What will I be writing about?

  • Speed Secrets: High-performance & race driving techniques, tips & advice

  • Coach's Life: What's happening in my life as a driving coach

  • Storytime: Miscellaneous stories, usually from the racing/driving world

  • Myth-Buster: Every now and then I’ll confirm, bust (or prove plausible) some long-held belief (always/never late apex or trail brake; Max Verstappen is a nice/not nice person; etc.)

  • Driving Ms Lotus: Stories about tuning, tweaking, and driving my 1969 Lotus Elan S4

  • Ask Ross: Ask me a question and I'll do my best to answer it here & on SpeedSecrets.com

  • Can't Wait to Get Home: Travel stories (note: life on the road is not all that glamorous at times)

  • Driving Lessons: What I've learned from the track & driving about life, business, performance, and whatever else rattles around in my head

  • Racey Thoughts: My thoughts & opinions about recent (or not) races

Somewhere in the heading or title I’ll try to include one of these categories so you don’t waste your time on something you don’t want to waste your time on (although, sometimes a bit of time-wasting is good for the mind and soul).

What does a subscription get you?

When you subscribe, you get full access to everything I write here with two options:

  1. Free Subscriber: You’re a casual track driver, like reading and learning about it, and you love to share what you know about performance driving with friends. As a Free Subscriber you’ll receive regular content at least every week or two.

  2. Paid Subscriber: You’re a serious track junkie; you can’t get enough, whether behind the wheel, or watching and reading about it; you love learning and improving your driving. When you join the ranks as a Paid Subscriber I’ll write something for you at least once per week – and likely more than that (although I’m sensitive to overfilling your email inbox, so I won’t overdo it). The paid subscription will get you more in-depth content, a few surprises along the way, and you might even feel good about me not having to sell our house and move into a van to live down by the river. Yes, you’ll help by allowing me to spend more time writing and sharing what' I’ve learned.


Every new piece I write will go directly to your email inbox, as well as being available on the Substack website and app. And you get everything in the archive – some 80-plus past posts.

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Tips, opinions, stories & whatever else I like to share with you about high-performance & race driving, sim racing, coaching, recent motorsport events & stories from the road. Oh, and the lessons I’ve learned from six decades in & around motorsport.


High-performance & race driving coach who also loves to write. Or, maybe a writer who loves to coach. Either way.