The Car racing history buffs know this story very well, but it needs to be told to ...
The Car racing history buffs know this story very well, but it needs to be told to the even wider audience. The 24 Hour War, the upcoming documentary co-directed by Adam Corolla, tells the story of how Henry Ford II, aka The Deuce, took revenge against the Enzo Ferrari when the latter, at the last minute, backed out of the deal where Ford would have bought Ferrari in 1963.
And why was Ford interested in Ferrari in the first place? Well, because Ford was essentially getting its ass kicked by GM and its Corvette on a race track back in the early 1960s.
The way Henry II saw it, win on Sunday, sell on Monday. A key was to win, and Ferrari’s long history of doing just that provided Ford with the solution. But when Old Man Enzo had the change of heart, Henry II swore revenge.
He wanted to defeat Ferrari at the one event it dominated year after year: the 24 Hours of Le Mans. And with the help of Carroll Shelby and the misfit crew of engineers, Henry Ford II put together the team of engineers to create what became the GT40. Victory eventually came to Ford, but the story itself is epic.
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