Dan Neil: Rumble Seat

  • Amateur racers get a Formula One thrill

    Amateur racers get a Formula One thrill

    LAS VEGAS Visitors take laps and clock their times at the speedway. It's a special moment for every race driver. You tighten the belts, flip down your visor and — quietly, in the privacy of your full-face helmet — say the Shepard's Prayer. That's Alan Shepard, the astronaut: "Please, Lord, don't...

  • Racy Las Vegas: Where to test drive hot wheels in Sin City

    You can get away from the dealing and into wheeling, on two wheels or four, tracks or dunes. Racing schools can help kick your visit into gear.

  • Temples of vroom

    Temples of vroom

    In Germany, automakers are in fierce competition to come up with the most jaw-dropping shrines. Car-loving travelers, come peek under the hood.

  • Speed freak

    Speed freak

    Porsche's 911 Turbo for 2007, the class of its class, simply laughs at lag.

  • Hare raising

    Hare raising

    No question, there's a lot of bunny for the buck here. VW's re-engineered Rabbit is agile, sturdy and quite a catch.