Oct 31st, 2021
Put the Diesel Fuel NEXT TO the car, as we are back for our first ever season of old Amazing Race recaps - Amazing Race 3! Over these thirteen weeks, three people who are hanging, crying and screaming respectively - Logan, Michael & Michelle - are recapping the season, continuing with the fifth leg and elimination of Michael & Kathy!
In this episode, we discuss the legacy that this leg has, Michael has another favourite intro shot, something passes the TARstorian by, we wonder whether the word "traino" is really Portuguese, Michelle gets to do a one-woman show on the wonders of the Ropes detour, we find out how long the drive to Algeciras really was, there's some more epic foreshadowing, Logan has a quick question, there's a real science lesson to explain how Dieselgate happened, Michelle finally spots an oubliette that she doesn't own, we discuss the effect that Dieselgate had on future Portugal legs, we wonder whether anyone still has an EasyShare Digital Camera, Michael & Kathy get eulogised and we learn all about Pit Stop mats.
Please note: This episode is intended on being spoiler-free - however, as with our other historical recaps, this episode may contain references to episodes that we have already covered - namely from Seasons 23-32; Australia 3; Canada 2-5 and Asia 5. These episodes do skirt the lines of spoilers a little more than normal, due to the slightly more...infamous aspects of the season.
Additional note: Logan would consider the Kodak EasyShare Digital Camera modern technology. His phone camera didn't top two megapixels until the late 2010s.