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Old 11-07-2005, 04:28 PM   #1
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Hi everyone,

As some of you may know me, I take my driving seriously and I also like to share as much information as possible. I was thinking about teaching people how to become a better driver overall by providing real-time driving lessons, hopefully teaching people to be better public road drivers in general. If I can make a difference of teaching one person to be a better driver, hopefully that I will have one person less to worry about on the public road when I am commuting. I would like everyone to know that beginning of 2006, my driving lessons will come with a small fee (to compensate for my time), so as of now, they are free until the end of this year.

The lessons that I can teach are not just your typical traffic school laws, but as well as:
Basic & Advanced Car Control Skills (Steering, Footwork, Field of Vision, etc)
Basic & Advanced Manual Transmission Shifting Techniques
Driver Input and Car Mechanics Troubleshooting
Car Dynamic Physics & Analysis
Traffic & Weather Awareness
Mental & Anger Management

The lessons will be performed on your own car (provided that it is safe to drive in and that is passes state technical inspection, if it doesn't then that's part of the Car Mechanics Troubleshooting). There will be no violations of the public driving laws whatsoever during these lessons. These lessons are to help you understand and gain a better knowledge of what you already know about driving regardless if you have been driving for 1 week or 50+ years (you can always learn about something along the way).

The format of the lesson is a single 2-hour long session and a 1-month follow-up appointment of 1 to 2 hours to see if the progress improves (and the follow-ups will keep on going until you, the student, are satisfied, this is my garantee). The student supplies the car as well as the fuel. I will be instructing from the passenger seat as well as the driver seat if needed.

If anyone would like a driving lesson, please feel free to PM/email me for an appointment. If you would like some credentials of my driving history and knowledge, feel free to contact me.

Keefe @ Xenonk2828@hotmail.com


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Old 11-07-2005, 04:35 PM   #2
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im interested, ive seen your videos so i know youre more than qualified. But where would you be performing the teaching? on the public roads?
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:36 PM   #3
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:48 PM   #4
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im interested, ive seen your videos so i know youre more than qualified. But where would you be performing the teaching? on the public roads?
most likely yes, because this is geared towards helping you become a better public road driver.
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Old 11-07-2005, 04:49 PM   #5
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:09 PM   #6
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The lessons that I can teach are not just your typical traffic school laws, but as well as:
Basic & Advanced Car Control Skills (Steering, Footwork, Field of Vision, etc)
Basic & Advanced Manual Transmission Shifting Techniques
Driver Input and Car Mechanics Troubleshooting
Car Dynamic Physics & Analysis
Traffic & Weather Awareness
Mental & Anger Management

awesome!!!


- andrew


edit: im not kidding either...that really is cool.
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Old 11-07-2005, 05:55 PM   #7
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I realized that Mental and Anger Management is a big priority when it comes to driving... if you are not in the mood to drive, please don't drive.
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:44 PM   #8
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Old 11-07-2005, 06:58 PM   #9
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I realized that Mental and Anger Management is a big priority when it comes to driving... if you are not in the mood to drive, please don't drive.
Can't you be in the mood to drive, AND in the mood to shoot someone?
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:23 PM   #10
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Can't you be in the mood to drive, AND in the mood to shoot someone?

You can be even in the mood to drink too, but that's a definite no-no.
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:26 PM   #11
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I'll buy you a chipolte burrito if i cna learn on the legacy.
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:40 PM   #12
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i'd concoct a serious liability waiver before going down this road keefe....
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:51 PM   #13
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can u teach how to drift?
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Old 11-07-2005, 07:56 PM   #14
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I'll buy you a chipolte burrito if i cna learn on the legacy.
It'll be more than just one Burrito
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:00 PM   #15
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i'd concoct a serious liability waiver before going down this road keefe....

it's in the works as we speak.. these lessons are to keep people from endangering not only themselves, but other drivers as well.. so there is a waiver that I will be making in the process.. but hopefully in these early stages, that this is no more than me being a backseat driver pointing out some typical bad driving habits that need to be revised.
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:17 PM   #16
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Good luck in your new endeavor, keefe.
You'll have a lot of work ahead of you for sure.
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:33 PM   #17
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can u teach how to drift?

i know i sure as hell can..


no seriously, if you're interested at the next drift event if you honestly want to learn, i can jump in your car and give you some tips (i'm not THAT good but i can definately help a beginner)
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Old 11-07-2005, 08:59 PM   #18
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just dont break his car in the process, I am no way responsible for mainevent212's actions.. what he does has no relationship of what I do or teach.

