[Healeys] Ford versus Ferrari

Bob Spidell bspidell at comcast.net
Wed Dec 18 09:16:03 MST 2019

OTOH, the 'Hollywood treatment' broadens the appeal; my girlfriend, who 
doesn't have a gearhead strand in her DNA enjoyed the movie (which makes 
for a more pleasant after-movie experience).  I also liked that they 
made Enzo Ferarri look like a jackass which, from all I've heard, he 
was.  I'm sure most of us on this list would prefer a technical 
documentary on exactly how the cars were designed, built, tuned and 
driven but then you'd have an audience of maybe a couple thousand people.

ps.  I thought the 'clunk' they Foleyed-in for gearchanges didn't sound 
realistic, but I've never driven a GT40 so who knows.

On 12/18/2019 6:38 AM, Stephen Hutchings wrote:
> I too remember that in the film they seemed to be swapping out the 
> entire upright assembly.
> If you want to watch a good film about that era, see “Shelby American” 
> on Netflix.
> I wasn’t at all impressed by “Ford VS Ferrari”…just another Hollywood 
> treatment full of ridiculous inaccuracies.
> They’re still using that old 1950’s “B” movie technique where two 
> drivers are supposed to be approaching the end of the Mulsanne 
> straight at very high speed, and they have time to glare at one another!
> And apparently all you have to do to overtake is gear down and press 
> the accelerator.
> I know it’s Hollywood, but sheesh!
> Stephen, BJ8
>> On Dec 18, 2019, at 12:51 AM, WILLIAM B LAWRENCE <YNOTINK at msn.com 
>> <mailto:YNOTINK at msn.com>> wrote:
>> In the movie, although there wasn't much technical explanation, it 
>> appeared that they removed and replaced the entire suspension upright 
>> assembly with new stub axles, hubs, rotors and calipers in place. I 
>> was thinking they must have used some kind of quick connect on the 
>> brake lines with a quick bleeder in place.
>> Bill Lawrence
>> BN1 #554
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