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characters The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World 100 download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Alexander Roy characters The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World 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. This book makes me want to do something really exciting and different and adventurous My boyfriend read it in sprinting spurts over two days practically falling over himself to find out what happened so I knew I would have to read it Yes it is a little bit anti climactic because you know the end even before you get there but Roy s writing is absolutely wonderful and kept me glued to the page for long stretches of time Yes he did things that I disagree with in theory but I was willing to forgive him pretty much instantly as sad as that is And Cory she was such a cool character I want to be her If anyone has any suggestions for other books like this one please give me a poke Both my boyfriend and I are DYING to get reading again

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characters The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World 100 download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Alexander Roy characters The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World 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. I thought this was a great book that really gives a person some insight into the life of an underground rally racer It all starts when Alex Roy s father is on his deathbed and he tells alex about some old files in his house that talk about a mysterious racer named The Driver He then digs up some information on a mock race of the old cannonball races called the gumball rally At first he enlists an auaintance named David Maher to participate in the rally as his co pilot and he does not place very well He then updates his police avoidance euipment and gets better at racing He enters many rally races in foreign countries and in the United States and starts placing better as he goes He has different co pilots every time and can not keep a relationship with a girl because he is so into the races Racing engulfs his life He starts to realize that he is not the same man he was before He now knows why he does these races and the reasoning was to get something that money can not buy To continue in one of his foreign rally races he meets two drivers Richard Rawlings and Dennis Collins who take the rallies as seriously as he does After gaining their friendship Rawlings asks Alex to race with them cross country no stops just a race from coast to coast He meets a cross country racing specialist named Cory Wells Cory tells him about the most recent unknown record of 34 hours and 46 minutes along with an even recent record of 32 hours and 7 minutes He declines Rawlings and decides to make a run with one of his best friends known as Nine and Cory They end up breaking down half way but will they make another run Will he beat the cross country record Will he find The Driver I dont know you must read the book to find out Overall it is a great book that got me researching all about rally racing

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characters The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World 100 download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ↠ Alexander Roy characters The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World 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

  • Hardcover
  • 336
  • The Driver My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World
  • Alexander Roy
  • English
  • 02 September 2018
  • 9780061227936