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      05-17-2020, 09:06 AM   #1
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Book on driving physics and engineering?

Looking for a good book on the physics and engineering of performance driving. This would be for a non-engineer. I was thumbing through a copy of Herb Adam's "Chassis Engineering" and it's quite good, but I was wondering if anyone had other suggestions that might cover a broader range of topics.


Chassis Engineering: Chassis Design, Building & Tuning for High Performance Handling https://www.amazon.com/dp/1557880557..._vmuWEbMFED6AE
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best book would be going to a track and start with a 20-30hp kart Doc.. d be a crash course and much more fun.. a day can change a lot of things..

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The book is a good one, I had it for decades, until recently.

Other good ones:

Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems by Birch

https://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Su.../dp/0030946824

Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics by Gillespie. I had an autographed copy.

https://www.ebay.com/p/504175?iid=30...SABEgIHGfD_BwE
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The book is a good one, I had it for decades, until recently.

Other good ones:

Automotive Suspension and Steering Systems by Birch

https://www.amazon.com/Automotive-Su.../dp/0030946824

Fundamentals of Vehicle Dynamics by Gillespie. I had an autographed copy.

https://www.ebay.com/p/504175?iid=30...SABEgIHGfD_BwE
VERY helpful. It's like you also speak nerd.

Really, much appreciated.
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Ultimate Speed Secrets - Ross Bentley
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Piero Taruffi’s Technique of Motor Racing after its first edition nearly 70 years ago is still helpful
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VERY helpful. It's like you also speak nerd.

Really, much appreciated.
I have spent 30 years in vehicle-related companies, including one of the Big 3.
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