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Thanks for posting, I noticed the pics online today and looking forward to seeing the movie. :thumbsup:

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9 hours ago, Larry T said:

Thanks for sharing!  Love this kind of racing stuff!  :thumbsup:

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The official movie trailer dropped earlier this week.  Looks amazing!

 

 

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18 hours ago, jturnbow said:

The official movie trailer dropped earlier this week.  Looks amazing!

 

 

NEVER tell Carroll that you "Were Born Ready, HIT IT"...……….:whistling:

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Did Miles REALLY Punch Carroll in the face or is that a liberty taken?

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I noticed that Peter Brock is not mentioned or cast in the movie...

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I am fired up to see this movie.  I lived that era, spending weekends at the race track.  I hope many Shelby owners drive their cars to opening night at the local theater.  The ride home in our Shelby's after watching this movie will be magic. 

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19 hours ago, Tim Enos said:

I noticed that Peter Brock is not mentioned or cast in the movie...

That probably would have only happened if this had been a  proper story with the Daytona Coupe included. Maybe a better actual story that someone could produce later. The Cobra Coupe came to glory before the Ford GT did.

But it is nice seeing Alex Gurney play his dad Dan.

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I agree.  What an honor that is for Alex!  I guess Peter Brock left Shelby after the Coupe era?  I was not aware of that apparently....thanks for the reply!

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On 6/11/2019 at 9:18 PM, falcongtho3 said:

Hey Falcon,  thanks for posting these two very cool sites on some of the info of Peter Brocks life in racing and relationship with Carroll Shelby!     Lots of cool stuff I didn’t know, and also that Peter and Carroll weren’t always friends!          Thanks bud!            “MONGOOSE”   :peelout:

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The Movie is titled Ford vs Ferrari and is about Ford’s effort to beat Ferrari with the GT40, and it is primarily about Ford winning in 1966. While it would have been nice to see Brock at least acknowledged in the movie since he was an important part of Shelby History, again the movie is about Ford vs Ferrarri and the GT40 vs the Ferrarri cars. Brock was not heavily involved with GT40 development. His focus during that 1964 to 1966 time period was mainly the Daytona Coupe. Most people only know the popular story of the Ford/Shelby 1966 Le Mans win  when the now legendary Ford/Shelby Effort resulted in the 1966 Le Mans 1,2,3 win. Most people don’t remember the disastrous 1965 Ford/Shelby effort when the GT40s were entered and all of them DNFed and Ferrari dominated and won 1,2,3 in 1965. Most people also don’t know that in the 1965 Le Mans,  an AC Cobra Daytona Coupe was entered by AC Cars Ltd (not Ford/Shelby) and it won a respectable eight place overall while all of the GT40s DNF’ed. Ford was paying the bills back then and there was no way Shelby was going to be stupid enough to enter Daytona Coupes which proved quite competitive against the GT40. The Deuce wanted a win and in  1966 Ford came back with a vengeance and all effort was concentrated on the GT40. American movies cater to the attitude that America is all about “winning”, they don’t like to hear stories about losing or "what ifs". The masses aren’t going to pay money to go to the theater to be hit with truth, they want entertainment and “America Wins”. Therefor Hollywood  is not going to introduce some shoulda, coulda, woulda side bar about the Daytona Coupe and Pete Brock. Not taking anything away from Brock here, I am a huge fan of his work and his often overlooked contributions to car design and racing history and it would have been nice to see further development of the Daytona and what it could do but it wasn't in the cards.

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I've always been a Daytona Coupe fan, and have though Peter Brocks work was amazing. The Daytona did win the US the 1965 world Mfg. Cup, it also won its' class (4th overall)in the 1964 LeMans race. I do hope that it becomes documented on film some how, some day in the future. Reading my copy of the penultimate book by Friedman; Daytona, the Racing Cobras is an incredible trip to a different time. Not so far different than the time that will be depicted in the movie,  but a different chapter of the Shelby story and one that should not be tossed aside.

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15 minutes ago, falcongtho3 said:

I've always been a Daytona Coupe fan, and have though Peter Brocks work was amazing. The Daytona did win the US the 1965 would Mfg. Cup, it also won its' class (4th overall)in the 1964 LeMans race. I do hope that it becomes documented on film some how, some day in the future. Reading my copy of the penultimate book by Friedman; Daytona, the Racing Cobras is an incredible trip to a different time. Not so far different than the time that will be depicted in the movie,  but a different chapter of the Shelby story and one that should not be tossed aside.

Nothing is cooler than actually talking to Brock in person.  I haven't been for a while but he was a regular at the Vegas Cars And Coffee and its successor.  He told stories that weren't usually mentioned.  And "the rest of the story" about the pit fire.

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Cool!

I have a friend that meets up with him for Pebble Beach weekend, but I haven't had the honor of meeting him in person.

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maybe someday the Pete Brock story will be told. He certainly was an important part of Shelby History but he also accomplished a lot outside of Shelby on his own. He was a talented designer of many things. Cars, as well as,  a successful foray in to hang glider design and the BRE story should be told some day. 

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