These are what we call the 'YMMV items.' Things that some people find in this work. We call them 'your mileage might vary' because not everyone sees these things in the same way. This starts discussions in the trope lists, a thing we don't want. Please use the discussion page if you'd like to discuss any of these items.
YMMV: The Great Race
Big Lipped Alligator Moment: For a movie that up until that point had been a slapstick comedy, the Breather Episode when Natalie Wood sings a charming love song by a stream, complete with lyrics and "follow the bouncing ball" animation like a Terry Tunes cartoon short, seems to come completely out of nowhere.
Crowning Music of Awesome: For a given value of awesome, but the Great Race (a march as befitting the 1908 setting) was one of the most popular film scores in the orchestral "pops" repertoire until it was displaced by Star Wars.
Fan-Preferred Couple: Some fans consider Maggie / Professor Fate as having more chemistry than Leslie / Maggie. Probably not helped by how one hilarious scene has her actually kissing the guy. There's actually some Reality Subtext here. Natalie Wood was forced by the studio to do this movie against her wishes, then to make matters worse she was paired up with Tony Curtis. They'd already done two films together and had developed a passionate hatred for each other, so the lack of chemistry between Maggie and Leslie was genuine.