World Class Driving Gives Public Chance to Drive Exotic Sports Cars
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World Class Driving Offers Public
Chance to Drive Exotic Sports Cars;
U.S. Tour Includes Five-Day Festival
At French Lick, Ind. Sept. 3-7

FRENCH LICK, Ind., June 19 - Have you ever eased down onto the tan Italian
leather seat of a rare Ferrari 599 GTB Fiorano, red of course, and fired her
up?

Did your daydreams ever include the doors of a silver Mercedes Benz McLaren
SLR sliding down to envelop you into its cockpit?

Have you ever experienced the thrill of driving an orange Lamborghini
Gallardo SuperLeggera, which can go from zero to 62 miles per hour in 3.8
seconds?

What would it be like to take a tight turn on a country road in a silver
Audi
R8, or have two whitetail deer suddenly appear in front of its unique
headlights?

How would it feel to pull up to a gas-station pump in a canary yellow
Callaway C16 Speedster Corvette?

There's a company called World Class Driving (WCD) that gives the public the

chance to spend a morning or afternoon test-driving all five of these cars.

If you're a little shaky on your paddle shifting or apprehensive about
driving five exotic sports cars that together are valued at more than $1.5
million,
don't worry. There's experienced personnel on hand, often including a
two-time winner of the Rolex 24 at Daytona. You'll have one of the most
memorable
experiences of your life if you follow their common-sense guidelines
detailed in
a pre-session briefing.

Participants in several sold-out sessions of WCD experienced all of that and

more last weekend at the beautifully restored French Lick Resort and Casino
and West Baden Springs Hotel. The Southern Indiana resort was just one stop
on
WCD's 2008 U.S. Tour. The company will return for an even bigger program
there
in September.

All of WCD's cars are new. The company trades them in for something newer
after they reach about 20,000 miles. Four of the five cars offered at French
Lick
last weekend carry a top speed of 200 miles per hour or more. (The top
speed
of the Audi is "only" 187 mph.)

Following the leader, which last weekend was Didier Theys, that two-time
Rolex 24 winner mentioned earlier, each participant gets to drive one of the
five
cars for approximately 20-30 minutes, following the speed limit. Then the
whole group pulls to the side of the road, and the participants exchange
cars.
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