In the old days of Pure Stock racing before a lot of cheating started I raced lots of hemi cars and never lost to one of them with my 428CJ Mustang with a sock cam and convertor .The 440 six pack cars were scarier than the hemis .I was the first to run 12's in 1992 .If you get the 428, we get the 426.
It takes a Mopar to catch a Mopar son.
Everybody knows a Ford of any kind never, ever, lost a race to Hemi. You guys have been spewing that for years. We get itIn the old days of Pure Stock racing before a lot of cheating started I raced lots of hemi cars and never lost to one of them with my 428CJ Mustang with a sock cam and convertor .The 440 six pack cars were scarier than the hemis .I was the first to run 12's in 1992 .
They need to make one about some flaming gay guy that has been tortured his whole life because of it but comes out on top to be the champ in drag racing with a big bad butch of a woman as a crew chief and the rest of the crew transitioning.
Probably go over and make big bucks and change the cultural view of racing in general by the masses........bringing on change to the whole of society.
Wouldn't surprise me one bit if it happened and did.
They did show thatIn the book Go like Hell. Which the movie is based they ask shelby if he had any regrets in life. His only regret he said was complying with Ford and asking Ken to drop back his position and thus forfeited 1st place. He was killed in a race not long after that. Not sure if movie depicts ken had to pit because the guy who helped him into car closed the door early catch his helmet and bending door. When he hit 200mph the door was trying to fly off. They had to pit for 15min to straighten door. After fixed i think Ken made it back to 1st before 1/2 way. Very talented driver. Shelby said Ken normally wouldn't listen to them on radio. He did his own thing, he still not sure why Ken listened to him to drop back to allow the 123 win.
Henry in the book shelby talks about ford brass wanting miles to drop back so the other cars would all qualify. I beleive there was a Porsche in 4th. So the way the time ended up if miles didn't drop back one car would have got 4th. They convinced miles that he would still get first even if he dropped back. But do to that rule he didn't. He got 2nd. Shelby said he regretted asking Ken to drop for the sake of Ford after all they still would have had 1-2&4.If you listen to the Carrol Shelby interview he states exactly what happened with the Ken Miles incident. In his own words he says Ford wanted a flying all Ford finish. (Which I have seen many times on a road course by the way)
The sanctioning body decided to fuck with Ford because in Shelby’s own words they were not at all happy to see an American manufacturer win LeMans. (Dang!, some things never change)
They invented a rule that stated the second place car won because he traveled a longer distance having started farther down in the starting order.
This can’t be put on Ford trying to fuck Ken Miles our of a win. What would be the motive for that anyways?