Introduction to Autocross

FabFab
edited March 2012 in Autocross (Solo II)
With the beginning of the Slush season and a ton of new faces at Slush #1, I figured it would be a good time to post this.

This is what I usually send to people who want to learn more about Autocross.
Some information on Autocross (aka Solo in the US or Autoslalom in Canada)

Wikipedia entry on Autocross
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autocross

Sea of Cones : A Documentary About Autocross (9:20 min)
http://www.vimeo.com/12067348

MSNBC story on Autocrossing and Family (3:15 min)
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/22425001/vp/28998725

Speedway Music Video from the SCCA Solo National Championship
With 1,200 drivers it's the largest motorsport event of it's kind.
2009:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UzWGwBd0DBg
2010:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTCvudqDqkc
2011:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n6yNejk7MwI

Road & Track article on their 2010 SCCA Solo Nationals experience.
http://www.roadandtrack.com/racing/motorsports/the-tire-rack-scca-solo-nationals

An in car video of the fatest STS miata at the 2009 SCCA Solo National Championship (1:19 min)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nyVuW3dBXwQ

Local autocross clubs
http://www.ubcscc.com (UBC Sport Car Club founded in 1956)
http://www.vcmc.ca (Founded in 1982)

To participate you only need a car in working order, 4 decent tires and $25-30 for the entry fee. (No fee for spectators)

And if they say they want to participate

Some reading materials
Speed Secrets - Winning Autocross Techniques by Ross Bentley
http://www.amazon.com/Winning-Autocross-Techniques-Speed-Secrets/dp/0760331561

How to Autocross by Andrew Howe
http://www.amazon.com/How-Autocross-Sadesign-Andrew-Howe/dp/1932494839

Grassroots Motorsports
Periodical devoted to low-cost performance cars, driving skill improvement, and amateur motorsports such as road racing, autocross and rallying.
http://grassrootsmotorsports.com/

And finally

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