The Ace Factor: The Vintage Motorsports Council (VMC) commissioned E. Paul Dickinson to author this 122-page illustrated textbook about the basics of automobile racing and, now it its 3rd edition, is widely used by organizations in their racing school curriculums an provided to drivers new to the sport. This revised and redesigned (by Coterie Press) third edition of the 6×9-inch, spiral bound book is an excellent and essential reference on the basics of racing (terminology, technique, etc.) and provides an overview of the vintage racing ethic.
E. Paul is a track-savvy veteran who has earned SCCA National, IMSA, Grand-Am and FIA licenses, starting in the mid-60s and on through the 90s. He is a six-time SCCA Solo National Champion as well as an accomplished road racer who partnered and drove for the Porsche factory Playboy/Escort Endurance Racing Team. E. Paul was chief instructor and owner of a 40-acre SCCA approved driver training center that also provided accredited law enforcement driver training programs and was Chief Instructor for Historic Sports Car Racing (HSR) from 1995 through 2002. A member since 1997 and currently Strategic Adviser to the Board of the Vintage Motorsports Council (VMC), E. Paul developed and conducts VMC’s Nationwide Instructor Certification Program. He is the Official Driving Instructor at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca, and designed and directed Track Orientation Programs at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion and Pre-Reunion, and the Porsche Rennsport Reunion. Paul brings workshops, programs, talks, and individual coaching directly to clients at locations of their choosing in North America.