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"Ford v Ferrari" (2019)


Carroll Shelby Delivers Address at a Ford Mustang Launch Ceremony


Thank you. Well, if my daddy was here today he'd tell me to sit on down and leave the yackin' to the college boys. So, like my cars, I'll make this fast.

When I was 10 years old, pop said to me, "Son, it's a truly lucky man who knows what he wants to do in this world 'cause that man will never work a day in his life."

But there are a few, a precious few -- and hell, I don't know if they're lucky or not -- but they're are a few people who find something they have to do. Something obsesses them. Something that if they can't do it, it's going to drive them clean out of their mind.

I'm that guy. And I know one other man feels exactly the same. His name? His name is Mr. Henry Ford [II]. And together, we're going to build the fastest automobile in the world. And we're gonna make history too -- at Le Mans.   

My name is Carroll Shelby. I build race cars.

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