Yesterday, I discussed about doing donuts in the snow – for both fun and learning car skid control. This was from my high school & college days… Fast forward to today. Quite a few cars, if not the majority, are front wheel drive. Also, it doesn’t snow in all parts of the country, all year long.
Last month I saw an all-season prototype, put together by Corey, for a great driving control learning tool.
The following 3 items were used:
- a front wheel drive car
- a flat, dry parking lot
- and 2 car wheel dollies
With these, you too can learn what it’s like to do “donuts” in the parking lot after a fresh snowfall. This is what this Corey did. He was bored one day & decided to put some motorsports enthusiasts’ garage materials to alternative use. He jacked up the rear of his older Nissan Maxima & set a car dolly under each rear wheel. Then he got behind the wheel & then just had some fun. Check out the short video below (give it a moment to load…):
httpv://racingready.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/01/2008-12-14 skid control.mov
The advantages of using this technique are as follows:
- speeds are low
- no rubber is “peeled off” the tires
- you can do this any time of the year when you have a clear day without snow (and that’s pretty much most of the time in South/Central Texas…
This is definitely a low-speed activity, one need be careful and have plenty of “roll-around” space, on a level surface.
When I saw this I was inspired to write about yesterday’s blog entry. It reminded me of doing donuts in snow covered parking lots, during my high school/college years. Racing Ready enjoys revisiting fun driving experiences from younger times!