HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRIVING by Paul Petersen

HIGH-PERFORMANCE DRIVING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Driving is an art not only for the professional racer, but for anyone behind a wheel. Assuming some experience and mechanical knowledge on the reader's part, Petersen reiterates what every driving insturctor and owner's manual tells you. But then he progresses to the more advanced skills needed at freeway and racing speeds: shifting (the heel-toe technique and double clutching); cornering (the breaking point, the entrance, the apex, the radius, the exit, the longest possible radius [LPR], and the line); negotiating banked comers; drifting and sliding; handling flyovers and dips; dealing with normal wind resistance and high winds; adjusting engine load and conserving fuel. The book is short, and some points call for amplification; but it is a valuable primer on improving skills in the safety and economy of driving at high speeds.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1974
Publisher: Simon & Schuster