The automotive world has had its fair share of fascinating stories, and proving a point has been a consistent theme in many of them. From the rivalry between Ferruccio Lamborghini and Enzo Ferrari to the constant barb-trading among Mercedes-Benz and BMW, there has been no shortage of competition among automakers over the years.

Such rivalries extended into the world of motorsports, and the most famous of them all is between powerhouses Ford and Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, which is the world’s oldest endurance race since 1923.

The story goes that in 1963, Ford was close to buying Ferrari, but deal fell through, leaving Henry Ford II fuming with anger and with one goal on his mind: beat Ferrari at Le Mans. This fascinating tale has now made its way to the silver screen with Ford v Ferrari, which opens in Malaysian theaters tomorrow (November 14). So, if you want to experience an important part of automotive history, this is one movie you won’t want to miss out on.

Directed by James Mangold, the movie focuses on the friendship between Carroll Shelby (played by Matt Damon), the larger-than-life automotive designer, and Ken Miles (played by Christian Bale), the fearless British driver, on their journey to battle corporate interference, the laws of physics and their own personal demons to build a revolutionary race car, the Ford GT 40, to take on the dominating race cars of Enzo Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France in 1966.