The titanic battle between Ford and Ferrari for supremacy of the 24hr Le Mans race in 1968 is the stuff of racing folklore. The Ford GT40 was created because of one man’s grudge; Henry Ford II wanted a Ford motor car to not only compete in, but also win, the 24 Hours Le Mans race.
He reacted with enormous interest when he learned that Enzo Ferrari was interested in selling Ferrari, spending millions of dollars on legal expenses and an exhaustive audit of Ferrari’s assets. However, as negotiations entered their final stages, Enzo Ferrari pulled out leaving Henry Ford II with little or nothing to show for the millions spent to that point. Henry Ford II was understandably enraged, leading him to direct his motor racing division to come up with a car that could beat Ferrari in an endurance race – the 1968 24 hour Le Mans race. The result was the Ford GT40 and the rest, as they say, is history.
The battle between Ford and Ferrari is the subject of a new film: 'Ford versus Ferrari', starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale, due to be released later this year.
R28J is arranging for a private viewing of this film for its members:
Venue: Cineworld, Waterfront, St. Helier
Time and Date: 11am, Saturday 30 November.
Although the film has not yet received its audience rating, it is very likely to be a film that is suitable for family audiences. You may view the official trailer for the film by clicking here.
We would like to invite Club members and their families to join us for a private viewing of this film.
All we need for now is an expression of interest please, so that we can book the appropriate size of theatre.(UPDATE: we have now received sufficient notification of interest to view this film, so this event will go ahead as planned.)
If you and your family members would be interested to watch the film please contact me at: R28J@porscheclubgb.com
Please remember to indicate how many tickets you require.