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A Riveting Look at the Latest Models From Lamborghini and McLaren BMW AT THE CENTURY MARK

SUMMER DRIVE SOUNDTRACKS

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Performance, audacity, precision: The Breitling Jet Team embodies the entire philosophy of excellence that has made Breitling the privileged partner of aviation. In 2016, the world’s largest professional civilian aerobatic display team performing in jets returns to conquer North America with a major tour featuring a string of stunning performances at air shows across the United States and Canada. To celebrate this event, Breitling has created a limited edition of the Chronomat GMT personalized in the colors of this exceptional team. Welcome to our world.

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Now Open on Route 17 North in Paramus, NJ

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INTRODUCING

LINCOLN BLACK LABEL A CURATED COLLECTION OF INTERIOR THEMES AVAILABLE AT PRESTIGE LINCOLN

MORE THAN LUXURY OWNERSHIP, IT’S MEMBERSHIP. An ownership experience designed to exceed the expectations of even the most discerning luxury client. Centered on a curated collection of designer interior themes - meticulously brought to life in rare, high-end materials - and a host of exclusive membership privileges. Lincoln Black Label not only engages the senses and imagination, but also represents the ultimate in luxury, comfort and service. Visit Prestige Lincoln and get to know Lincoln Black Label.

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INTRODUCING THE ALL-NEW 2017 JAGUAR VEHICLES. ORDER YOURS TODAY AT PRESTIGE JAGUAR OF PARAMUS

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contents s/s 2016

features Here comes Your defender | 42 For Prestige and its English partner, Arkonik, bringing classic Land Rovers back to life is a labor of love.

make a splash | 46 Dive right into style with this season’s hottest jewelry.

Inside out | 52 When architect Bobby McAlpine steps outside, the design possibilities are endless.

From 0 to 100 | 54 BMW celebrates a century of performance and style.

Water, water everywhere | 60 This element of nature creates surprisingly enchanting art.

Exotics in a new light | 68

Ballet on four wheels

Prestige has choreographed a talented race team for the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series— and aims to win.

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4X4 | 74 Meet four talented chefs from “the four corners of the world” as they present four distinctive dishes.

Trent Hindman is the new professional driver on Prestige Performance’s Pro-Am race team, whose goal is to win this year’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America series.

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departments Memo | 14 Welcome to the premiere issue of Drive Prestige magazine!

autophile | 20 The Schneiders had no plans to buy one car, let alone three. But then they walked into the dealership. ...

The techie | 22 You really don’t need a drone or a new set of speakers, but you’ll probably want one of these cool gadgets.

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grape | 82 A beachy bastion of celebrities, Malibu is gaining new fame for the wines it produces.

doing our part | 86 Photos of Prestige at recent events in the community.

detours | 88 We play matchmaker and pair three Jaguars for the ages—dream cars for sure—with age-appropriate, high-horsepower couples.

music | 24 These genre-bending artists are making music that sounds bang up to date and provides the perfect soundtrack for a summer drive.

Save the date | 26

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Set for June 11 and 12, the Ramapo Concours d’Elegance will showcase fantastic automobiles and raise money for good causes.

ON THE COVER: McLaren brings five decades of Formula 1 success to the road with production models such as the 650S, shown on our cover in gleaming red. Photographer Austin White captured the car against the stark backdrop of the Prestige Warehouse. The occasion was Prestige’s annual invitation-only event for top automotive photographers.

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Memo

Editor Rita Guarna Art Director stephen M. vitarbo Managing Editor carol bialkowski Senior Editor timothy kelley Dockery Ford, seen here in the 1960s, gave rise to the Prestige Family of Fine Cars. Brothers Joe and Bob Dockery introduced the first Prestige dealership in 1968, when they opened a Mercedes-Benz showroom in Paramus.

Welcome to the premiere issue of

Drive Prestige magazine! W e are very proud to introduce you to Drive Prestige, a publication designed with one goal in mind: connecting with our customers. Drive Prestige will provide you with information about the latest automotive trends and the Prestige Family of Fine Cars’ events and happenings. Not only will you learn what’s new at Prestige, but we hope you will also join us at some of our exceptional events to come! With Drive Prestige, we are building on the excitement of our Lamborghini racing team, the annual Ramapo Concours d’Elegance car show and our Cars and Coffee morning get-togethers. Our new magazine will shine a spotlight on some of our favorite causes, such as the Hackensack Hospital Holiday Toy Drive. In its pages we will introduce new, unique, customer-focused events. There are lots of exciting things happening at Prestige, and we can’t wait to share them with you. We are proud to call ourselves car-intense, and for us that means that we do things differently. We are convinced that our passion for all things automotive is the reason for our growth and success. We are committed to making sure that everyone who visits one of our dealerships or attends a Prestige event has an outstanding experience—the same as we expect for ourselves and our families. Focusing on our customers and giving them the best automotive experience possible is not a new idea for us. It began way back in the early ’60s in tranquil Morristown, N.J., where Dockery Ford was developing its cornerstone beliefs about what people should expect from a car dealership. For sure, it wasn’t just about transactions and paperwork. At its core, it was all about creating an incredible customer experience that would last generations. As brothers Joe and Bob Dockery worked on a Shelby GT350R for racing at Watkins Glen, or a Ford

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427 Thunderbolt that was going the distance at Island Dragway, or a Country Squire wagon heading out for a family trip, it was always about the customer experience and not “business as usual.” In 1968, the Prestige name was introduced when Bob and Joe opened the first Prestige dealership, a Mercedes-Benz showroom in Paramus. Now, nearly 50 years later, the Prestige Family of Fine Cars represents 14 outstanding brands in 19 locations. And we still retain our original passion for cars and for providing a fabulous customer experience. As you read Drive Prestige, we hope you get a sense of our goals and experience our passion for all things automotive. We also hope to inspire you to come and talk to us about achieving your personal vision. We love to talk cars and want to be a part of your milestones— whether it’s planning for your family’s next vehicle or your teen’s first car, graduating from a coupe to an SUV, or even deciding that a supercar or classic finally fits into your grand plan. As your family grows, so does ours. This premiere issue of Drive Prestige brings you 10 incredible stories unique to the Prestige Family of Fine Cars. We have lots more great stories to tell, so we invite you to keep reading Drive Prestige—designed specifically for our customers and their families—with our compliments and our thanks for choosing Prestige. Warmest regards,

associate editors darius amos, Nicole Pinto Contributing editors Danny ammons, Annie Ferguson, Cole Habersham, Mark Laino, Darren Ressler Contributing Photographers Bernard edmaier, Mick Hales, Jamie Price, Scott Ruel, Nicole Sidari, Daniel Springston, Austin White Publishing staff Group Publisher shae marcus Publisher Thomas Flannery Associate Publisher Mary Masciale advertising account executives bridget juliano, maura hunter templeton, annette vanore

Marketing, digital & Operations director of marketing & digital media nigel edelshain Marketing associate richard Iurilli

Director of production and circulation Chrstine hamel Advertising Services Manager jacquelynn fischer Senior Art Director, Agency Services Kijoo Kim Production/Art Assistant Alanna Giannantonio Accounting agnes alves, megan frank manager, office services & information technology catherine rosario Published by Chairman Carroll V. Dowden President & CEO Mark Dowden Senior Vice Presidents sHAE MARCUS, Carl Olsen Vice Presidents Nigel Edelshain, Rita guarna, christine hamel Drive Magazine is published by Wainscot Media, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645. Copyright © 2016 by Wainscot Media, LLC. All rights reserved. Editorial Contributions: Write to Editor, DRIVE, 110 Summit Avenue, Montvale, NJ 07645; telephone 201.782.5730; email mark.dowden@wainscotmedia .com. The magazine is not responsible for the return or loss of unsolicited submissions. Subscription Services: To inquire about a subscription, to change an address or to purchase a back issue or a

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The Prestige Family of Fine Cars is pleased to announce the recent addition to the family, Lamborghini Paramus.

