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.
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Though I was the copilot!
Roy brought me into the shotgun seat of the M5. Made me laugh and tear when pulling me into the room with his father as I had the same experience with my father. While in the shotgun seat I share the excitement and “crap in pants”affect when the cops were pulling up.
Thank you Alex Roy sharing your experiences. I jealous I never thought of doing that. Good luck in ur future endeavors!
Couldn’t put it down.
Fantastic fun read.
Great Adventure Story
I will never have the money or guts to take on something as Herculean as racing against time, the authorities, and Mother Nature. Luckily Alex shares his amazing story and I can live vicariously through his book. The parties, pranks, and friends made along the way make me wish I could have experienced it first hand.