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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.
Apr 10
23

If a thing exists and two dudes haven’t tried racing it, does it exist?

Apr 10
9

Woohoo!! I’m so glad you love it and it stayed in the Jalopnik family. I’ll be psyched to see your review of it!

Apr 4
15

I always realize my car sucks when I get a rental car. The disparity in the options on a new car vs. what I’m driving always hits me in some small way. I distinctly remember plugging in my phone to a rental and Android Auto activating to make me realize that life could be just a little more convenient. It also makes Read more

Apr 4
15

when the low oil pressure light/alarm came on with 50k on the odometer.

Apr 4
24

1974 Holden Torana LH.. with the 1900 motor... and about 2 days after I bought it. (in the same Mandarin Red as here.)

Apr 3
2

Unfortunately I think the inevitability for sports coverage of any type is paid streaming services. But certainly in the short term, for minor motorsports series it’s a no-brainer. Networks simply aren’t going to be interested in putting something like Extreme E on TV unless it’s a time buy, and I can’t see Extreme E Read more

Apr 3
26

I build a lot of projects and have historically named everything idiosyncratically as [DESCRIPTION][NOUN], just from what it reminded me of or what the circumstances were of its construction or purchase. I don’t try too hard at it, but maybe only 20% of everything I’ve owned or made have “names” in the typical sense,

Mar 21
13

Buy a riding lawnmower & enjoy a couple daiquiris while you mow your own crop circles! (They may not be impeccable, depending on BAC at the time of mowing, of course.)

Mar 21
2

Senna is always a bit of a conundrum for me. His racing skills were phenomenal but sometimes his decisions on how to win were, well, slightly objectionable. I always wonder how he would’ve retired; would he have raced into history a la Nuvolari or faded away or gone onto an entirely different competition? Regardless, Read more

Mar 21
5

I still remember the morning of May 2nd, 1994 as if it was yesterday. Picking up the phone to hear my friend break to me the news and crying into my mom’s shoulder. Even my dad, who HATED with a passion my passion for F1, had a kind word to spare that morning. He eventually ended up accompanying me to a trip to Imola.

Mar 20
4

Old time railroad crashes were terrible, most of the structure was wood, and each car had a stove for heat when it wasn’t Summer Read more

Mar 20
7

The next time I call in sick to work, I’m totally blaming a case of “railway spine.”

Mar 20
1

Thanks for this story, Elizabeth! It’s a fascinating perspective on how we take steps toward understanding something as complex as human psychology.

Mar 20
1

Great article - “railway spine” is vaguely familiar to me (I’ve read a bunch of books about trains) but I never really researched it, nor made the conclusions you have. Thank you for writing it.