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For more than four decades, Prestige dealerships have been providing Bergen County and the tri-state area with an unparalleled ownership experience. Prestige’s new Lamborghini store will continue that very same experience to its new Lamborghini customers.

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EXTENSIVE INVENTORY

CUSTOM VEHICLES

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The MINI lineup is without doubt the most fun vehicle to drive. At Prestige MINI, we have an extensive inventory of vechicles that you can personalized to fit your motoring needs. There are over 10 million different configurations available!

The thing about customizing a MINI is that there is no end to the ways you can make a uniquely personal statement with your vehicle. This is serious fun, and we have all the equipment and expertise you need to live the dream.

Prestige MINI provides our customers with an expansive selection of parts, accessories, apparel and more. Our Parts Department will keep your MINI maintained to its original specifications by providing Genuine OEM parts from our well-stocked inventory.

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MCLAREN BERGEN COUNTY - NOW OPEN McLaren Bergen County is the newest member of the Prestige Family of Fine Cars. For more than four decades, Prestige dealerships have been providing Bergen County and the tri-state area with an unparalleled ownership experience. Prestige’s McLaren store will continue that very same experience to its new McLaren customers. We have new and McLaren Qualified vehicles in stock for immediate delivery.

McLaren Bergen County Temporary Location: 401 Route 17 South Paramus NJ, 07652 Permanent Location Coming Soon: 995 Route 17 South Ramsey, NJ 07446 T/ 866 989 7129 bergencounty.mclaren.com

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autophile

The Couple Who Couldn’t Wait They had no plans to buy one car, let alone three. But then they walked into the dealership. ... By Cole Habersham

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e’d love to say Mike and Sheila Schneider have been loyal customers since Prestige Lexus opened 27 years ago. But that wouldn’t be full disclosure. Actually, they started buying cars from the dealership before its opening day. It was 1989, the year the Berlin Wall came down, the year “She Drives Me Crazy” by the Fine Young Cannibals was on the radio. Driving down Route 17, the Schneiders decided on a whim to stop by the brand-new Lexus dealership they spotted. The fact that the dealership wasn’t yet officially open didn’t stop its manager, Gary, from greeting them and offering to show them some vehicles. They bought three: ES250s for Sheila and their son, and an LS460 for Mike. And you’d have to say they’ve been happy with them. After all, they’ve kept coming back.

A few years after that car-purchase trifecta, Mike fell in love with the brand-new Lexus coupe that was coming to the U.S. and immediately ordered one. He was so excited about it that he flew home from a vacation in California just to pick it up. The Schneiders love Lexus automobiles, of course—and what’s not to love? But they also appreciate the superb service they get at Prestige Lexus, where as Mike says, “people always go out of their way to help.” Mike’s favorite moment in more than a quarter-century as a loyal customer of Prestige? He can’t bring himself to choose one, such is the stunning consistency of a staff in which, as he says, “every employee strives to make customers happy.” As for the folks at Prestige, they’d probably vote for that “before the beginning” visit when they sold one couple three cars. You couldn’t ask for a better omen than that.

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YOUR OWN DRONE You probably won’t want your kids to play with this “toy.” The DJI Phantom 3 Professional 4K quadcopter drone is like a flying tripod with a stabilized camera, allowing you to shoot 4K video at up to 30 frames per second and capture 12-megapixel photos. You can track its location on a live map and bring it back to you with the touch of a button. Just stay away from the White House lawn. $999

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SOCIAL MEDIA ACCESSORY See how many “likes” your photos get when you use use the Olloclip 4-in-1 Lens with your iPhone 6/6S or iPhone 6/6S Plus. The fish-eye and wide-angle lenses are perfect for snapping group selfies (or photographing landscapes), while the 10x macro and 15x macro lenses let you capture crystal-clear closeups. You’ll be the talk of Twitter. $79.99

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Of course you really don’t need a drone or a new set of speakers, but you’ll probably want one of these cool picks.

WAY BETTER THAN BEATS It’s a tradeoff no more: The new Sennheiser Momentum on-ear wireless headphones let you leave the cables behind and still enjoy the same crisp, high-def sound. They’re easy on the eyes too, sporting sleek stainless steel sliders and super-plush ear cushions. $399.95

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VIRTUAL REALITY BECOMES REAL The long-awaited Oculus Rift arrives in July. Prepare to have your visual cortex hacked. As far as your brain is concerned, there’s no difference between experiencing something on this revolutionary virtual-reality headset and experiencing it in the real world. There’s not much more to say, except that it’s Windows-compatible only. $599

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SOUND SHOWCASE Estelon takes speaker design to a new level with the Extreme, a towering (more than six-and-a-half-feet!), curvaceous sculpture that delivers rich, dynamic, immersive sound. Close your eyes and you’ll think you’re listening to a live performance. $260,000 a pair

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NOW THAT’S A WINE OPENER Want to have a glass of wine without committing to the whole bottle? You can—with the Coravin Model Two Wine System, which lets you pour wine without removing the cork! A thin, hollow needle passes through the foil and cork; the bottle is pressurized and the wine pours. Afterward, the cork reseals itself and what’s left in the bottle never comes in contact with oxygen. It just may transform the way you drink wine. $349.95

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STEALTH SECURITY You will sleep better at night—and worry less during the day—knowing that the Amaryllo iCamPRO FHD is on duty in your home. The security camera tracks moving objects (read: intruders) and monitors sound, sending you a text message (and taking a snapshot) when the motion or audio sensors are triggered. And, thanks to its 360 degrees of rotation, you can place it anywhere in a room and maintain the correct viewing angle. $249.90

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music

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Dawes

Reinterpreting traditional styles and borrowing freely from the past, these artists are making music that sounds bang up to date. Together they provide the perfect soundtrack for a summer drive. By Mark Dowden

Carrie Rodriguez

Raised to play classical violin, Texas native Carrie Rodriguez used to have no interest in singing. That changed some years ago, and the 37-year-old went on to success as a singer-songwriter of roots music. She finds full voice on the new album Lola, which contains half a dozen original songs, plus five Mexican folk tunes of the genre known as ranchera. Among these is “Perfidia,” which was a pop hit for dozens of American artists in the 1940s and ’50s. Her version, sung in Spanish, is the perfect update. The album: Lola Go-to song: “Perfidia.” Love that steel guitar. Deeper dives: “Llano Es-

Just as there was no performing artist named Marshall Tucker (or Lynyrd Skynyrd for that matter), the band Dawes has no member of that name. Their debut album brought them instant notice for reviving the Laurel Canyon sound of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and Crosby, Stills & Nash. But Dawes front man Taylor Goldsmith says he and his mates had no such goal. Rings true, as Dawes’ chill stylings are unstudied, uncommercial and fresh. The album: All Your Favorite Bands Go-to song: the title track, with Goldsmith’s perfect lyrics Deeper dives: “To Be Completely Honest” and “Now That It’s Too Late, Maria”

tacado,” a Spanglish-inflected track from Lola, and “Whiskey Runs Thicker Than Blood” from the album Give Me All You Got

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Growing up in rural Missouri, Nathaniel Rateliff taught himself guitar and began to write songs as a teenager. He earned critical praise for early albums and toured with Dr. Dog and The Lumineers in 2013, but it wasn’t until 2015 that he broke out with the self-titled album, Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats. The infectious, rollicking single “S.O.B.” was conceived by Rateliff as a kind of call-andresponse tune in the Gospel tradition, but its narrator seems more at home in a dive bar than a church choir. The album: Nathaniel Rateliff and the Night Sweats Go-to song: “S.O.B.” Like the man says, give me a drink! Deeper dives: “Howling at Nothing” and “Look It Here”

Catherine Russell A member of David Bowie’s band, Catherine Russell pitched in on guitar, keyboards, percussion and background vocals. After Bowie stopped touring in 2004, Russell concentrated on a solo career as a jazz and blues singer. She has consistently delivered a new album every two years, and does an especially fine job of reviving old standards. That’s her singing “Crazy Blues” on the soundtrack of Boardwalk Empire. On her latest album, Russell goes large with a swinging 10-piece band.

