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Frank Blake
Frank Blake

Hey Guys! Just wanted to drop you a quick note from the set of Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance. I'm now going into my 3rd month of filming, with a couple months left to go. This week we completed the final sequences in a major car chase, in which I was driving the lead (pursued) vehicle. It was thrilling, complicated, adrenaline-inducing, white knuckle experience. Wanted to let you guys know that your instruction was absolutely essential in my execution of this sequence. I have received great praise from my coordinators, the directors, and the executive producer. I hit all my marks, smashed nothing I wasn't instructed to smash, and did everything in 1 take that was critical to be done as such. I want all you guys to know that the private course I took with you was probably one of the best investments in myself and my career that I have made. The return, and confidence in competence, is immeasurable. When I return to the states, I definitely owe y'all a few beers...or sodas...whichever your preference! Hope see you for refreshers, or on a set in the near future.

You guys rock, and that's a wrap!

Chad Knor
Chad Knor

Mike and Roy,

Thanks for the great Level 1 course that I attended last weekend. Having been a police officer the last 15 yrs, and stunt car driver for the last 3, I thought I kind of knew how to drive a car. After completing your 2 day course the only thing that I really knew how to do, properly anyway, was how to make the car go forward and reverse.

The amount of information and instruction that I received from the two of you was incredible. I can now do box 90’s, reverse and forward 180’s and a host of other driving maneuvers. I was so impressed with the level of instruction and professionalism that I recommended to my driving team coordinator that every member of the team needs to take and successfully pass this course. Any stunt car driver without this type of training is nothing more than a daredevil.

I am looking forward to taking the Level 2 course in the near future. Take care and keep up the good work

Joey Giambattista
Joey Giambattista

Roy,

What's going on? I want to thank you for an awesome and educational two day at Drivers East. It definitely opened my eyes to a new love interest. Funny enough, upon leaving the second day I was pulled over on the Garden State. For what...."Driving too SLOW". Amazing huh. No ticket, no worries.

Thanks again!
All the Best

Nick Altomare
Nick Altomare

Hey Mike and Roy,

I apologize for writing this so late, but I just wanted to write to thank you for the amazing time I had. Not once did I feel the smile go off my face during the entire 2 days. Everything we did exceeded my expectations. Understanding how the car shifts weight, and handles in these situations has made me a better driver. Again, cant thank you guys enough for great time.

Jenifer Toriero
Jenifer Toriero

Mike & Roy,

I just got your note with my card in the mail...thanks for having that made up.

I also wanted to thank you for all the effort put into teaching the class...it really was incredible. The way in which you broke down the step by step techniques, both at the table and in the car for each maneuver was so helpful in the practical aspect of actually performing them, and the constant feedback after each and every run made it so much clearer when having to make corrections and trying to achieve consistency.

It was great meeting you both, and hopefully I'll see you on set someday soon!

Triple  X Vexx
Triple X Vexx

Dear Drivers East,

Thanks again for the class guys. It was awesome! Over the two day class it is amazing how much seat time and instruction you guys pack in. Your teaching was effective, clear, and fun! The skills I learned in your class have already proven to be very effective in practical stunt applications. I would recommend this class to anyone that wants to become a better driver, has an interest in stunt driving, and experienced stunt drivers/stunt performers looking to take there skills to the next level. I am already looking forward to a refresher course!!! Please let me know when you guys are going to schedule one.

Mike Grathwohl
Mike Grathwohl

Roy and Mike,

I had a great time last week at the driving school. I got to practice all those things I always want to do but don't want to get arrested. Especially the reverse 180. Thanks for the first rate instruction and the inter activeness of the class. Now I understand why you max out each class at 4 students. We each got plenty of attention to our own styles and questions. I feel I've learned a lot. Hope to see (or work with) you guys again soon! Tell Greg and Kevin I said thanks a lot. They had great attitudes, were dedicated and we all appreciated the effort they put in as well. Will pass on the good word.

Matt Covert
Matt Covert

Dear Mr. Burke & Mr. Farfel

Two summers ago I attended the Drivers East High Performance Driving School. Since then I've been to the International Stunt School in Seattle and various other film/stunt related schools and workshops in New England. I can honestly say, however, that I haven't been exposed to a teaching method as thorough or personnel as the one I experienced at Drivers East. I absolutely believe that it was the best way I could have started my driving career.

Upon returning home from your school I purchased a second car to practice in, and acquired several local sponsors to aid in the progression of my new driving career.

Since attending Drivers East, I have been offered several different jobs as a stunt driver. Among them, a gig for the History Channel and more recently, a position as a precision driver with the Imperial Stunt Drivers of Nova Scotia. I feel that I must credit these achievements to the guidance I received from both you and Roy.

I would like to offer you my services as either a driver or simply an extra hand. Perhaps there will be a time when you find yourself short staffed at Drivers East or while working on a different project. I would very much like to work with you again.

Timothy Hott
Timothy Hott

Mike/Roy:

I cannot thank you enough for such an incredibly exciting experience at your school this past weekend. I fulfilled a life-long dream and not only came away with a vast amount of knowledge but the great satisfaction and affirmation of my belief in myself now knowing, not just thinking, that I had the skills to keep up with the pros and keep up with whatever you could throw at me. Even though I am not in the movie or television business you treated me the same as my classmates who were. I hope that when you are berating your pro students in the future you will do so by telling them that a 60 year old lawyer was able to keep up with pros half his age. And, that he passed the finals in a "big boy" car. With any luck I will be back again as I would love to share the experience with my 22 year old son, who, like me, just flat out loves to drive.

