While writing this book, I realized how undocumented one of Hungary's most successful sports is. Since humans are not immortal, we are in a race against time. We do this because many of the greats of the sport are no longer with us, and many of the legends alive today are getting of age. I have undertaken no less a task than documenting and preserving the otherwise soon-to-be-forgotten history of carriage driving, the Hungarian driving style, the Széchényi reins, which has become almost a Hungaricum, the traditions, the virtuosity, the competition results and the stories. To help me do this, I have called on the ones who shaped and witnessed the sport, to authentically tell the still living history of four-in-hand driving in personal interviews for this book.