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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigblock View Post
    So who will sit in the garage in theirs watching it ?

    Should we start a Poll ?

    Will Aaron buy a new LEDPlasmaprojectorpegdrivespinnerslashinggadget TV to watch it on ?
    Love the idea, I am really looking forward to it, sound up nice and loud!

    Alan.
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    ...and getting back to the original topic..........

    If you are interested in the real story, and i suspect the film will gloss over a lot of details, this is a great watch:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhiW...WJtkI4ax5FCZxJ
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    I love the documentary 8 metres as it rings the truth about the reality of how Ken Miles was in all honesty robbed of the triple in 1966, 24 hour Daytona, 12 hour Sebring and finally 24 hours at Le Mans, and what at the time would of been the only race driver to do it,but obeying orders from Shelby who was obeying orders from Henry Ford, and in my eyes not checking to see if a 3 car photo finish meant the No 1 car was the winner. In the rule book of Le Mans the car having travelled the furthest is the overall winner and as Bruce McLlaren and Chris Amon had by around 8 metres, having started further back on the starting grid than the faster Ken Miles/Denny Hulme, such a shame as Ken Miles would off been blown away with the ending result, i bet if our 2nd World War Tank commander had only stuck a good British two fingered V up to Henry Ford and co, not slowing down as ordered, taking the podium, well deserved, afterall he had worked for it. So back to the movie, well i will go and watch knowing Matt Damon is nothing like Shelby, knowing Christian Bale sounds and looks nothing like Ken Miles and how it will all be historically inaccurate for the most part no doubt, i will just bite the bullet and think well least the cars sound great.

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    Yup, its a great documentary.
    You summarise my thoughts, exactly, Gary. He was a true British hero.
    Last edited by KevinW; 20-06-19 at 09:32 AM.
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    A Ken Miles obituary from the time:

    http://sportscars.tv/Newfiles/kenmiles.html
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    Another Miles article for anyone interested:

    http://saac.memberlodge.com/resources/0109/0109-ken.pdf
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    Brilliant reads Kevin , thanks.

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