I remember the times when I have to go through all the sweat and glory in a Datsun 120Y to learn how to drive. Then I got my first car which is a 1969 Volkswagen Beetle and being a car enthusiast, I had a few close shaves with that back wheel driven car at corners and in the wet with most-of-the-time-spirited-driving with that old lady.
That made me to learn more on the handling from the professionals, dig up information on the internet (and it was with the modem back then, mind you) even from the UK glossy car magazines. It was called defensive driving. So I would say, this happy bunch from the Mitsubishi Triton Tuners Club Malaysia had it lucky to have a defensive driving course and road safety campaign, all laid to them to make them know how to handle their monsters.
The day started in the morning where they gather for a briefing and some race notes (if i may say it) at KGSAAS before heading to the Shah Alam Stadium car park for some demos. That is where the fun start where AAM drivers took the wheel and demonstrates the oversteering and understeering with the Triton. It really gives the shivers to some of the drivers here though. Then they were given the chance to experience it themselves and of course, with guidance from the instructors themselves in the truck at the secure and safe environment.
Course after course, the drivers were thrilled to have gone through all the sessions as it had made them a better drivers than before. And these drivers were made from all walks of life,from the kind ladies to the perfect gentlemen as well as the enthusiastic young to the calm elders. All made it flying colors, with certificates to prove and smiles at the end of the day.
words & pix: Jeo