In Honor Of James Garner, Here's How To Pull A J-TurnPatrick George7/20/14 10:00amFiled to: James GarnerJ-TurnHow To Drive Fast20EditPromoteDismissUndismissHideShare to KinjaToggle Conversation toolsGo to permalink Whether he was sharking cards as Bret Maverick, driving race cars, or outwitting the bad guys as Jim Rockford, James Garner was one of those Hollywood actors who always seemed impossibly cool. And to those who grew up watching him on The Rockford Files, he also helped make the driving technique known as a "J-turn" famous. A few years back our own Mike Spinelli demonstrated how to do a 180 degree reverse spin just like Rockford in a snowy parking lot. That's not much help to most of us in late July, but the fundamentals are all still there. Advertisement So go out today, get yourself a rental car, find an empty parking lot, pretend you're in a Pontiac Firebird, and do your own 180 degree salute to Mr. Garner.