Monday, August 18, 2014


The Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance began back in 1950 and is regarded as the premiere celebration of the automobile.  For two weeks this August, I lived at Pebble Beach surrounded by all things Concours and it was totally awesome.  Concours is many different events in one and includes the Tour d'Elegance, the Gooding auction, the Sunday Concours, manufacturers displays, test drives and dozens of other add-on events throughout Monterey.  It's a car lovers paradise in a stunningly beautiful environment that showcases everything from the classic roadsters you'd see in the old Bond movies to today's supercars like the Bugatti Veyron and the McLaren F1.  It attracts collectors, enthusiasts and the filthy rich from all parts of the globe.

For me, it was a chance to work with an incredible event team and I look forward to returning in 2015. I have two more days here at PB and then I'm off for some SUP camping with friends and family..!!..

Tour d'Elegance

1962 Ferrari 250 SWB Berlinetta

Gooding auction preview

buildout of the McLaren tent

Pretty stellar work environment
1954 Maserati

Concept Car Lawn

Gooding auction

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Full Teenager Immersion

12 kids aged 12-15 for 5 days of kayaking and camping on Tomales Bay.  Yes, I have some funny memories of the week.  That's what you get with full teenager immersion.  I got a healthy dose of what it's like to be a kid these days and enjoyed almost every minute of it.  Almost.  

We discussed literature - have you read the new book by Flip Dover titled The Beginners Guide to Sea Kayaking?  I believe it's from the Lost Works collection.  How about The Complete Guide to Table Tennis by Ping Pong?  

We told jokes.  What did the hamburger name his daughter?  Patty.  What did he name is son?  Scott. Don't try to get it - there's nothing to get.  

We talked shit.  Teenagers know how to talk shit, even if they have nothing to talk shit about. Awesome ends with "M" "E" but ugly starts with "U".

We paddled, we hiked, we lit campfires, played games, ate delicious meals.  We saw wildlife.  Seals, sea lions, crabs, jellyfish, fox, raccoon, coyote, elk, gulls and more.  

And of course, every time I said 'no' to something I got backtalk.  "Every party needs a pooper, that's why we invited you...."