than the other more technical bits already mentioned.
The J car & Mk4 mock ups were pretty awful too.

BUT, will the film entertain the public, raise the profile of our hobby, introduce Ken to the general public, get people interested in historic racing, etc. I'd say yes, so a thumbs up from me on the whole.

Steve
 
Living in Port Elizabeth where Hi-Tech are based and knowing Jimmy Price I was lucky enough to be invited to the local premier showing with some of the staff from Hi-Tech and key suppliers last night. Thoroughly enjoyed the movie.

Cheers

Fred W B
 

Stephen Ducker

Supporter
ps didn't Ken Miles take part in Le Mans 1965 !

Car #1 Miles / McLaren GT106 427 (prototype/first effort MK2) retired after four hours.
 

Neil

Supporter
I saw the movie this afternoon at the IMAX theater in Escondido. Not bad but the best racing movie is still "Le Man's". The FvF director could not resist throwing in every racing movie cliche there ever was.
 

Rick Muck- Mark IV

GT40s Sponsor
Supporter
I saw the movie this afternoon at the IMAX theater in Escondido. Not bad but the best racing movie is still "Le Man's". The FvF director could not resist throwing in every racing movie cliche there ever was.
You mean like the tach at 8000 RPM? Yeah, try that with a 60's FE! And the "220 MPH" speedo shots in a car that had no speedometer.......But overall a very entertaining film. I have talked to several "non-car" people who have seen it and they thought it was a good story and well done. Hey it could have been "Days of Thunder" so we should be grateful for that!
 
Hi,
I think you're referring to Charlie ( Charles ) Agapiou, the English mechanic.
I saw the film this week with my wife, it was entertaining and well paced, & didn't feel like the 2 hours plus that it actually was.
Chronologically things were all over the place. As if Ken Miles had never seen a GT40 before the airport scene..
Shelby recommended John Wyer to FoMoCo rather than HF11 immediately putting Shelby at the head of the project. (build a car in 90 days & all that BS !)
Rain at night rather than the end of the race?
Ken & Shelby 'invent' the J car after the 1966 race. I think not.
At the end of the film you get epilogue words, " The GT40 designed by Carroll Shelby & Ken Miles......."or similar. I'm not knocking either of these guys but we all know what a massive transatlantic project it was !
Most surprising film error was the paintwork errors on the #1 & #5 cars, more unexpected to me than the other more technical bits already mentioned.
The J car & Mk4 mock ups were pretty awful too.

BUT, will the film entertain the public, raise the profile of our hobby, introduce Ken to the general public, get people interested in historic racing, etc. I'd say yes, so a thumbs up from me on the whole.

Steve
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