Most of us have watched vehicles on rotating turntables at auto shows, but there’s a practical side to them as well. San Diego-based Carturner builds its patented stainless-steel turntables for both indoor and outdoor use. They are especially handy in tight driveways or in garages where maneuvering your vehicle is difficult. The company also has professional applications, such as for commercial photographers. Installation is a relatively simple process since the 15-foot diameter Carturner installs on top of your driveway or floor. Prices start at $12,000 for brushed or powder-coated finishes, and $13,000 for the mirror-finish version, excluding shipping. Prices include programmable wireless controls. Get the full story at

As the car turns