This is a true story and probably one of my most inspiration days of work ever. It made me realise that disability is what you make of it and that humans are actually really complicated things. It was also truly humbling. A day spent on track coaching blind drivers in supercars. I learned an awful […]
Track Driving and Driver Coaching
Whist many people know me as someone connected with automotive and cars for much of my life, in fact it is not the car itself that is the main attraction for me, it is the process of driving.
I have more than a decade of first hand experience as a professional track driver coach and still work with drivers who have a desire to improve their track driving skills.
Contrary to popular belief, I'm not 'into cars' I'm into 'driving'.
There's a difference.
Here you'll find an archive of my opinions and experiences on driving, why I think so many people simply don't understand the attraction and also why I believe that the perfection of driving is something that some of us continually strive for, but never quite reach.
Enjoy the journey.
In track instructing on public days, there are several mantras that any track instructor has to learn very quickly to survive, remain safe and still deliver a worthwhile driving experience to the clients. I won’t go into all of them here, instead I will pick just two elements. The Shit Drivers and The ‘Good’ Drivers […]
Traffic Police. Just blokes driving about in the latest kit trying to nab you? Or a branch of the police tasked with looking at and dealing with the carnage of other people’s stupidity while trying to catch the nasty little Chavs we all hate hanging around car parks? More than four years ago, I spend […]
In Porsche collecting circles, right now even a few months seems like an eternity. I originally wrote this article in 2011. In March 2016, I updated it to reflect the changes in attitudes towards the Porsche 996 Turbo. Buyers had realised that the engine was indeed pretty bulletproof and the cars were rising. I wrote […]
Driver Coaching. A hot topic as ever in motorsport and an ever growing area for discussion in Historic Motorsport. This is something we’ve written about before, so it was interesting to spot this film about the legendary Rob Wilson. Karun Chandhok says almost word for our our own beliefs: Tennis stars have them, golfers have […]
If you are one of those drivers who doesn’t really ‘get’ the whole Porsche thing, then you must watch these three videos. People who are addicted to the Porsche 911 feel will know exactly what Richard Meaden is talking about. For those who are unconverted, we’ve written elsewhere about how it takes time to get […]
The more Francophobic of my friends often ask me what’s my fascination for the old French farmhouse style? I’ve an affection for them that outpaces the inevitable rose tinted glasses of holiday memories so I guess it would be a good thing to give an explanation. Up there with the soft warmth of Scandinavian timber […]
Passion in motorsport competitors can be a double edged sword. They need the motivation, the desire, the ruthless streak that’s needed for that ultimate, championship winning passing move. But that same burning desire can have negative implications if it is allowed to become dominant above all. The same passion that puts a driver or rider […]