Ford v Ferrari

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  1. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Looks good. :thumbsup:

    Thread fart... Directed by James Mangold. Mangold's first film was "Heavy", a movie about a plus size dude's love for a beautiful waitress. According to IMDB, the title role was offered to one of Yohn's favorite people:

    Charles Thompson (aka Frank Black) of the Pixies says on a deleted scene of loudQUIETloud: A Film About the Pixies (2006), that he was approached for the part of Victor. He turned it down, saying he "didn't want to play that type of character".
     
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    CJ Bronze Member Admin Top Poster

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    Yeah, I'm a sucker for this kind of story if its well executed. Don't care about historical accuracy and I'm not that into racing actually but I really loved Rush from a few years ago as well.
     
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    Denton Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    yeeehaw! looks fun
     
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    Looks like my kind of movie. Grew up thinking Carrol Shelby was a God.
     
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    Should be fun.
     
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    I like the look of this one! :handok:
     
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    Back in the late 70's I owned (for a very short time) a DeTomaso Pantera. I thought it was hot shit. Then one of the guys on the boat got hold of a street-legal GT40, a 1969 as I recall. Since they had basically the same engines we decided to race around Mare Island. He dusted my ass so bad it was not even funny. :)
     
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    I mean, could be just that you're a shitty driver ;)
     
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    Probably just as likely!! :tonguewink:
     
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    In all seriousness, a pro driver in a Camry would whip me in a Porsche.
     
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    Me too I am certain.
     
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    Count me in as well. I like driving within very specific limits and never near the edge. A number of years ago my son was part of an organization that had an open track day at Watkins Glenn. He drove one lap in our Z4 with me in the car. I wanted out after the first turn!
     
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    Dave Jesus Christ, I can't believe you ever let that car go. Of course priorities would have been different for you at that time. That is one gorgeous car.

    pantera.jpg
     
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    I will also go against the grain here, on a track with any kind of straights at all, the power of the Porsche would pull in the Camry in a hurry. I agree pros would wipe the track with me also, but I think the difference between a Camry and a 911 is too great, I think I would get him. Or perhaps I would push too hard in a corner spin out and watch the pro blow buy me at 25mph. My experience on a track is limited, but when I did drive on a track my fear of death was the limiting factor, not the car.
     
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    It was great to look at. But it was hot, uncomfortable, and that big Ford V8's right next to the driver's right ear so when you hit it, you are deaf from the racket. It was sort of the "pass-around" car at the time - I bought the car from a fellow sailor in May and sold it to a different sailor that September. It was a red GTS that looked exactly like this web image. I don't have photos of it (those were the film days.)
    1920px-1983_De_Tomaso_Pantera_GTS_(US_market),_front_right.jpg
     
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    The documentary "The 24 Hour War" is a good primer for the story...



    Available via Amazon Prime.

    Regarding a 911 vs. a Camry on a track, a professional in a Camry will hold so much more speed through the corners, that their lap times will be better. I've done a bunch of HPDE on various tracks up and down the east coast and experienced first hand what a talented and experienced driver can do with a jalopy. I've even been able to track down cars with twice the HP of mine, due to my ability over a novice, and I'm no where near the ability of these experts.
     
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    I'm on board for this one too. Shelby was a power to be reckoned with.

    I loved the looks of the Pantera back in the day David. I think all of those mid-engine monsters were meant for weekend strutting, not for every-day driving. I remember stories in the 70s car magazines about the heat and noise from Ferrari, Lamborghini, and the other hot wheels.

    Barry, I always thought Nissan borrowed some design features from the Ford GT for your model 300 ZX. That's the one I wanted, but the wedge got dropped in my lap. I'm not sorry, just envious.
     
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