Rolf Crudupt, the founder of Imperial Chauffeur Services, has more than a decade of limo-driving experience—and he knows that limos are for both celebrities and civilians alike. He and his team offer A-list-quality bodyguard services for high-profile clients, and also draw on their fleet of custom-designed limos and sedans for a variety of other trips. They can helm tours of local wineries and the city, or ferry passengers to the airport with in-vehicle flight tracking, which ensures timeliness more effectively than checking the sky a lot.
Laundry Locker 24/7 Dry Cleaners' fleet of laundry pickup boxes collects soiled duds for convenient wash-and-fold or dry-cleaning treatments, a service that ranges all over the San Francisco area and for which the company was named winner of SF Weekly's Best Dry Cleaning award in 2011. Patrons safely ensconce laundry in VIP bags and drop off garments at a storefront location or one of the cleaner's 650-plus lockers, alerting the store of a clothes drop-off via email, text message, or 49ers flag hung at half-staff. Laundresses and laundry lads then sort clothes into wash-and-fold ($1.49/lb.) or dry-cleaning piles, sprucing up fibers with hypoallergenic and eco-friendly detergents in a wash separate from other patrons' items.
Even before you climb inside, the GoCar is clearly a car with a personality. The petite, three-wheeled two-seater has a hood that slightly resembles an eager-to-please smiley face, and an open top that seems custom-made for letting the breeze ruffle your hair. Then the real fun begins: built with the company's own software and a compassion for the voiceless robots of America, a talking GPS system guides two-seater GoCars through the city streets of San Francisco, San Diego, Miami, Barcelona, Madrid, and Lisbon with cheerful, info-rich narration. Second only to having a knowledgeable local jog alongside your minivan, tours zip along at drivers' own pace and accommodate as many pit stops as time allows.
California Parking has offered sanctuary to vehicles since 1954, today presenting them with 40 parking garages downtown and around the Bay Area. Many of the facilities grant easy access to destinations such as the Marina district, downtown, the Civic Center, and the recently drained San Francisco Bay, allowing visitors to shop and explore secure in the knowledge that their car is in the hands of professional buggysitters. The parking authority also has more than 20 valet-service locations for private parties, hotels, and restaurants.
Giant Reef Limousine's armada of luxury cars have cruised the highways and byways of the Bay Area in more than 1,000 tours during their more than six years in business. It includes the Executive Sedan with a sleek black leather interior and the Cartier Series with glossy in-car bars and TVs. And then there's the king of them all, the stretch limo, a beautiful behemoth and the ultimate means to cruise around in style. These comfortable vehicles can be deployed for an impressive airport pickup, a night on the town, or a chauffeured tour of the city and surrounding areas.