Tag Archives: How To Drive Fast

My Life As An Almost Stunt Driver

Open on an aerial shot of some famous skyline as an orchestral score sets the tone. Intercut dramatic slider shot of the grille and headlights as we hear the rumble of an old Chevy big block. Jump to a dark close-up of eyes as they gaze intensely, ever so slightly off the camera’s center. Engine revs as we see an insert of hands gripping a steering wheel tightly. The orchestra builds to a crescendo, jump cut; gear engaged, foot planted, tires squeal… and it begins.

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How To Drive Miatas And Porsches Fast In Snow Without Looking Like An Idiot Texan

I live in Texas. I only ever see large amounts of snow if I leave the state . But what I learned after doing not one, but two snow driving schools with Porsche and Mazda, is how to turn those distinct winter driving disadvantages into wild hooning superpowers—and also how not to spin out, crash and die.

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How To Race On A Track You’ve Never Driven Before Without Crapping Your Pants

So, there’s a track that you really want to drive. Great! But you’ve never driven it before and you don’t want to make an idiot of yourself. That’s tricky. Here’s how you can Forrest Gump your way through it without completely screwing up.

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What You Need To Know Before You Go Racing For The First Time

No matter how much track day, autocross or driving school experience you have, your first time doing actual wheel-to-wheel racing will be an entirely different animal.

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Yes, You Can Do Your First Track Day In A Supercar

“Just bought a new-to-me 991 GT3. Next time you’re in ATL, you’re welcome to drive it.” That text popped up on my phone from a good friend of mine, David, near the end of June. I think he meant that I could drive his new Teutonic baby low and slow around the streets of Dekalb County. I had a completely different idea.

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Learning Fast And Loose At Rally School In My Baja Bug

Learning Fast And Loose At Rally School In My Baja Bug

"It’s tippy-er than I thought it’d be," Wyatt says. It’s unclear if he means that the car turns in faster than he expected, or if the car feels like it’s going to roll over. I get the sense he means the latter.

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How To Do An E-Brake / What Happens When A NASCAR Driver Goes Rallying

How To Do An E-Brake / What Happens When A NASCAR Driver Goes Rallying

There is something lovely that, sadly, most racecars lack. It’s called an emergency brake and mastering the use of it will make you a master driver. Here’s how to do it. And as an added bonus, here’s what happens when you put a NASCAR driver in a rally car.

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Parker Kligerman Just Got Tossed Into The Wall At Daytona Practice

There’s a large, Parker Kligerman-sized hole in the fence at Daytona after Joey Logano lost control after coming into contact with Matt Kenseth and hit Trevor Bayne who then flipped Parker. Everyone is ok, but Parker’s car is trashed.

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Ask NASCAR Driver And Jalopnik Columnist Parker Kilgerman Anything

Ask NASCAR Driver And Jalopnik Columnist Parker Kilgerman Anything

Today marks the return of How To Drive Fast with our newest recruit, NASCAR racer and all around good guy Parker Kligerman. Parker is around for next hour to answer your questions. Hop to it kiddos!

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Ask NASCAR Driver And Jalopnik Columnist Parker Kligerman Anything

Ask NASCAR Driver And Jalopnik Columnist Parker Kligerman Anything

Today marks the return of How To Drive Fast with our newest recruit, NASCAR racer and all around good guy Parker Kligerman. Parker is around for next hour to answer your questions. Hop to it kiddos!

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