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Bloody Yes! Sunday brunch at my place has two requirements: Bloody Marys and music. Sometimes the mood calls for Billie Holiday or Bach, but when I have a high-energy crowd and want to encourage dancing, I go for the musical equivalent of Tabasco. A playlist like this one fills the bill. “Run On” by Moby “Put the Message in the Box” by World Party “Wild Child” by Lou Reed “You Know I’m No Good” by Amy Winehouse

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“I’m Putting All My Eggs in One Basket” by Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong “Groove Me” by King Floyd “Empty Pages” by Traffic “Sitting in Limbo” by Jimmy Cliff

Amy Winehouse

“Genius of Love” by Tom Tom Club “Tipitina” by Professor Longhair “Caroline” by Old Crow Medicine Show “A Quick One, While He’s Away” by The Who

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SAVE THE DATE

See the Crème de la Crème!

Set for June 11 & 12, the Ramapo Concours d’Elegance will showcase fantastic automobiles and aid good causes.

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hether you’re a nostalgia buff, a car-racing enthusiast or simply a connoisseur of fine engineering, there’s nothing like an auto show. So mark your calendar for June 11 and 12! That’s when the Ramapo Concours d’Elegance will showcase significant and rare automobiles at its second annual show, starting Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Ramapo College, 505 Ramapo Valley Road in Mahwah. Motoring enthusiasts of all ages are welcome at this event, which benefits Ramapo College and the Hackensack University Medical Center Foundation. Last year, the Ramapo Concours d’Elegance saw more than 750 attendees on the college campus and raised nearly $40,000 for Ramapo College and Hackensack University Medical Center. This year, the Concours celebrates the art and engineering of significant cars by select marques from the collections of local and regional collectors, placing a special emphasis on 100 years of BMW. The car classes are: Rare BMW Models; Early BMW Motorcycles; BMW 2002; New and Vintage BMW M cars; ’60s American Muscle Cars; Retired Race Cars; Rally Cars; Lamborghinis; Ferraris; and Microcars. Distinguished judges will award prizes for Best in Show as well as Best in Class for each of the 10 categories. Apply to display your car at ramapoconcours.com. Tickets to the Concours are $5 per person, with children 12 and under free, along with parking. Free health screenings will be offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., including blood-pressure readings, body mass index calculations, CPR tips and derma scan screenings by HackensackUMC. Ramapo College will host campus tours and an art exhibition. New to 2016 Concours d’Elegance will be three on-site food trucks: Taxi Cab Burger, Callahan’s Hot Dog Truck and Rose’s Soft Serve, all open to the public. The Concours Drive on Sunday, June 12, gathers participants at Ramapo College at 9:30 a.m. for breakfast followed by a scenic drive to the Thayer Hotel in West Point, N.Y., and a catered lunch on the rooftop patio, Zulu Lounge. Tickets can be purchased for $150, and are sold on ramapoconcours.com. The Ramapo Concours d’Elegance is grateful to

its sponsors, who contribute to the success of the show. The corporate sponsor is the Prestige Family of Fine Cars, while Konica Minolta and Spin Drift Classics are Platinum sponsors, and Silver sponsors include Lincoln Tech, among others. Additional sponsorships are still available. Please contact info@ramapoconcours.com. About Hackensack University Medical Center, Hackensack, New Jersey Hackensack University Medical Center, part of the Hackensack University Health Network, is Bergen County’s hub of healthcare for the Northern New Jersey and New York metropolitan areas. A nonprofit teaching and research hospital, HackensackUMC is the largest provider of inpatient and outpatient services in New Jersey, bringing together exceptional patient care and medical innovation. Find out more at hackensackumc.org. About Ramapo College of New Jersey, Mahwah, New Jersey Ranked by U.S. News & World Report fifth in the Best Regional Universities North category for public institutions, Ramapo College of New Jersey is said to resemble a private college. That’s partly because of its unique interdisciplinary academic structure, its size (about 6,000 students) and its pastoral setting in the foothills of the Ramapo Mountains on the New Jersey/ New York border. The college’s mission focuses on four “pillars” of a Ramapo education: international, intercultural, interdisciplinary and experiential (hands-on), all of which are incorporated throughout the curricula and extracurricular offerings. The school’s international mission is fulfilled with a wide range of study abroad and student exchange links with institutions all over the world. Internships and co-op and service learning are also offered. For more information, please visit the website, ramapoconcours.com, and contact Nicole Pinto at npinto@driveprestige.com, 201.267.8798.

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Where Success is Measured In Results

Barry L. Kaufman, Gerald R. Salerno, Kevin L. Bremer, Richard H. Weiner

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or over 40 years, Aronsohn Weiner Salerno Bremer & Kaufman and its predecessor firms have provided quality legal services in a wide range of legal matters. “The firm has exhibited a tradition of highcaliber leadership and extraordinary results since its inception,” says managing partner Richard H. Weiner. “We take great pride in maintaining our long-standing reputation as one of the top litigation firms in Bergen County.” The Firm has served clients with innovative approaches to complex issues spanning various practice areas. The firm’s attorneys are equally adept at both litigating and mediating cases as well as providing guidance to family owned businesses and sole proprietorships. “Clients have established

long-standing relationships with us because we have a history of achieving successful results in the most cost-effective fashion,” says Gerald R. Salerno. Aronsohn Weiner Salerno Bremer & Kaufman is also known throughout the legal community for producing top-quality attorneys with outstanding leadership qualities. In fact, four of its former members have been appointed as Superior Court judges in the State of New Jersey. Weiner is renowned for his handling of sensitive, complex divorce matters. In 2015, the Best Lawyers publication named Weiner one of the five individuals honored as “Family Lawyer of the Year” based on his particularly high level of peer recognition. He recently completed a

six-year term as the sole representative from Bergen County to the Statewide Judicial and Prosecutorial Appointments Committee. He is also a past President of the Bergen County Bar Association (BCBA). For several years, New Jersey Magazine has named Weiner to its list of the Top 100 Lawyers in New Jersey. Salerno, also a BCBA past President, was appointed by the New Jersey Supreme Court to the Committee on Character. He is regularly appointed by the Courts in the State of New Jersey to serve as Discovery Master, Arbitrator and Mediator in high profile, complex litigation matters. Salerno also handles a variety of corporate and commercial transactions and represents a number of municipalities and private clients before zoning and planning boards. Bremer is equally adept in both family and criminal law. He is highly regarded by the local judiciary and is a Certified Criminal Trial Attorney and a former member of the Bergen County Prosecutor’s Office. Barry L. Kaufman, who joined the firm in June 2015 as a Partner, has been practicing family law for 35 years. He excels in complex divorce matters and serves as a Court appointed and privately retained mediator and arbitrator. Often appointed by Courts in matters of highconflict and difficulty, Kaufman prides himself on thorough preparation, attention to detail, calm demeanor and unfailing courtesy to judges, clients and adversaries.

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ballet on four wheels By Annie Ferguson

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Lamborghini makes the exciting world of racing accessible to its dealers—and, in fact, anyone who owns a Lambo—via the Super Trofeo Series. Prestige has choreographed its own team and aims to win big.

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Any car guy’s dream is to be racing,” says Trent Hindman, a pro driver for Prestige Performance. At 20, he’s living the dream.

