Are you ready for Ricky Bobby versus Ferrari?

Ricky Bobby is a legend. He’s one of the all-time greats behind the wheel of a car. The driving work, you know. His achievements are immortal. But were you aware this his driving skills were also put to the test in France?

Mr. Bobby was part of the team tasked with the singular goal of taking down a motorsports giant. Enzo Ferrari and his red racers dominated endurance racing. Ford wanted to change that. So the Blue Oval turned to Carroll Shelby for help. The rest, as they say, his motorsports history.

Or we wish it was, because it would be hilarious. Now we can pretend that’s the way the story goes thanks to the folks at Funny or Die.

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5 responses to “Are you ready for Ricky Bobby versus Ferrari?”

  1. SeattleCurmudgeon Avatar

    Not a fan of mixing politics and cars. I see no one has commented, so I will. Talladega nights was a great movie, but Will Ferrell has since become extremely and vocally partisan. Not interested.

    1. crank_case Avatar

      I don’t know which side of the fence Mr. Ferrell sits on in the bizarro world of US politics, nor do I care, but Talladega nights was absolutely hilarious, in a way few of his other movies where he plays it more “crazy” have been. His other really good movie is Stranger Than Fiction, no cars, but really good, he plays it very low key, quite different to a normal Ferrell screwball comedy role, but he and everyone in it is fantastc with a great script.

    2. outback_ute Avatar

      Didn’t see any politics in this video? A few old clips of Ferrell playing a character isn’t endorsing his political position either.

  2. fede Avatar

    this really is hilarious! in my book talladega nights must be the best ferrel movie.

    I think I like it more than the true movie (which I hope recognizes the gt40 was as american as it was british, and that the “underdog” was really ferrari)

    1. P161911 Avatar

      I seem to remember a story about Ford using a private/charter 707 for delivery when they requested new GT40 windshields ASAP from Detroit.

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