thank you for being the first person to have the courage to help me with my dilemma
it's a broad question, and my reaction was, "just watch his films and pick out elements you want to emulate. what are you asking us for?" but i can be cynical.. really i guess, the yankee racers have surely collectively noticed a lot that others haven't.
the suggestion to recreate a scene sounds like a really good exercise. my two cents is to keep things generic - just in the way of clothing and pens and props like that. cars.