The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World

The Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World

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by Alexander Roy
     
 

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The riveting memoir of a life lived at the right-hand edge of the speedometer.

Alex Roy's father, while on his deathbed, hints about the notorious, utterly illegal cross-country drive from Los Angeles to New York of the 1970s, which then inspired his young son to enter the mysterious world of underground road rallies. Tantalized by

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The riveting memoir of a life lived at the right-hand edge of the speedometer.

Alex Roy's father, while on his deathbed, hints about the notorious, utterly illegal cross-country drive from Los Angeles to New York of the 1970s, which then inspired his young son to enter the mysterious world of underground road rallies. Tantalized by the legend of the Driver—the anonymous, possibly nonexistent organizer of the world's ultimate secret race—Roy set out to become a force to be reckoned with. At speeds approaching 200 mph, he sped from London to Morocco, from Budapest to Rome, from San Francisco to Miami, in his highly modified BMW M5, culminating in a new record for the infamous Los Angeles to New York run: 32:07.

Sexy, funny, and shocking, The Driver is a never-before-told insider's look at an unbelievably fast and dangerous society that has long been off-limits to ordinary mortals.

Editorial Reviews

Booklist (starred review)
“…highly entertaining insider’s look at the world of high-stakes, high-octane, high-risk road rallies…. Roy writes with enthusiasm and with a novelist’s sense of pacing and character. The book is so good, so filled with color and adrenaline, that it plays out like a movie in your mind.”
Los Angeles Times
“...this is more than a testosterone cocktail of a memoir. It’s a joy ride...”
Booklist
"…highly entertaining insider’s look at the world of high-stakes, high-octane, high-risk road rallies…. Roy writes with enthusiasm and with a novelist’s sense of pacing and character. The book is so good, so filled with color and adrenaline, that it plays out like a movie in your mind."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061374999
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/14/2008
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
393,322
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

Meet the Author

Alexander Roy has been driving in international road rallies since 2003. He finished first in the 2006 Gumball 3000 and set a new speed record from New York to Los Angeles, making the nearly 3,000-mile drive in a staggering 32 hours and 7 minutes. When he is not on the road, he lives in New York City.

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Driver: My Dangerous Pursuit of Speed and Truth in the Outlaw Racing World 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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A page turner, as Alex takes us through the buildup and finally the breaking of the record!
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Beth Kennedy More than 1 year ago
This is the first book i have ever read cover to cover. The author does a great job of making the read entertaining.
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