Automobilia [With 45 auto dealers in the one place] Monterey Expo California USA in August

Aug 21 – Aug 22, 2018 at 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM

Embassy Suites

1441 Canyon Del Rey Blvd
Seaside, CA 93955

The largest automobilia show in America, and the only time during Concours Week to find these 45+/- top international dealers in a single venue. Enjoy the relaxed indoor setting while buying only original vintage posters, photographs, rallye plates, badges & pins, hood ornaments, signs, original art, display items, scale models, literature & books, signed items, postcards, etc…

Henry Sapiecha

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Car Show California USA in August for Auto Enthusiasts

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is a Car Lover’s Dream

The Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance is an automotive charitable event held each year on the Pebble Beach Golf Links in Pebble Beach, California, considered the most prestigious event of its kind.


Please check back mid-November for ticket availability

Sunday, August 26, 2018 (Please Note: the 2018 event will be held on the fourth Sunday of August rather than the normal third Sunday)
Dawn Field opens to entrants
8:30 am Judging Commences
10:30 am Field open to spectators
1:30 pm – 5:00 pm Awards are presented

Location: The Lodge at Pebble Beach

We will offer three different ticket packages for the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance:

General Admission Tickets — Please check back mid-November for ticket availability

General Admission Tickets provide access to the Concours show field beginning at 10:30 am, parking with shuttle service, and a Concours event program.

Please Note: Remaining General Admission tickets will increase in price on August 1, 2018.

Club d’Elegance VIP Tickets — Please check back mid-November for ticket availability

Club d’Elegance VIP Tickets include VIP parking and shuttle service, early access to the show field for Dawn Patrol, docent-guided tours of the show field, full breakfast and lunch buffets in the Club d’Elegance tent, a Concours event program, a poster signed by the artist and a commemorative gift. Limited availability.

Chairman’s Hospitality Luxury Package — Please check back mid-November for ticket availability

The Chairman’s Hospitality Luxury Package includes VIP Lodge Access credentials with admission to the Chairman’s Hospitality Suite in Stillwater Bar & Grill in The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Also included are a VIP parking pass, early access to the show field for Dawn Patrol, a gourmet Lodge luncheon buffet with hosted beverage service, a Concours event program, a poster signed by the artist, and additional commemorative gifts. Very limited availability.


All Concours tickets and ticket packages are nonrefundable and nontransferable. 

All Concours tickets and ticket packages are for admittance to the Concours on August 26 only; they do not include admission to related or unrelated car events held during the rest of Pebble Beach Automotive Week. 

Gift certificates are available if you request one when you purchase your tickets. Gift certificates are presentation pieces only; the actual tickets will be mailed or held at Will Call in accordance with what you specify in your order.

Tickets will be mailed in July 2018, or will be placed at Will Call if you have specified that in your order.

Orders received after August 1 and all International orders for General Admission or Club tickets will be held at Will Call. Please note that the location of Will Call for General Admission Tickets differs from the location for the Club d’Elegance or Chairman’s Hospitality Package (see individual ticket pages for specific Will Call info). Also note that you need a photo i.d. to pick up tickets at Will Call. For more information on the 2018 Will Call schedule, please visit our store’s WILL CALL SCHEDULE.


Henry Sapiecha


Man who ran into Burning Man fire dies from his injuries

THIS is the tragic final photo of a festival goer at Burning Man running into the flames before he died from the fire.

About 70,000 people are attending the Burning Man art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 161 kilometres north of Reno, Nevada.

The nine-day festival culminates with the burning of a towering 40-foot effigy made of wood, a symbol of rebirth, which usually happens the Saturday before the Labor Day holiday. It’s followed by the burning of a temple on Sunday. This year’s festival ends on Monday.

Attendees have tried before to run into the flames while the man is burning and there have been reported injuries from people trying to get a piece of the spectacle as a token and going through the hot coals.


Henry Sapiecha


Myanmar [Burma] Jade and Gems Emporium August yearly


Photo by Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation

August 03, 2017

The 54th Myanmar Jade and Gems Emporium kicked off yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw, attracting nearly 2,000 local entrepreneurs and 200 overseas businessmen.

At the emporium, which will be held until 11 August, 326 lots of jewellery will be sold at the floor price of 500 euros and above per lot on 5 August  through the open tender system. Included in these lots are 78 lots of jewellery by State-joint venture companies, 171 lots exhibited by private companies, 47 lots by jewellery shops, 29 lots by private entrepreneurs, and one lot by a private company.  Vice President U Henry Van Thio was among the officials who visited the emporium held at Mani Yadanar Jade Hall yesterday morning, sponsored by Myanmar Jade and Gems Emporium Central Committee, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation.

