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PostPosted: Sun Dec 21, 2008 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Firstly, I would join your local Institute of Advanced Motorists. Although they might not be that excited about you tearing around the countryside, the club will probably have a couple of ex-policemen who will be quite happy (when you have reached the IAM benchmark) to take you out for some 1-on-1 instrction on how to make real progress.

I also spent a day with Bernard Aubrey: search forum for details. An expensive course, but an excellent foundation from which you'll be able to develop your confidence.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

markomate wrote:
Hi Terence

I felt exactly the same when I picked up my first ever 911 in Feb this year, in the rain too!!! I crawled along the M25 convinced I was going to spin off in a ball of fire Embarassed

The cure?, well to borrow a well used phrase "Education education education"! Get some training, ideally 1 to 1 for a whole day, there a quite a few companies who do it, I used CAT. Did mine in March a few weeks after I got the car.

I had been driving since 1981 but I learned so much in that one day, it really shows you how good the 911 (mines a 993!) is especially in the wet (think I'm obsessed about driving in the rain now!) The payback is immediate you gain in confidence and it makes you want to really use your car, doesnt have to mean fast driving on public roads just general confidence.

The pic below shows how training helps! Last month at the Nurburgring. Fantastic!

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