I just finished watching FORD Vs FERRARI. Yes, I’m late considering the amount of research I went through to do our tribute to the great battle (CastHeads Magazine FORD Vs FERRARI issue). But in all fairness, I’m a new Dad with fairly new humans to tend to and I feel strange going for a movie without my wife which meant alternative methods were needed.
Good thing too. I cried almost throughout this move. It was an emotional roller coaster that ended in a bittersweet symphony of rock music and the throaty roar of a 427 with Matt Damon peeling off which also worried me…this was a family neighborhood. Jokes aside, there were many elements in this biopic that touched me deeply to the point that I teared up when I looked at my replica scale model of Ken Miles car. The problem with being a man of integrity is that’s its often misconstrued as ‘being difficult’ mostly by people who simply cannot handle the truth about themselves. Sometimes these people are in a position of power and that can be a problem no matter how talented the man of integrity is.
I’m glad we did the FORD Vs FERRARI issue, it gave me the a chance to research in depth on the amazing battle of wills from the office of the il Commendatore to the drivers who raced for their lives at Le Mans and rekindled by the movie my respect and admiration for Ken Miles swells. I cried as a Motorsport fan, I cried as a father, I cried as a human. The memory and legend of Ken Miles should never be forgotten neither should the people that share his story. As collectors we are custodians to that legacy. That one piece of Ken Miles ‘winning’ GT 40 in your collection will always serve to that memory of the man who was robbed the crown.