Elizabeth Blackstock
elizabeth-werth
Staff writer. Motorsport fanatic. Proud owner of a 2013 Mazda 2.
12/19/19
1:25 PM
6

I have to say, this is a pretty strange argument. The point here is to bridge gaps between two relatively distinct interests to create a larger conversation and introduce even more people to racing who may not be inclined to seek it out on their own. In order to grow the viewership for a series, you have to find new Read more

12/19/19
11:00 AM
5

You know what turned the tides for me getting into motorsport (and I mean passionately, not just a casual fan)? Chris Hemsworth in Rush. I was like sixteen and I was wholeheartedly obsessed with that man. And within two months I was well on my way to researching literally everything about vintage F1. I went from Read more

12/2/19
10:48 PM
3

It was initially a dragster painted with leftover green tractor paint! The name became kind of tradition

11/29/19
4:15 PM
19

During the course of writing this I had like four different people be like “big companies are the problem so it’s not even worth trying” but like... I can at least do better

11/29/19
4:14 PM
3

And also given the fact that my mother-in-law loves feeding me endless desserts, it’ll be nice to work off some of my holiday pudge, lol.

11/29/19
4:12 PM
6

My husband asked what's worse: one season of NASCAR or having one child. Which would make for a good blog of its own.

11/29/19
4:10 PM
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I actually don’t mind the cold. My apartment in Philly is well insulated and faces the sun so I’ve never turned on the heat the whole time I've lived there. I'd rather just bundle up in a blankie. It's cranking the A/C that really gets me.

11/29/19
4:07 PM
2

In certain cases, I have the option to travel a different way, like via Amtrak, instead of flying or driving. It's more about cutting back on the unnecessary shit, like just not going to a race, or finding a more efficient way to travel.

11/22/19
11:31 AM
9

Back when I was a teen I used to run a blog dedicated to the facial hair of F1 drivers. Been trying to find a way to revive it on Jalopnik

11/22/19
9:27 AM
4

I'll never have incredible sideburns and therefore will never ever be even as marginally cool as Jackie Stewart. It's heartbreaking.

11/16/19
10:27 AM
3

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
2

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
1

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
4

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
2

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