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June 9th (Doc Wong) Drive and Clinic in Woodside, CA

8 October 2006
San Francisco
Anyone interested in attending this month's event? A few of us has participated in the past, along with the S2000 crowd.

We're doing a "Driving Skills and Skyline Fun Tour Clinic in two weeks!

Come join us in the fun of driving and touring over 100 miles of awesome roads and scenery! Learn new driving skills, improve your driving, have fun and be a better driver.

You don't need to have had any performance driving experience, but learning a bit more about performance driving can definitely make you a safer driver.
Come tour with us, all are welcome!

This month's topic: “Driving Skills – Steering Wheel Control and Body Position"

Date: Saturday, June 9th, 2007

Time: 9:00 am 10:30 am for the talk part of the clinic 10:30 am to 3:00 pm for the tour. Lunch in Davenport at 12:30 pm

Place: Active Life Medical-Chiropractic Center
1391 Woodside Road,
Suite 200
Redwood City, CA 94061

Register: Just e-mail me at [email protected].

Cost: $0.00

Here's how the day will go:

We meet at my office at 9am and do the talk/clinic part till about 10:30am.

Guest instructors:

Aaron Tachibania: SCCA GTU & GTO driver/owner of Datsun 510, Datsun 280ZX Turbo and Pantera. Finished 4th as a privateer GTU. Currently organizes Car track days for seat time.


Chuck McCalmet: President's Cup, Tri-State Championship winner, Marlboro, VIR, Bridgehamptom, IRP, Loudon Enduro Karts winner, race instructor, has tested in a Lotus 23 with the lap record, owned and raced a Shelby GT 350. Past Team Manager and Mechanic with the USA Karting team winning the World Championship in Hong Kong in 1972. He currently drives a Beck 550 Spyder and 911SC!

There will also be a discussion on safety, autocrosses and time trialing.

Then we take off for our tour. We'll stop at Gazos Road and Hwy 1 and the proceed down Hwy 1 to Davenport for lunch. After lunch we take more twisty roads ending up on Hwy 9 and Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35). See below on the complete route and directions to my office.

If you have a family radio bring it. We'll be on Channel 9

For those of you who don't know me, I'm a chiropractor in Redwood City and quite a motorcycle enthusiast and have been organizing the Doc Wong Motorcycle Riding Clincs for the past 7 years (see me web page at: www.docwong.com).

This event however is a car only clinic.

Not too long ago I purchased a Porsche Boxster and a Miata and a whole new world of fun opened up for me. Learning how to really drive the car has been a fun challenge, fortunately much of my motorcycling experience has helped me with that. I'm having a great time in autox and open track days.

The tour/drive will be pretty mellow. The idea is to enjoy the scenery, the drive and to improve our driving skills. So if you're up for a very fast drive, this isn't it.

We start at Dr. Wong's office on Woodside Road (Hwy 84) in Redwood City. We go up Woodside Road, through Woodside, and on up the hill crossing Skyline Blvd (Hwy 35).

From there, continue down Hwy 84 (name now changed to La Honda Road). Then almost to the ocean, San Gregorio, where you'll see a store and post office.
If you actually get to Hwy 1, you've missed the left turn on Stage Road by the store.

From San Gregorio, we turn Left (South) on Stage Road to the little town of Pescadero (which is a veritable METROPOLIS compared to San Gregorio).

Then we head east on Pescadero Road a short ways to Cloverdale Road, where we turn south (right) again. We follow Cloverdale road down to Gazos Creek Road, where we turn west (right).

We follow Gazos Creek Road to Highway 1 where we can take a break. Gas is available here.

Then take a trip down 1 to Davenport, where we stop for lunch.
After lunch, it's south on Highway 1 again to Bonny Doone Road, where we turn east (left). Don't turn right there, or you'll be surprised at the lack of floatation a set of air bags provide. ;-)

Up Bonny Doon Road to Empire Grade. North (left) on Empire Grade to Jamison Creek Road, down Jamison Creek Road to Highway 236. Right on Highway 236 to Highway 9 in Boulder Creek. Another short break in Boulder Creek (gas, if needed), then up Highway 9 (east) to Skyline, where we assemble at the little rest area there for a final meeting. After our meeting and bull session, the group breaks up and everyone is on their own. Hope you can find your way home from there!

Directions to Active Life Medical Center

Active Life Medical Center
1391 Woodside Road, Suite 200
Redwood City, CA 94061
(650) 365-7775

Drive well!

Doc Wong
Arctic Silver/Boxster Red/Bk 1997 Boxster Red 1991 Miata Harry K. Wong, D.C.
1391 Woodside Road, Ste 200
Redwood City, CA 94061
Off: (650) 365-7775 Cell: (650) 400-9887 Chiropactic and Alternative Medicine ___________________________________________________________________
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Driving Skills and Skyline Fun Tour Clinic dates:

Saturday, June 9, 2007 “Driving Skills – Steering Wheel Control and Body Position"
Saturday, July 14, 2007 “Driving Skills – Brake and Throttle Control”
Saturday, August 18, 2007 “Driving Skills – Lines of Travel”
Saturday, September 15, 2007 “Driving Skills – Heel and Toe Shifting”
Saturday, October 13, 2007 “Driving Skills – Causes and Solutions to Understeering”
Saturday, November 10, 2007 "Driving Skills - Causes and Solutions to Oversteering"
Saturday, December 1, 2007 "Driving Skills - Field of Vision"