Fearless driving in an elegantly designed tin can
After being forced to quit a highly decorated motor racing career for health reasons, Carroll Shelby turned to car designing. A legend in this world, having been one of the few Americans to win the gruelling 24-hour marathon at Le Mans, Shelby was hired by Ford Motor Company, who were wanting to take on world champions Ferrari.
While Shelby had the American charm that Ford wanted associated with their brand, they weren’t so sure about Shelby’s favoured driver, the notoriously ill-tempered Limey rebel Ken Miles.
Starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, the film is an instant classic with heaps of old school Hollywood charm.
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