The Driver

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


Author: Alexander Roy

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061864765

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 352

View: 7673

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.

The Driver

A Novel


Author: Hart Hanson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101986360

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 5208

"Michael Skellig is a limo driver waiting for his client in the alley behind an upscale hotel. He's spent the past twenty-eight hours ferrying around Bismarck Avila, a celebrity skateboard mogul who isn't going home any time soon. Suddenly the wind begins to speak to Skellig in the guttural accent of the Chechen torturer he shot through the eye in Yemen a decade ago: Troubletroubletrouble. Skellig has heard these warnings before--he's an Army Special Forces sergeant whose limo company is staffed by a ragtag band of wounded veterans, including his Afghan interpreter--and he knows to listen carefully. Skellig runs inside just in time to save Avila from two gunmen but too late for one of Avila's bodyguards--and wakes up hours later in the hospital, the only person of interest in custody for the murder. Complicating matters further is the appearance of Detective Delilah Groopman of the LAPD, gorgeous and brash, for whom Skellig has always held a candle. As for Avila? He's willing to help clear Skellig's name under one peculiar condition: that Skellig become Avila's personal chauffeur. A cushy gig for any driver, except for the fact that someone is clearly trying to kill Avila, and Skellig is literally the only person sitting between Avila and a bullet to the head."--

The Driver


Author: N.A

Publisher: Ludwig von Mises Institute

ISBN: 1610164563


Page: 294

View: 1685

The Driver in the Driverless Car

How Our Technology Choices Will Create the Future


Author: Vivek Wadhwa,Alex Salkever

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 162656972X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 240

View: 8922

A computer beats the reigning human champion of Go, a game harder than chess. Another is composing classical music. Labs are creating life-forms from synthetic DNA. A doctor designs an artificial trachea, uses a 3D printer to produce it, and implants it and saves a child's life. Astonishing technological advances like these are arriving in increasing numbers. Scholar and entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa uses this book to alert us to dozens of them and raise important questions about what they may mean for us. Breakthroughs such as personalized genomics, self-driving vehicles, drones, and artificial intelligence could make our lives healthier, safer, and easier. But the same technologies raise the specter of a frightening, alienating future: eugenics, a jobless economy, complete loss of privacy, and ever-worsening economic inequality. As Wadhwa puts it, our choices will determine if our future is Star Trek or Mad Max. Wadhwa offers us three questions to ask about every emerging technology: Does it have the potential to benefit everyone equally? What are its risks and rewards? And does it promote autonomy or dependence? Looking at a broad array of advances in this light, he emphasizes that the future is up to us to create—that even if our hands are not on the wheel, we will decide the driverless car's destination.

Speed Secrets 4

Engineering the Driver


Author: Ross Bentley

Publisher: MotorBooks International

ISBN: 9780760321607

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 160

View: 5726

Ross Bentley. Race teams have discovered great benefits can be derived from "tuning" their driver to perform at his/her full potential. Thus, this book is for everyone who works with a driver: engineers, crew chiefs, team owners, mechanics, and the driver's parents. This unique book instructs the driver's support team how to prepare and communicate with the driver so the driver delivers the best performance in races, practice sessions, and off-track team functions. Written by veteran racer and driving coach Ross Bentley, this book helps the driver's support team devise effective approaches to "tuning" their driver. It will help them identify techniques that do and don't work with their specific driver. The result should be better communication and a driver who is "tuned" for success.

Traffic Safety and the Driver


Author: Leonard Evans

Publisher: Science Serving Society

ISBN: 9780442001636

Category: Automobile drivers

Page: 405

View: 6651

Examines deaths, injuries, and property damage from traffic crashes. Evans (research scientist, General Motors Research Labs, Warren, Michigan) applies the methods of science to illuminate the characteristics of these problems--their origin and nature as well as their severity. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

The Driver


Author: Mark Dawson

Publisher: Unputdownable


Category: Fiction

Page: 328

View: 7363

John Milton has started to hope that he might have a future. He has a job driving a taxi around the streets of San Francisco. He has his anonymity and his solitude. Being invisible has become a comfortable habit. He doesn't want to be found. But when a girl he drives to a party goes missing, Milton is worried. Especially when two dead bodies are discovered, and the police start treating him as their prime suspect. Milton is a fugitive from the British Secret Service, and a man in his position needs extra attention like he needs a hole in the head. As unpleasant secrets leak out, and the body count rises, one thing is for sure. Milton might just be the right guy in the wrong place at the wrong time. The Driver is a taut, nail-biting adventure which once again stars Mark Dawson's irresistible hero, the maverick ex-MI6 assassin John Milton.

The Driver Family

A Genealogical Memoir of the Descendants of Robert and Phebe Driver, of Lynn, Mass. With an Appendix, Containing Twenty-three Allied Families. 1592-1887


Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Lynn (Mass.)

Page: 531

View: 1591

Appendex contains twenty-three families, intermarriages with the Driver family, which families are compiled from the first generation to the intermarriage, and not father ...

Tell the Driver

A Biography of Elinor F. E. Black, M. D.


Author: Julie Vandervoort

Publisher: Univ. of Manitoba Press

ISBN: 0887553699

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 328

View: 5676

A biography of Dr. Elinor Black (1905-1982), the first Canadian woman to gain membership in the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists in London.

The God of Driving

How I Overcame Fear and Put Myself in the Driver's Seat (with the Help of a Good and Mysterious Man)


Author: Amy Fine Collins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743244214

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 337

View: 9811

A style journalist for Vanity Fair recounts her decision to overcome a long-time phobia of driving, describing how she took lessons from an exotic Turkish instructor who harbored a mysterious past and an obsession with all things automotive. 50,000 first printing.

The Driver

He's Got Escorts in His Caddy. And That Ain't Good.