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Why race? “Prestige’s main goal is to showcase its commitment to customers,” says Juron. “We want customers to know that our business isn’t just about transactions. It’s understanding our customers’ true automotive passions and bringing them to fulfillment.” Getting customers interested in the team hasn’t been difficult. Nearby races like the one at Watkins Glen in New York’s Finger Lakes region generate a lot of excitement. “People who are into performance vehicles like Lamborghinis identify with racing, and that overarches all the brands we have at Prestige,” Juron says. “Running the race team is a way of extending our reach, of letting people know our level of passion about performance.” What’s great about the Super Trofeo Series is its accessibility: Anyone who owns a Lamborghini is eligible to race. First, though, it’s a good idea to train with the best. Programs like Lamborghini Esperienza and Lamborghini Accademia help prepare new drivers to enter the racing world. Lamborghini Esperienza is a program designed to teach new drivers the vehicle’s limits (and their own) in areas such as proper cornerTrent Hindman, left, is the new professional driver on Prestige Performance’s Pro-Am team, which aims to win this year’s Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America race series. This page, top and middle, on May 1, Shinya Michimi earned his first Super Trofeo North America victory in the No. 1 Prestige Performance Huracán LP 620-2 in Race 2 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. At right, Dr. Craig Duerson is the amateur driver on Prestige’s Pro-Am team, which also had a first-place win on May 1. “It was so much fun,” quipped Duerson. “I was smiling all the time.”

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ursuing stratospheric dreams of success requires vision, passion and determination. These qualities are what drive the Prestige Performance Team and Lamborghini Paramus as they compete in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo race series. The one-make Super Trofeo series is organized on three continents—Asia, Europe and North America. In the North American series, the annual season consists of five races in the U.S., culminating in the world final, which this year will be held in Valencia, Spain. Lamborghini encourages its dealers to participate in Super Trofeo racing, and the Lamborghini Paramus–Prestige Performance Team is one of the most active dealer-owned teams in North America. Prestige fields two full-time teams with professional and skilled amateur drivers. They’re managed by Mark Juron, vice president of Prestige Management Services. “Racing is a ballet with a 200 mile-per-hour machine,” says Juron. “The wheels hardly touch the ground.” One key to success has been Prestige’s partnership with Wayne Taylor Racing (WTR). Lamborghini Paramus runs the race team and owns the cars, and WTR performs the day-to-day mechanical service. “They have extensive relationships in racing and have won multiple championships,” Juron explains, “such as the Grand-Am Prototype Championship in 2005 and 2013. WTR is more than a vendor, they’re a business partner.”

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Racing is a ballet with a 200 mile-per-hour machine,” says Mark Juron, manager of the Prestige Performance Team. “The wheels hardly touch the ground.”

Shot at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca on May 1, 2016, this image shows the action in Race 2 of the Lamborghini Super Trofeo North America series. The No. 10 Prestige Performance car, a Huracán 620-2 (left), claimed the lead and won the race.

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attacking the track Here’s a look at the challenging U.S. courses that Prestige’s race team must conquer in order to compete in the 2016 Super Trofeo World Finals taking place in Valencia, Spain, in November.

Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (April 29–May 1, Monterey, California) This unrelenting 11-turn course is 2.2 miles long, with a 180-foot elevation change. Its signature turn is the downhill-plunging Corkscrew, one of the most infamous challenges in the racing world. It’s here where cars moving at breakneck speeds dip 109 feet—that’s more than five stories!—making drivers feel like they’re dropping off the edge of the world.

Watkins Glen International (June 29–July 1, Watkins Glen, New York) Known for hosting the Formula One U.S. Grand Prix and NASCAR races, The Glen is the birthplace of American sports-car racing. The 3.4-mile, 11-turn track boasts two configurations, both of which require precision driving and steady nerves thanks to the course’s 141-foot elevation change, from the end of the Inner Loop to the toe of The Boot.

Road America (August 5–7, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin) Once called “the best test of road racing in America,” this beloved course has maintained its configuration at 4.04 miles in length and 14 turns since opening in 1955. The Kink is Road America’s legendary and highly treacherous corner, an intimidating stretch where drivers must navigate an unforgiving curve while hurling at tripledigit speeds.

Boston (September 2–4) The Super Trofeo Series joins an exciting and unique racing lineup for the inaugural Grand Prix of Boston, including the Verizon IndyCar Series, Stadium Super Trucks Series and the Mazda Indy Lights Series. Up to 25 cars will race the challenging 11-turn, 2.2-mile temporary street circuit that winds its way through Boston’s historic Seaport Waterfront area over Labor Day weekend.

Circuit of the Americas (September 14–16, Elroy, Texas) Situated on 1,500 acres outside of downtown Austin, this 3.41-mile racetrack opened in 2012 and was designed to push drivers and their cars to the limit. The corners are tight and the apexes are blind. The track’s signature corner is Turn 1, a hairpin turn with a dramatic 133-foot elevation change that’s not for the faint of heart.

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ing and sharpening reaction times. In Lamborghini Accademia, one driver shares race techniques with a two-person class on the world’s most demanding tracks. And for those who show talent and acquire the necessary skills, the Super Trofeo Series is where amateurs can compete in a great first-race experience. Super Trofeo is part of the Lamborghini Squadra Corse, which offers an integrated approach to Lamborghini driving experiences. The Squadra Corse also includes Lamborghini GT3 for more experienced drivers and a customer-driving program. Paramus Lamborghini and Prestige Performance are here to provide a full-service experience for the racing enthusiast, and even if you just want to be a spectator, you’ll have the experience of a lifetime! The Prestige team consists of three drivers: one in the Pro series, Shinya Michimi, and the other two in the Pro-Am, Dr. Craig Duerson and Trent Hindman. The drivers spend each day focused on tenths of a second and making every turn as tight as it can be. Hindman, who is only 20 years old, says he’s honored to be working with Prestige and driving with Duerson. He credits his great support network for how he’s moved up in the racing world so quickly. “My life revolves around the sport. You live it; you breathe it,” says Hindman. “Ultimately, it comes down to the fact that I’m a car guy, and you know any car guy’s dream is to be racing.” Hindman may be young, but he has some pretty sage advice for aspiring race car drivers: “A lot of young guys need to keep in mind that racing is a business. While our job is to drive cars and win races, driving is part of a bigger picture. You have to be versatile off the track; you have to provide good value to your sponsors, to the people supporting you.” Adds Hindman, “Whatever you do in or out of the car is going to directly reflect on your sponsors, your manufacturers, your team and you. So when something doesn’t go right, and it affects you and your team, you just have to keep your cool and maintain your professionalism and keep driving forward.” The team’s 2016 goal is simple: to win. “I’m not into being second,” Juron stresses. “We want to win the Pro and Pro-Am series. Our priorities are safety, teamwork, and winning races and championships.” The crew typically involves 15 people plus Juron and Lamborghini Paramus’ Chief Operating Officer Christopher Turner. Says Juron, “The car that wins isn’t always the best car, but the one that has the best team and strategy putting themselves in position to win.” And that’s exactly where the Prestige team aims to be at the big dance this fall—the Super Trofeo World Final in Valencia, Spain. If you would like to attend a Super Trofeo race, give us a call at 201-267-8850. Prestige Performance used quick driving and strategy to earn dual wins in the overall and Pro-Am divisions in Race 2 of the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo North America season at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (top right). The next Super Trofeo North America event will be June 29 to July 1 at Watkins Glen International. Below right, the No. 10 Prestige Performance Huracán led the pack at Watkins Glen last year.

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your defender For Prestige and its English partner, Arkonik, bringing classic Land Rovers back to life is a labor of love.

