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The Snake and the Stallion

The Snake and the Stallion

DVD
                  
£24.99

2 DISC SET

When bankrupt chicken farmer, Carroll Shelby threatened Enzo Ferrari, nobody imagined it would lead to not only one of the greatest corporate battles of all time, but also Ferrari's defeat, some of the most iconic cars ever produced, a deeply personal feud and the 70mph speed limit in the UK. Much more than a tale for motorsport enthusiasts, Shelby's team of American hot-rodders reveal how a small group of dedicated but hugely talented dreamers can take on impossible odds and win.

Ten years in the making, the documentary tells the remarkable story of Shelby’s mission to “nail Ferrari’s ass”, resulting in the fearsome Cobra as well as the GT40 and Mustang Some of the most revered sports cars of all time. The double DVD set includes the full film, picture galleries and previously unseen footage.

"I spent a whole lot of time with Richard on this and he's really nailed it. Got all the right people, from Dan Gurney to Lee Iacocca. It's a wonderful, wonderful story and I've never seen anybody tell it better. I'm very proud to have been part of it" - Carroll Shelby.


Aside from original interviews with all the participants there's stunning footage of the original races alongside beautiful, newly filmed reconstructions with the original cars (Ferrari GTO, 250 SWB, Cobras and Daytona Coupe) on the track. A must for Cobra and Ferrari fans alike.

Special 2 Disc Set Extras include:

  • Picture Galleries
  • Deleted Scenes
  • The Cars
  • Full Unedited Shelby Carroll Interview transcript. All six hours of the late, great Carroll's interview for the film


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Customer Reviews

Rating: 4
"Beautiful. Very highly recommended. I have watched it many, many times while exercising and have loaned it to friends.It is totally one sided, glorifying Shelby while leaving out "the rest of the story". Do NOT think this film presents the truth though. It makes many incorrect statements that are well documented in factual Cobra history. Shelby is, and always has been a salesman. Very charismatic and likable, as long as he got his way. He is known to be very "creative" with his memory and is regularly caught in lies. But that is who he is and does not take away from what he and his team were able to accomplish. Too much time spent on Shelby reminiscing about the good old days in interviews which is where most of the inaccuracies show up, but the cars and historic race film shots are great.I do recommend the video and enjoy it, just remember there are at least two sides to every story. This is Shelby's modern version of history.."
Rating: 5
"Shelby is cool personified. Know 3 things: You like Cobras, You wish you were Shelby, You need to own this DVD."
Rating: 5
"Fantastic, I'm buying 2 more to give as gifts! "
Rating: 5
"Love it. Very Cool. Bonus disk interviews are awesome. "


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