Vehicle Requirements

  1. See the FAQ page for rules regarding vehicle type restrictions (SUV and high center of gravity vehicles)

  2. The car must be in good mechanical condition and safe in the opinion of the instructor. A brief safety inspection is required of each car before it is allowed to participate.

  3. The car used at the event must be a legally registered, licensed, and insured to participate. We will not accept any race cars or special use vehicles into the school.

  4. The use of nitrous oxide will not be allowed in any vehicle so equipped. Our instructors will verify the bottle is turned off during the entire event.

  5. No visible leaks of any kind.

  6. The tires must have visible tread and not worn to or beyond the wear bars.

  7. All four tires must have the recommended pressure as listed in the Owners manual for the car. Do NOT over inflate the tires past the recommended pressures. The pressures listed on the side wall of the tire is the MAXIMUM pressure, not the recommended pressure (this is a good way for the parent to teach the teen how to fill the tires and to check them regularly).

  8. The car, including the trunk, must be cleaned of all loose items before participating. Please remove these items before coming to the school. Loose items in the vehicle the morning of the school will be removed and set outside of the car until the end of the day.

  9. The battery and spare tire must be secure.

  10. Have plenty of gas in the car for the day’s event.

"We were very impressed with how [John's] driving skills improved in one day last year. His college doesn't allow freshmen or sophomores living on campus to have a car so he isn't driving for most of nine months. We are bringing him home for this school, then back to college for a few weeks before summer break. Next term the car goes to college too."

Susan S., San Francisco, CA