Now Streaming at Home or en Route: “Hurley” Starring Hurley Haywood and Patrick Dempsey

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Hurley,” the documentary about motorsports legend Hurley Haywood, can now be found streaming on select Delta flights. It’s also available via Amazon Prime.

It’s not 90 minutes of gear ratios and tire compounds, however. This story is way more personal: Who is Hurley, how did he more or less fall into one of the top driving roles in the world, and why he decided to come out after retiring from actively competing.

I’m not crying, you’re crying.

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alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
7/24/19 1:30 p.m.

Great documentary- I saw it on a flight recently, and really enjoyed it!

edit- it's more emotional than most would think, and pretty heartbreaking when you see the side news as Hurley wins his last Rolex 24.  I'm glad, as an overall society, that we've largely moved on, and hope that the motorsports world can, too.  People are people, regardless.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/24/19 1:57 p.m.

Yup. I also caught it while on a flight. Seated on the other side of the cabin: Hurley himself. 

adam525i
adam525i Reader
7/24/19 2:10 p.m.

Thanks for the heads up, I'll find it on Prime

Adam

alfadriver
alfadriver MegaDork
7/24/19 2:12 p.m.
David S. Wallens said:

Yup. I also caught it while on a flight. Seated on the other side of the cabin: Hurley himself. 

That would have been awesome even without the movie.  One of the drivers I'd like to meet.

David S. Wallens
David S. Wallens Editorial Director
7/24/19 2:16 p.m.

In reply to alfadriver :

He's one of the good guys out there.

Jerry From LA
Jerry From LA SuperDork
7/25/19 4:37 p.m.

Had an opportunity to talk with him while he was here at Autobooks-Aerobooks signing copies of Hurley:  From the Beginning, which he co-wrote with Sean Cridland.  I told him I was there at Lime Rock the day the Audi blew over while cresting the brow at Climbing Turn.  He corrected me and said it was the Nissan GTP that blew all the way over.  The Audi merely popped a wheelie and did not leave the ground completely.  He remembers because he was driving the Audi at the time.

A very quiet and unassuming man.  In a roomful of people, he's not the one you'd pick if trying to choose the race car driver in the crowd.

triumphcorvair
triumphcorvair Reader
7/26/19 9:46 a.m.

For some reason he kinda reminds me of Dave Marcis. He didn't have quite the career as Hurley but he was my kind of racer. Quiet, unassuming and the independent guy i always respected.  When Marcis was racing the announcers were always making comments about him racing in leather soled wingtips.   He obviously knew more about racing than they did. 

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