Talking Cars 327: We Talk With Elizabeth Blackstock From Jalopnik

We explore the challenges women face in the auto industry and whether today's cars can become tomorrow's classics

While we thoroughly enjoy our weekly "Talking Cars" give-and-take and answering your questions, we recognize that there is a larger world of autos journalists, experts, and cool car people. So on this episode of "Talking Cars," we mix things up a bit and add a special guest. 

We invited Elizabeth Blackstock, the breaking news editor of Jalopnik, managing editor at A Girls Guide to Cars, and a co-author of an upcoming book about the Formula One sponsor Rich Energy, to join us.

We explore a number of topics, including the challenges women face in the auto industry, what stories in the industry today interest us most, and why it might be tough for today’s cars to be considered classics in the future. 

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“Talking Cars” panelists Jen Stockburger, guest Elizabeth Blackstock, Ryan Pszczolkowski, and Emily Thomas.

Photo: Consumer Reports Photo: Consumer Reports

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Jen Stockburger

I never anticipated that engineering, the auto industry, and a few hundred tire changes and child seat installations would have brought me here: director of day-to-day operations at Consumer Report's fabulous 327-acre Auto Test Center. The bonus is that the track's location in rural Connecticut leaves me close enough to home to also enjoy my children and husband while still squeezing in time for gardening, riding horses, and hunting for antiques.