The new movie “Ford v Ferrari” highlights the collaboration between Carroll Shelby and driver Ken Miles to create an American vehicle that can rival Ferrari’s dominance in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. For race fans, it’s always fun to see the history of any part of the sport on the big screen – but more excitingly, it has encouraged the release of real information about the build and those involved.
The Petersen Automotive Museum is featuring a short documentary film by Kahn Media about the historical context of this collaboration. Titled “8 Meters,” the film focuses on race car driver Ken Miles and Ford’s historic 1-2-3 victory at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. You can watch it below or on the Petersen’s Youtube channel.
The Petersen is also displaying hero cars in their “Winning Numbers” museum exhibit. These include the 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB SEFAC and 1957 Ferrari 625/250 Testa Rossa, which both appeared in the film, and the first production Shelby Cobra.
Ford itself also offers interested auto enthusiasts a bounty of resources for learning more about the story behind the upcoming film. Check out the two videos below, or follow any of the links provided afterwards by this industry giant, to brush up on your history before heading to the cinema!