The 54th edition of the expo, which is organized by Myanmar’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation and the Jade and Gems Emporium Central Committee, was held from August 2-11 in Nay Pyi Taw.

Present at the emporium were Union Ministers Lt-Gen Ye Aung, U Ohn Win, Dr Myo Thein Gyi, U Win Khaing, Union Attorney-General U Tun Tun Oo, Union Auditor-General U Maw Than, Nay Pyi Taw Council Chairman Dr Myo Aung, Hluttaw representatives, departmental heads, Myanmar Gems and Jewellery Entrepreneurs Association Chairman, Vice-Chairman and members, invited guests and responsible officials.  Upon arrival at the emporium, Vice-President U Henry Van Thio was told about the background history of the Myanmar Jade and Gems Emporium, its aims and objectives, and restrictions on the exhibitions. The Vice-President was also shown a video depicting the history of the emporium by central committee personnel. He then toured the showrooms and sale depots on exhibit.

However, results from the 2017 Jade and Gems Emporium are 3 per cent lower than last year’s in terms of the amount of cash the event made, says Deal Street Asia.

Myanmar -or Burma- has a +$31 billion jade industry, which is the source of nearly all of the world’s finest greenstone and it’s a magnet for foreign capital, with China being its number one buyer.

As for jade and minerals, there are 20 lots of fine jade works owned by the State, 20 lots of State-owned crude jade, 2,900 lots of crude jade by State-joint ventured companies, 3,545 lots of crude jade owned by the private sector, 16 lots of other mineral crude gems, 25 lots of fine jade works by the private sector, three grand cots decorated with jade, and 32 lots made of other gems, for a total of 6,561 lots on exhibit. Of them, 6,481 lots will be sold at 4,000 euros and above of the floor price, while 80 lots will be sold at 1,000 euros and above of the floor price through the open tender system, from 6 August to 11 August, it has been learnt.  The entry fee to the emporium is US$100 or its equivalent in Myanmar currency for a foreigner, Ks60,000 for a local jewellery entrepreneur, Ks60,000 for a company agent, Ks30,000 for a gem or jewellery lot keeper and Ks30,000 for a service-person.  Foreign merchants from China, India, Japan, Singapore, Thailand and Australia as well as local merchants competed to buy gems lots through the tender system in the 53rd emporium in June last year.

Henry Sapiecha


We are waiting for you

The International Paris Air Show is organised by the SIAE, a subsidiary of GIFAS, the French Aerospace Industries Association.
The 52nd  show will take place at the Le Bourget Parc des Expositions from 19 to 25 June 2017, and once again will bring together all the players in this global industry around the latest technological innovations. The first four days of the Show will be reserved for trade visitors, followed by three days open to the general public.
Update the year of your choice by going to the web site>>>> HERE

Henry Sapiecha



Farm Fantastic is one of Queensland’s Australia largest rural, farming, agriculture, livestock and lifestyle Expos ! This event features hundreds of displays from local and national companies and attracts tens of thousands of patrons annually in Caboolture..

Everything from breed displays, farm machinery, cattle yards and vehicles through to sheds, tools, tanks and mowers will be on display, PLUS the event features products and services for our homes and backyards, gourmet foods, produce, plants, wines, and more.


Make sure you grab your free copy of the Event Guide as you enter the event !

The Guide contains all the essential information you need to know about the event including, entertainment details, event maps, complete lists of exhibitors and products on display, prize information and loads more !


Henry Sapiecha

Music 2 day Festival in Kansas City Utah USA called Boulevardia in June

Chris Riebschlager and his team at Dimensional Innovations were recently asked to come up with something special for a two day music festival earlier this month in Kansas City called Boulevardia. Aiming to create something to engage and captivate visitors, the designers came up with a 12-foot high, 500 lb installation shaped like an electric guitar that visitors could actually play.

The guitar was made from MDF and steel, with CNC-machines layers making up the body and neck parts laminated together, and cavities created for the electronics and wiring. Inside, a Bare Conductive touch board was used to make the 16-gauge galvanized wire stretched from the head to the bridge conductive.

.When a touch was detected, some simple code sent a message to a Raspberry Pi brain and caused a WAV audio file to sound through an amp at the back of the installation. For a consistent sound, the guitar tones were exported from GarageBand.

Large buttons positioned on the guitar’s upper body were connected to the Pi’s GPIO header pins, which allowed strummers to “play” chords by choosing appropriately marked minor and major chords from A to G. The system also offered players the chance to play clean or dirty.

