Magnus Walker's "The Big Thing" Ford GT..Season Finale


ChipBeck

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Gentlemen,

A couple months ago I got a call from Magnus Walker (who I had never met before) and he told me the season finale of his series "The Big Thing" was going to feature all 3 generations of the Ford GT. The Peterson Museum gave him their 1966 MkIII GT40 for the day and he needed an 05-06 and a 17-21 GT that he and Billy Johnson could drive & film at Willow Springs. I agreed to trailer my new GT over and Randy Wong said he'd bring his black 2006 GT. It was a fantastic experience with a lot of laughs and I got to drive Willow Springs for the first time. More exciting than driving there was watching Billy Johnson go by at 160 mph with two big cameras suction cupped to the roof of my yellow GT and 4 wheel drift through turn one. Holy shit!!

Magnus is a super nice guy and after shooting this he came out to AZ and attended my Barrett Jackson Scottsdale GT Owners dinner a couple weeks later. The video went live today and it's attached below. Cheers!!!

Chip


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fjpikul

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Wow, what a great video. They sure could have enhanced it with RED cars though. Thanks for posting Chip.

Kudos to you two for donating your time and cars.
 
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extrap

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Really cool ... liked seeing GT34's rear kickin' out! (y) :cool:

Chip and Randy, you've got to be exactly the type NGT owners Ford had in mind.
 
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BSim27

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Sweet video! Thanks Chip and Randy for making this possible. The cars are looking sweet. Especially like the carbon fiber interior accents Randy.
 
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SYCO GT

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Good times for sure with Chip and Magnus!

Was neat to see the hard working camera crew in action from sunrise to sundown and spend an afternoon with Magnus in my car. Very genuine and committed to the project, but also enjoyable to work with. Nice balance.

Richard Howarth, the professional drone operator built some fantastic rigs. Had fun with this sequence where I pretend he is remote controlling my GT at WSIR.

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dreimer

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Fantastic video and thanks for donating your time and toys to this project!
 

Simon

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What great experience! Loved the video!
 

KennethClay

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Just finished it--what a great show!
 

Triheart7

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Fun Show, glad you guys got acknowledged. Looks like a fun day.
 

Gene Cassone

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Wow, wow, wow!! Thanks to all those involved!! Great video!!
 

darinhopkins

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Incredible. Thanks for sharing your experience!
 

digman1

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That was outstanding, thanks Chip !
 

HighHP

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That was great. Thanks.
 

roketman

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That is awesome. Congratulations
 

JWZ

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Fantastic! Awesome subjects!
 

partssmann

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I have been waiting to see this video ever since you mentioned you had done this. Excellent video production and enjoyed seeing your GT on the track with Billy Johnson behind the wheel.
 

sahlman

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Great video!
 

Iconic GT

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Outstanding.
 

GEE-TEE

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It was awesome. My son and I had been waiting for some time and have watched it several times. I have met Magnus at willow before and have driven with him. Ver nice guy. Thank you Chip and Randy. ;)
 
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twobjshelbys

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A link showed up on another site so it's getting some good exposure!