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Luxury and adventure on four big wheels: With exacting Recently, on-again off-again Kourtney Kardashian he Land Rover Defender has long been coveted attention to detail, Arkonik painstakingly refurbishes vintage beau Scott Disick posted a photo to Instagram of a for its classic, rugged styling and near indestruc- Land Rover Defenders in England for the American market. The process is part restoration, part modernization to meet U.S. custom Arkonik Defender sold by Prestige. tibility. The vintage, British-made, off-road utility emissions and safety standards, and part bespoke coachwork. It’s not just pop culture, but performance that vehicle—you might call it the original SUV—looks Each Defender is rigorously road tested before being transported to the Port of Southampton to be shipped to its new owner. provides the Defender with its reputation. Just a as cool cruising city streets as it does bush-whackPrestige Land Rover of Paramus is one of only two dealerships in North America to partner with Arkonik. year after its creation in 1948, one of the vehicles ing through untamed savannahs and up-country was driven from England to Ethiopia. In 1955, six terrain. Classic Defenders have traditionally been students drove two Land Rovers from London to Singapore and back, for an hard to come by in the U.S., but a firm called Arkonik has changed that. astounding total of 32,000 miles. From its base in England’s West Country, Arkonik seeks out Defenders in Expeditions aside, how does one join the ranks of these Defender-lovers? the U.K. and Europe, lovingly restores them to meet the requirements of its Initially, a client goes to the Arkonik website and configures what he or she customers and delivers them all over the world. Arkonik was born in 2007 in wants in a Defender, and then receives a quote. From this point, it’s 18 to 20 CEO Andy Hayes’ driveway, where he repaired and sold Defenders to U.K. months before the client takes delivery on a bespoke vehicle. buyers. The company grew to market the vehicles throughout Europe and During this time, Arkonik sources a Defender on the client’s behalf and North America. Prestige Land Rover is one of only two dealerships in North performs a 10-week, bare-chassis restoration that will render what is basically America to partner with Arkonik, proudly offering the classic styling and a better-than-new vehicle. It’s all about attention to detail. “We’ll never get to robust performance of the Defender to American drivers. the point of mass production; it’s not something we’d like to do,” says Parry. “It really started with Andy’s driving around with his two kids in the back, going off-roading, camping and doing everything that the Defender, an adven- “Maybe in a year’s time, we’d get up to build seven or eight units a month, but we’d never get bigger than that. We’re probably one of the only automoture utility vehicle, enables one to do,” says Thomas Parry, Arkonik’s sales director. What began as one man’s passion has grown into a team of 40 Defender tive manufacturers in the world where no vehicle leaves until the CEO signs off on that vehicle.” enthusiasts dedicated to bringing the legendary off-roaders back to life. Somewhere across the Pond, your own Defender is waiting. To explore Make no mistake: The Defender is legendary, and with good reason. The acquiring it, contact Servet Acar at Prestige Land Rover of Paramus at model has been owned by the likes of Sean Connery and the Queen of Eng201.745.0003 or sacar@driveprestige.com. land. Paul McCartney and Oprah Winfrey. Fidel Castro and Ralph Lauren.

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make a splash

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Dive right into style with this season’s hottest jewels. Photography by Daniel Springston

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Statement earrings, short necklace with light blue pendant, long necklace with pendant, bracelets and ring with blue stone, all in silver by Ippolita.

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Yellow gold diamond earrings and matching ring by Simon G., custom diamond bracelet with gold accents, watch with wrap strap by Michele, round-cut diamond engagement ring by A. Jaffe.

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Pendant necklace, cuff bracelet, diamond engagement ring and opal ring, all custom-made.

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Gold earrings with blue stones, matching necklace and long gold necklace, all by Marco Bicego. Galaxy ring by Forevermark. Custom three-stone ring.

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Rose gold amethyst earrings with matching pendant necklace and ring, all custom-made. Rose gold watch with leather strap by Shinola. Custom diamond engagement ring.

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When architect Bobby McAlpine steps outside, the design possibilities are endless. Photography by Mick Hales

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Clockwise from top: Limestone columns and stucco groin vaults recall the classical past while a rubble stone niche adds a primitive detail. An open-air bridge spans the space between the main house and the alfresco dining room. Climbing ivy and an abundance of potted evergreens and flowering plants enhance a sense of peacefulness. Floor-to-ceiling drapes can be called upon to maximize privacy. Opposite: Architectural details reminiscent of the Italian Renaissance and the Palladian era surround the courtyard entrance.

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o matter what business you’re in, it’s a challenge to remain popular. But what about after 25 or 50 or even 100 years? In the case of BMW, 100 years is precisely the milestone that’s clicked by on the company’s odometer in 2016. The luxury car manufacturer has managed not only to preserve its century-long legacy of quality and innovation, but also to show a commitment to continually improving on it. To mark the anniversary, BMW is celebrating with events such as the “100 Masterpieces” exhibition at the BMW Museum, the BMW Festival in September and the Centenary Event in Munich, at which the carmaker unveiled its BMW Vision Next 100 concept car. So, on this momentous occasion, let’s take a look at the iconic German brand—past, present and future.

The Past In 1916, two aircraft-engine manufacturers— Gustav Flugmaschinefabrik and Rapp Motorenwerke—merged to form Bayerische Flugzeug-Werke, or BFW (in English, Bavarian Aircraft Works). In March of that same year, Austrian engineer Franz-Josef Popp trans-

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Constant innovation has been at the core of BMW for 100 years. The BMW 328 Mille Miglia Trouser Crease Roadster (pictured at top crossing the finish line at the first Italian Mille Miglia Grand Prix in Brescia, April 28, 1940) was one of just three cutting-edge roadsters built for the race, complete with Bügelfalte (trousercrease) fenders. The beauty was tested on the autobahns near BMW’s Munich headquarters and was driven by Count Giovanni Lurani and Franco Cortese to a sixth-place finish. Center, BMW began selling automobiles in 1928. Bottom, driver Hubert Hahne’s BMW 2000 TI set lap records and placed first at the Nürburgring Trophaë in 1966.

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formed the company into Bayerische Motoren Werke GmbH…or BMW. Since that time, March 7, 1916 has been recognized as the carmaker’s official birthday. Over the coming decades, BMW moved through several incarnations, manufacturing engines for aircraft, farming equipment, trucks and boats. The company then launched into creating motorized bicycles before making its first car in 1928. It’s largely this spirit of metamorphosis, this willingness to shift and adopt innovations and embrace change, that has made BMW such a force in the automotive world.

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Since opening its first U.S. dealership in 1978, BMW has become the world’s leading seller of luxury automobiles. The company offers 100 different models, with varying styles, engines and appointments. But it’s more than variety that motivates drivers to choose BMW. “The way the car feels, and the feedback the driver gets, are key,” says Fernando Cerquiera, general sales At top, the BMW 501 was a luxury saloon manufactured from 1952 to 1958. An adoring public nicknamed the 501 “Barockengel” (Baroque Angel) in light of its curvaceous lines. Center, left, using then stateof-the-art CAD technology to design the body, BMW invested around $1 billion to develop the 8 Series. Center, right, the first generation of 5 Series was produced from 1972 to 1981. Bottom, BMW Headquarters and the BMW Museum (known as the White Cauldron) have been Munich landmarks for more than 40 years.

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manager at Prestige BMW. “That’s something I always hear from customers. They love the way the car handles, the way it corners and turns, the way it brakes and accelerates.” And of course, technological advancement continues to play a part in the brand’s success, just as it always has. “In the 7 Series, there are eight or nine functions that you can utilize in the car just by gesturing with your hand. Things like raising and lowering the audio volume or answering a call,” notes Cerquiera.

