Whether toting elderly folks to the grocery store down the street or delivering a 15-person party to an airport on the other side of the state, Diplomat Airport Transportation, Inc. covers all conveyance needs with its fleet of taxis, limousines, and shuttles. Courteous on-call taxi drivers scoop up passengers 24 hours a day, while designated drivers transport bar-goers safely around town. Shuttles and mini buses also run all day and night by reservation, and can carry up to 15 people or 1 individual and 14 mannequins to any airport in Florida. For a glitzier ride, customers can reserve a luxurious limo—lined with fiber-optic lights, mirrored ceilings, and a stocked bar—or an executive sedan. Diplomat can also set up personal accounts for transporting elderly or handicapped patrons.
When Brian McInerney reflects on the humble beginnings of Wheel Fun Rentals, he points to his childhood passion for bikes. "As far back as I can remember, I had a real love affair with bicycles," he recalls. During a trip to Italy in 1987, Brian's affinity for cycling blossomed into a full-fledged obsession when he spotted locals' transporter of choice, the surrey. Inspired, he began importing the Italian four-wheelers to a rental business in the U.S. that eventually expanded into Wheel Fun Rentals, now a nationwide web of shops that also loans out bikes, electric cars and mopeds, and man-powered watercraft. Adventuresome athletes can also compete in activities such as surrey scavenger hunts and blindfold obstacle courses navigated via shouted instructions from a seeing teammate or exceptionally long rounds of trial and error.
The certified mechanics at Rockwall Ford keep cars in tip-top shape so that they pass mandatory yearly state inspections and surprise dashboard white-glove tests. The hour-and-a-half inspection process includes a thorough going-over that addresses the car’s safety systems, checking for properly functioning brakes, steering, lights, and heartbeat. Tires and windshields are tested for durability before the motored steed is hooked up to a computer to measure its eco-conscience, examining emissions and the number of environmental organizations on the car's speed dial. Professional detailers then painstakingly wash and dry the car by hand and vacuum its interior, ensuring that each coupe drives away feeling as groomed as a presidential poodle.
Car Hunters boils the sometimes-rigorous process of car buying down to a simple science: clients tell the staff what kind of car they want, and the staff finds it for them at car auctions. Car Hunters also has an inventory of preowned cars from numerous makers, and all the cars they sell come preinspected and with a vehicle history report. On top of that, Car Hunters offers extensive detailing services, incorporating shampoos, waxes, and clay bars into cleaning regimens to make even the most mature cars look shiny and new.