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Ford versus Ferrari – The battle for supremacy at Le Mans 1966
On national distribution in time for the November 2019 release of the major new film Ford v Ferrari starring Matt Damon (as Carroll Shelby) and Christian Bale (as Ken Miles).
ABOUT THE BOOK
What happened when America's richest car company, producing many thousands of cars per year, went head-to-head with Ferrari of Italy in the mid ‘60s? This is the story of an unstoppable force coming up against the stubbornness of an immovable object – that is, Ford against Ferrari. Enzo Ferrari, whose company produced fewer than four hundred cars per year in 1963, wasn’t going to bow to Ford after he had turned down its offer to buy his company. The only place left to duke it out was on the racetracks of the world … and one in particular: Le Mans ‘66.
Ford versus Ferrari by John Starkey
• Ford versus Ferrari at Le Mans was THE clash of TITANS in the 1960s
• Henry versus Enzo!
• The story of the events behind the Ford v. Ferrari battles at Le Mans between 1964 and 1967
• Chronicles the evolution and development of the Ford GT40, alongside the rise of Ferrari in auto racing
• The role of American racing hero Carroll Shelby
• The role of Ken Miles, the gritty English driver who led the Ford team to victory
• The role of John Surtees - Ferrari’s number one driver, and champion on both two wheels and four!
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
John Starkey is a self-confessed racing fanatic, has owned many different sports cars, and has competed in hill-climbs, rallies and vintage sports car races since the 1960s.
Originally from the UK, John now lives in Florida, where he runs a race-car business, and works as a consultant, researcher and author. He has written a number of racing history books.
Place of birth: Solihull, UK • Hometown: S. Pasadena • Nearest city: Tampa
V5572 • Paperback • 9.84 x 8.26 in • $19.99 • 128 pages • 111 pictures • ISBN: 978-1-787115-72-9 • UPC: 6-36847-01572-5
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