Ford vs. Ferrari Film (2019)


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As most of you know, the Ford vs. Ferrari movie with stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon has completed filming.

I was at the Hillbank Motorsports Open House today in Irvine, and saw some of the cars that were purportedly used in the movie production. I haven't seen any of the pre-production or production, so I cannot verify, but the source (Distributor sales rep) seemed to be informed, or was at the very least, enthusiastic.

And the bodywork of the black striped car was taken off so that they could film a rolling chassis and engine.
 

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Joehand1

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It’s called creative license to heighten the storyline to folks who don’t know anything about the story, which is 99 percent of the population. Doesn’t mean it’s right though.
 

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What ever it takes to sell tickets!
 

Joehand1

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I think there will be a keen new interest from all kind of non car folks in our 12 year old cars after this movie premieres.
Might even bump up values
 
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Sinovac

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Speaking of movie trailers....


The movie has some good GT40 footage.
 

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From Variety:


Fox has dated its untitled Ford vs. Ferrari movie, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, for June 28, 2019.

“Logan” director James Mangold is helming from a script by screenwriters Jez and John-Henry Butterworth (“Edge of Tomorrow”).

The film follows an eccentric, determined team of American engineers and designers, led by automotive visionary Carroll Shelby (Damon) and his British driver, Ken Miles (Bale), who are dispatched by Henry Ford II and Lee Iacocca with the mission of building from scratch an entirely new automobile with the potential to finally defeat the perennially dominant Ferrari at the 1966 Le Mans World Championship in France.

Caitriona Balfe will portray Miles’ wife and Noah Jupe will play their son. Jon Bernthal has been in talks to portray Iacocca. Chernin Entertainment is producing.
:pop:pop:pop:pop
 

silver1331

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Here's a great interview with Shelby for those who haven't seen it.

 

soroush

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Speaking of movie trailers....


The movie has some good GT40 footage.
I have no Idea what I just watched, but it was great.
 

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French flick “A Man and a Woman.” Impress your wife with your sensitive side and ask her to watch a French romance film. Act surprised when you see the car scenes.
 

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As most of you know, the Ford vs. Ferrari movie with stars Christian Bale and Matt Damon has completed filming.

I was at the Hillbank Motorsports Open House today in Irvine, and saw some of the cars that were purportedly used in the movie production. I haven't seen any of the pre-production or production, so I cannot verify, but the source (Distributor sales rep) seemed to be informed, or was at the very least, enthusiastic.

And the bodywork of the black striped car was taken off so that they could film a rolling chassis and engine.
I was told that Race Car Replicas built many of the period
Correct GT 40s for the film
 
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GTinTN

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I had heard excerpts from this before, but never the entire interview - thanks for sharing!
Shelby was a great man who had a tremendous influence on the sports car and racing industry.
 

Ed Sims

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Great news - can't wait to see the movie. Is Christian or Matt playing Enzo?

Ed
 
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BtwoG

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I was told that Race Car Replicas built many of the period
Correct GT 40s for the film
I heard the same. Wondering if they will go up for sale.
 
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KennethClay

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I may have mentioned this before, but Jeff Bucknum (son of Ronnie Bucknum, who drove the 3rd place car in 1966) did some of the stunt driving for the movie. He's a friend and also a former Indy Car driver for AJ Foyt.

So they really got the talent out for that movie--I hope it's good!
 
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SYCO GT

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Love the Hollywood Ford GT GTG idea! Let's do it!
 
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SteveA

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I understood Hillbank supplied the 3 winning MKII's. Dan's son Alex plays Dan in a small part. Hope it's well done but have been told Hollywood has taken some "liberties" with the history.

https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1950186/fullcredits...
 

Rockstar

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Hey Guys, this is BIG!!!!!! Every one I talk to about the movie is excited. A young boy came up to me yesterday at a car show and was telling me how he and his friends are just waiting for the movie to come out. See, there is a new young generation that is carrying on the heritage and tradition on what we all ready know and love. Hang on boys, the prices and excitement on our pieces of American history are about to skyrocket! These new young Hombre's are playing with are cars on video games and have posters/ pictures on their walls. What a great time to have, drive and Love a GT!
 

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Great news - can't wait to see the movie. Is Christian or Matt playing Enzo?

Ed
Matt is playing Caroll Shelby ..
 
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FordGTGuy

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I didn't see any other threads active on this topic and I didn't want to make a new thread so I thought I would necro-bump this one.

I saw the new poster and trailer for the movie and decided to modify the poster.



I thought a nice picture of the real Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby was better than just a blank space above them.

What did everyone else think of the trailer?

I'm excited to go see it and I'm glad to see this story make it to Hollywood.
 

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All of the racing scenes were shot at the Ontario Airport in California. They had to shoot everything with the cars driving on the taxiway as they were unable to shutdown the main landing strips (way too busy) for this event. I had an invite to watch however work got in my way. Jay
 
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