PRINTERS' PASTIMES -- Outside the Lines
Khoury points to his employees as a reason he has been able to live out his dreams on the race track. "It's the great team of people that I'm fortunate to have working for me that allows me the time to hang out with the race team," he says. "It's always our printing team first, though."
Since his 'retirement' from racing, Khoury has fueled his need for speed by purchasing a 1989 Harley Davidson motorcycle and has done a frame-up restoration. This does have a tie-in with printing, he notes.
"Since my background is graphic design, I've used this project for a little self-expression—and no, I'm not getting a tattoo," he laughs.
A love of music formed a life-long obsession for Case Paper's Louis Bernstein. From an early age, Bernstein started amassing a collection of vintage drums—more than 100 in total—with some instruments dating back to the 1800s.
"I have been collecting since I was 12," he points out. "My father, who is a jazz pianist, took me to see Buddy Rich. After seeing him, I wanted to collect everything of his, which included drums."
Bernstein now has a large collection of Buddy Rich items, including equipment, records, videos, live audio tapes, magazines and articles.
Case Paper's Louis Bernstein bangs out a tune as he shows off his extensive drum collection.
But the drum collection is what really gets noticed. It has been featured on vintage drum book covers, as well as in magazine articles. A few years ago, National Public Radio came to see the collection and interview Bernstein. The piece was featured on Scott Simon's "Weekend Edition."
Some of the drums in his collection have been owned by such famous names as Mel Torme, Gene Krupa and, of course, Buddy Rich.
Bernstein reports he played the drums all through junior high and high school, as well as in college. "I played a lot of Jazz—as well as my share of weddings and Bar Mitzvahs—to earn money," he notes.