Amanda Fugate-Moss
Amanda Fugate-Moss

Hi Mike.

Just got your letter today. Thanks again! I learned loads in your class and feel much stronger in Stunt Driving. I definitely will continue to practice and hopefully use the skills on set someday. Hey, I was filming The Other Guy a couple of weeks ago and they were doing a driving stunt. They did a 90 left. It was awesome to know that I could have done that. You weren't kidding about junk cars either. They had a car that they shot up and when the stunt guy turned the car, you could see that the front axle was not in the best shape. He did a test run the first time, did a 180 the second time, e brake didn't engage the third time, and nailed it the fourth time. It was so cool to watch and know what was going on (thanks to you and your terrific team). I asked the P.A. and she said that most of the stunt work was being filmed up in Albany. Oh, wanted to ask you a question. It had been raining and the rain had stopped. The stunt
coordinator pulled out a couple of blow torches and they started drying parts of the street. Why would they do that if it's better to have wet pavement to skid? Anyway, thanks again. Roy and your school rocks and I have been highly recommending it to others who are interested.

Thanks Again,

Jessie Roberts
Jessie Roberts

Mike & Roy,
Thanks so much for having me down to Drivers East. What a blast!! I had no idea I was going to learn that many maneuvers in two days, the way the class is structured couldn't be more perfect and both of you guys have an amazing knack for giving the best explanation of things catered to each individual student....There was like no wasted time on "huh" moments. You guys could not have been more helpful and accommodating and I really appreciate that.

When you told me I'd be "covered in rubber", I thought it was some sort of stuntman lingo and then on the way way home I'm wondering what all this black soot is coming out of my ears .... I was literally covered in rubber'! My only issue is, now I've got the itch and any car that comes in my possession will be used for a refresher course. Can't wait to see you both on set soon! I'm gonna make sure my next project has a lot of stunts in it just so I can hire you guys and get to hang out.

You're both welcome to come out to LI and hit up the Barn with me ... but I must warn you, you may need all your years of experience to navigate through the crowd.

Tell Kevin and Tom I said hi too.

Sean Roughneen
Sean Roughneen

Mike and Roy,

I just wanted to thank you again and express my gratitude for your first rate instruction. Before taking your level one course I had spent the previous year at Ft. Rucker, AL attending the U.S. Army's helicopter flight school. I can honestly tell you that your method of instruction is on par with the professional manner in which the Army creates helicopter pilots. Your attention to detail in course preparation made for a spectacular learning environment. The combination of table talk and your explanation of automobile systems greatly enhanced my understanding of the level one driving maneuvers taught. The tremendous amount of time spent in the car behind the wheel performing the various maneuvers made an amateur like me feel like I could try my hand in the business. I can't wait for your level two course. See you in the movie credits, CPT

Caroline Feldschuh
Caroline Feldschuh

Just took the 2-day basic course at Driver's East. It's in NJ run by Roy Farfel and Mike Burke. My husband and I had a blast and learned a lot. Roy and Mike work hard maintaining the cars during lunch and after hours to compensate for the abuse we put them through and to keep it safe. I never felt unsafe. If you've got the time and the money, I recommend it!

Stu Feldschuh
Stu Feldschuh

Gentlemen,

Thanks for the class, can't believe how hard you guys worked. Great job, it all was very cool, I really learned a lot. I'm an old jock and it was weird doing something physical and not naturally being pretty good at it right away. Sorry if I might have looked too serious, I was really getting into it what ever we were working on. I know you guys gave me enough basics that I should be able to get everything we worked on down by putting in the time at home. That in my book is seriously good teaching. You dudes were real patient with this old knucklehead. Had a blast. Thanks,

Adam Ferrara
Adam Ferrara

Mike and Roy are extremely knowledgeable professionals.
They have a very clear style of teaching which is surprising for men who are completely insane. I never enjoyed myself more while learning so much.
I highly recommend them.

Mike Grathwohl
Mike Grathwohl

I had a great time last week at the driving school. I got to practice all those things I always want to do but don't want to get arrested. Especially the reverse 180.

Jesse A. Roberts
Jesse A. Roberts
AGON CREATIVE, LLC

Mike & Roy,
Thanks so much for having me down to Drivers East. What a blast!! I had no idea I was going to learn that many maneuvers in two days, the way the class is structured couldn't be more perfect and both of you guys have an amazing knack for giving the best explanation of things catered to each individual student....There was like no wasted time on "huh" moments. You guys could not have been more helpful and accommodating and I really appreciate that.

Tim Jaqua
Tim Jaqua

What an amazing experience. We spent almost the whole time behind the wheel which is exactly what I was looking for. I am not a professional or want to be stunt driver, just wanted to have fun and learn some things! Mike was the best, patient and a great teacher!

Maggie Breslin
Maggie Breslin

What a great experience. Loved every minute, wasnt sure exactly what to expect but it was awesome! Thanks Mike!

Jayson Vance
Jayson Vance

This class was awesome. I learned so much and had a great time just as advertised. These guys are patient, knowledgeable, and lots of fun ! Everyone felt comfortable and they took the time to make sure that everyone "got it". I have now a great handle on the basics and cant wait to expand ! Volkswagen may have Farfegnugen...but I have Farfelnugen. (Sorry Mike but Burkenugen just didn't work). Hope to see you guys soon ! Thanks again.