When Has Your Life Most Resembled A Video Game?

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I remember driving a car I had never driven before, sideways, through a rallycross course, on two wheels. It felt oddly surreal. Actually, it felt oddly virtual.


I still have a hard time wrapping my head around running the SCCA Rallycross Nationals last year. Wheeling Doug Liebman’s stripped and prepped Super Beetle around a field in Nebraska was one of the greatest driving experiences of my life. It seems so distant in my memory, more like something that happened in my virtual life than my breathing, waking one.

What moment in your life most resembled a video game?

Photo Credit: Raphael Orlove

Contact the author at raphael@jalopnik.com.



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