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    One of my favorite movies of the year! A great true story with two of Hollywood's best at the top of their game - Matt Damon as car-designer, Carroll Shelby, and Christian Bale as racer, Ken Miles. It's amazing how much suspense it builds when the outcome has been known for over 50 years. I'm not even a car-buff or a racing fan, and I was thoroughly engaged throughout.
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    the first time the Nationals were ever in Indy, one of my bucket-list stops was the Indy museum, where they had the original F40, which was my all-time fave race car.
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    In Britain the film is called "Le Mans 66"
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    Wanna see the fastest lap ever . . .

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j9ohHhgEfUM
    Last edited by Atticus; 11-18-2019 at 01:23 AM.
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    And Le Mans has had its tragedies...1955 most notably...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMoh5hZAaZk
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    And Le Mans has had its tragedies...1955 most notably...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMoh5hZAaZk
    I thought Tauriki would have already been here to emphasise that 3/4 of the drivers in the 1st two GT40s were from NZ.

    These inluded F1 champ Denny Hulme and F1 winner Bruce Mclaren who started the still famous McLaren racing team and car builder. Hopefully, Hollywood didn't "U-571" the movie on this point.

    Another interesting point was that the winning Ferrari driver from the previous year's race, Jochen Rindt, switched to a GT40 in 1966 but DNF when the car crapped itself shortly after the start.
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    In case anybody is interested, here's a utoob video showing Le Mans winning cars 1923-2019.

    It's amazing how long it took engineers to design a mechanism to exceed the performance capability of a leather strap!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Conor Dary View Post
    And Le Mans has had its tragedies...1955 most notably...

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RMoh5hZAaZk
    This led to Mercedes dropping out of motorsport for several decades and a Swiss motorsport ban that continues to this day.
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