We live in an age of amazing vehicles that can easily cruise at 150 mph all day long. However, opening up the taps on local highways would soon find you in the back of a police cruiser or in a ditch, as our roads are simply not designed for those speeds. Luckily for us, there is a safe, crazy-fun way to experience high-speed driving. Hooked On Driving offers open-to-the-public “DE”, or Driver Education, events at Homestead Motor Speedway. Just show up in your car and drive it around the road course at the speeds it was designed for. HOD has groups for those who have never driven on a racecourse in which an instructor rides with you to coach you around the track. There are also groups for those guys named Andretti. A DE is NOT racing, so your insurance is still in effect, and you learn how to handle your car at speeds you’d otherwise never — legally — experience. Try it; you’ll be “hooked” halfway through the first lap; HookedOnDriving.com.
Highlighted by one of the most tragic tenor arias of all time “Vesti la giubba,” the original “Tears of a Clown,” Florida Grand Opera’s presentation of Ruggero Leoncavallo’s I pagliacci is a not-to-be missed tour de force.
Step into a world where interior and exterior spaces meld to create a harmonious symphony of design, architecture and functional aesthetics that redefines spaces and leaves a lasting impact. Introducing a curated collection of DESIGN MINDS — industry leaders from some of South Florida’s top design firms who showcase their sources of inspiration and secrets to success.