MICHELIN - The official Tire Of Hooked On Driving
Having seen hundreds of men and women take this first step, we can safely speculate that this will be one of the best moves of your hobby life. Most participants with Hooked on Driving come away from their first day with us invigorated, somewhat humbled, challenged to improve, and downright giddy. This is fun stuff. That having been said, [more]
Check out the Racetrack Venues we hold our HPDE’s on. You can inspect the track, see photos and video explaining the driving line, and then check out the upcoming events that are scheduled to take place there. Also make sure and use the TRIP_PLANNER to get advice on food and make reservations to stay near the track.
TEAM HOD provides special programs, discounts, and conveniences to our customers. Joining the TEAM means signing each Driver’s insurance waiver only once a year, a presentable Hard Card for partner discounts, special express lanes at most events getting you on track faster, member Track Cap (optional), and many more benefits. Don't miss out, join TODAY!
2012 Mustang V6 Coupe

Only with a more mature writer do you really get your money’s worth when it comes to historical perspective.  And it is because I actually remember when the original “Pony” car surged on to the American culture in 1964, [more]

2010 Mercedes E550

The E550 sits on the fence between sport sedan and sporty, family luxury import. I give this body style an A+, as it has found a distinct personality that combines elegance, aggressiveness, [more]

2010 Ford Taurus SHO (Super High Output)

The Taurus SHO is a breakthrough platform for many excellent engineering features, and an example of how Ford has come a long way in improving quality of materials, overall quality of construction, use of technology [more]

Porsche Panamera

Overall, you have to say the Porsche design hit at least a triple on the styling. But the car? Home run. Look out BMW 5 and 7, AMG, Audi S models, and even the Maserati. [more]

2009 Nissan 370Z

Dateline 2003: Nissan awakens from the dead and builds anew, bigger, faster Z. This time with a 350 in front of the name, but it’s determined to be a Z after all. Is it perfect? No. Is it exactly what the purists want? [more]

Yikes! Car Enthusiast Buys a Hybrid!!

Are We All Doomed to “Transportation Appliances?” David Ray, www.hookedondriving.com Ladies and gentlemen, I come to you today with a true confession. I have encouraged drivers to “find their own personal red line,” and applauded the purchase of sporty cars of any kind, and I’ve been at least... [more]

Driving Lessons Learned in the Dark

2012 NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill By David Ray, www.hookedondriving.com I had the good fortune to drive in the NASA 25 Hours of Thunderhill with some really great folks, the owners, drivers and crew of Team Prototype Development, out of Stockton CA. A grassroots effort that you may have read about... [more]

Porsche Panamera

Pacing the 2009 Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile RacesBy: David Ray, www.hookedondriving.comFor: The Wheel One of the joys of my professional career, which came as a result of simply being in the right place at the right time, and knowing the right people (Bill Haener) - is driving the pace car... [more]

Hybrid Race Officials Post Blue Flag to Toyota: Ford Approaching in the Mirror!

The Hybrid Wars Heat Up: 2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid and Energi David Ray’s “Irreverent Reviews” – www.hookedondriving.com Toyota, while most folks called them crazy, pounced on the concept of hybrid technology in automobiles and the rest, as they say is history.  With Prius as the number one... [more]