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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2019, 05:40:33 AM »


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Thanks for sharing, great insight.

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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2019, 08:12:22 AM »
Very cool video - thanks!
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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #3 on: October 25, 2019, 08:52:17 AM »
Thanks for posting.  Can't get enough of this topic, and it certainly primes the pump for the upcoming movie.  I'm so glad this story is finally getting the exposure it deserves, even if it has to be with Mat Damon at the helm.  I'm surprised they left in the salty language from Dave Friedman, but I'm sure that's exactly what Ken Miles did say.


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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #4 on: October 25, 2019, 09:20:41 AM »
Suggest reading the book before seeing the movie,

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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #5 on: October 25, 2019, 09:54:56 AM »
You're welcome gentlemen.
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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #6 on: October 25, 2019, 07:03:34 PM »
This is the definitive background book. https://thecobraferrariwars.com/
I know a lot of people who were around the program and at LeMans. They all pan the movie and it is still being recut. Some have declined to have their names associated with the movie until it's right.
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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #7 on: October 25, 2019, 07:44:54 PM »
This is the definitive background book. https://thecobraferrariwars.com/
I know a lot of people who were around the program and at LeMans. They all pan the movie and it is still being recut. Some have declined to have their names associated with the movie until it's right.

I hope they cut that B.S. Scene where the Duece is brought to tears by a parking lot burn-out.  😡

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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2019, 08:12:05 PM »
Thanks for posting.  Can't get enough of this topic, and it certainly primes the pump for the upcoming movie.  I'm so glad this story is finally getting the exposure it deserves, even if it has to be with Mat Damon at the helm.  I'm surprised they left in the salty language from Dave Friedman, but I'm sure that's exactly what Ken Miles did say.

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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #9 on: October 25, 2019, 09:40:03 PM »
This is the definitive background book. https://thecobraferrariwars.com/
I know a lot of people who were around the program and at LeMans. They all pan the movie and it is still being recut. Some have declined to have their names associated with the movie until it's right.

I hope they cut that B.S. Scene where the Duece is brought to tears by a parking lot burn-out.  😡

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Re: 8 meters: Triumph, Tragedy and a Photo Finish at Le Mans
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2019, 09:58:49 AM »
Great video. Thanks for sharing!
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