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Autocross is open to just about anyone with a helmet and a car Aimed at all those autocross drivers who race the cars they drive every day, this thorough and easy to follow handbook covers everything from choosing the best class and car for competing to tuning, modifying, and racing that car Richard Newton, an ASE certified Master Technician, talks in a reader friendly fashion about what can be done, why it should be done, and what might need to be altered when conditions change He discusses the rule book and driving techniques used in autocross events.Featuring helpful full color illustrations, this guide covers all engine drivetrain combinations, and focuses on car subsystems, including engine, suspension, wheels and tires, and brakes, among others.The book includes drawings of course set ups, as well as a complete reference appendix....

Title : Autocross Performance Handbook (Motorbooks Workshop)
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ISBN : 0760327882
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Motorbooks 1st edition July 15, 2007
Number of Pages : 160 pages
File Size : 861 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Autocross Performance Handbook (Motorbooks Workshop) Reviews

  • G. Sobrian
    2019-01-27 12:27

    Some good information. Also plenty of filler and some big mistakes that should have been caught by an "expert" editor. Moton shocks are called Motul which is an oil. That's sort of surprising. The content is mostly pictures. I wasn't surprised at the content because I'd already read some other reviews but I don't want to give an overly positive review. Was a little expensive for the quantity and quality of the material. Has some useful stuff on tuning dampers so there are definitely some good nuggets of information here. Disagreed with some of the opinions on swaybars versus springs but whatever. Different people will have different opinions. Most of the information is quite specific but dated since the SCCA Autocross rules change every year. Still, I'm happy I bought the book. Think it's giving me some more knowledge and some good ideas.

  • Michael Eguina
    2019-02-22 16:14

    Good starter book for autocross, but they focus on SCCA Autocross in particular, and with all the recent changes in classes, a good portion of the info is no longer accurate. Still, if you have someone beginning with zero knowledge, this is a great book that you don't have to worry about them being overwhelmed with.

  • Maxim Masiutin
    2019-02-07 12:18

    I like this paperback very much for its photos: much of the space on pages is covered by great exciting pictures with valuable comments under each image.

  • Anthony Lyman
    2019-02-18 17:22

    I've been interested in getting into autocrossing and purchased this book in hopes it would help me find my way. The book is full of color pictures, many of which I found interesting but after a while began to feel it took away from the substance of the written material. I will say the book also does a nice job of explaining the various SCCA classes and what is required to meet the class specifications.

  • G. Peters
    2019-02-08 18:02

    Offers great tips from all aspects of autocross. Everything from choosing a car, car classes, seating position, driving techniques, and more. I use the techniques out in the track and I can confidently say this book made me faster.

  • Richard Newton
    2019-01-22 12:10

    There's a difference between racing and running an autocross. I've done both. The old adage is that most great autocross drivers can become really good road racers. On the other hand not all road racers can become great at running an autocross. I think there's a lot of truth to that.