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  1. Aug 2022
    1. Third, as he explains, he actually doesn’t like driving. Not this kind, the kind the rest of us do, with traffic in two directions, and pedestrians, and junctions, and nothing clear-cut to prove. In fact, he rarely does it. “I just think that I find it stressful,” he says. “I try not to do things that don’t add to my life.” And then he adds—a statement said with sincerity—“Look, we’re on these roads, anything can happen.”

      Apologies if this comes off as cruel, but it is just Plain Dumb to indulge this reaction to people in motorsports expressing disdain/anxiety regarding driving on These Got Damned Streets.

      They have literally been saying it... over and over again... for more than half the history of the whole idea.

      That said, what bothers me most is that we somehow manage to continue remarking car man don't like car!! haha! while managing to not reflect on what - if anything - that might indicate about this thing we do that is vaguely adjacent to what they're basically professors in.

      As in, actual authorities in technique.