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      03-10-2013, 01:53 AM   #23
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      03-10-2013, 01:51 PM   #25
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ooh good find! Now it perhaps needs some budgeting and a nice cast lol
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      03-10-2013, 06:49 PM   #26
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The Art of Racing in the Rain is my "go to" gift for friends, car guys/gals or not. However, it can make you boss cry in the airport. There's a kid-friendy version called just Racing in the Rain, too.

From Ross Bentley (mentioned in the book):

To be fast in the rain you have to enter turns just that little bit too fast. That way the car doesn’t take you by surprise when it begins to slide. If you enter too slow you’ll spend most of the turn wondering when the car is going to step out and slide – and then have to react to it. If you make it slide entering the turn you’ll know exactly what you’ve got and be ready for it. It’s the difference between being reactive versus proactive. Be proactive by making the car do something from the very instant you turn in.

i.e., "That which you mainfest is before you." What a geat metaphor for approaching life in a "make it happen" way.
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Resurrecting an old thread.

Tony,

I sent this book to my 75yr/old mother (Kindle book). She knows nothing about cars and does not really understand why I go to the track. We both read three or more books a week.

She called me up and told me that this book was the best book she has ever read. It made her laugh and cry so hard at the end of the book...
Thanks. I need to read it again. I don't remember who I gave it to. It was such an easy read since in it, we recognize a lot of what we do at the track.

Just the title makes me miss rainy days at the track. Love the extra challenge when the track is "at the limit of grip" everywhere.
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From Ross Bentley (mentioned in the book):

To be fast in the rain you have to enter turns just that little bit too fast. That way the car doesn’t take you by surprise when it begins to slide. If you enter too slow you’ll spend most of the turn wondering when the car is going to step out and slide – and then have to react to it. If you make it slide entering the turn you’ll know exactly what you’ve got and be ready for it. It’s the difference between being reactive versus proactive. Be proactive by making the car do something from the very instant you turn in.

i.e., "That which you mainfest is before you." What a geat metaphor for approaching life in a "make it happen" way.
Makes perfect sense to me.
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Great Book. I don't get to read much for pleasure, but I could not put this one down. Anyone would enjoy this book, but if you are a track person the story comes alive.
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      04-12-2013, 11:13 AM   #30
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I liked it, when I finished it I had to fire up my Xbox and do a few laps in Forza around Mugello driving a 430
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... a moment of silence in memory of one of, if not the greatest F1 driver in the rain of all time.

Ayrton Senna died 19 years ago today.
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Has it really been almost 20 years? Wow.
Rest in peace A.S.
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just read it. good book! refreshing perspective!
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