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  Chicagoland MG Club:Driveline
The Rally Corner Mike Olsencheckered flag

There are many different types of drivers depending on your age, temperament, location, etc. This is some that I have observed.

Country drivers drive down the middle of the road. This is because there is no one coming the other way. Also you never know from which side of the road an animal will dart out from. When approaching a hill country drivers stay to the right just incase a tractor is on the other side. They never tailgate because there are so few cars to tailgate.

City drivers always stay to the right because of traffic. They learn to brake quickly and to follow the last car through the intersection. These guys can ride one foot off your bumper for miles.

Then we have the cruiser. This is a driving style where you just take in the view. No hurry and no rush just taking it easy.

Now the asphalt pilot. Here you apex the corners, trail brake, disobey most traffic laws and use both sides of the road just for fun. Just which out for the cruisers so you donít run into them.

The dirt pilot likes gravel and dirt roads. This is how I learned to drive. You drive at a speed where the car feels loose like itís floating. Kicking the rear end out around corners steering right to go left. This is called broad-sliding. Prorally driving is done this way. Ditches can be a drag.

It has been my experience that an MG can perform well with all of these typeís of driving skills. Remember that some of these types can be very dangerous. Now lets go out and play safety fast.

Oh yes, one more thing. Curves are on women and turns are in a road, just clearing that up.

Keep the rubber side down,
Mike Olsen

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