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Reverse 180's, J hooks, forward 180's, left and right slides etc. can be used to extricate the vehicle from a scenario quickly, or used to take aggressors out all the while keeping that vehicle moving.

I was going through some old threads and found this in a post from 2009, brought back some great memories of that weekends course..

"Well, as I remember it we left the restaurant and got into Brownie's rental car--a compact automatic (car, not a gun). Behind the eatery was a shopping mall with a good-sized parking lot. The lot was mostly empty with a few cars sporadically parked.

Brownie must have been remembering the good ol' days because he had a hankering to do a 180-degree turn while backing up. So, he found a good spot to do the maneuver. The idea behind the backup and turn is to immediately put distance between a hostile force looking to roadblock the car and, thus, get to the person being escorted. In this particular scenario, that would have been me because I was the pretty one in the back seat.

We're all set--Brownie stops the car, puts it in reverse and hits the gas. Accelerating to somewhere between 20-25 mph (normally, I think he mentioned it would be done around 30 mph or so) he cuts the wheel sharply, the car swung around and quick as a wink we were going forward again--a perfect 180-degree turn! It all happened very quickly and I couldn't catch all the steps performed but I can tell you this, the car turned around in the space of a single lane. We then motored on out of the parking lot as if nothing happened except all three of us had these big grins going on."

In 81 I was taught counter assault driving skills by the then VP of stunts unlimited in Ca. [ Bobby Bass ].

We were given the skills to either extricate the vehicle [ and thus the principle ] from the area or and more specifically, use those same skills in a tactical manner to take out people trying to force the vehicle to stop [ ambush's ]. Staying in your own lane while doing 180's is the epitome of commanding the vehicle you're operating.

Can you command the POV to perform the above driving skills on demand? When the above was written, I'd not played with the skills for close to a decade. But from 81 to 99/2000, I'd rent a vehicle 6-7 times a year and beat the snot out of it for an hour or two, bringing it back the next day with square tires. I haven't performed the skills not in another 10-12 years, but I can get into any vehicle and command it to do what I want it to do.

What skills do members have where defensive driving is concerned?
 

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Reverse 180's, J hooks, forward 180's, left and right slides etc. can be used to extricate the vehicle from a scenario quickly, or used to take aggressors out all the while keeping that vehicle moving.

I was going through some old threads and found this in a post from 2009, brought back some great memories of that weekends course..

"Well, as I remember it we left the restaurant and got into Brownie's rental car--a compact automatic (car, not a gun). Behind the eatery was a shopping mall with a good-sized parking lot. The lot was mostly empty with a few cars sporadically parked.

Brownie must have been remembering the good ol' days because he had a hankering to do a 180-degree turn while backing up. So, he found a good spot to do the maneuver. The idea behind the backup and turn is to immediately put distance between a hostile force looking to roadblock the car and, thus, get to the person being escorted. In this particular scenario, that would have been me because I was the pretty one in the back seat.

We're all set--Brownie stops the car, puts it in reverse and hits the gas. Accelerating to somewhere between 20-25 mph (normally, I think he mentioned it would be done around 30 mph or so) he cuts the wheel sharply, the car swung around and quick as a wink we were going forward again--a perfect 180-degree turn! It all happened very quickly and I couldn't catch all the steps performed but I can tell you this, the car turned around in the space of a single lane. We then motored on out of the parking lot as if nothing happened except all three of us had these big grins going on."

In 81 I was taught counter assault driving skills by the then VP of stunts unlimited in Ca. [ Bobby Bass ].

We were given the skills to either extricate the vehicle [ and thus the principle ] from the area or and more specifically, use those same skills in a tactical manner to take out people trying to force the vehicle to stop [ ambush's ]. Staying in your own lane while doing 180's is the epitome of commanding the vehicle you're operating.