The Future As BMW looks ahead to its second century, innovation will continue to be key. “Even the way we interact with cars is changing, and BMW is going to drive that forward—but it won’t just happen in the car,” Cerquiera says. “You’ll see it happen even in the home and trickling down into everything you do, like parking the i3 with a command from your iWatch. The company is going to change the way mobility works for all of its customers, and it’s going to be a very bright future.” Given BMW’s legacy and forward-thinking quest for excellence, the future holds amazing possibilities, as the company continues to dream up cars for drivers who appreciate style, performance and dependability in equal measures. spring/summer 2016

The BMW i8, top, is a plug-in hybrid sports car with gorgeous butterfly doors and a shark-nose grille. The car uses eDrive technology to combine the efficiency of an all-electric motor and the power of a TwinPower Turbo engine for an exhilarating driving experience that’s every bit BMW. Center, the BMW i3, a compact urban electric car, is the third best-selling electric car in history. Bottom, the BMW 7 Series for 2017 represents a subtle stylistic evolution. This model inaugurates remote-control parking technology.

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5 Ultimate Driving Machines

Now a century old, BMW has long produced performance cars for the discerning driving enthusiast, and we’ve been fortunate to collect—and modify—some of our favorite models over the years. Here are five classics that we’re proud to say call Prestige BMW home.

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M3 Lightweight (E36) According to legend, only 125 M3 Lightweights were ever built and only 116 sold to the public. Designed to give the Porsche 911 a run for its money on the race circuit, this model—which only came in Alpine White and featured the checkered flag motif on the bonnet and wing corner—arrived from the factory with special racing modifications in the trunk which, if installed, immediately (and needless to say) voided the new car warranty.

2002 Turbo A forced-induction version of the 2002tii, the 2002 Turbo is believed by many to be the best driver’s car of all time. It was developed by BMW Motorsport based on previous experience with turbocharging and supercharging in racing applications. Its quirky, dynamic design is unrivaled and was praised by those car-loving chaps at Top Gear, who, in a gushing review, referred to the model as simply “immaculate.”

3.0 CSL “Batmobile” Introduced in May 1972, this 1974 model was built to make the car eligible in the European Touring Car Championship. BMW’s designers made the car lighter by using thinner steel to build the unit body, deleting the trim and soundproofing, and using aluminum alloy doors, bonnets and boot lids. The full aero package earned the racing CSL the nickname “Batmobile.” This example is one of only three produced in Golf Yellow.

1988 Lime Rock Edition M3 Replica When BMW Motorsport took the stalwart 3 Series and made it wider, lighter, lower and more powerful, the result was the iconic M3. Then BMW upped the ante, designing an M3 with a stiffer chassis and racier engine—the legendary E30 M3. Working in the same engineering-obsessed tradition, Prestige Performance Center transformed this 1988 E30 M3 into a tribute to the 2013 E92 Lime Rock Edition M3, which can be seen at right. While most tributes are a build of the classic version of the same vintage, ours takes a 1988 car and pays homage to its latter-day successor. This classic M3 sports Fire Orange paint, cloth interior, black competition wheels, updated brakes, a carbon fiber roof and a few modifications that make its twin-cam 16-valve racing-derived engine even more of a goer.

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Lime Rock Edition M3 Coupe Here’s one that’ll make the hearts of rare car collectors collectively beat a bit faster, as only 200 cars were produced in 2013. Named after the famous race track in Lakeville, Connecticut, this beauty features a full competition package, to which the Prestige Performance Center crew added Stage 2 racing software, high-low exhaust and other go-fast upgrades. Producing 527 bhp/407 lb-ft of torque, this limited edition M3 is guaranteed to satisfy anyone’s need for speed.

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water, water everywhere This element of nature creates surprisingly enchanting art.

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hat clear liquid from the tap? It’s only part of the picture. Fact is, the thirst quencher we take for granted, which covers three-fourths of the Earth, is a paint box of possibilities. Seen through the lens of Bernhard Edmaier, a geologist turned photographer, it’s both vast and intricate— almost dreamlike. These Arctic bogs, rivulets and shallow seas are only a small sampling of the images captured by Edmaier, creator of the book Water (Prestel, 2015). You may never look at H2O quite the same way again.

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A web of milky opaque water veins on the south coast of Iceland.

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Torfajรถkull, a complex of subglacial volcanoes in Iceland.

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Grass-covered bogs in Alaska’s Susitna River.

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Reprinted with permission from Water by Bernhard Edmaier. Š 2015 Prestel.

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A stormy shallow sea near Eleuthera in the Bahamas.

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When the Prestige Family Exotic Cars Collection opened its doors to an elite coterie of automotive photographers, breathtaking images poured forth.

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The Lamborghini Aventador Roadster exudes power even when standing still. Looking like a bull that has just slipped back into the barn after a wild romp, the car is pictured here at the Prestige Warehouse in Mahwah, New Jersey. Lambo enthusiast Austin White captured the image, which was chosen as best in show at a recent event for top automotive photographers, bloggers and writers.

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n a recent Saturday, Lamborghini Paramus and the soon-to-open McLaren Bergen County invited a select group of automotive bloggers, photographers and writers to spend some quality time with the Prestige Family Exotic Cars Collection. The venue was the Prestige Warehouse in Mahwah, New Jersey, an industrial space that started out as an “experimental foundry” in 1943. On stage was a star-studded cast of vehicles, both vintage and current, including the all-new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder and Lamborghini Huracán 580-2. “This annual event brings together people who are passionate about automobiles,” notes Jeffrey Drajin, general sales manager of McLaren Bergen County. “It’s a treat for us at Prestige, because all of our invited guests share our same passion. Not only does the event produce social media buzz, it also generates real art for the individual photographers and their enthusiastic followers.” The image you see on the previous spread, a Lamborghini Aventador captured by photographer Austin White (austinwhitephotos.com), was declared best in show. “Every car event I’d ever been to was held to show cars to the public or to serve as a press conference,” says White. “This was different. The purpose of the event was to let photographers and writers who are car enthusiasts do their thing, no strings attached. I loved it!” White’s passion for the beauty and speed of these exotic rides is plain when he talks about the event. “Take Lamborghini and McLaren, for example: All of the cars they make are beautifully sculpted yet amazing perfomers as well,” he says. “I wanted to take a unique angle that stood out from everyone else’s. For me, the light coming in through the windows and doors, contrasting with the dark warehouse, is what really sets this image apart.” More of White’s photography from the Prestige Warehouse appears at right.

The alluring mystique of Lamborghini and McLaren sports cars was captured by photographer Austin White against the gritty vintage backdrop of the Prestige Warehouse. Clockwise from top left are the Lamborghini Huracán 580-2 (note the glow of the taillights reflecting off the rear wall), the McLaren 570S, the Lamborghini Huracán Spyder and the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster.

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Meet four talented chefs from “the four corners of the world” as they present four distinctive dishes. These culinary offerings cross time zones, national boundaries and cooking’s conventional wisdom. Taste them and see!

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Chef Magnus Nilsson Fäviken Magasinet, Fäviken, Sweden

Aged Rib-Eye with onion purée Ingredients n 6 Tbs. unsalted butter, divided n 2 medium onions, very thinly sliced n ¼ cup low-salt chicken stock n 1 Tb. buttermilk n Kosher salt n 1 Tb. vegetable oil

n 1 28-oz. rib-eye steak (about 2 inches thick), at room temperature for 1 hour n Coarse sea salt n Assorted soft herb sprigs (such as tarragon, flat-leaf parsley and chervil)

directions Heat 2 tablespoons butter in a 12-inch heavy skillet over mediumlow heat. Add onions and cook, stirring constantly, until translucent (do not brown), 10–12 minutes. Add stock and ¾ cup water. Bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, cover and continue to simmer until onions are falling apart, about 20 minutes. Uncover and stir until onions are almost dry (do not brown), about 5 minutes. Transfer onions to a blender. Add buttermilk and 1 tablespoon water. Purée until smooth. Season with kosher salt. Preheat oven to 350ºF. Arrange a wire rack inside a rimmed baking sheet. Melt 2 tablespoons butter with oil in a large castiron skillet or large heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Season steak generously with kosher salt. Cook until a deep brown crust forms, 3–4 minutes per side and 1–2 minutes on edges. Place on prepared rack. Roast until a thermometer inserted into steak registers 115ºF. (Steak will carry over to medium-rare.) Let rest for 30 minutes.