Author: Greg D'Alessandro

Publisher: BookBaby

ISBN: 1626757054

Category: Fiction

Page: 342

View: 7767

George Donato is an unemployed screenwriter, having just lost his staff-writing job on a cable sitcom. Desperate for cash, the neurotic George takes a job driving escorts - hired by an ex-con. George quickly learns the job is too dangerous (he’s officially a panderer), so he tries to quit, but the ex-con won’t have it. George continues driving escorts, falls in love with one - a sweet Brazilian, who dreams of being the next Warren Buffett. Things take a turn for the worse when George and his escort go the house of a famous sitcom star and witness a female studio head beating up the star. They escape the house, but find out the next day the sitcom star has been murdered. Soon, George becomes a suspect in the murder. Meanwhile, the Studio Head tries to buy George’s silence by offering him a six-figure deal on his animated children’s screenplay. George is caught in a moral vortex – should he lie and have a career or should he tell the truth and bring down a studio head? Lost in the underbelly of L.A., the only thing he can do is... keep on driving. Like Elmore Leonard’s Hollywood novels GET SHORTY and BE COOL, THE DRIVER: AN LA STORY skewers an industry built on nonsensical hierarchies and the personalities that hold all of the power in the film industry—and have no intention of sharing it with a nobody like George. Unlike Leonard, however, D’Alessandro writes what he knows: back when he was a struggling, unemployed screenwriter, D’Alessandro took a last-resort job driving escorts for a busy Los Angeles escort agency. (All of the clients, including the not-so thinly-veiled bold-faced names, were actual agency clients.) Besides the obvious publicity value, this insiders look at the escort industry and the semi-autobiographical nature of the story gives THE DRIVER added commercial appeal. With his self-deprecating (and frequently hilarious) quips, THE DRIVER has in George Donato an appealing protagonist with the same appeal as Lawrence Block’s comedic burglar Bernie Rhodenbarr or Janet Evanovich’s Stephanie Plum. (Two short summaries for future Donato books appear at the end of the manuscript.)

The Driver


Author: Mandasue Heller

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

ISBN: 1444712942

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 7506

When you play with fire, everyone gets burned . . . Joe Weeks is new to the Grange Estate. Tolerant, doesn?t mind a bit of weed, doesn?t try to pull other men?s women. Live and let live is his motto . . . Eddie Quinn is the hardest man on the estate. Everyone knows that it?s a bad idea to cross him, or his pit bull. But everyone also knows he's honest, as drug dealers go. Joe?s pleased when Eddie offers him a job. But then he meets Katya. A prostitute. A slave. And desperate to escape from Eddie.

The Driver and His Wife


Author: Roland L. Reed

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1479792403

Category: Fiction

Page: 281

View: 4725

In 1928, young Joshua and his bride, Lena, look forward to living and working on his fathers farm in the western North Carolina mountains. However, when Mr. Poole, powerful leader of Charlottes prohibition whiskey gang, off ers him a job driving fast cars, Joshua cant resist. Despite her strong objection, Joshua sends Lena back to his farm to be cared for by his family. What she fi nds there could hardly be more devastating and demanding of her courage. They expect to be reunited as soon as Joshua can quickly earn some good money. Instead, they each must take a long and dangerous journey before they can be reunited. In the process they both are so changed, they hardly recognize one another

From the Driver's Seat


Author: Aileen M. Buckley

Publisher: Infinity Publishing

ISBN: 0741433664

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 156

View: 3167

"My God, I don't believe it.they're naked as jaybirds!" Through the driver's eyes, Ms. Buckley provides humorous, untold stories, giving the reader a peek into the unguarded moments of the wealthy.

The Driving Book

Everything New Drivers Need to Know But Don't Know to Ask


Author: Karen Gravelle

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 0802738036

Category: Education

Page: 176

View: 5639

Covering virtually every scenario a new driver may face, from changing a tire and negotiating privileges with parents to handling a car in bad weather, a practical guide helps teen drivers navigate through tricky new territory on the road and at home. --Publisher's description.

The 'Driver' of Change

In Pursuit of a Brighter Future, Despite the Odds...


Author: Lance Brown

Publisher: Lance Brown

ISBN: 0620634863

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 56

View: 9805

Electronic service delivery in the driver, vehicle and operator agencies in Great Britain

Department for Transport


Author: Great Britain: National Audit Office

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780102952834

Category: Education

Page: 38

View: 2199

The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency, the Driving Standards Agency and the Vehicle and Operator Services Agency provide services for 42 million drivers, the keepers of 36 million vehicles, 100,000 commercial vehicle operators and 19,000 authorised MoT businesses in Great Britain. The services include issuing driving licences and vehicle registration documents and conducting driving and Heavy Goods Vehicle and Public Service Vehicle roadworthiness tests. The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is also responsible for collecting Vehicle Excise Duty, which raised £5 billion in 2006-07, working with a range of stakeholders, such as the police, to enforce collection of this Duty. The Agencies handled some 124 million customer transactions in 2006-07 for the range of services which could be made available electronically. This report examines six of the 15 services available electronically, in which the Agencies have invested at least £60 million to improve access and service delivery. The services accounted for 12.6 million electronic transactions in 2006-07: applications for provisional driving licence; booking of driving tests (both practical and theory); taking driving theory tests; upgrading from a provisional to full driving licence; buying car tax or making a Statutory Off-Road Notification; and changing commercial vehicle operators' records. The Agencies' investment of some £60 million in new technology to improve access and delivery of five of these services, and their further investment in the services for booking and taking the driving theory test, have made the services easier and quicker for customers to access and less burdensome to use. After taking account of the development cost, the services should also lead to savings of at least £33 million but to achieve these take-up must increase and some aspects of the services must improve.