Friday, January 13, 2012

Power Is Nothing Without Control!

Chris Harris, who you may know from his Ferrari tell-all on Jalopnik, has impressed me with his ability to gracefully drift a car at its limit, and do so while holding an informative and entertaining conversation. I try to channel him when charging through an autocross course or track day while maintain a casual conversation with the student riding in my car. I still have a long way to go with learning to handle a car so effortlessly on the edge, though.

Before becoming a journalist with EVO, Chris Harris founded "Driver's Republic", with which he released some great "Driving Technique" videos. Despite making it look MUCH easier than it actually is, he talks clearly and calmly through skills like left foot braking and power oversteer that are so hard to master for many drivers. Let's see if learning all this good stuff can help me impress my friends and the ladies. Well, probably just my friends... at best.