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etting a seat at The Mind of a Chef star Magnus Nilsson’s restaurant takes a bit of effort. The highly acclaimed Fäviken Magasinet is located in an 18th-century barn on 24,000 acres of hunting grounds in northern Sweden, only 200 miles south of the Arctic Circle. And it’s not just the journey that makes dining here difficult: The small space can accommodate only 12 guests a night, so you can imagine the wait list. But, critics say, it’s worth it. Nilsson’s contemporary interpretation of Scandinavian cuisine is both theatrical and avant-garde, focusing on local ingredients, including fish caught by the man himself. Last summer, Nilsson surprised his fans when he bought a campervan and turned it into a hot dog stand, which he runs out of “places that seem like fun.”

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Melt remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat; cook until butter browns, about 2 minutes. Add steak and cook for 30 seconds per side, allowing steak to absorb butter. Cut steak into 4 slices. Place 1 steak slice on each plate and sprinkle with sea salt. Spoon warm onion purée alongside. Scatter herbs over purée.

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Chef Martin Benn Sepia Restaurant, Sydney, Australia

Prawn and Buckwheat Risotto

with grain mustard and tarragon Ingredients n 180g raw buckwheat n 900g green (raw) prawns n 60ml olive oil n 30g French shallots, finely chopped n 1½ tsp. finely chopped garlic n 1½ tsp. thyme leaves

n 450ml hot prawn stock n 3 tsp. chopped tarragon n 60g unsalted butter n 30g grain mustard n 30g mascarpone cheese n Fine sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

directions Cook the buckwheat in boiling water for 8 minutes. Drain and set aside. Clean the prawns by removing the heads and peeling off the shells. Devein the prawns by cutting down the back of each and scraping the black vein out with a small knife. Dice the prawn meat and set aside.

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artin Benn somehow managed to make it through almost two decades as a relatively unknown chef in Australia. In 2009, he opened Sepia, and his artfully prepared and playful Japanese-inspired seafood dishes became the little secret of the people lucky enough to visit the new restaurant. Last year his cookbook, Sepia: The Cuisine of Martin Benn, caught the attention of celebrity chef Eric Ripert, who invited Benn to cook on his television show Avec Eric. Since the show aired, Benn has earned fame in the culinary world. His French technique and experience in Japanese cuisine allows him to take full advantage of fresh Australian seafood, which he serves in an Art Deco-inspired setting that is as light and unpretentious as the food enjoyed there.

Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the shallot, garlic and thyme, and sauté until softened and transparent. Add the buckwheat and stir to combine well. Add all of the stock and cook until the buckwheat is tender. Add the prawn meat and stir well to combine. Cook for 1 minute, then remove from the heat. Add the butter, mustard, mascarpone and tarragon. Season with salt and pepper and stir to combine. Spoon into a bowl and serve immediately.

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Chef Vicky Lau Tate Dining Room, Hong Kong, China

Shrimp and Lemongrass Consommé Ingredients FOR CONSOMMÉ n 500g fresh raw shrimp with shells, washed and peeled n ½ stalk lemongrass n 3g ginger n 1 tomato n 1 clove garlic n 1g Kampot peppercorns n ½ bird’s eye chili

n 350ml distilled water n 5g fish sauce FOR BOTAN EBI n 8 pieces Botan Ebi shrimp, peeled and deveined n 2g chives n 1 lime, zested n 30g caviar n 10g sea urchin

directions For Consommé: In a blender, purée all the ingredients except fish sauce until smooth. Transfer mixture to a heavy-bottom stock pot set over medium heat. Stir constantly until it starts to simmer, then stop stirring. Simmer for 45 minutes— watch closely so that it does not come to a boil. Take the pot off the heat and strain mixture through a fine cheesecloth. Add fish sauce to finish.

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nly in her mid-30s, Vicky Lau has achieved success most chefs only dream of in their lifetimes. In 2015 she was named Veuve Clicquot Asia’s Best Female Chef, and her Hong Kong restaurant, Tate Dining Room and Bar, earned a Michelin star the first year it opened. Her menus are designed to be “edible stories” with each dish—or chapter— adding another layer of complexity to the meal. Likewise, Lau’s career is a collection of vignettes: Her journey to Japan inspired her focus on matcha and other Japanese flavors, and her background in graphic design is evident in her artistically presented dishes, including most famously, a dessert crafted to resemble a Zen garden.

For Botan Ebi: Rinse shrimp thoroughly in ice water. Pat dry and cut into small pieces. Gently mix with chives and lime zest. Place a ring mold in the center of a bowl and fill with a spoonful of the shrimp. Layer a small teaspoon of caviar on top and remove the mold slowly. Garnish the top with a sea urchin sliver. Slowly pour the consommé, filling the sides of the bowl. Serve immediately.

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Chef Gabriela Cámara Cala, San Francisco, United States

Ceviche Contramar-Style Ingredients n 6 oz. white fish (such as rock cod), cut into 1-inch cubes n 5g celery, thinly sliced n 1/ 3 cup lime juice n ½ scant tsp. freshly ground black pepper n 1 scant tsp. sea salt n 10g pickled red onions (see recipe below)

n 5g serrano chile, seeds removed and minced n 5g cilantro leaves, chopped n 15g manzano chiles, seeds removed and thinly sliced cross-wise

directions In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients except the manzano chiles, and let sit for 20 minutes. Next, place the mixture, including the juices, in the center of a large, cold plate. Garnish with manzano chile slices.

Quick-pickled red onions n 1 red onion, sliced thinly in half-moons n 100g vinegar n 365g lime juice n Pinch of salt

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t’s been less than a year since Gabriela Cámara moved across the Mexican border to bring her celebrated seafood dishes to San Francisco with the opening of her new restaurant, Cala, last fall. Although new to the States, Cámara is no stranger to the culinary world—her Mexico City restaurant, Contramar, received praise from U.S. food critics and chefs, including Alice Waters. Cámara’s success comes from her focus on local and sustainable fish (“Cala” is Spanish for “creek”) as well as her fresh tortillas, which she makes daily from scratch. The restaurant’s coastal wines and agave-based cocktails are the perfect complements to Cámara’s famously light, creative dishes; dishes that have earned Cala its instant popularity.

In a large bowl, pour the vinegar and lime juice. Add the sliced red onion and let sit for at least 2 hours. Remove onions from brine and place in a sealable container. Refrigerate.

