FORD v FERRARI, the motion picture

Released as Le Mans 1966 in Europe, I watched it last Friday. I was looking forward to seeing it, but I confess I didn’t have great expectations. However, I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. Both Christian Bale and Matt Damon work fantastically, and the really important part (= cars & races, of course) was very well recreated. In terms of historical accuracy there are some few things wrong as expected, but nothing that gets my panties in a (tight) bunch.

The only part that was a bit off in my eyes was Damon’s Shelby. I really doubt Hollywood would portrait him differently, but from what I know of him, in the film he’s too-much-adorable.

Still, even with these small issues, I had a very enjoyable two hours in the cinema. And yes, I need a Miles’ car now.

When station wagons are cool

Admittedly, I’m a coupe kind of guy. Or perhaps, also a sedan kind of guy. And I abhor SUVs and the likes. If you don’t have to haul a whole bunch of people, you don’t need a small bus. So basically, for me a proper car is a coupe or sedan (or maybe a fastback/hatchback). Station wagons, on the other hand, are kind of a gray zone. I don’t dislike them, but I’m not a great fan either. However, I would be open to an Audi RS4 (or a Volvo 850), without the need for much persuasion.

Audi just released the new RS6 Advant, and the thing is phenomenal. And to launch the car they made a very nice commercial showing a bit of the car’s pedigree.

I would also accept that one too, thank you.

PS: If you’re wondering, the soundtrack is “Run Boy Run” by Woodkid.