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.
The factory-trained technicians at Serra Honda's service center rejuvenate automobiles of every make and model. During the oil change, mechanics swiftly install a new filter and replace old engine goo with a fresh batch of up to 5 quarts of standard oil. Cars with more selective palates or a catatonic allergy to odd numbers can upgrade to 0W-20 oil for an additional fee ($10). Each oil change includes a multipoint inspection, in which techs examine safety and operational components for signs of potential problems. To further wheel-mobiles' coddling sessions, cloth-garbed hands wash and dry exteriors to ensure a shiny pelt with no hard-water spots.
WomenCertified named Victory GMC Trucks a Top Dealership for Outstanding Customer Experience, and DealerRater distinguished it as a 2012 Dealer of the Year. The company's automotive professionals secured these awards by patiently assisting clients in the showrooms, used-car lots, and service center. On the lot, dealers showcase shiny new cars and preowned vehicles with glossy finishes, low mileage, and the ability to play well with other garage mates. In the service department, ASE-certified and GMC-trained technicians steer cars onto one of 17 service bays for oil changes, tire care, and OnStar installations. While their cars are being serviced, motorists can hop on shuttles that will take them within 10 miles of the dealership.
As an Express Certified Honda dealer, Brannon Honda connects drivers to new and preowned models as well as to a slew of speedy express auto services. Factory-trained technicians welcome roadsters into designated services bays, where they rotate tires, replace air filters, or put cars through the paces of a synthetic oil change. Wielding patented tools and hawk-eyed vision, the experts pair services with a comprehensive multipoint inspection that scopes out brake linings, fluid levels, exterior signals, and battery performance. Open six days a week, Brannon Honda’s service center doesn’t require appointments, letting drivers spin through at any time and leaving cars with no prep time to flush performance-enhancing drugs from their systems.
The Barber Vintage Motorsports Museum showcases vintage bikes from 20 countries, which fill the massive showroom at the Barber Motorsports Park, with technicians constantly working to keep each of the museum's 1,300 bikes authentically maintained and road-ready. Additionally, technicians ensure the overall gallery represents the evolution of the motorcycle through the 20th and 21st centuries.
Who They Are
George Barber first explored his love of racing in the 1960s, behind the wheel of a Porsche. By 1988, he had begun collecting and restoring classic and vintage sports cars, and his acquisitions soon spilled into motorcycles. His fleet eventually became the Barber Collection and the defacto garage for his own vintage-motorcycle racing team. Today, Barber's Collection has become a full non-profit motorsports museum that has shared its pieces at exhibitions at the Guggenheim in Spain, the Field Museum in Chicago, and the Goodwood Festival of Speed in England.