Adrenaline-packed racing saw guests on the edge of their seats at the exclusive Ford v Ferrari premiere at Nu Metro cinemas at Cornubia Mall last week.
Shelby South Africa revved into top gear with the second, SA premiere event and welcomed guests with a display of Shelby Cobras, Daytonas, GT40s and Super Snakes as well as the replica GT40 from the film built by Jimmy Price.
The event is one of the three events around the country which has launched the Shelby Legendary cars brand in South Africa and offers South Africans the opportunity to buy these mechanical works of art with Legendary status in the car collector world. This range of cars, produced under license to Shelby American and entered into the Shelby registry, are manufactured in Port Elizabeth by Jimmy Price’s Hi-Tech Automotive operation.
The film, directed by James Mangold, is led by Academy Award winners Christian Bale and Matt Damon. Ford v Ferrari dramatizes the Ford Motor Co.’s drive to dethrone the reigning power of international racing, Ferrari, at the 1966 Les Mans – the classic 24-hour endurance race. Damon plays automotive designer Carroll Shelby while Bale plays the headstrong driver Ken Miles. It’s a movie about obsession and drive, in which Shelby and Miles are often chafing at the constricting corporate dictates of Ford.
Ford v Ferrari releases in cinemas on 22 November.
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