How the iPhone Ruined Summer Camp The first in what I hope will be a new series of parenting essays for Vanity Fair.
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The Thermal Club, near Palm Springs, California, is a private race track, featuring million dollar garages, a BMW Performance Driving School, a clubhouse, a pool, tennis courts, a spa, catering, a kid’s club, and individuated concierge service. In other words, it’s heaven. (Though a very expensive heaven.) I stayed there, and drove there, and wrote this for the summer issue of Departures.
Norman Bel Geddes, who designed GM’s Futurama exhibit at the 1939 World’s Fair, predicted that “Cars of 1960 and the highways on which they drive will have in them devices which will correct the faults of human beings as drivers.” He was wrong.
My latest car page for DETAILS. Click on the thumbnail above, and then click on it again, to view a cruddy scan.