Can you command the POV to perform the above driving skills on demand? When the above was written, I'd not played with the skills for close to a decade. But from 81 to 99/2000, I'd rent a vehicle 6-7 times a year and beat the snot out of it for an hour or two, bringing it back the next day with square tires. I haven't performed the skills not in another 10-12 years, but I can get into any vehicle and command it to do what I want it to do.

What skills do members have where defensive driving is concerned?
I've never done any of that, but the thought of trying it if I ever get the opportunity, brings that twinge of anticipation and excitement to mind! 馃
 
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I can go forward and through turns really fast. :)

If you're chasing me, I will lose you. Type of car doesn't matter.

I have not learned the skills to execute a 180 or J-hook. A defensive driving course would be fun, though!
 

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I've never done any of that, but the thought of trying it if I ever get the opportunity, brings that twinge of anticipation and excitement to mind! 馃
It's grins all around.
 

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POV as a weapon :unsure: , but ... Mazda Miata.
Mazda Miata is one of the best handling cars ever made. Though, I don't know about the new version. I've seen Miatas on the track run circles around Corvettes and other more powerful sports cars. :)
 

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When I was in high school we fooled around in the school parking lot in my 76 Cutlass Salon. Big ole car. Don鈥檛 think I ever did any reverse 180s in it but we sure did a lot of donuts.
These days my skills are 4x4 low and go. 馃ぃ馃槑
 

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My son had a Mini Clubman turbo, with a tune & suspension kit. An old man with a new caddy STS hit my sons car & ( with the old lady in the passenger seat ) proceeded to haul ass across town. As my kid was on the hands free phone with 911, he was relaying every turn they made. The 911 operator was telling my son not to chase him, he said F鈥 you, you gonna pay for my car? Finally a deputy cruiser caught up with them & pulled the old man over, who jumps out of the car yelling 鈥 I never hit that car, he just started chasing me 鈥! Not knowing a few people had already called in & reported him doing the hit & run. 馃槅 Ends up the cops uncle used to race minis @ Sebring & he told my kid, 鈥 there ain鈥檛 nothing gonna beat a built mini in traffic, not even my cruiser鈥! Turns out the old geezer had a suspended license for failure to pay traffic fines! What an old POS, my kid got a lawyer & the old man paid for the car repairs and the lawyer, & got several new traffic violations for his little stunt as well. Sorry for the detail, just thought it was a good place to put it.
 

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鈥淲hat skills do members have where defensive driving is concerned?鈥

Only what we were taught in defensive driving (car) and Motorcycle operator classes.

Nothing like that at all.
 

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Ten years driving Late Models on high bank asphalt short tracks.
 

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180's, doughnuts, used to practice sliding into parking spots and whatever else that might give someone concerned with tire wear or replacement cost of rubber might be.
My late teens gave me access to a tire shop and you might believe how many people get new tires when they are supposed to as dictated by the wear marks.
Well, those tires have plenty of life left in them and they were mine for the cost of changing the tires out myself.

Been many years but I'd take the bet some of those practice runs would be handy even today, although not as smooth or well executed.
It was a blast.
 

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I had to look it up
POV means "personally owned vehicle" or "power operated vehicle"
The normal use is "Point of View" and that didn't make sense.
A defensive driving course would be cool but just passing a driving test might be a challenge for some of us aged folk as we lose a half step in reaction time.
 

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POV as a weapon :unsure: , but ... Mazda Miata.
If you have the skills, the Mazda could be very effective weapon.
My wife drives the Miata, ... skills :LOL:
Not long after we met (1987) she hit (backed into) my nearly new Toyota truck with her car, minor damage. I liked her :love:a lot so I acted like it was no big deal. 馃槆:censored:
Years ago we had a large oak beside our driveway, she backed into it one day, said she hadn't noticed it was that close before. :rolleyes:
She won't back her car into the garage, only pull straight in (which is good because my car is there), when she leaves for work in the mornings I watch in disbelief at how someone can't back straight down a driveway. Sometimes I just shake my head and she lovingly flips me off.
Her using a car as a weapon is something like the Sig 320...:ROFLMAO:
 
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