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Old Jan 2, 2013, 11:10 AM   #26
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Left hand at 9 o'clock. That's really all you need for a LHD car in normal driving situations. On the highway, hands at 9 and 4 o'clock.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:14 PM   #27
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I don't use hands. I use Hanz, my personal driver.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 12:39 PM   #28
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At 6 on the left and right touching radio/stick/self or anything on the passenger that involves the other gender.

No really serious note, 6 on either one due to comfort.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 02:19 PM   #29
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Sometimes two hands (10 and 2 position) mostly my right hand at the 4:00pm position
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:38 PM   #30
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Right hand at the centre of the wheel for any necessary horn action. Left hand at 10 o'clock.
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Old Jan 2, 2013, 04:40 PM   #31
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Originally Posted by chrf097 View Post
I don't use hands. I use Hanz, my personal driver.
So? You can still answer the question. How many hands does Hanz drive with, and at what position?

"Hanz drives with his feet, for Hanz has no hands for with which to drive with".
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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:03 AM   #32
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I've spent a lot of time on the race track, and it was hammered into our heads early: both hands on the wheel, shoulder width and height. I drive like that on the road (along with shuffle steering).

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Old Jan 3, 2013, 07:40 AM   #33
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For my 50th birthday (a long time ago) I went to Buck Baker's Nascar Driving School. They taught hand position 10 and 2.

However, with the three spoke wheel in the cars I've had, I'm more comfortable at 3 and 9, and there are thumb notches in the horizontal spokes which facilitate that position.

As far as how many hands on the wheel...both hands ALWAYS on the wheel...aside from the brief removal of right hand to shift.
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