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    Although engineer Phil Remington was born in Santa Monica and did not have a "gee golly" Texas accent, was a minor detail to most viewers without personal involvement with Shelby American back in the day, liked the film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    Although engineer Phil Remington ...
    We could point fingers all day, but few know who invented the Curvette Switch, a Mexican non-english mother tongue working for Carlingswitch in Bristol CT on a napkin during his break time. Mr. Coffee becomes famous.

    Engineers usually do not take the line light, rather the commitment in the backdrop of a process to hopeful perfection.

    Couple great youtube films but spoiler alerts.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    We could point fingers all day ...
    Totally agree - nick-picking a good film is wasting time.

    Nevertheless it brought back memories from the past as Leno's owns my '65 GT350 which I vintage raced & cruised back in the day. Anyway my next project (1973 Jawa Model 890 speedway racer) is in the garage and have been thinking about paint schemes. As I left the theater Sunday, the thought of a Ford Wimbledon white (tank/fenders) and Guardsman blue (frame/forks) combo (or visa-versa) crossed my mind with a very discrete Shelby American logo decal deep on the rear fender.

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    I enjoyed the movie. It looks like they used Burbank airport for the 1960's LAX airport test track scenes.

    I wish they would have used a period correct phone cord and connector instead of a 6P6C in the scene where Ken's wife was talking to him during a driver break at the 24 Hours of Daytona

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    Took my boys to see it, they very much enjoyed the movie as did I. Hopefully gave them a good kick in the pants to keep helping with the conversion of my 69 Camaro to Protouring
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter P. View Post
    Very good review. Better than some professional reviews.
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    My wife liked it so much she said I didn't even owe her a chick flick. Only nit pick I have is the constant gear shifting sequences - downshifting on the Mulsanne? Just ease up on the gas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    (1973 Jawa Model 890 speedway racer)
    Does that thing run? Jawa... a two smoker?
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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Does that thing run? Jawa... a two smoker?
    Loads of info Here.

    troutmd has incredibly rare and specific pieces in his collections. Have him post the yellow pickup truck with the bike. That is pure eyecandy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by duriel View Post
    Does that thing run? Jawa... a two smoker?
    Correct - early 70's Jawa Model 890 speedway racer. No brakes, one speed, 180 lbs., 500cc single cylinder 4 stroke running on methanol creating 65 hp with 0 to 60 in 2.3 seconds. Here is one (a Jawa frame with Weslake motor --- westlake of the famous Gurney-Weslake F1/Indy era) --- I completely restored a few years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Loads of info Here.

    troutmd has incredibly rare and specific pieces in his collections. Have him post the yellow pickup truck with the bike. That is pure eyecandy.
    Thank you for the compliment. These restoration projects keep my from being a derelict bar fly and angry old man.

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    The '56 Ford F-100 now in a private collection in Japan, and the '70 Maico MC400 in a corporate lobby in Las Vegas .
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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    Totally agree - nick-picking a good film is wasting time.

    Nevertheless it brought back memories from the past as Leno's owns my '65 GT350 which I vintage raced & cruised back in the day.
    Leno resold you car, sadly, according to the duPont REGISTRY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    Thank you for the compliment. These restoration projects keep my from being a derelict bar fly and angry old man.
    You are a pure Class ACT. Those attentions to detail are beyond reproach.

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    I'm looking forward to seeing "Ford vs Ferrari" soon.

    If you are not planning to see the film or after you see the film I recommend the outstanding documentary "The 24 Hour War" which is entirely about Ferrari v Ford at LeMans with some historical background leading up to how they became such rivals. The film is just about them as companies including their rivalry.

    I the pleasure of being at the 1965, 1966 and 1970 LeMans race. That was back when IMO it was WAY better of a race and experience than the current annual LeMans. (When they put the two chicanes on the Mulsanne straight it was all downhill from there.)

    IMO the best past genuine authentic auto racing movie was "LeMans" with Steve McQueen. Real cars, real racing at LeMans no CGI stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutmd View Post
    Totally agree - nick-picking a good film is wasting time.

    Nevertheless it brought back memories from the past as Leno's owns my '65 GT350 which I vintage raced & cruised back in the day. Anyway my next project (1973 Jawa Model 890 speedway racer) is in the garage and have been thinking about paint schemes. As I left the theater Sunday, the thought of a Ford Wimbledon white (tank/fenders) and Guardsman blue (frame/forks) combo (or visa-versa) crossed my mind with a very discrete Shelby American logo decal deep on the rear fender.

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    Wow, Jawa motorcycles, Czecholovakia's answer to Triumphs and Hondas? That's me with my kid brother on one below in '66. Bought it for $350 from a buddy on Mott St., Little Italy. First time ever on a motorcycle, rode it home out the Long Island Expressway in rush hour traffic. It topped out at 72 mph. Rode it to JKF Airport the whole summer to a job packing airplanes for Braniff, the one between United and Pan American, upstaging those two greats with stewardesses dressed in Pucci pink and "pill box" felt hats, just like Jackie's.

    The bike lost second gear. The commie Czech mechanics at their little facility in Brooklyn were flattered I had the bike. They were marketing dirt bikes, like your project, trout. Mine was a 350cc two stroke. Left a ring of smoke all the way around the block. Crashed on it 3 times, so decided to sell it before departing for Vietnam, at the time a positive trade-off.

    Hey, did you show up at the club ride starts with your bike in that yellow pick up? Very classy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GlobalGuy View Post
    I'm looking forward to seeing "Ford vs Ferrari" soon.

    If you are not planning to see the film ...
    Please visit NetFlix and "Shelby America." https://www.netflix.com/title/81218074



    Remington, referenced ealier in the thread was actually the brain child for Shelby. MAGA.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eretz View Post
    Leno resold you car, sadly, according to the duPont REGISTRY.

    Like most collectors, Jay Leno more then likely practiced "high grading" where you have something really special until something even more special comes along. Nevertheless a really good guy ... actually a prince of a guy to do business with.
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    Watched the movie this weekend and look forward to watching some of those documentaries to see how accurate the movie was depicted, but if it played out like that, dude got royally screwed.
    Either way I found it enjoyable.
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