The Pi’s 3.5 mm audio jack was found to be less than ideal for the sonic output, so Riebschlager opted to use HDMI as an audio out via an adapter, resulting in clean audio being routed to the stage monitor. The painted and finished body was adorned with festival-themed stickers, and the installation positioned at the festival’s main entrance.

You can watch a short demo of the interactive installation in the video below. As you’ll see, the guitar can’t really be played in the traditional sense, but that’s probably just as well. Imagine the callouses after a few minutes fretting that thing! If you want to have a play, the guitar is to be installed at the offices of Dimensional Innovations in Kansas.



Henry Sapiecha


From its humble beginnings in 1982, The Muster has grown from a small celebration to an iconic event that defines the region and has placed Queensland on top of the map for Country Music festivals. Muster co-founder and legendary country musician Bernard Webb of The Webb Brothers says the event has always been about ‘mates, music and making a difference.’

In 1993, Australia was suffering the worst drought on record. The Club decided to commit all funds raised to support the national drought appeal. As a result, the Rural Aid Appeal was initiated. The Appeal annually raises funds for a major charity each year through the sale of compilation CDs and a range of specially designed merchandise. Over the years, Rural Aid beneficiaries have included Diabetes Australia, the Royal Flying Doctor Service, Leukaemia Foundation, Youth Suicide Prevention, VISE (Volunteers for Isolated Students Education), Transplant Australia and the Melanoma Foundation and recently, isolated communities suffering the long-term effects of drought.

The event has grown each year, with all profits distributed among worthy charities, both locally and nationally. An ever-growing number of community groups are also involved in the staging of the event, and for most, it is their major fund raiser for the year. There is a real sense of community ownership in the Muster with now more than 50 local community groups involved in the event’s success.

Since its inception, the Muster has raised more than $14,000,000 dollars for charities Australia-wide.



Henry Sapiecha



Brisbane’s bustling market scene is in overdrive. As well as farm-fresh food and vegetables, you can also expect to pick up many gems including vintage or handmade finds. Keep reading below to find a guide to our best markets, or click here to search all markets in the Greater Brisbane area.


South Bank Young Designer Markets
What: Clothing, accessories, jewellery, homewares and art
When: First Sunday of the month 10am – 4pm
Where: Little Stanley Street, South Bank

BrisStyle Indie Twilight Market
What: Art and craft
When: Selected Friday Nights 4 – 9pm
Where: King George Square, The City

Valley Markets
What: Original, locally designed and made creations
When: Saturday 8am – 4pm, Sunday 9am onwards
Where: Brunswick Street Mall, Fortitude Valley

The Finders Keepers Markets
 High-quality, one-off designer clothing, stationery and jewellery
When: Biannually – 4th/5th July, 10th-12th November – Friday 5-10pm, Saturday & Sunday 9am – 4pm
Where: Brisbane Showground, Bowen Hills

Suitcase Rummage
 Second-hand clothing, art and bric-a-brac
When: First and third Sunday of every month (City) & last Sunday of every month (Powerhouse)
Where: Reddacliff Place, City & Brisbane Powerhouse


Jan Power’s Farmers Markets
What: Farm-fresh food and produce such as homemade cheeses, vegetables, pizzas, pasties, ginger beer and freshly baked breads.

When: First and third Saturday of each month, 6am – midday
Where: Little Bayside Park, Manly

Brisbane Powerhouse
When: Every Saturday, 6am – midday
Where: 119 Lamington St, New Farm.

The City
When: Every Wednesday, 8am – 6pm
Where: George St end of the Queen Street Mall

When: The First Sunday of each month, 6am-midday
Where: Blackwood St, Mitchelton. (Between Samford Rd and Mitchelton train station)

Eat Street Markets
Set in shipping containers, stalls offer different cuisines including delectable (and sometimes wacky) desserts
When: Every Friday and Saturday evening 4 – 10pm & Sunday 11am – 7pm
Where: MacArthur Ave, Hamilton Wharf

Eagle Farm Markets
What: Fresh produce including a selection of seafood, meat and poultry
When: Every Sunday, 7am – 12.30pm
Where: 230 Lancaster Rd, Ascot (temporarily at Doomben Racecourse)

Kelvin Grove Village Markets
 Fresh produce with a selection of plants, flowers and crafts
When: Every Saturday, 6am – 1pm
Where: Blamey St, Kelvin Grove Urban Village

Saturday Fresh Market, Rocklea
 Fresh produce and lifestyle market with a huge range of flowers, baked goods and quality meats
When: Every Saturday, 6am – midday
Where: 252 Sherwood Rd, Brisbane