I can teach a few things about "skid control" or "fishtailing 101", but I would reserve that kind of driving in a closed coursed area where the liability and insurance forms are signed and finalized... remember, I did total my own WRX over a legit-sponsored drift event/school two years ago. AGAIN, I would NOT teach drifting or HIGH PERFORMANCE techiques and manuvers in my driving lessons.
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:15 PM   #19
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Really? you totalled your car at a drift school?

which one was it, if i may ask. I've done a few drift events on various courses and i've never gotten close to totalling my car. Bumping walls and such? Close but no hits yet...but not even near totalling anything.

In all honesty, I havent been drifting long, but I'm not so bad at it i think.

http://videos.streetfire.net/Player....7&t=recent&p=4
from the last one...i'm not so good on the cone courses
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:27 PM   #20
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i wanna see a true wrx drift
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:33 PM   #21
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just dont break his car in the process, I am no way responsible for mainevent212's actions.. what he does has no relationship of what I do or teach.

I can teach a few things about "skid control" or "fishtailing 101", but I would reserve that kind of driving in a closed coursed area where the liability and insurance forms are signed and finalized... remember, I did total my own WRX over a legit-sponsored drift event/school two years ago. AGAIN, I would NOT teach drifting or HIGH PERFORMANCE techiques and manuvers in my driving lessons.
I was an instructor with the Audi Club for the "Totally Cool Driving School" which was a unique approach to teach teenagers control techniques. They had a skidpad, braking area, a modified oval, and a few other areas. We taught the teens in their own cars. It rained cats and dogs, some of the worst rain I've ever seen. I think that added a nice dynamic to the class. I'll let you know if I hear of another course. It could be good practice for you. There's a really cool lady who does a non-traditional classroom session to go along with it. We got some good feedback.
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:42 PM   #22
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Really? you totalled your car at a drift school?

which one was it, if i may ask. I've done a few drift events on various courses and i've never gotten close to totalling my car. Bumping walls and such? Close but no hits yet...but not even near totalling anything.

In all honesty, I havent been drifting long, but I'm not so bad at it i think.

http://videos.streetfire.net/Player....7&t=recent&p=4
from the last one...i'm not so good on the cone courses

what's the point of drifting if you cant hit the apex of the corner and slide it through a designated zone??

whether it be cones or concrete or asphalt, you gotta have total car control..

any case, do a search on Hyperfest and you'll find pics of my car.
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:45 PM   #23
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i wanna see a true wrx drift

there are plenty.. here's one with Petter Solberg having fun with the new 06 STi:

http://www.legacygt.com/forums/showt...hlight=solberg
http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/showthread.php?t=812655
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:57 PM   #24
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what's the point of drifting if you cant hit the apex of the corner and slide it through a designated zone??

whether it be cones or concrete or asphalt, you gotta have total car control..

any case, do a search on Hyperfest and you'll find pics of my car.

I just posted that because it's the latest event...I've drifted at summit point as well as Old Dominion Speedway on the banked oval.


I understand why you might be defensive, but please, I'm not just some kid and I wasn't trying to offend you by asking how. I honestly wanted to know what happened and how you totalled your car.


PS



the first one can give you an idea of my line and the 2nd one is just a neat picture

ODS is a nascar short track and that turn is top of 3rd gear/low 4th gear and those pics are at about 85-90 some mph full throttle through the bank
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Old 11-07-2005, 09:59 PM   #25
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ah, i see you're from salazaar racing...I had Vic Hall as an instructor this summer at a FATT.



EDIT #2

hehe, i found the threads about you from hyperfest

coincidentally i have this video too.
http://media.putfile.com/Hyperfestsmall

my first drift event after a long LONG day before (clutch type LSD gave out on the way there...swapped an OEM Viscous diff on the side of the road) slept 2.5 hours and then went to drift. Clutch started giving out after the first section (my sessions were back half, skidpad and then turn 7 in that order)

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