• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Becoming the Worlds' Greatest

Extracts from this document...


Becoming the Worlds’ Greatest

When the clock strikes twelve it is not the mute, but the vociferous Ford that awakes in a small garage hidden away from the press in the suburbs of Nairobi. I am the World Rally Car on duty in Kenya.

My driver is the one and only Collin McRae. He is so incredible at his job; I do feel safer with him than any one else. He has driven far better cars than me in his career. His co-driver is Nicky Grist: he is the most experienced out of us three and knows the Kenyan roads inside out.

From Collin’s point of view I have always been mute, almost meek - looking demure in top-of-the-milk white paint and standing on oversized tyres. I have, therefore, been more of a burden than an asset. My three hundred thousand dollar price tag has nothing to attest my performance, so far.

...read more.


After tooling myself up, with tyres rumbling, engine and exhaust echoing I set off on the final of the three days of competition at the Safari rally. I am in for the most gruelling, heart-wrecking time of my three-month life. I survived the first two days quite well. Now I was in the third place fighting it out for the coveted first place. The day was taking me down south towards the Maasai Mara. Collin McRae started today well, setting the fastest time on the long opening stage and even kick-starting the suggestion that he might be able to hunt down the two leading Peugeots. But then on Stage seven, disaster struck: we clipped a large rock on the inside of a bend and shattered my left-rear wheel. Collin insisted that we continue but I could not because I had been crossing my limits.

...read more.


There were still three more stages to go so the possibility of a podium finish had not yet faded. Our disadvantage was only a challenge of the moment. Collin kept pushing on and I co-operated with full spirit.

We managed to push hard enough to grab first place, on the very last stage of the day. We did end up on the podium with the victorious champagne fight; I won my first Rally championship event! Most certainly I was no longer that meek character that had stood behind Collin and Nicky: I was now standing beside them, up on the podium. I had not only won a glorious event but I had also won respect from my principals. As for my overconfident competitors they now know that I have just torn down their goal post and re-erected it in an area of the playing field that they did not even know existed.

...read more.

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE Gary's (and other) Car Sales section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE Gary's (and other) Car Sales essays

  1. Used Cards - find which factors will influence the price of a second hand ...

    8 90000 19.5 32 -12.5 156.25 44 7 61000 13.5 26 -12.5 156.25 32 7 49000 13.5 21 -7.5 56.25 188 9 12000 24.5 8 16.5 272.25 73 10 18500 29.5 13 16.5 272.25 132 12 21000 34 17 17 289 162 8 90000 19.5 32 -12.5 156.25 97 6

  2. T-Total Maths

    I have the formula above for each of the grid that l am investigating. The only difference in the formula is that instead - (negative) which l got from the first T Shape. Know l have got a + (positive)

  1. Legal and Ethical Analysis of Ford Pinto

    On May 9, 1978, NHTSA announced that it had made an initial determination that a safety defect existed in the fuel systems of Ford Pintos built between 1971 through 1976. NHTSA claimed that it was aware of 38 cases in which real-end collisions of Pintos had resulted in fuel tank damage, leakage, and/or ensuing fires.

  2. Used second hand cars

    This is obviously caused by their price when new. The graph also seems to produce a poor correlation due to the same reason. This graph also seems to produce the same result as the graph obtains through pilot survey. There is a stronger negative correlation between the age and second-hand price when considered together.

  1. Factors affecting price of Used Car

    Bu I will have to prove this in a later stage. From the previous page, the entire four car makes seem to have very weak correlation. There are several reasons for this trend. The trend shows us that the bigger the engine size, the higher the price except for one which is Fiat.

  2. Maths coursework - car prices

    ages and also price vs. mileage In the graph I have not removed the outliers at the amount because I feel if I do 2 separate graphs with one graph with outlier and the other with the removed outliers then I can observe the graph with the outliers and identify the outliers and compare the graphs with no outliers.

  1. The aim of this investigation is to find out what influences the price of ...

    The Make of Car tells me that different Makes have different values. It affects the price of a second hand car, as certain makes and models are more expensive than others. As I am going to explain further. I placed my sample in a chronological order to see how many different types of Make of Cars I had.

  2. Show that certain aspects of cars can determine the price of a second hand ...

    The second section features data that is about 'extras' such as how many doors, seats, air conditioning, etc. Car Make Model Price when new Price second hand Age Colour Engine Fuel MPG Mileage Service history Owner 1 Ford Orion 16000 7999 1 black 1.8 unleaded 25-47 7000 yes 1 2

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work