The pilot and passengers soar noiselessly over the Tennessee countryside—casting their shadow on hills, ridges, and along the banks of the Hiwassee River. At heights of several thousand feet, the CFIG-certified pilot-instructors at Chilhowee Gliderport let passengers experience a motor-less, silent journey via natural thermals, ridge-lift currents, and winds from political speeches that occur year-round. FAA-certified pilots at the helm of Pawnee tow planes pull gliders to the desired height, where pilots introduce passengers to bird's-eye views. The gliderport also holds seasonal events such as fall-color flights and summer flight camps.
The staff of As Clean As It Gets Auto Detail leaves cars sparkling with meticulous hand washes, interior cleanings, and coats of carnauba wax. An exterior scrub mops buggies with pH-balanced shampoo to purge their shells of bugs, road tar, and infatuated, clinging rickshaws. Technicians dress tires, wheel wells, and exterior trims before swabbing both sides of glass panes. Vacuums then uproot grime from floors and upholstery while an interior wipe down shines plastics and leather or vinyl casings. After a doorjamb de-gunking ceases haunted-carriage creaks, a hand application and removal of carnauba wax gives paint a glossy finish. The entire purification process takes three to five hours, allowing patrons to watch a few explosive action films without covering their automobile's eyes.
All Tune and Lube reaches out to cars with promises of tender loving maintenance and woos waiting drivers with the gift of free WiFi. In the garage's work bays, tools guided by skilled hands deal with everything from basic oil and lube services to in-depth engine and transmission work. All Tune and Lube's shock and strut replacement help forge a stronger symbiosis between wheels and pavement, and brake and electrical diagnostic services help keep both lone-ranging cars and massive company fleets humming melodiously. Headlight restoration focuses on improving visibility at night and improving the look of a vehicle by removing the hazer layer from the outer surface of the headlights. When not focused on automotive performance, staff members offer fuel-economy advice and maintenance tips.
Auto Massage manicures trucks, cars, and corporate fleets with an exhaustive menu of aesthetic services. In addition to traditional wash and wax services, technicians combat the effects of nature with bug and tar removal, and sanitize cruddy engines with a degreasing treatment. To expedite its offerings, Auto Massage can pick up and deliver vehicles, and the company’s mobile detailing unit can set to work on cars while they’re parked at home, the office, or a red light.
Owner Mike Petty's automotive career first started in the early '90s, when he gained expertise doing everything from tailoring upholstery to installing 12 volts for Choo Choo Customs. After spending more than a decade in the automotive-customization industry, he founded Allstar Tint & Alarms, where he works alongside other seasoned specialists to customize cars. Customers roll into either location for installation of an array of vehicle-personalizing modifications ranging from 3M window film to theft-deterring security systems to commercial-free satellite radio. As a member of ICE's network of 175-plus locally owned franchises, Allstar Tint & Alarms has access to vendor partners' brand-name products and cars-only speakeasies.