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Elizabeth Blackstock
elizabeth-werth
Weekends at Jalopnik. Managing editor at A Girl's Guide to Cars. Lead IndyCar writer and assistant editor at Frontstretch. Novelist. Motorsport fanatic.
Jan 17
15

Yeah, I was gonna say... I grew up with about a million outdoor cats because we were surrounded by acres of fields and would get mice really bad. They’d have their kittens in the garage, and that’s where we fed them. A bunch of them were strays that just kinda wandered in when they were really old, so we had a few Read more

Jan 2
14

We know a hell of a lot more than we did at the start of the pandemic, but we still don’t know the full extent of it. I meant ‘dangerous’ more in the terms of the ‘long lasting consequences’ kind of dangerous than anything else—we know it can be deadly but we still don’t have a full grasp over its expression in Read more

Dec 26
2

I also got a large bag of very soft, fuzzy socks that have animal faces on them because I am three years old.

Dec 20
1

Such a good good book. I genuinely adore the era of racing where everyone was just throwing shit at the wall to see what stuck and fit within the very broad strokes of the rulebook, and that is exactly what The Unfair Advantage does.

Dec 20
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Faster is wonderful. I finished it for the first time, then immediately read it again. I also used it to write a term paper for a sports literature class I took over the summer, and its historical background has served as a jumping-off point for research for my graduate thesis. Super super well done! I can’t recommend Read more

Dec 20
13

That’s how you know you’ve got a keeper: they stick with you even through the worst of the bullshit. I drove my husband into an active construction zone on our way to the courthouse to sign our marriage license and he’s still toughing it out! Read more

Dec 20
1

Lord. I'm so thankful I haven't had to endure that experience yet. My mom still tells horror stories about driving from Michigan to Texas when she and my stepdad moved. My stepsister was just tall enough in her car seat to reach her toe out and press the overdrive button while my mom wasn't looking. And somehow that Read more

Dec 20
4

Ugh, nine hours is brutal. There was a period of my life where I was constantly flying out of the Boston airport on the first flight of the day, way before any of the coffee shops opened but also during one of the worst rush periods of the day because only like two security lines were open, and I thought that was Read more

Dec 17
5

My friend had a bunch of people over to her house, and her family rarely plowed their U-shaped driveway with enough space for people to navigate through it. There were like three cars in front of me, and I thought that if I gunned it, I could get my large boat of a Grand Prix through a snow drift that had piled to the Read more

Dec 12
5

Lordy, I did the Ring Road last summer in a Mazda 2 that was not equipped to handle anything even marginally challenging. I let my attention slip the first day I was there, and I ended up in a little ditch relying on Icelandic teens to help pull my car out because the gravel was just poo. My GPS also had me take a Read more