Community helps a wish come true

Make-a-Wish contacted Gold Fleet Suzuki in North Bay in November for a little help with the request to refurbish a car that has logged more than 370,000 kilometres in its lifetime.

Ferraris can buy you love

The fuel economy is so low that most Ferrari dealers seldom bother mentioning it. But on a good day – one during which city streets and highways remain free of traffic – the 2006 Ferrari 599 GTB F

Car of Tomorrow bound to upset fans

The big auto racing stories of 2007 will involve the new cars in Champ Car and NASCAR, the arrival of Toyota in Nextel Cup and the success/failures of six drivers: Juan Pablo Montoya, Lewis Hamilton,

Best of 2 engine worlds

An automotive engineer's job is one of compromise. For every positive there is an offsetting negative. The challenge is to optimize the trade-off between the two.

`Utility' wins over `sport' in Nitro

It's built alongside the Liberty and shares some components, but the new model is not just a reskinned Jeep. The Nitro uses Liberty's 3.7-litre V6 engine, but it rides on a longer wheelbase.

Audi S6

Price: base/as tested $101,900/$105,600

Detroit auto show

Get a glimpse of the future in North American automobiles, from sleek innovations on old favourites to out-of-this world concept cars.

Dance of Death

The Stunt: Hip-hop fans have a new fad called ghost riding the whip.''

Hip hop's fatal fad

Ghost riding the whip is a stunt in which a driver gets out of his car and dances around and on top of the slowly moving vehicle to a thumping hip-hop beat.

Racing to the limit, and far beyond

An average person would have thanked the rescuers and sworn off motorcycling in the Sahara for good. But it's tough to think orthodox thoughts when you're lost in a desert, and Thierry Sabine was not

How to watch "The Dakar"

The Dakar is broadcast live at on the Internet, and last year there were 40 million hits on the website.

The long way round the Rally

Boorman raced for five days before crashing in the Moroccan desert and fracturing his hand. One of his two teammates eventually completed the rally.

Win a Race To Dakar

Wheels has 10 copies of Charley Boorman's Race To Dakar adventure to give away, and all you have to do is tell us where to send the DVD (and a bit of math):

Who to watch in the desert

Robby Gordon of NASCAR and Indy Car fame has a team that could make the Dakar big news in the U.S. It will enter two race vehicles and has 19 crew members travelling in three support trucks.