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Accident Avoidance: Attending the Bob Bondurant ‘Charger Hellcat’ Performance Driving School

Back in April I had a car accident. Aside from being embarrassing, it became contentious at home. Over the last 20 years I’ve had 4 big accidents, this one being the fourth. I talked about it with my car clubs and sought advice. Several people, including my husband, recommended getting a car with electronic “nannies.” …

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Having a ‘V. Fun’ Time: Two Days at Cadillac’s V-Performance Academy

Many manufacturers offer some sort of performance driving school as part of a “high performance” vehicle purchase. Ford has their ST Octane Academy, Mopar runs the SRT Track Experience, and even Land Rover offers the Land Rover Experience Driving School. Cadillac has joined the mix with their “V-Performance Academy,” held at Spring Mountain Motor Resort …

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Winning the HPDE: Five Years in a Mazda Miata

As I prepare to start my 10th year (really) working with NASA Mid-Atlantic, and seventh year behind the wheel on track, it only feels appropriate to give a little nod to the equally-little car that set me down the path of autocross, Hyperdrive, HPDE, Time Trial, and eventually, racing.