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Hi Folks,

I realize that there is no replacement for seat time and that the best way to learn is by taking classes up at Team O'neills...

but.... I'm curious to know if there are any books out there that cover rally driving techniques. I'm a bit of a nerd at heart and would love to read anything that breaks down the key rally skills.

I've been a life long rally fan and spectated at many Tarmac events before but Forest Rallying is such a different beast than that or the road course stuff that I've done... so I'm curious to learn more.

I searched the forum but didn't find anything.... and checked the usual places such as Amazon etc. I did dind a tonne of stuff on line - you tube etc - but would still love a regular book!

Thanks in advance!
 

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There are some really good books out there for autocross and road racing, anything for rally?
 

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Reading and applying are a bit hand in hand. I read and saw a bunch of left foot braking stuff, but until I went to Team O'Neil, it didn't all click in.

Try and see if you can get a local rally person who's taken TON school and give you a quick LFB session in a parking lot (pretty much the skidpad part) to show you WHAT it does and HOW to use it in the car.

After that, it's just using the brakes to help you steer the car and practice, practice, practice.

There's also some youtube videos of Colin McRae giving rally pointers that you could search for. He does a good job of explaining some stuff to give a good idea on what to do.

Some links, so you know what you're looking for:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BMEqOGejlrw
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4LKAYtaD_t4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UGSnLGgeai8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hwqmZFhI0co
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVaqcbBWpI4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CcuybYtF4hc

There might be more too.
 

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Sobieslaw Zasada...a famous Polish rally driver from the 60's and 70's had a great book titled "Szybkosc Bezpieczna." It would be translated as "Safe Speed." Unfortunately, I don't think that it was ever translated into English.

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Simon
 

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"Szybkosc Bezpieczna." It would be translated as "Safe Speed."

Regards,
Simon
no, no, no....we need titles that loosely translate into:

"insanely fast unsafe speeds"

"Avoiding rocks and trees"

"Don't DNF"

"Try this at home"

"giving your mother a heart attack"

"99 problems and a busted rally car ain't one"

"You, me, and a podium"

"Ditch hooking is not a crime"

"Fast cornering while looking good and waving at fans"

"Do flat bills make you faster? A quantitative study"
 

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no, no, no....we need titles that loosely translate into:

"insanely fast unsafe speeds"

"Avoiding rocks and trees"

"Don't DNF"

"Try this at home"

"giving your mother a heart attack"

"99 problems and a busted rally car ain't one"

"You, me, and a podium"

"Ditch hooking is not a crime"

"Fast cornering while looking good and waving at fans"

"Do flat bills make you faster? A quantitative study"
Don't forget "The beauty of 2wd Rallying, and its practical applications"
 

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Where is that (2wd rallying) book from? I remember seeing that in high school and thought to buy it, but didn't and have been looking for it since! Any advice on where to look? I haven't seen anything on Amazon.
 

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Don't forget "The beauty of 2wd Rallying, and its practical applications"

the only issue I have with that book is there's nothing 'practical' about rallying :D
 

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So many amazing titles! wow ... lmao .. damn what's my favorite...

top 5

"You, me, and a podium"
"99 problems and a busted rally car ain't one"
"Ditch hooking is not a crime"
"insanely fast unsafe speeds"
"Try this at home"

Uhm i would say skip barber "going faster" has lots of applicable information, though none of it its dirt specific as i recall.
Also the secrets to Solo racing i think is a good book about racing / car setup in general, though much of it is autocross specific. it also teaches about reading the course (road) and picking lines, etc. it has applicable info.

and finally the CRS binder you get from going to a CRS School $175 has lots of good information in it. not sure what they would sell you one for, just as the binder itself. ... just some options / ideas for ya
 
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