Ford Vs Ferrari, ‘The 24 Hour War’
It was the greatest rivalry in the history of motor racing…and my friend was the Ford Team Captain”
Chassy Media has just debuted a trailer for the racing documentary titled The 24 Hour War, about the rivalry between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari.
This documentary film focuses on the battle between the 2 automakers and their race cars that took place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans race in the 1960’s.
The story goes that, after the rise of Ferrari in the 60’s, Henry Ford tried to buy Ferrari outright since they did not have much to compete with.
Enzo Ferrari said no, and Henry Ford was so upset he responded by building his own cars that could challenge The Scuderia’s Red Ferraris on the racetrack.
This film is a history lesson about the power of rivalries in motorsports, such railleries exist today.
Here’s the trailer for Nate Adams & Adam Carolla’s documentary The 24 Hour War, in high def.
The Story as I recall it
The Ford Vs Ferrari rivalry at Le Mans is 1 of the most famous in racing history. It started in Y 1963 when Henry Ford II tried to buy Ferrari to save the ailing Ford Motor Company, which was being crushed by GM and the Corvette on the track and at the dealerships.
After months of negotiation, Enzo Ferrari said no, refusing to allow Ford to interfere with what he loved the most: racing.
Henry Ford II was furious and vowed to build a racecar that would dethrone Ferrari.
The 24 Hour War is co-directed by Nate Adams (Bad Ass Bikers) & actor-comedian Adam Carolla (Road Hard), both of whom also co-directed the doc Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman previously.
Chassy Media will open The 24 Hour War in select theaters starting this November, no exact date is set yet.
Of Note: FoMoCo re-entered Tier 1 long distance racing a fielded a team to assault the LeMans course earlier this year, the word is that Ford spent about $800-M to get into the race. Ferrari, as a factory does not participate, as it is concentrated on Formula 1.
Stay tuned for more info about this must see documentary.
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