Driving books

If you're interested to learn more about advanced or track driving techniques, there is a wealth of information out there. Below are a selection of books which we recommend.

Bob Bondurant, another ex-racing driver, has written a series of books on the topic of high performance driving. Designed to help readers achieve their full potential on the track - with more than 120 photos, and clear informative text. A good addition to your bookshelves.

High performance driving

Author: Bob Bondurant

ReviewBob Bondurant, another ex-racing driver, has written a series of books on the topic of high performance driving. Designed to help readers achieve their full potential on the track - with more than 120 photos, and clear informative text. A good addition to your bookshelves.

Drivingfast.net review: 5

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Hillclimbing & Sprinting collectively known as Speed Eventing is one of the most popular ways of getting into UK motor sport. The events are accessible, straightforward & inexpensive, yet are held in an informal, friendly but competitive atmosphere. Some 400 such events take place in the UK each year, with on average more than 100 competitors on each. This book shows competitors how to get started and how to improve their skills, together with where to find the events and detailed driving advice on the top courses. There is even advice on trailers do you need one? The authors have interviewed a wide range of drivers, from the Clubman who drives to and from events, through mid-range competitors, including a lady, a disabled driver and an octogenarian, right up to the current hillclimb champion, as well as some of the many officials who make this sport possible.

Hillclimbing and Sprinting: The Essential Manual

Author: Phil Short

ReviewHillclimbing & Sprinting collectively known as Speed Eventing is one of the most popular ways of getting into UK motor sport. The events are accessible, straightforward & inexpensive, yet are held in an informal, friendly but competitive atmosphere. Some 400 such events take place in the UK each year, with on average more than 100 competitors on each. This book shows competitors how to get started and how to improve their skills, together with where to find the events and detailed driving advice on the top courses. There is even advice on trailers do you need one? The authors have interviewed a wide range of drivers, from the Clubman who drives to and from events, through mid-range competitors, including a lady, a disabled driver and an octogenarian, right up to the current hillclimb champion, as well as some of the many officials who make this sport possible.

Drivingfast.net review: 4

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This book is written by the world's foremost expert on driving Porsche cars to their limits, and offers readers the latest information on making the most recent Porsche models and technology. Vic Elford shares his winning insights into the ride control systems, new tyre compounds, Tiptronic and Direct-Shift Gearbox transmissions that have transformed the driving experience, and the challenges of driving a Porsche. As he discusses recent models ranging from the new generations of the 911 to the whole-cloth inventions of the Boxter, Cayenne, Cayman S and Carrera GT modern images and historic photographs take the reader through Porsche s history and evolving technology.

Porsche High-performance Driving Handbook

Author: Vic Elford

ReviewThis book is written by the world's foremost expert on driving Porsche cars to their limits, and offers readers the latest information on making the most recent Porsche models and technology. Vic Elford shares his winning insights into the ride control systems, new tyre compounds, Tiptronic and Direct-Shift Gearbox transmissions that have transformed the driving experience, and the challenges of driving a Porsche. As he discusses recent models ranging from the new generations of the 911 to the whole-cloth inventions of the Boxter, Cayenne, Cayman S and Carrera GT modern images and historic photographs take the reader through Porsche s history and evolving technology.

Drivingfast.net review: 4

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Bob Bondurant (see above) on race kart driving.

Race Kart Driving

Author: Bob Bondurant

ReviewBob Bondurant (see above) on race kart driving.

Drivingfast.net review: 4

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Ross Bentley, an ex- racing driver, has written a series of good driving skills books. The first provides a well rounded introduction to fast driving techniques for the track.

Speed Secrets

Author: Ross Bentley

ReviewRoss Bentley, an ex- racing driver, has written a series of good driving skills books. The first provides a well rounded introduction to fast driving techniques for the track.

Drivingfast.net review: 4

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An updated version of the original 'Speed Secrets'.

With this up-to-date insight into the latest techniques in racing which is filled with diagrams and concise 'speed secrets', this title provides an all-new approach to learning and perfecting the ideal line around the racetrack.

Speed Secrets 2

Author: Ross Bentley

ReviewAn updated version of the original 'Speed Secrets'. With this up-to-date insight into the latest techniques in racing which is filled with diagrams and concise 'speed secrets', this title provides an all-new approach to learning and perfecting the ideal line around the racetrack.

Drivingfast.net review: 5

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This book explains how to get the best out of track days through skilled driving and careful car preparation. Whether the driver is a track day virgin or a veteran, and whether he or she drives a standard road car or one fully prepared to competition specification, they should find there is much to be learned within these pages.

Track Day Driver's Guide

Author: Art Markus

ReviewThis book explains how to get the best out of track days through skilled driving and careful car preparation. Whether the driver is a track day virgin or a veteran, and whether he or she drives a standard road car or one fully prepared to competition specification, they should find there is much to be learned within these pages.

Drivingfast.net review: 3

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Increasingly congested public roads provide few opportunities to enjoy driving to the full, and yet modern performance cars are the most exciting ever - hence the booming appeal of track days. This extensively illustrated colour book contains all the information needed to enjoy track days to the maximum, providing a sound introduction for complete novices, whilst presenting advice and information which will prove invaluable to those already involved in the burgeoning track-day scene.

Track Day Manual

Author: Mike Breslin

ReviewIncreasingly congested public roads provide few opportunities to enjoy driving to the full, and yet modern performance cars are the most exciting ever - hence the booming appeal of track days. This extensively illustrated colour book contains all the information needed to enjoy track days to the maximum, providing a sound introduction for complete novices, whilst presenting advice and information which will prove invaluable to those already involved in the burgeoning track-day scene.

Drivingfast.net review: 3

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With over twelve years of instructing experience, Hamish Smart shares his comprehensive knowledge of track days in this concise and informative guide. From the practicalities of planning the day, through to precise descriptions of advanced driving techniques, this handbook contains vital advice for the track-day driver.

Track Days

Author: Hamish Smart

ReviewWith over twelve years of instructing experience, Hamish Smart shares his comprehensive knowledge of track days in this concise and informative guide. From the practicalities of planning the day, through to precise descriptions of advanced driving techniques, this handbook contains vital advice for the track-day driver.

Drivingfast.net review: 4

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The latest and most up-to-date book from Ross Bentley. The many good reviews from the drivers who have used it demonstrate the quality of the content.

Ultimate Speed Secrets: The Racer's Bible

Author: Ross Bentley

ReviewThe latest and most up-to-date book from Ross Bentley. The many good reviews from the drivers who have used it demonstrate the quality of the content.

Drivingfast.net review: 5

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Ross Bentley's guide to one of the least expensive forms of motorsport

Winning Autocross Techniques

Author: Ross Bentley

ReviewRoss Bentley's guide to one of the least expensive forms of motorsport

Drivingfast.net review: 3

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An account of Martin Brundle's life in Formula one

Working the wheel

Author: Martin Brundle

ReviewAn account of Martin Brundle's life in Formula one

Drivingfast.net review: 4

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