“While the day was filled with fun and excitement, it also served a greater purpose by developing driving skills that are completely transferrable to the street.”

Cars are prepared for a thorough tech inspection prior to gaining track access to ensure they are safe to endure the rigours of racing.
Driving instructor Andre Marziali uses the pavement to illustrate cornering lines to Austin and Jordan before the engines roar and Autocross 101 kicks-off.
Austin Rothwell approaches the start line in a 2015 Scion FR-S with Andre Marziali providing instruction from the passenger seat.
Austin and his instructor clear the first of several offset gates.
Austin Rothwell and his driving instructor, Dr. Andre Marziali – a physics/engineering prof at UBC, pose for a quick photo at the end of an exciting day of octane-fuelled learning.

by Rob Rothwell, Driveway Canada


Octane-fuelled learning crosses age and gender boundaries

With comments such as “amazingly passionate” and “best prof ever” peppered throughout the reviews on Rate my Professor, UBC’s physics/engineering Prof Dr. Andre Marziali clearly scores top marks from his students. However, his rave reviews extend beyond the walls of academia to the pavement of the Pacific Traffic Education Centre (PTEC), abutting the Pitt Meadows Airport. (more…)

  • Recent Comments

    • Andrew Ross { Enjoyed your Forest of Bowland in the BMW X5M, particularly the photo of the BMW in front of the main part of Stonyhurst College where... }
    • Davd Randall { Bantam designed the Jeep, not Willy's or Ford. The American military gave the original Bantam prototype to Willys and Ford to copy. There is plenty... }
    • Elliott Parodi { All Escalades come with a 6.2-lilter V8 engine that produces 420 horsepower. A six-speed automatic is the only transmission offered and drives the rear wheels.... }
    • Ev { Alexandra is an excellent journalist. }