A boys bedroom with a transportation theme features car art, bedding and accessories– even a hand-painted race car mural. The red, white and blue striped bedding is versatile and can be used through the years on the blue twin bed. An antique metal fire engine pedal-car is the perfect accent
Using Benjamin Moore's Newburyport Blue as the backdrop, Jenn Feldman Designs created a fun, Americana themed space for a race car loving kid, with seating for mom and dad and their other two sons to jump on in. By creatively angling the twin bed and it's frame, JFD was able to add seating and play space for all to gather, all while keeping the details fun for a fantastic four-year-old kid!
Small toy cars can often turn up missing or scattered around your home. In this racing-themed child's bedroom, a basket placed on an open shelf at the bottom of a nightstand gives both parents and kids an easy way to gather and store the cars. This helps avoid lost cars and having the toys be a tripping hazard.
"Our playground" is how Hapeville's Porsche Experience Center coach Chris Ivester describes the incredible 1.6 mile closed track experience at Porsche's North American headquarters in the shadow of Atlanta's Hartsfield Jackson Atlanta International Airport. "We love our noisy neighbors because nobody complains" says Ivester of the low-flying planes coming in for a landing on Hartsfield's flight path which tend to drown out even the sound of turbo engines and peeling tires. One of only two such tracks in the United States (the other one is in Los Angeles and there are tracks in Germany, France and Great Britain), this thrill-ride for grown-ups allows drivers 21 and over to test out a variety of driving experiences and obstacles on a safe, enclosed track where a coach is always in the passenger seat to offer guidance and driving tips. The majority of Porsche Experience Center drives come to have an incredible day driving, but some new Porsche owners also visit for practical tips and training on how to enjoy their new baby. "This is a bucket list" items says Ivester, with birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions celebrated with the gift of an extreme driving experience. Each closed track is different in topography so Porsche lovers come from all over the country and world to try out Atlanta's unique circuit. The experience is custom, from the car selected to the course chosen. Some of the possible 6 driving modules include the Launch Pad, where G-forces kick in as you test a car's pick-up power by flooring the gas for the kind of drag-racing thrill not recommended on normal roads. The Kick Plate is where you can experience the skidding-out thrills of black ice where a combination of polished epoxy and water jets (oh, and sudden pop-up fences to make things even more challenging) gives the sensation of losing control so you can practice regaining it. The one-mile Handling Circuit mimics the feel of driving a twisting country road, only you are solo on this one, able to test our tight turns and experience the fun of owning the road. For car freaks and even novices, this is a one-of-a-kind experience.
The owner of this home office loves cars so the designer used that as an inspiration jumping-off point. Chevron racing stripes electrify the blue walls and the furnishings are a mix of black and shiny metallics.
The Porsche Experience Center is not just about the closed-track driving. A sports-car lover's heaven on many fronts, the center also boasts a chef-driven Restaurant 356 (named after the first car to carry the Porsche family name) with a seasonal menu and views of the Porsche track. You will need to show ID when you enter the center in order to dine, and be advised that is driving in on your menu at the track, no alcohol can be consumed before your circuit. In addition to 356 and a small, informal Carrerra Cafe, the experience center features a Simulator Lab where you can race against your friends and younger drivers can get the Porsche experience even if they can't access the track, a Heritage Center with rotating exhibitions and displays of Porsches through the ages. An on-site Classic Car Workshop allows vintage car owners to have their Porsches serviced and visitors have the added benefit of seeing some of those classic cars on display. Visitors can also take a guided tour of the Porsche headquarters; one of many opportunities to fill a day with car-centric entertainment.