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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14286068 11/16/19
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Good to hear...I quit going to movies long ago as they just over do the special effects and always seem to throw in some political liberal crap....

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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14286104 11/16/19
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It's been difficult for me to enjoy movies ever since I learned that every actor/actress in them had to suck a dick to be in it.

Well,......except for maybe the lead actor in Django Unchained. Maybe he didn't have to suck a dick. He just had to promise to act in a movie that would get a lot of white people killed.

,....kinda like them "Roots" marathons they run every now and then. You better arm up and lock the door if you live near black folks when they run one o'them "Roots" marathons.

,....get's 'em all worked up.

Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14286224 11/16/19
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in the early 70's i was working construction in the summer to pay for college. a guy on the crew had a 289 cobra, he couldn't afford it, i could have bought it for about 3500dollars. didn't. I cry to this day every time i think about it, it would have meant only a couple extra months of work.


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Originally Posted by rainierrifleco
Good to hear...I quit going to movies long ago as they just over do the special effects....


That's why I got excited about this movie when the first trailers came out. They made a point of promoting the fact that the stunt driving was all done with real cars, not CGI. Pretty impressive... nobody's bothered to do that for a looooong time.


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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14286331 11/16/19
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Originally Posted by add
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OK, that made me laugh. Sorry Mannlicher grin

Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: RoninPhx] #14286572 11/16/19
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Originally Posted by RoninPhx
in the early 70's i was working construction in the summer to pay for college. a guy on the crew had a 289 cobra, he couldn't afford it, i could have bought it for about 3500dollars. didn't. I cry to this day every time i think about it, it would have meant only a couple extra months of work.


I feel your pain. In 1971 I bought a 1966 Shelby GT 350 for $2400, raced it for three years and then sold it (for $2500) to buy a Lotus formula car. I thought I had really done well.

Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: logger] #14286592 11/16/19
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Originally Posted by logger
Originally Posted by RoninPhx
in the early 70's i was working construction in the summer to pay for college. a guy on the crew had a 289 cobra, he couldn't afford it, i could have bought it for about 3500dollars. didn't. I cry to this day every time i think about it, it would have meant only a couple extra months of work.


I feel your pain. In 1971 I bought a 1966 Shelby GT 350 for $2400, raced it for three years and then sold it (for $2500) to buy a Lotus formula car. I thought I had really done well.


You should have bought a Lotus Super Seven. wink

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lotus/super-seven/2177468.html



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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14286675 11/16/19
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I will definitely go see it in the theater.


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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: luv2safari] #14286711 11/16/19
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Originally Posted by logger
Originally Posted by RoninPhx
in the early 70's i was working construction in the summer to pay for college. a guy on the crew had a 289 cobra, he couldn't afford it, i could have bought it for about 3500dollars. didn't. I cry to this day every time i think about it, it would have meant only a couple extra months of work.


I feel your pain. In 1971 I bought a 1966 Shelby GT 350 for $2400, raced it for three years and then sold it (for $2500) to buy a Lotus formula car. I thought I had really done well.


You should have bought a Lotus Super Seven. wink

https://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/dealer/lotus/super-seven/2177468.html



I bought a Lotus 22 Formula Jr (or Formula C in the US) for about $2500. Bought it from the guy that got me started in racing. Sold it to Mike Gue (then in England) for $2500. The guy that I bought it from was a great machinist. When I broke the crank in the MAE engine, he built me a billet crank that stunned the guys at Cosworth. The restored car sold for about $85,000 in the 1980s. After the Lotus, I started racing Formula Fords with a Titan Mk VI.

Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14287004 11/17/19
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There is a NetFlix documentary about the Ferrari Ford rivalry. I watched last night and it was quite interesting. I recommend it.

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Lotus Super Sevens made interesting "kit cars". Once saw/heard a unique one at the Reading, PA airport road races in the 60s. Sounded like a 900 pound McCullough chain saw. Had a modified SAAB 850cc two stroke in it. Also recall a few auto crosses in our area, that some Cosworth powered ones showed up.

Guy down the road from where we live now, had a 289 Cobra in the late 60s. Wrecked it, sat out behind his house under tarps for years before he finally sold it. His buddies had 'Vettes, he wanted something different.


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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: VarmintGuy] #14287209 11/17/19
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I took achadwickwife to see it yesterday, and we really liked this movie. Thanks for posting, VarmintGuy!


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Re: Ford vs. Ferrari - WOW! [Re: achadwick] #14288704 11/17/19
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Achadwick: You are welcome - I am so glad you and the Achadwickwife enjoyed the movie.
I am going to see it again - when I can get away.
I think I mentioned it already but if I didn't the VarmintWife enjoyed this movie immensely as well.
Wonder what the box office take is up to?
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Originally Posted by VarmintGuy

The production of the movie spared NO expense in recreating, realistically the era and the locations, that I could ascertain.


The proper way to spare no expense is to actually go make the film at Le Mans in France.

Matt Damon and the sterile CGI effects used in the movie are just more turn -offs.


Originally Posted by VarmintGuy

This movie ranks in the top three movies I have ever seen (and I literally have seen them all over the last 65+ years!)!


a person seeing all movies over 65 yrs and claiming to be an expert judge on movies, reminds me of those
that brag about owning 200 factory rifles and being a self-proclaimed great judge of quality rifles.


Originally Posted by VarmintGuy

The story line (writing) was PERFECT ...


considering its made out to be such an iconic and epic battle, Motor racing enthusiasts would probably prefer more
historical detail /background and accuracy.

but hollywoods primary focus is maximum return on the dollar and for that to happen they need to concentrate
on an entertainment product for the dumbed down masses.


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starman: Sounds like you were not impressed when you saw the movie?
Okay.
To each their own.
I still HIGHLY recommend the movie, despite your "review".
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I don't expect much from Hollywood so the movie does not disappoint ,

its your over the top rating of the movie and production that's the real issue. .. grin


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Box office leader for the weekend, according to the local newspaper today. IIRC, said it raked in over $31 million on opening weekend. I'll probably go to see it at some point. Ain't been inside a movie theater in the past 30 years.


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Just watched..." Ferrari-Race to Immortality". A 2017 documentary about the Scuderia Ferrari team.


Those 1950's era F1 drivers had balls of steel and quite a few of them didn't live to see 40.


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