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Old 11-08-2000, 07:32 PM   #1
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Question how to get started

I'm not exactly a hard core car enthusiast but I've had my RS for close to a year now and, thanks to the prodding of a friend who is a car enthusiast , I've begun to think I really should learn how to drive it properly.

So what is the best way to learn how to drive? It seems like auto-x events are mostly done for the season. Or are there some still coming up that a total newbie who can't drive for ***** could show up at? What about ice racing or would that be over my head? Would doing something like Skip Barber be worth it? Or is there something else that everyone could recommend that I haven't thought of?

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Old 11-08-2000, 08:16 PM   #2
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There should be some ice racing this year. Last year do to family circumstances, there wasn't.

That means it's been 2 years here in NE since there was any Ice Racing. Read: in dire need of some.

Yep, auto-x is basically dead for the year until the spring.

Just read all you can and play GT2 or GT3 when it comes out.
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Old 11-08-2000, 08:27 PM   #3
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Welcome to the club jjp

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Old 11-09-2000, 06:05 AM   #4
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pick up some winter reading... i highly recommend skip barbers book performance driving (i think thats the name). and think about saving some money to goto a driving school in the spring. i know that there was a bunch of us interested in going to skip barber school, so hopefully a group will get together in the spring.
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Old 11-09-2000, 06:14 AM   #5
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I agree with BoomerRS that a driving school would be VERY benifical. Hopefully we can get a group going. If not, hopefully I can save enough money for some kind of driving school.
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Old 11-09-2000, 06:26 AM   #6
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If you can't drop a lot of cash on a school - ice race, rallyX, autoX, is the way to go. You get a lot of good instruction from fellow Scooby racers, and can really learn to "drive" your car.

I went from a tire plowing, slow corner taking, kid - to a fast apex, throttle oversteer man! *sniffle

If you are looking at schools in this area - might I suggest the O'neil rally school up in VT. I'm all for Skip Barber - but you're not driving a rear wheel mustang (no offence) so to me - learing to make pendulum turns, and left foot brake with AWD is more appropriate.

My $0.02 - Kris

EDIT - Oops, It's in NH... My B.

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