I hope this movie will make people think about the value of friendship like Ken and Shelby. It’s not just a movie about cool sports cars and extreme speed. I think it’s a movie about family, survival, and self transcendence based on your trust in your best friends in this life.—–James Mangold
“FORD V.FERRARI” is adapted from the documentary novel “hell driving: Ford, Ferrari and Le Mans”. It tells the story of Henry Ford II, talented entrepreneur Lee Iacocca, racing champion Ken miles and engineer Carol Shelby who run Ford company, made the dream sports car Ford GT40 and finally became the first American team to win the Le Mans endurance race
Ford V Ferrari
The setting of the film was set in the 1960s, and the furnishings, costumes and the old Ford t-car in the preview all restore this retro style. At that time, Ferrari was undoubtedly the strongest king in Le Mans, France. In order to achieve the goal of Henry Ford II’s “revenge” on Ferrari, racing champion Ken miles and designer and engineer Carol Shelby were ordered to develop the ultimate car that can beat Ferrari. In the notice, miles and Shelby personally adjust the prototype Ford GT. The scene of the instant explosion of the racing car also makes the audience feel the coexistence of extreme speed and high danger. There are many difficulties in the process of adjustment and improvement. Fortunately, the two men did not give up. Miles was flying on the track day and night, while his working partner Shelby kept making up for the defects in the workshop, testing the engine and gearbox, and the performance and reliability of the car became stronger and stronger.
The film is scheduled for November 2019. The purpose of the Oscar season is self-evident. The first two Oscar Movie Heroes and the fantasy sports car in the hearts of numerous fans, the golf painting GT40 with orange and grey blue, appear together. The two super stars perform the glory of their ancestors and attract fans’ imagination.
When it comes to the relationship between golf and the competition, we have to mention an important figure John wyer, who participated in the technical level of Ford’s racing in 1966 and 1967. In 1968, after the Ford factory team quit, he founded JW automotive engineering company, which was sponsored by Gulf company, and brought the Ford GT40 back to the competition.
We need to go back to 1968 when the design of the GT40 car itself was finalized. The only remaining problem is how to design the car painting. At that time, Gulf was a combination of dark blue and orange. Grady Davis, vice president of Golf Company, thought over and over again that such a combination was not enough to be eye-catching, and that car painting must have new ideas. During the same period, Gulf acquired Wilshire oil, a California based company. Davis was attracted by the blue on the company’s trademark, and it was his orange that collided with the blue that shaped the future legend. Since then, the orange and grayish blue paint has been used by golf in almost all car races.
FuelMe43 LB Works 50th limited edition Aventador
50/04″Gulf Blue Style”
In 2017, Mr. Kato, the president of Liberty Walk, launched the Aventador 50th Anniversary Limited Edition Kit with the highest-ranking sub-brand LB Works in order to commemorate his 50th birthday. 30 quotas was sold in Japan and 20 quotas was sold overseas.
In honor of the classic, Mr. Kato created a Gulf oil coated version of aventador. The combination of orange and grey blue perfectly reproduced the 1968 Le Mans. In 2019, the Tokyo Auto Salon was also towed to the scene as an exhibition vehicle. In addition to the 50th anniversary wide body version, the vehicle is equipped with limited edition fi exhaust and forgiato classic forged wheels.
The 50th anniversary version of Aventador is wider and longer than the earlier version. Complex aerodynamic suites and suspender tail overturn the earlier design. So we don’t plan to modify the original version of LB Works Aventador this time, but to redraw the 3D model.
At the site of Tokyo Auto Salon in 2019, we obtained all materials of 50 / 04 “Gulf blue style” body stickers. We have restored all aspects of the appearance details.
According to the historical records of Gulf, we use the blue code 707 zenith blue with the orange of 3957 tangerine. In the detailed explanation of GT40, we have introduced the origin of this color matching coating. So we do not repeat in here.
The front bars logo is grooved according to the actual vehicle position. The metal car logo with a very three-dimensional feel can fall perfectly. The car lamp is preceed with etching process. The small beads are clearly visible. At the same time, the transparent part dropping glue technology is specially used on the main lamp head to make it more textural.
Wind knives and air ducts on both sides of the front of the car are a big problem in model restoration, because they are extremely small and thin, so they are easy to be damaged in the process of replicating the model. In order to be loyal to restoring the true car, FuelMe seeks the balance of technology. We have thickened the rigidity of the die itself without changing too much shape. In appearance, they are sharp and fleshless.
We redesign the tail wing, because the length of the 50th anniversary version is different from the original version. The 50th anniversary version will be shorter and more delicate. In the end plate, we use lead-tin alloy parts, which are tall, straight and not easy to deform.
As for the rear spoiler, we redesign the disassembly parts to highlight the details of each part while better assembling. We have developed exhaust according to the limited edition of the real car FI exhaust, and the metal texture has also been restored in this model car. The same matte black logo as the real car we did the details. We didn’t ignore all the details of license plate lamp, brake lamp and reversing image, but we restored them to the model body by technological means.
In terms of actual vehicle attitude, we inquired about the data of Toshi San’s front and rear wheel inclination amplitude on the site of Tokyo Auto Salon, and matched it with the official wheel hub data of forgiato. Finally, we used special assembly techniques to achieve the current visual effect.
In order to make the model car look shorter, we used to choose the flannel base, so that the tires could fall into the flannel cloth, after all, lower inches of tires, fewer flaws you can’t find. However, in this 50th anniversary edition, we achieved the best posture according to the data and coordination adjustment provided by LB, so we all used acrylic base in this 50th Anniversary Limited Edition project, but not a flannel base.
In order to restore the design of the engine room better, we used the German 0.2mm spray gun to paint the cabin. All the details inside the cabin were painted by hand, and the details of the spring were perfectly displayed.
Due to the convenience of on-site materials, we have completely restored any corner of the interior part.
In terms of product nameplates, we still use the only special-shaped nameplate in the world, highlighting the logo design of the Chinese brand. In the 50th Anniversary Limited edition, we use gold labels to face with global collectors. In terms of technology, we use screen printing. Instead of using the narrow-body acrylic in the past, we choose wider and larger acrylic platform, which has made a qualitative leap in both texture and weight compared with previous versions. As a result of the replacement of larger base, we have also changed the new product packaging, at the same time, the package is in octagonal sharp, while the surface texture is outstanding, each packaging box will be printed with the LBWK badge.
In order to let collectors know this wide-style story, we interviewed Mr. Liberty Walk Kato and produced a 32-page Trilingual (Chinese, English and Japanese) collection manual for collectors around the world to read. Each product will also be accompanied by a piece of FuelMe-exclusive car-cleaning flannel cloth. A special car sticker will be attached to the product. Collectors will collect and paste the 50th Anniversary Limited Edition stickers on the collection manual. After the manual is validated, they can exchange the Hidden Edition double car set.
LB Works Aventador 50th Anniversary Limited Edition
FuelMe Collection Manual Posting Logo
The 50th anniversary version of the 50 / 04 “Gulf blue style” met with collectors around the world after the Dragon Boat Festival. Due to the popularity of this product, 120 units were sold out in advance. Thank you for your support. In addition, we have good news to tell you that our convertible version has been developed, as shown in the figure below, I believe that your long-awaited car is coming soon.