Check out the documentary film The 24 Hour War for the truth about Ford v Ferrari rather than the Hollywood version.I've agreed to a car group build over on Brexit Modeller, so I thought I'd share it here on the Arrse modelling pages, this has of course slowed my progrees on other projects, my M3 Grant and crashing KamiKaze, but it's a simple kit with a low parts count, so shouldn't hold me up for long.
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always admired the lines of the GT40, it's low slung body, wide tires filling the arches, but there's another dimension to this subject, Ken the driver, being a British lad, and an ex WW2 Tankie. He was both a phenomenal driver and car developer.
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The recent Movie "Ford V Ferrari" staring Christian Bale playing Ken, and Matt Damon.
tells the story and is well worth checking out.
They are an incredibly tight fit. I have sat in a couple of real one's and passengered in a few quality replicas - as close to the real thing as you could get. At 6'1" I had to scrunch down in the seat and sort of pull my head down into my shoulders. Dan Gurney was 6'4" and they came up with the Gurney bubble to put onto the top of the door for him so that he could sit up straight'ish. I had problems seeing out of the windscreen at my height, Gurney must have had a hell of a time with the extra height he had - the rumour is that he also had the seat more or less removed to allow his arrse to be an inch, or so lower too. Its no way to be driving a 24 hour race.
The only bloke I have seen comfortably get in and out of a GT40 is Jackie 0liver, who like most racing drivers is jockey sized.