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  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World
  • Alexander Roy
  • English
  • 22 December 2019
  • 9780061227936

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Read The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World Summary È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF On his deathbed Alex Roy's father dropped tantalizing hints about the notorious Cannonball Run of the 1970s the utterly illegal high speed nonstop race from New York to LA that was nothing at all like the one portrayed in the Burt Reynolds movieInspired by his father's dying words and against the advice of his loyal lifelong friends Roy enters the mysterious world of road rallies and underground races trying both to find himself and to locate The Driver the anonymous organizer of the world's ultimate secret race neither of which may exist But in order to get noticed by The Driver Roy must first become a force to be reckoned withIn this riveting memoir Roy straps you into his highly modified BMW M5 and takes you on a terrifying 120 mph lap of Manhattan his version of the French cult film Rendezvous then tackles the Gumball 3000 and the Bullrun the two Alex Roy is borderline insane and yet is one of the most careful detail obsessed people I ve ever read about He took enormous risks but they were calculated risks not reckless And this story is a fantastic one so outlandish so over the top so unlikely that I wouldn t believe it was true unless it was thoroughly documented by other sourcesI first read about Roy in a Wired article published after the statute of limitations had run out on his last big race Setting the rally record driving from New York to Los Angeles in a dangerous run that averaged over 90 mph which meant doing much of it much much faster I was fascinated then by this crazy man and his attention to detail I found a kindred love of spreadsheets and fancy gizmos and fast driving and I filed it away mentally under that s awesome and that was it Until recently when I discovered he had written a book and I had to read it Roy writes well and his stories are incredible especially if you re a car nut or a driving enthusiast He chronicles a very uniue kind of driving Endurance rally racing Racing in traffic on normal roads over long distances It reuires a special kind of skill set and a different kind of vehicle than track racing And in the specialized world of underground illegal rally racing it also reuires euipment and talent at avoiding the law tickets and arrestAfter breaking the cross country record Roy has indicated that he won t be attempting it again However rumors abound that someone else a Hollywood film writer some suggest has done so already and is waiting for the statute of limitations to run out before going publicAll in all this was an enjoyable entertaining read that I d recommend

Read The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World

The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World

Read The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World Summary È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF E rally driving world ultimately proves hollow until he meets a young film producer documenting the obscure post–Cannonball Run races and the holy grail of cross country racing the NY to LA speed record of thirty two hours and seven minutes set back in 1983 Can that time even be approached today much less beaten As Roy reveals in The Driver there are reasons why no one has tried in twenty four years But should he try Can he do itFull of hilarious sexy and shocking stories from a life lived at the right hand edge of the speedometer The Driver offers a never before told insider's account of the fast dangerous and unbelievable society that has long been offlimits to most of us Filled with insane driving and Roy's uixotic uest to win both for his late father and for himself The Driver is the tale of one man's insatiable drive beyond life in the fast lan Alex Roy is a competitor like no other His thirst for speed leads him into a world that endangers himself and those around him but boy is it a rush This is than a story about a super cool guy that drives fast though and that s the pleasant surprise that The Driver gives us Like all of us he is a man seeking some sort of greater meaning in his life The death of his Father serve as his catalyst for a career in cross country racing that takes him around the world If life is a journey then Alex Roy is taking that journey at an excessive speed The great thing about this book is that Alex Roy s tale is worth reading about for various reasons At first its a uest But through his travels he meets a slew of colorful characters and ultimately discovers himself Sure that sounds a bit cliche but this is still a journey like no other Fortunately for us Roy s writing about last second finishes and being tailed by cops is heart pounding He captures the moments perfectly Many times I felt like I was right there in the car with him trying to hit the brake at 150 mph The bonus is that Roy has a great sense of humor too Who else would enter a US Gumball race as a German Police officer uniform and all So if you re looking for a pure thrill ride with something extra look no further If not well the movie is due out very soon

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Read The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World Summary È eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Most infamous road rallies in the world He creates a character for himself and his car Polizei Autobahn Interceptor and they stick out among the Lamborghinis and Ferraris driven by millionaire playboys software moguls Arab princes movie stars leggy Czech supermodels gear heads and tech whizzes Out of the hundred plus rally drivers a select few Alex Roy among them compete as if these are full on honestto god road races traveling from London to Morocco from Budapest to Rome from San Francisco to Miami at speeds approaching 200 mphWith his M5 armed with amyriad of radar detectors laser jammers and police scanners and his trunk crammed with a variety of fake uniforms the obsessively prepared Roy evades arrest at almost every turn wreaking havoc on his fiercest rivals and gaining the admiration of police forces around the globeBut his rise to the top of th Not one of these people will ever hunt cave dive or race or attempt anything that would endanger their purebred dog Italian navy diving watch or custom ordered car let alone their own safety unless well paid forced or shamed into itThis is the message of Rendezvous it s not what you have it s what you do with it 19To do any less is far worse than wearing 200 sneakers for a pleasant stroll or domesticating an animal meant to roam free it s eating McDonald s in Paris it s watching porn instead of having sex with one s girlfriend it s returning from war with one s gun unfired Such second rate decadence is worse than bad taste It is not a victimless crime It s an insult to everyone who can t afford the option 20I rolled past the World Trade Center at 254am It s left at 226 I lapped Manhattan in twenty seven minutes I beat my target by three minutes I d committed 109 moving violations I d spotted two police cars I d earned a theoretical 731 points against my license sufficient for sixty six license suspensionsAnd I d never felt better EverI felt something I hadn t felt since losing my virginity a surreptitious revelatory sense of awakening born of accomplishment but this unlike that had been completed alone and with skill 32Calling them to ask for advice was inconceivable so I decided to call them to ask for advice 229We re here I said and they re after some idiot with expired tags 242Failure is the great teacher if one allows it to be I d failed but even in failure everything was going according to plan 256For the last 21 hours my oldest friends had risked their lives to support my uest However little they believed in it they believed in me and would forgive any failure out of love but Maher was here to win and he wouldn t have come without the same faith in me that I had in him 308Traffic thinned out The desert night s stars rose first over the distant mountains then in a vast twinkling curtain of welcome whatever our speed whatever out timeAfter 10 hours the storms were over 309I had to complete the definitive history for the full story seemed far greater than my own If anything befell me my unborn children might yet pursue archaeology or music and wouldn t take foolish risks to fill holes in their hearts or egos 320The richest man in the world is one who stops counting 321They I all of us had changed however unwittingly We dream of stopping time relish in its rare capture lie to ourselves about it inexorable advance but time has no mercy Nor in committing utterly to that for which our hearts yearn should we The costs of my journey were far higher and carried by many than I could have known But I would do it again if I didn t now know better 322If balls were cash she d own Wall Street