One other thing I did while Liv was out of town: watched a car flick that's been on my 'to see' list for a long time: the original 1955 Fast and the Furious. Liv is a movie nut, and she'll watch almost anything, but I couldn't ask her to sit through a movie this bad. If it weren't for the racing scenes (OK, and Dorothy Malone) I probably couldn't have made it through.
Saboteur: innocent man (John Ireland), accused of murder, escapes and kidnaps a young woman and steals her car. As they travel together she begins to believe his story. In this version, the car is a race-ready Jaguar XK120, and the goal is to drive the Jag in a road race that enters Mexico, and then just keep going south.
Harry Eyerly's legendary #54 Crosley special, the Porsche Duster, with - I'm fairly certain - Harry Eyerly at the wheel! After the Jag is out of the way, Harry idles up to his space in line and then rolls offscreen. It's brief (15 seconds, maybe) but it was awesome to see Eyerly's car totally in context.
HULU and even on You Tube, although the picture quality is lower on You Tube. If you don't want to sit through the whole thing, Eyerly comes in at almost exactly the one hour mark; in my book, he's the star of this flick.