If you're a film director in need of a big blockbuster, make one of these stories into a movie.
10.) The Rise And Fall Of Group B
The era of Group B in rally was one of the greatest in all of motorsports with drivers and cars that consistently pushed boundaries. It was also the most dangerous, cancelled in 1986 after the deaths of both drivers and spectators.
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9.) Gunter and Christine Hortolf
This German couple, along with their G300D named Otto (pictured above), traveled the world, visiting 215 countries and putting 900,000 kilometers on their indestructable Gelandenwagen. I'm certain Mercedes would gladly pitch in some cash to help the movie version of their story be made.
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8.) 2007 F1 Season
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7.) Dan Gurney's Anglo American Racers
The Gurney Eagle didn't win any championships, but remains the only American made car to win an F1 Grand Prix and Dan Gurney is one of just three drivers to win a Grand Prix in a car of their own make. Plus the Eagle would look fantastic on the big screen.
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6.) Mario Andretti
We somewhat take Mario Andretti for granted here in the US but he is the only driver to ever win the Daytona 500, Indy 500 and a F1 World Championship. One of the most stunning careers in the history of motor racing.
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The story of Tesla's rise is one of the most unlikely and incredible in modern automotive history, and thus deserving of a movie. Robert Downey Jr. could play Elon Musk because Tony Stark.
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4.) Randy Lanier
The story of Randy Lanier wouldn't need any dramatizing to be a great movie – all of the elements of a compelling story are already there.
3.) The Mid Night Club
This high speed obsessed. Japanese street racing gang is one of the most secret and fascinating of all time. Reader TokyoBayAquaLine has been researching this group for an eventual book and can tell you why their story deserves a movie.
" They did it back when Wangan was a relatively empty vast system at night, and did analytical calculations (therefore creating rules on passing) of traffic flow and the way it moves so as to calculate their best possible average speed.
They were far more than just a simple "get on the road and speed like punks" group. Their cars were the fastest and most reliable cars in the world at the time, and they spent ludicrous amounts of money to achieve their goals.
More so than anything, they put safety of the others on the road first and foremost. However, the only place with enough length that they could examine their urge for "maximum velocity" was on a vast highway. The sad truth is that far more reckless street racers took influence from them, to the point where a cult following was created on Wangan in the mid-90's, which transcended to America and the "Fast and the Furious" scene...
The rest is history, for better or worse."
2.) Ford GT40 Kicking Ferrari Ass
The story of Ford beating Ferrari at Le Mans in 1966 is so good it's actually going to be a movie entitled Go Like Hell, based on A. J. Baime's book of the same name. I'll no doubt be first in line to see it.
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The story of John Z. DeLorean's DMC-12 and the cocaine scandal that followed is one of the greatest farces of the 1980's, and could easily be a great movie. It was by far the most common suggestion in yesterday's question and for very good reason.
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