Davies Park Market, West End
 Organic produce, flowers, secondhand clothing and bric-a-brac along with food tastings
When: Every Saturday, 6am – 2pm
Where: Cnr Jane St and Montague Rd, West End

Boggo Road Markets, Dutton Park
 Fresh produce, food tastings, new and secondhand clothing, plants, flowers, crafts and furniture
When: Every Sunday, 7am – 1pm
Where: Annerley Rd, Dutton Park

Rainbow Markets
What: Fresh and local produce & independently made fashion, arts and crafts from West End
When: Third Sunday of each month, 8am – 2pm
Where: Rumpus Room, Cnr of Boundary and Russell St, West End

Northey Street Organic Markets
What: Certified organic produce, breads, meat, dairy, drygoods and preserves – Queensland’s first and only market selling certified organic produce
When: Every Sunday, 6 – 11am
Where: Corner of Northey St & Victoria St, Windsor

Nundah Farmers Markets
What: Enjoy coffee and breakfast while stocking up on fresh produce, gourmet meats, seafood and spices
When: Every Sunday, 6am – noon
Where: Station St, Nundah

Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets
What: Regional produce, artists and purveyors selling Maleny cheese, jams, oils and chutneys, and artisan baked bread from Sven Novak in Noosa
When: Every Saturday, 6am – noon
Where: 532 Beams Rd, Carseldine

Market Tip: If you stay until just before closing time, you’ll score some great deals on fresh produce.

A Little Bit of Everything

The Collective Markets
What: Arts, crafts, homewares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion and handmade jewellery
When: Open every Friday evening, Saturday and Sunday
Where: Stanley Street Plaza, South Bank

Riverside Markets
What: Baked goods, handmade jewellery, rugs and wood carvings to household goods, books and clothing
When: Every Sunday, 7am – 3pm
Where: Eagle Street Pier, Brisbane CBD

Brisbane Vegan Markets
What: Everything vegan including foods, cosmetics, ethical clothing & interesting charities
When: Second Sunday of each month, 9am – 3pm
Where: Rumpus Room, Cnr of Boundary and Russell St, West End

Boundary Street Markets
 Over one hundred growers, food producers, local artisans and designers
When: Every Friday, Saturday 4pm – 10pm and Sunday, 9am – 3pm
Where: Cnr Boundary St and Mollison St, West End

Love Your Local Twilight Markets
What: Stalls include fresh produce, a variety of food and gourmet treats, coffee, vintage, hand crafted designs, jewellery, fashion, homewares, health and fitness
When: First and third Friday of the month, 4 – 8.30pm
Where: Hawthorne Park, Park St, Hawthorne

Sunday Discovery Markets 
What: Find hidden treasures and bargains among a range of new and second hand goods
When: Every Sunday, 6am – midday
Where: 252 Sherwood Rd, Brisbane

Kids & Bubs Market
What: A boutique market offering one-of-a-kind kids & bubs items, activities and experiences
When: First Sunday of the month, 9am – 2pm
Where: Cnr of Boundary and Russell St, West End

Vindie Markets 
What: Everything gypsy, hippy and vintage including, fashion, knick-knacks, jewellery, homewares, henna and hair wraps with the added bonus of wholesome and delicious food
When: Every fourth Sunday of the month, 10am – 3pm
Where: Rumpus Room, Cnr of Boundary and Russell St, West End

Twilight Makers Market, Cleveland
What: Handmade items, local goodies and kids entertainment
When: Once a month, 4 – 8pm
Where: Shore St West, Cleveland

Cleveland Village Farmers Market
What: Quality fresh fruit and veges direct from the farm, fresh flowers, freshly baked breads and a selection of local arts and crafts
When: Open rain, hail or shine every Sunday, 7am – 1pm
Where: Bloomfield St, Cleveland

Henry Sapiecha



Get the app: Download the free SFF 2017 app (Apple and Android) and browse the program to find out what’s selling fast, book and store your tickets. Plus, look up great nearby meal deals with participating restaurants.

Screening sold out? Don’t give up: Last minute tickets are often released. Check closer to the date via the website or box office.

Don’t miss your screening: All sessions start at the advertised time, and there are fewer  trailers than your average movie session.

Want cheap tickets? Get yourself down to the Hub to score $10 tickets for selected screenings each day.

Got a Seniors Card? Seniors Card holders can get $10 tickets (+bf) for selected daytime screenings at the State Theatre.

Festival Guests: Stacks of filmmakers and actors are available presenting their films, and many are giving free talks. Check out all presentations (and parties!) over here.