At the newly erected Dallara IndyCar Factory, Indy Racing Experience joins forces with Dallara Automobili?an Italian manufacturer of competitive racecars that has been designing, building, and supporting professional IndyCars for more than 40 years. The 100,000-square-foot structure towers over the town of Speedway, Indiana, and houses the first Dallara factory outside of its hometown of Parma, Italy. Inside the interactive facility, visitors can watch technicians build cars for IndyCar racing teams before experiencing a race themselves on an advanced simulator or on a high-speed ride through the streets of town in a genuine IndyCar two-seater. The factory's expansive halls also host special events, from corporate banquets to town-wide attempts to break the world record for the longest game of hopscotch.
The first 18-hole course ever designed by legendary architect Pete Dye, Maple Creek Golf and Country Club's challenging course layout unfurls across 6,633 yards of tree-lined, water-kissed topography. The club's driving range is an expansive tract that absorbs players' practice shots as they prepare for the fast-starting course where the second hole is the most difficult and most willing to throw a tantrum. Babbling streams and rippling ponds add to the scenery of the pristine par 72 course, threatening the life force of ill-struck orbs on as many as 11 holes. Class-A PGA pro Jim Grossi roams the verdant valley, shoring up swings in lessons, on a never-ending mission to appease his golf mentor, who was half golf cart.
Powered by than more 5 score of collective experience, the staff members at Great Fermentations share their technical know-how with the public through classes and an intimate knowledge of the store's merchandise. Beginner-friendly beer and wine courses teach fundamentals of tasty beverage creation, overviewing the process, ingredients, sanitation, and how to do a proper keg stand. A huge selection of beer and wine making supplies makes it easy for alumni to go forth and prosper with all the appropriate equipment and ingredients. Great Fermentations also stocks provisions for creating homemade sodas, wines, and a variety of cheeses.
In defining their style, men often have to choose a side: functionality or self-expression. Bachrach, however, fuses the two together with a collection that is equal parts dressy and casual. Established in 1877, Bachrach has been outfitting men for the biggest interviews of their lives or just fun nights out on the town with a diverse and versatile lineup of suits, dress shirts, ties, and pants. Beyond that, the company leaves no detail unnoticed by maintaining an equally robust selection of accessories. It includes cufflinks, tie bars, and even cologne so guys don't have to borrow a friend's or stuff their pockets with fresh-baked cookies just to smell good. With 36 locations in 15 states and a bustling online store, Bachrach makes browsing its collection quick and simple.
At The Exchange, a staff of media experts oversees a stock of new and used movies, video games, and CDs ranging from the latest releases to nostalgia-inducing classics. New music that spans artists and genres plays from multigenerational iPods and accessories. Game platforms such as Xbox 360 and PS3 rest side by side with older consoles including N64, Super Nintendo, regular Nintendo, Gameboy, and the first video-game system ever—a hollowed-out TV filled with finger puppets. The staff stacks their shelves to the ceiling with DVDs and Blu-ray discs as well as merchandise and memorabilia such as Homer Simpson dolls and action figures. The Exchange honors its name by trading goods with customers for store credit that can be applied to its myriad wares.
The Shoe Fits matches feet besieged by medical woes—such as arthritis, circulatory problems, and diabetes—with shoes customized to fit every contour and cushion every tender spot. Store president Sheryl McCain leverages her pedorthics certification to pair feet with conventional shoes, such as Klogs and New Balance running shoes—which can be altered with shoe inserts or physical modifications for a nice fit—or with custom-molded prescription shoes. Her shop also repairs worn-out shoes and stocks orthotic instruments, which can help accommodate foot deformities, reduce muscle stress, and jump-start a marching band that just wandered too close to a game of freeze tag.