Study Guide

The Art of Racing in the Rain Allusions

By Garth Stein

Allusions

Literary and Philosophical References

Historical References

  • Dr. Kevorkian (58.11)

Shows and Channels

  • Speed Channel (5.3, 7.10)
  • Weather Channel (7.7)
  • Sesame Street (7.11)
  • This Old House (7.22)
  • ESPN2 (14.7)
  • Kids Next Door (14.79)
  • ER (23.97)
  • Law & Order (33.2, 34.1)
  • Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (33.2)
  • Law & Order: Criminal Intent (33.2)
  • Law & Order: Trial By Jury (33.2)
  • The Rockford Files (33.2)
  • Grand Prix (33.2)
  • Columbo (33.2)
  • America's Funniest Home Videos (49.45)
  • The Amazing Race (51.6)

People

  • Scarface (5.2)
  • The Godfather (5.2)
  • Le Mans (20.4, 23.97)
  • Bobby Deerfield (23.97)
  • Winning (23.97)
  • The Graduate (23.97)
  • Bullitt (23.97)
  • Papillion (23.97)
  • The Verdict (33.2)
  • 12 Angry Men (33.2)
  • Dog Day Afternoon (33.2)
  • The Crow (36.11)
  • The Man with The Golden Gun (56.52)

Racing Celebrities, Racing Equipment, and Races

  • 1993 Grand Prix of Europe (1.2, 1.24)
  • Ayrton Senna (Epigraph, 1.24, 1.25, 25.8, 38.6, 47.1, 47.3, 47.8, 47.10, 47.11, 49.68, 58.26)
  • Michael Schumacher (1.24, 25.8, 58.26)
  • Karl Wendlinger (1.24)
  • Damon Hill (1.24)
  • Alain Prost (1.24, 49.68, 58.26)
  • Julian SabellaRosa (3.3)
  • Formula One, Formula One Grand Prix (5.3, 25.8, 38.6, 47.3, 47.4, 49.68, 58.24, 58.26, Conclusion.1)
  • NASCAR (5.3, 16.2)
  • Porsche 993 Cup Car (5.9, 8.5)
  • Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona (5.9)
  • Daytona Prototype (5.30)
  • HANS device (6.31)
  • BMW (7.2)
  • Porsche (7.2)
  • Alfa Romeo (7.2, 23.97)
  • Watkins Glen (9.2, 9.4, 31.75, 31.76)
  • Formula Renault testing program (9.2)
  • Sebring International Raceway (14.4, 14.7)
  • Derrike Cope (16.2)
  • Chip Hanauer (16.2)
  • Motorsports Hall of Fame (16.2)
  • Luca Pantoni (16.2, 50. 9, 57.8)
  • Ferrari (16.2, 41.3, 50.10, 50.51-52, 50.60, 58.24, Conclusion.1)
  • Don Kitch Jr. (16.2, 50.5)
  • Ross Bentley (16.2)
  • BMW 3.0 Csi (17.18)
  • 1974 Alfa Romeo GTV (19.6)
  • Nürburging racetrack in Germany (20.4)
  • Jackie Steward (20.4, 58.26)
  • Jim Clark (20.4, 58.26)
  • Nordschleife, or Northern Loop (20.4)
  • Thunderhill Raceway Park (26.2, 26.5, 26.37, 38.23, 50.31)
  • Aston Martin DB5 (26.8)
  • Emerson Fittpaldi, "Emmo" (38.5, 38.6)
  • Luigi Chinetti (41.1 - 41.4)
  • Le Mans (41.2)
  • Peter Mitchell-Thompson (41.2)
  • Rubens Barichello (47.3)
  • Roland Ratzenberger (47.3)
  • Tamburello Corner (47.2, Conclusion.1)
  • Sidney Watkins (47.10)
  • Juan Manuel Fangio (58.26)
  • Nelson Piquet (58.26)
  • Nicki Lauda (58.26)
  • Nigel Mansell (58.26)