The 2019 Chicago Auto Show started last Thursday and runs through Feb. 18 at Chicago’s McCormick Place. Debuting in 1901, it is the largest auto show and has been held more times than any auto show in the country. More than 1,000 vehicles are on display across 1 million square feet of McCormick Place.
A noted car enthusiast, Carolla told me his favorite place to get away from everything is his shop in Glendale, California. He stated, “If I can get some time and organize nuts and bolts and monkey around with the cars, it’s a good head clearing thing.”
Sticking with the car theme, Carolla talked about his love for Laguna Seca in central California. The track is a big part of his passion for the area, but he also loves how beautiful it is, nestled in the hills.
Carolla’s passion for cars runs deep. A serious collector, he has more than 20 racer and classic cars. He has also won professional races.
Of the cars he owns, Carolla named a Porsche 935 race car as the favorite. Previously driven by Paul Newman, Bobby Rahal and several others, it has a rich history, including several wins. His dream cars include a BMW M1 Procar and a Newman Ferrari 308.
After the media session, Carolla looked forward to checking out the race cars on the show floor. You don’t have to be a car hound to love the show, though. I am not really a “car guy,” but once a year I enjoy seeing all of the new models, the specialty cars and more at the Chicago Auto Show.
— John Wroblewski, online writer
The biggest names in the Middle East sporting community will gather for the Sports Industry Awards as the event returns for its eighth edition. SPIA recognizes the achievements of individuals, organizations, facilities and campaigns that contributed to the development of sport in the region.
For all its cosmopolitan trappings, Singapore remains, at heart, a tropical island. The city planners determinedly preserved gennery and the high groves of concrete and glass, and for a complete escape from urban bustle there still remain patches of the jungle and mangroves that covered the island when Sir Stamford Raffles first established a trading outpost here in 1819.
In this era of 6,500-passenger mega-ships, any cruise vessel conveying fewer than a thousand voyagers is considered a small ship, including high-end luxury liners, deluxe expedition ships and the world’s riverboats. The focus on many small ships is the destination rather than the conveyance, the expert chat rather than the Broadway show, the watersport rather than the casino, the scenery and culture rather than the full-service spa and specialty restaurant. Passengers make a travel style choice, forgoing the options and pleasures of a resort-sized vessel for the deeper, more immersive experience of a yacht-scaled ship.
Air Tahiti Nui resumed service from Los Angeles (LAX) to Papeete (PPT) last week. To welcome travelers back to French Polynesia, Air Tahiti Nui offers fares starting as low as $775 round-trip from Los Angeles, and $789 from San Francisco (SFO). The airline also allows a free date change on all of its tickets.
Turkish Airlines, already flying to more countries than any other airline, announced its 10th U.S. gateway: Newark Liberty International Airport. Service will launch May 21, with four flights per week between EWR and Istanbul (IST). Beginning June 1, the frequency increases to daily.
Magdalena, a Maryland Bistro in The Ivy Hotel partnered with Uncle Nearest premium whiskey to create a Preakness-inspired cocktail ahead of this weekend’s event. The Laws and Lilies libation honors the contributions of Black jockeys in the early days of American horse racing. Emmanuel S. West, Jr., director of food & beverage, The Ivy Hotel, crafted the cocktail using Uncle Nearest’s 1856 Premium Whiskey.