Up to 250 vehicles can fit into the lot at Alabama Airport Parking while they await their owners’ return to Birmingham-Shuttlesworth International Airport. The outfit, converted from a three-decade-old rental-car operation in 2004, safely tends to customers’ vehicles while they’re on holiday or scouring planes for SkyMall back issues to complete their collections. In addition to keeping cars safe and sound, the attendants perform extra services for additional fees, such as car washes and detailing so that cars are fresh for customers’ returns. The company also runs a parking-points program that awards frequent customers with points that can add up to free car washes or parking.
Marina Limousine & Car Services dispatches a fleet of luxury vehicles to transport passengers in style throughout metro Atlanta, stopping at sought-after destinations such as the Georgia Aquarium and Stone Mountain Park or simply facilitating easier business travel. Up to 10 passengers can stretch their legs and ride to proms, professional events, or through their nemesis’s living room inside a stretch limo, and smaller groups clamber aboard a luxurious Lincoln Town Car or Navigator. Airport transport is one of the operation’s specialties—Marina sends its licensed and insured chauffeurs to tote globetrotters to Hartsfield-Jackson in the vehicle of their choice, including a shared-ride van.
Laser lights sweep across an interior of supple leather seating, a dancing pole, and a TV with DVD player—not to mention the 20 people enjoying the digs. The setting is the inside of Work Hard Play Hard Transportainment's 20-seater limo bus, equivalent to a club on wheels. Beverage cooler, iPod hookup, and powerful sound system all add to the dance-club feel. The party bus is a member of a fleet that also includes 20-, 28-, and 49-passenger shuttles. Rent one for a ride to tailgates, prom, or a bachelorette party.
The tour guides at H&L Enterprises of WNY LLC love showing people around town. But instead of introducing them to sights from a bus, boat, or Segway, they give tour-goers a spectacular bird's-eye view of western New York, the Southern Tier, northwestern Pennsylvania, and eastern Ohio through the windows of a four-seat Robinson R44 helicopter.
In addition to soaring over sparkling lakes and rolling meadows to wow visitors and help them capture stunning aerial-photography shots, helicopter flights also serve the more pragmatic purpose of patrolling pipelines or surveying the land. This allows farmers to count their livestock and entrepreneurs to scope out land they plan to purchase.
With specialized teams for both preowned and new-car sales, Serra Toyota of Decatur’s staff outfits customers with shiny rides, and a service team of certified technicians restores cars, trucks, and SUVs to proper working order. After autos spend countless hours carting passengers back and forth or chasing down a cheetah who’s broken its leash, techs reward their hard work with routine oil changes, tire rotations, and AC refreshers that ensure smooth-running commutes and breakdown-free road trips. Mechanics also employ their extensive T-Ten training to carry out complex repairs or replace essential parts for import and domestic vehicles. After servicefolk and salespeople clock out from the garage and showroom, they show their support for the community by hosting and backing fundraisers for organizations such as Toys for Tots or Wounded Warriors.
At The Ridge, 35 miles of Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) trails wind, climb, twist, and turn. There, visitors can zoom around on ATVs and dirt bikes or enjoy15 miles of a technically challenging single track atop motorcycles. There's also multiple motocross tracks, as well as cabins and campsites, ziplines 300 to 900 hundred feet long, and fishing ponds stocked with fish. This multi-faceted center is also home to a 12,000 square-foot facility that houses a pro shop, hotel rooms, a restaurant, and a showroom full of bikes, ATVs, and a repair shop.