Elizabeth Blackstock
elizabeth-werth
Staff writer. Motorsport fanatic. Proud owner of a 2013 Mazda 2.
11/16/19
10:27 AM
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There was a hell of a lot left out of Rush. Hunt and Lauda actually lived together at one point while they were in the junior formulae. They were rivals in F1 but prior to that had been bros. A very big conceit of the 1976 season as well was how many race results of Hunt’s were taken away, contested, restored, etc Read more

11/15/19
4:57 PM
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Yes! I love hearing these stories because this is exactly what I hope movies like these accomplish. I was like sixteen when Rush came out and it had a very similar effect on me, where I’d kinda known about racing, but I was so moved by that film that it changed the direction of my life.

11/15/19
4:51 PM
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I’d have to go back and see if they had him actually driving from both sides but I mainly just want to gush about how cool the glowing brake scenes were. Toasty hot brakes are truly one of my favorite things. Not ideal for the car by my god does it look really sick.

11/15/19
4:49 PM
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Baby Driver was pretty decent as far as car movies go, but it also had like two other non-car narratives to keep you interested if you didn’t care about the driving. There was like, Talladega Nights and Driven before that in terms of racing movies and... whew. Let's just say I'm glad this one exists, lol.

11/15/19
4:46 PM
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Oooh, thank you for sharing your girlfriend’s perspective! I was wondering how a non-car person would respond to the movie. When I saw it last night, there was a pretty packed theater and I tried to gauge the responses of folk after the movie but I couldn’t really tell who knew their shit and who didn’t. Read more

11/13/19
2:21 PM
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Unfortunately I think the only pics that exist now are on my external hard drive that is 600 miles away at the moment. I scrubbed a lot of that era off of social media as soon as I turned 18 lol.

11/11/19
3:04 PM
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I don’t want to take away from this very good comment and also Juffali’s accomplishments, but she did learn to drive in America while she went to Northeastern University in 2010. She graduated and came back to Saudi Arabia, where she couldn’t legally drive until recently. Read more

11/11/19
2:52 PM
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Man that must have been an awesome experience. I can't even imagine hand-carving multiple sets of tires to ship out to a race—that is impressive

11/8/19
3:09 PM
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I can’t really fault people for taking on bigger-sized pieces of luggage because checking it costs an arm and a leg now... but also plenty of airlines do free gate-checks now. Take advantage of it, y'all.

11/8/19
3:02 PM
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I had a drunk woman next to me and my mom on a flight once who talked to me for the entirety of a four-hour flight... despite the fact that I’d fallen asleep the second the plane took off. Just kept right on goin

11/8/19
2:53 PM
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Having to navigate both the YYZ and the 401 to see my husband is literally one of the reasons why we are getting him a green card and moving to the middle of nowhere in Texas. The first time I ever drove up to see him, I sat on the 401 for seven hours. He’s damn lucky I liked him or I’d have been real pissed.

11/8/19
12:55 PM
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When I flew out of Toronto a couple days ago, I got to the airport four hours early and still almost missed my flight because security/customs took forever and everyone was panicking about the first snow of the year. Read more

11/8/19
12:47 PM
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Oh man I’ve been there. Hurricane Harvey was hitting Houston while I was trying to fly from STL to Austin. Every flight into and out of ATX was canceled... except for one. I managed to book that one and make it home safely (there was only a minor amount of rain in Austin; flights were cancelled as a preventative Read more