With 15 locations and an inventory of more than 3,000 cars, NextCar gets its customers back on the road with speed and ease. They carry cars, trucks, and SUVs from brands such as Acura, Range Rover, and Chevrolet, with models that range from compacts and two-doors to SUVs, luxury vehicles, and hybrids.
It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire?lock in your target.
That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.
Located across the street from Redmond Town Center, Bikram Hot Yoga Redmond is run by a devoted team of yogis. Walking past cheerful black-and-white striped awnings and into a studio with lots of light and 10-foot ceilings, students get ready to practice 26 traditional asanas on an antibacterial rubber floor. The Bikram system—known for its use of heat in excess of 100 degrees—is designed to work every major muscle and organ system while detoxifying the body and boosting flexibility. A certified instructor teaches every class, including the original 90-minute class as well as the 60-minute condensed class that helps students with packed schedules.
A Chevy Suburban. A Cadillac Escalade. A 14-passenger stretch Expedition SUV. While these could be group of friends dressed as a presidential motorcade on Halloween, they're actually a sampling of the luxury vehicles in DC Private Car's sizeable fleet. Their roster extends from a three-passenger sedan car equipped with reading lamps, 9" LCD screen, and DVD player all the way up to a 32-passenger executive bus. Chauffeurs save clients from the hassle of driving as they motor around the metro area for any sort of occasion, from airport or convention transportation to wedding receptions and personalized sightseeing tours.
The factory-trained technicians at EuroMotorcars Germantown mend bruised frames and sanitize cars with deliberate accuracy and cosmetic car products. During the one-hour paintless dent-removal package, the techs expertly equalize concave frame bruises, after which they hand wash the car, ornament exterior rubber with dressing, and vacuum broken promises from the seats and floors. The two- to four-hour mini exterior detail commences with a tire and wheel pressure wash, where blasts of water whittle layers of road scum down to clean, circular pavement pressers. Detailers proceed to meticulously hand wash the frame, dress the tires, and then apply a coating of hand wax to the body to add a glossy sheen to the paint. Customers may feel free to read, relax, or brainstorm new air freshener scents in the comfortable waiting room and refreshment center.
With the circular reins of luxuriously appointed vehicles in hand, A-1 Luxury Limousine & Sedan Service's chauffeurs transport flight-bound patrons to their respective airport. After scheduling an appointment via phone or handwritten sonnet, up to four passengers can hop aboard an executive sedan and enjoy a relaxing ride before catching a plane at one of three DC-area airports. A-1 Luxury Limousine & Sedan Service offers curbside pickup for customers flying into town, during which professional drivers pull up directly next to the exiting areas and pick up curbs off the ground.