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  • Ford vs. Ferrari... who's excited?

    THIS GUY!!!!!
    I'm looking forward to seeing the movie this week. I'm going to be shooting lots of pix of these cars for work this week... love my job.
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  • #2
    I am very excited, been learning a lot about Miles and Shelby the last few months.

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    • #3
      I've been a Shelby fan for years. When this movie was first announced, I planned to take this Friday as a personal day from work just so I can go to the matinee with the wife.

      I hope Hollywood sticks to mostly the facts and does a good job of representing the real story. Looking forward to seeing all of the Shelby vehicles that have been appearing in the trailers for the movie.

      Brian

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      • #4
        A must see for me as was the lastest Midway movie. Well done account using CGI to absolutely nail the ships and aircraft of the day.. If you are a fan of WWII movies you have to see this one.

        Friday afternoon show times are a benefit of being retired. My rear end will be planted in a seat watching this movie on Friday.

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        • #5
          I think my weekend is planned Won't miss it.
          -Harry

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          • #6
            Correct topic but wrong forum. Ahem.
            HO seller mentioned that AFX Ford GT40s have escalated in price since the movie was announced.

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            • #7
              My wife and I plan to go this Friday evening

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              • #8
                Originally posted by WB2 View Post
                Correct topic but wrong forum. Ahem.
                HO seller mentioned that AFX Ford GT40s have escalated in price since the movie was announced.
                Wrong? 1/32 cars shown...
                Slot Car Nerd/Photographer/ Just a self-styled marketing guy on my back porch.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Dave Kennedy View Post

                  Wrong? 1/32 cars shown...
                  I mentioned HO scale on 1/32 forum. Should have worded it better.

                  On another note: this movie runs 2:32. I assume most attendees will be Medicare age. We need an intermission to go to the bathroom.

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                  • #10
                    There should be an intermission after 1:32 and a slot car track in the lobby to run a few quick laps before returning to your seat.

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                    • #11
                      Are the cars to be featured in this movie available in 1:32 scale? I mean the liveries driven by the actual drivers. I've always wanted a Ken Miles GT40 and now would be the time to get one if available. I only have 1 Ferrari P3/4, a Scalextric green #3 driven by David Piper, but from a slightly later year.

                      If any HRW sponsoring dealers have these cars in stock a post letting us know would be well received.

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                      • #12
                        Yup, my wife went ahead and bought tickets....we are going Friday. I am probably going to hate it at first for not being historically accurate....but hopefully it will grow on me. And yes...I would have gone anyway.....
                        Come Race at The Trace!
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                        • #13
                          What's not historically accurate? I haven't done my research on this topic. It is a pet peeve of mine that movie makers go through the huge effort of making a film and then falsify what actually happened. Why not make it real? I guess that's why I'm not a gazillionaire director...

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                          • #14
                            Weather permitting going to be in the car show at the theater and watch the movie with the local Car Clubs in a private theater.

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                            • #15
                              A dear friend of mine was personally involved in a series of events that a major motion picture was later made about. The people who lived through those events were upset the movie didn't present things as they actually happened. After much protesting they actually got to meet with the film maker who listened to their complaints then replied - "it was a movie". Then he told them if they wanted to present their version of things to go ahead and make their own film.

                              I'm confident the film will capture the gist of events that lead up to the known outcome at Le Mans in 1966. If taking a bit of 'poetic license' makes it a better movie experience than being handcuffed to exactly how things happened so be it. The vast majority of attendees will be there to see a good movie, not to watch a documentary and count rivets. I'll compare it to 'A League of Their Own' which was a success even if no real life manager ever actually said "there's no crying in baseball".

                              If it's a financial success perhaps there will be more racing movies that are at least more real than 'Fast and Furious".

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