For car enthusiasts, a manual transmission is always the answer. But when it comes to off-road enthusiasts, that’s not always the case. That’s because automatics can actually be a huge benefit in the rough stuff, as the folks from the Team O’Neil Rally School point out in this video.
Car nerds and trackday bros love to talk about their heel-toe shifting. There’s another way to get the same job done, as it turns out.
I never understood why there is still such a fierce cult of fascination around the Quattro Audis of the 1980s. Keeping one running is virtually impossible. Fans claw each other for increasingly rare, rusty, temperamental old cars and parts. This weekend I finally drove one and I totally get it now.
I still vividly remember being reprimanded for using my left foot on the brake pedal while I was learning how to drive. It was made clear this was Not To Be Done, and I stopped thinking about it. At least I did until I saw how rally drivers use this mysterious trick. As it turns out, it’s not all that strange or…
There is no doubt in my mind that a kid who learned to operate a car using rally techniques would be the fastest driver in existence.
Black Friday sales do not just include shit you don‘t need, like stairmasters and telescopes. You can also get discounts on what’s important in life: rally school.