*Update* The Ford GT Experience

By | October 12, 2009

Miller Ford GT

Readers of the Daily Derbi will recall my opportunity to drive a Ford GT belonging to Greg Miller towards the end of August. Afterwards I wrote an article recapping the event, trying my best to describe stomach-clinching 0-60 times and braking that felt like my eyes were being pulled from their sockets.  I also had the article doubled over as a thank you letter to Greg Miller, holding high hopes that someday he would read it.

Since then I have received several emails asking if Miller ever saw the blog and if he replied. To answer all your questions at once, yes he did! As it happens, three days after the event I was surprised to find I had received an email from the man himself.

In the email Miller thanked me for the blog post, wondered who really had more fun that day- me or him watching me, and a bit of history regarding his GT. At the end he offered some words of advice to me which have left the biggest impact on my life to date:

Work hard, figure out what you do best and do more of it, and help other people get what they want. Doing those things better than anybody else will ensure success for you- however you define it.

So there you have it! The epic ending to an even more epic story. Who knew you would find some inspiration in a non-inspirational blog about cars?

Miller Speedway Ford GT


Chris Flint on October 13, 2009 at 3:42 am.

Dang that car is so low. It is shorter than that ugly sedan.

Matthew Davis on February 8, 2012 at 9:44 pm.

This car came out when I was in high school and I couldn’t have been more obsessed with it.  Sounds like you had a once in a lifetime opportunity… unbelievable.  Thanks for sharing Miller’s advice.  That’s some sage stuff. :)

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