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made in malibu

This beachy bastion of celebrities is gaining new fame for the wines it produces. By Josh Sens

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n the early 1980s, while working as a studio musician in Nashville, Elliott Dolin did his share of California dreaming. But those reveries involved the Beach Boys, not buttery chardonnay. “All I pictured was fun, fun, fun, with lots of surf and sunshine,” says Dolin, 65. “Wine wasn’t even in the back of my mind.”
By the middle of the decade, though, Dolin had left behind his life as a versatile bass player, recording with such legends as Johnny Cash and John Prine. He’d embraced a new existence in Los Angeles, where he took a job as a real estate broker and fell in with a group of wine enthusiasts. Over regular business luncheons, Dolin saw his wine horizons widen. His palate sharpened. A passion developed. In 1998, he and his wife Lynn moved to Malibu, the upscale seameets-mountains city just north of

Santa Monica. Now better known around the world as an affluent hideaway for celebrities, Malibu was once recognized as a bright star in the wine world—it welcomed its first vineyards in the early 1800s. Though most of those vineyards were lost during Prohibition, the climate and the soil remained ideal for grape growing. The Dolins understood that promise when they planted 900 vines of chardonnay on a small, southwardfacing plot behind their home. Their first year of production, in 2009, was a bootstrapping test run, carried out at a custom-crush facility just up the coast. The result was so successful that the couple upped their ante, hiring a respected winemaker from the Santa Ynez Valley to help fine-tune their operation. Mission accomplished. Their second release, a 2010 Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards chardonnay, won a coveted Double Gold Medal from the San Francisco Chronicle, beating

out such iconic Napa Valley labels as Rombauer and Cakebread. “Before you knew it we’d made that leap from ‘Hey, wouldn’t it be nice to have a vineyard?’ to ‘Let’s try to make a serious go at this,’” Dolin says. Not that Malibu wines were a slamdunk sell. “When people think Malibu, they tend to think of movie stars and celebrities in big homes by the beach,” Dolin says. “But I always say if you turn your back to the beach you’re staring up at the mountains, and that’s an entirely different side of Malibu.” Joining forces with other Malibu vintners, the Dolins worked to raise the profile of a region whose temperate coastal climate and volcanic soils are comparable to swaths of Napa and Sonoma. As part of their efforts, they applied to have Malibu recognized as its own grape-growing appellation—a designation that was awarded in the summer of 2014. At 46 miles long and

Clockwise from top: Colcanyon Estate has made its mark with award-winning merlot, cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux-varietal blends. Elliott Dolin of Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards rocks out on the bass guitar during the first annual Malibu Wine Festival. Flowing wine is always a welcome sight for enthusiasts. Dolin shows off a bottle of pinot noir from his vineyard. The stunning view of Dolin Malibu Estate Vineyards. The perfect pairing: great wine with fresh fruit, cheese and crackers. Wine tasting has become a favorite pastime in Malibu.

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| grape eight miles wide, the Malibu Coast American Viticultural Area stretches through the Santa Monica mountains, its boundaries touching on Hollywood, Thousand Oaks and Beverly Hills. It includes such noted wineries as Montage Vineyards, a respected producer of chardonnay and pinot noir, and Colcanyon Estate, a property that has made its mark with award-winning merlot, cabernet sauvignon and Bordeaux-varietal blends. To drive the winding roads through the coastal mountains here is to stumble on delightful day-tripper destinations like Malibu Wines, where a tasting room opens onto sylvan picnic grounds. With Malibu real estate prices at a premium, vineyard acres aren’t easy to come by, so a number of local vintners acquire additional fruit from beyond the appellation. The Dolins, for instance, make a subtle pinot noir with grapes from Santa Barbara, as well as a Central Valley-sourced rosé. But their estate chardonnay, drawn from their original Malibu plantings, remains a Dolin signature, a complex wine that holds up as nicely as a summer sipper as it does as a companion to food. “If you told me all those years ago that this is what I’d end up doing, I never would have believed it,” Dolin says. It just goes to show that you never know where a dream may take you.

TASTING NOTES 2013 Dolin Estate Chardonnay $39 Judicious use of oak lends dimension to this well-structured white, which exudes hints of pear and vanilla on the nose. Those flavors give way to pineapple and citrus on the palate and resolve into a clean, smooth finish. A great warm-weather wine, perfect with seafood or grilled vegetables. 2009 Colcanyon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon $39 This lush, full-bodied red suggests ripe plums and dark cherries on the nose but plays on the palate in a medley of oak and summer berries. With its fruit-forward profile, it pairs beautifully with hearty roasts and braises.

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2011 Montage Vineyards Seven Sons Syrah $45 An intriguing dark red in color, the supple wine gives off complex aromatics that mingle hints of blueberry with clove and other wintry spices. Its round structure feels almost silky on the palate, which gives way to a long, smooth, berry-inflected finish. Clockwise from top: Malibu grapes have produced several awardwinning wines. Everyone knows the beverage of choice in this sea-meets-mountains city. This merlot from Colcanyon Estate won a bronze medal at the San Francisco International Wine Festival. Wine connoisseurs enjoy the Malibu Wine Festival. Jim Palmer shows off a gold medal winner from Malibu Vineyards.

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Checks for Charity Hackensack University Medical Center Prestige Toyota pledged $50 to HackensackUMC’s Tackle Kids Cancer Campaign for every customer test drive throughout the month of December. Combined with a matching gift from Toyota USA, this brought the company’s total donation to the campaign to $20,000. Prestige Toyota will continue its donation efforts on May 7 with a family carnival to celebrate the grand opening of its new location at 1096 Route 17 North in Ramsey. Visit hackensackumc.org to learn more about the hospital’s charitable campaigns and programs.

The Prestige Family of Fine Cars, Shadow Graphix and 3M Commercial Solutions have partnered with Wish for Our Heroes to produce a custom military-inspired wrap for a Lamborghini Huracán LP 620-2. The vehicle will be showcased at WRAPSCON in Indianapolis, June 2 to 4; Ramapo Concours d’Elegance at Ramapo College, June 11; and the U.S. Military Academy’s Thayer Hotel, June 12. It also will compete in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo races at Watkins Glen International Raceway, June 29 to July 1. The design promotes awareness for Wish for Our Heroes, which provides financial assistance to military members on active duty and honors Cpl. Kevin Jones, who made the ultimate sacrifice on Sept. 22, 2005.

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The 2nd annual MRCC and New York/New Jersey Trail Conference 5K Run and 3K Walk raises money to support the conference’s efforts to maintain 2,125 miles of public trails. This year’s race, sponsored by the Prestige Family of Fine Cars, takes place Sunday, May 15, beginning at the Darlington Schoolhouse and winding through flat trails in Mahwah. Race day sign-in starts at 7:30 a.m. Organizers anticipate the run, a USATF-sanctioned event, will feature twice as many participants as last year’s inaugural run. To register, or for more details, visit mahwah.com.

Christopher Turner, president of Prestige Management Services, was one of this year’s honorees at the foundation’s 34th annual Distinguished Citizens Dinner held at The Rockleigh. Turner is a member of the foundation’s board of governors and chairs the Ramapo Concours d’Elegance held on the college’s campus in June. The dinner raised money to support student scholarships, fund research opportunities for students and faculty, and aid other campus projects that enhance the educational experience for the students. For more info about the foundation, visit ramapo.edu/foundation. From top: Christopher Turner, Suzi Turner, Peter Mercer, Jacqueline Ehlert-Mercer, Cindy Schawe, Miyoung Chung, Donald Nuckel

Runners take off from the starting line at last year’s inaugural event.

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Jaguar Match It’s fun to ponder your dream car, and the reverie is even more satisfying when you conjure a pairing of driver and passenger, a dream couple whose ample style stands up to the sexiness of their ride. Here are three Jaguars for the ages—dream cars for sure—each with an age-appropriate, high-horsepower couple. Her

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Jaguar XK120

Cary Grant

Jaguar e-type

Michael Caine

Jaguar F-Type

Robert Downey Jr.

Launched in 1948, the XK120 was Jaguar’s first post-war model. The “120” designation referred to its top speed of 120 mph, which made it the world’s fastest production car. The first 1949 roadster off Jaguar’s assembly line, chassis number 670003, was delivered to Clark Gable, but we think the 1949 model shown here is better suited to Cary Grant.

When it debuted in 1961, the Jaguar E-Type was unusual for its monocoque construction, disc brakes, rack and pinion steering, independent front and rear suspension, and speed (an easy 150 mph). But above all, what made the E-Type a sensation was its drop-dead gorgeousness. The car shown here, a 1961 XK-E Series 1, is among the most valuable examples.

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