Ford v Ferrari: the real story

Ford v Ferrari: the real story

Rivalries have defined racing for over a century but few have been as fierce as the one that separated Ford and Ferrari during the 1960s.

On the surface, it looks like these two automakers shouldn’t have found themselves at the same intersection. One is an American giant specialized in making mainstream cars. The other is a much smaller Italian firm that plays in the upper echelons of the industry. Their feud began after an unsuccessful takeover attempt and it didn’t end until Ford felt it had gotten even.

And now for the first time the story is coming to the big screen. ‘Ford v Ferrari‘ stars Matt Damon as automotive everything-man Carroll Shelby and Christian Bale (pictured) as British-born race car driver Ken Miles, and will be released this Friday, November 15.

Let’s take a look at how this unlikely rivalry started and where it took the two companies. Continue reading in the gallery above.

PICTURE: Ford GT40

© 20th Century Fox


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