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George Herbert

40-something multidisciplinary engineer in California, who learned performance driving from my ex-amateur-racer father. I learned to drive on a rally racing modified Volvo 145 Q-car on the twisty roads of western Marin County, and have owned as daily drivers a hand-me-down VW Dasher Diesel, an 86 Mustang, a 98 Mustang, and a RX-8.

By on February 16, 2013

Remember TTAC’s Future Writers Week? You chose the writers. The writers wrote. The stories are in (well, most of them …). Here is the first one. Do you like it? Tell us. The stories will be published in the sequence in which they arrived in TTAC’s mailbox.

It’s November on the California coast, between the rains. Pismo Beach is far behind us; Monterey still far ahead. The road is HERE, the Pacific Ocean is THERE, right across the southbound lanes, over that little 6-inch-tall rock ”barrier” that would give you a good launch before you fell the 400 feet to your crunchy doom. Left-foot-braking, you trail brake into the corner, wide then tightening and then wide onto the gas. And the DSC kicks in, up front, and the line out of the corner isn’t quite what you wanted it to be.

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