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      03-24-2021, 05:58 AM   #1
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Ken Miles' 427ci GT40

Placed second in '66 Le Mans thanks to Considine 'important chap' jumping him at the slowing down finish line by a second or so in a pre planned Ford dirty trick.
Miles won the 24hr Daytona and 12hr Sebring of the same year but was tragically killed later on in a J-car testing accident at Riverside where he was thrown clear and killed instantly.
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Apologies should be this clip..
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Thanks for posting this Rick. Loved the movie - Ford v Ferrari. Ken Miles was something very special and so is the car. Every car enthusiast should see the movie.
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^ Glad you like it Steve,if only Ken kept the pedal to the metal at the end he'd be King of Le Mans but taking the flak from Ford!
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^ Glad you like it Steve,if only Ken kept the pedal to the metal at the end he'd be King of Le Mans but taking the flak from Ford!
I like how the movie shows the relationship between Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby. Ken was the talent behind the wheel and under the hood. Shelby convinced Ford to utilize Ken's talent and motivated/encouraged Ken to drive for ford. They both had special gifts and made a great team.
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I like how the movie shows the relationship between Ken Miles and Carroll Shelby. Ken was the talent behind the wheel and under the hood. Shelby convinced Ford to utilize Ken's talent and motivated/encouraged Ken to drive for ford. They both had special gifts and made a great team.
Liked the bit in the film where Damon (Shelby) impressed the boss of Ford with that demonstration drive in the 40,nearly gave him a heart attack.
Here's the trailer
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Liked the bit in the film where Damon (Shelby) impressed the boss of Ford with that demonstration drive in the 40,nearly gave him a heart attack.
Here's the trailer
Yeah, that was great! Bet Ford had to change his underwear after that little bit of fancy driving from Shelby. Loved it!
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Yeah, that was great! Bet Ford had to change his underwear after that little bit of fancy driving from Shelby. Loved it!
Oh big time with that!
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Shelby was a great driver in is own right but he had some kind of injury/condition that didn't allow him to race professionally any more. They talked about it at the beginning of the movie but I can't remember what it was and I'm too lazy to look it up. lol
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Shelby was a great driver in is own right but he had some kind of injury/condition that didn't allow him to race professionally any more. They talked about it at the beginning of the movie but I can't remember what it was and I'm too lazy to look it up. lol
Yes Shelby was quick enough but it was indeed a heart condition that made him stop racing and hand the reins to others.
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