The modern automotive car show, a concours d’ elegance, seems perfectly at home on the rolling fairways of a golf course. It is not the cars’ natural environment — these wide ribbons of perfectly manicured fairways or the tweezer-attended greens rolled smooth and inviting — but it somehow is the appropriate canvas on which this art should be painted. It is much better than an open field of dirt, or a crowded parking lot, both of which are perfectly fantastic venues to show cars but not for this pinnacle of automotive exhibition.
No, a golf course is ideal. This is why nearly 60 years ago, the developers of property along the Northern California peninsula determined it would be a good thing to show cars on the then-underdeveloped land surrounding the Pebble Beach Golf Course in the Del Monte Forest. Who would have thought that a bunch of oil-leaking boxes could be used to entice well-heeled auto enthusiasts from nearby San Francisco into “discovering” the beauty of its surrounding area, and thus have them sign on the dotted line for vacation homes on 17-Mile Drive? The granddaddy of all car shows started as a real-estate play, a come-on if you will; come to this event and instead of giving you a television or time-share condo, you could own a piece of devastatingly beautiful property. God’s country.
Architect Richard Landry has listed his West Los Angeles architecture and design office for $6.2 million.
The Canadian architect, who has created mega mansions in many architectural styles for clients such as Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen, Mark Wahlberg, Haim Saban and Wayne Gretzky, has worked from the 7,900-square-foot, two-story building for almost two decades. Included in the 1967 building are open work space areas, three conference rooms, a full kitchen, wooden beamed ceilings, exposed brick and plenty of private parking for high-profile clients.
INSIDE DENTISTRY (ID): What’s one thing you would like dental practitioners—whether they use Carestream Dental products or not—to know about your company?
Marc Gordon (MG): That’s simple—our passion is to support our customers and their practice, drive better clinical outcomes, and make life easier for practitioners and patients.
ID: Can you tell us more about how Carestream Dental lives up to those goals?
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Our products are designed by clinicians, for clinicians. This means we work closely with the dental practitioners on our product development and executive teams, as well as our customers, to understand the special needs and workflows of practices. We exist to help practices improve their diagnostic and treatment capabilities while streamlining tasks.
Every guy has a passion. For some it’s working out, for others it’s sports, and for Rob Kauffman it’s cars.
“Old cars, new cars, muscle cars, race cars all kinds of cars,” smiles Rob Kauffman.
His playground is the 60,000 sq. ft. state of the art showroom at RK Motors where he has everything a car enthusiast wants.
“I kind of appreciate a little bit of everything”
He even has a car he had to make look like this two door Camry. It looks harmless but looks can be deceiving.
SINCE THE first Vespa rolled onto the streets of Italy, in 1946, the scooter’s design hasn’t strayed far. Today’s iterations still carry a nostalgic panache (think Audrey Hepburn in “Roman Holiday”). But this month Vespa jump cuts to the 21st century with the release of the 946 (as in 1946). This top-of-the-line model, the company’s most dramatic redesign in six years, smooths out the more defined lines these scooters have traditionally sported, resulting in an almost Jetsonian flair.
Performance upgrades abound. There’s an electronic traction-control system to correct rear-wheel slippage; a four-stroke monocylinder engine that reduces emissions without compromising torque; and, for the first time in Vespa history, the introduction of aluminum elements to the steel-plate frame—a bid to reduce weight and improve fuel economy (the 946 is reportedly 30% more efficient than its predecessors), as well as allow for even more sinuous curves.