The Digest: Motor Inc.

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"The fact is I don't drive just to get from A to B. I enjoy feeling the car's reactions, becoming part of it."

- Enzo Ferrari

We love cars because they unlock an experience far beyond travel alone. If you've ever felt the rumble of a chevy big block and smelled the exhaust as the RPM needle climbs, you know what I mean. Cars can be an extension of our pursuit of ultimate freedom, a high-octane nirvana resulting from a marriage of engineering, performance, and art. This week we consider some iconic car lovers, car makers, and car racers. Buckle up.


'63 MOVIE STARS IN THEIR CARS' - POPULAR MECHANICS

I'm not sure what's more iconic in these photos - the stars or the cars? Scroll through 63 images of Old Hollywood and their whips of choice.

'MYTH & MOGUL: JOHN DELOREAN' (2021) - NETFLIX

In the automotive world, John DeLorean rose from engineer to executive to icon. But under the hood of his self-created legend lies darkness and deceit. This docuseries tells the mindblowing story of the man behind the car, and the depths of his ambition.

'CANNONBALL' (2020) - CRIMINAL

In this episode of Criminal, the history of the illegal cross country race knows as the Cannonball Run. Join Phoebe Judge to learn how it's evolved since 1971, and why fans say it will never go away. She also interviews Brock Yates Jr. and Ed Bolian, telling about his record-setting cross-country drive in 2013.

'URBAN OUTLAW' (2012) - TAMIR MOSCOVICI

From a workshop in downtown Los Angeles, Magnus Walker obsessively harvests fragments from donor 911s, grafting them onto vintage frames to create one-off automobiles with the spirit of Ferdinand Porsche but an ethos entirely his own.

'REFERENCE POINTS: UNDERSTANDING THE ROLEX PAUL NEWMAN DAYTONA' - HODINKEE

The "Paul Newman" Daytona - legendary to watch lovers and gearheads alike. Head over to Hodinkee to learn everything you should know about this Rolex.

'GRAND PRIX' (1966) - JOHN FRANKENHEIMER

Winner of 3 Academy Awards and a pioneer in the production of car action films, Grand Prix is one of the best in the genre. Filmed during the '66 Formula 1 season, it features real race cars and drivers. If you haven't seen this and still consider yourself a racing enthusiast, you're not that guy, pal.