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Uppity #8 on Mashable’s Best Documentaries on Netflix

JANUARY 2021: The first Black man to race in the Indy 500, car racing icon Willy T. Ribbs is the subject of 2020 documentary Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story. Directed by Nate Adams and Adam Carolla, the film follows Ribbs’ path through an extremely white industry rife with racism (even to this day).

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FORZA – “The Real Shelby” by William Edgar

JUNE 2020: THREE years after their hailed documentary, The 24 Hour War, recounted the mid-1960s Ford-Ferrari confrontations at Le Mans, producer/directors Adam Carrolla and Nate Adams are back with Shelby American. This time out, the filmmakers examine the life story and celebrated doings of the late, emphatically great, Carroll Shelby. Through collected photographs, archival footage, and interviews with Carroll, his sons and grandsons, Shelby associates, and an eminent cast from the automotive and business worlds, this new offering traces his full-throttle life, from 1923 birth in Leesburg, Texas to 2012 death in Dallas.

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RACER.COM – “MILLER: Not your average racing movie – or driver” by Robin Miller

FEBRUARY 6, 2020: “The first time I met Willy T. Ribbs in 1978, he was wearing a shirt that said, “I know what satisfaction is!” So I figured right away this wasn’t your average race driver. And, over the next couple of decades, Willy T. showed us a unique character with unwavering confidence, blunt honesty, bravery in an unfriendly atmosphere, raw talent and a mouth that got him noticed as well as hated.”

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