Ricki Mackin boasts a drag-racing career that began in 2001. He built his first racecar three years later and eventually won road races and circle-track showdowns. Today, he puts this expertise to use as CEO and founder of Mackin Street Customs & RV's, where he and his team customize and detail boats and automobiles and soup up and service everything from racecars to RVs.
It’s not uncommon for beginners to trip over their own feet during a social dance class at Eugene Dance Studio; it’s just as likely, however, that they’ll laugh off their small mistakes and continue to build connections with their partners and fellow classmates. The studio’s instructors foster a welcoming atmosphere that allows for this kind of interaction and leaves room for a misstep here and there. The schedule of group classes encompasses Latin styles such as salsa and Argentine tango, as well as social dances geared toward couples. The instructors—some of whom boast than 20 years of dance experience—also train students privately in informal lessons that impart delicate steps in preparation for upcoming weddings or jewelry heists.
Licensed massage therapist Karen McAlpine specializes in a unique form of barefoot massage known as ashiatsu. With the aid of oil and two support bars above the treatment table, she applies deep pressure to the dense muscles of the back and shoulders using the balls of her feet, heels, and toes. She also offers traditional Swedish massage, hot-stone massage, and other luxurious spa treatments.
There’s no auto-glass task too big for the skilled technicians at Willamette Valley Glass, who call upon more than a quarter century’s worth of experience to patch up busted windshields. The team doles out complimentary assessments before repairing chips and cracks according to OEM specifications or swapping out entire windows for brand-new glass. They gently buff away layers of fog and haze from headlights and effortlessly remove tints from windows or monocles. Willamette Valley Glass welcomes drivers' cars into its shop, or staff members can make the journey directly to customers themselves at no extra charge.
Jung's Mongolian Grill inspires culinary creativity with a family-friendly buffet of stir-fry ingredients and sauces. Guests can load bowls with a menagerie of vegetables, meats, and noodles before handing custom blends to the grill-masters. Staff members then toss and serve edible opuses, permitting patrons to take home their leftovers if they don't return for seconds or anger the door guard by snapping his fake beard. Alternately, diners can rebuild and revise all-you-can-eat concoctions until stomachs replace growls with thankful purrs. The grill battles cravings from 11:30 a.m. until 4 p.m. for lunch and from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. for dinner, elongating its hours to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
At any given moment, baseballs, footballs, and basketballs can be whizzing through the air in an organized fashion at WV Sports Academy. That's because seasoned instructors teach aspiring athletes all kinds of fundamentals, from throwing and shooting to proper footwork and game preparedness. Their clinics and camps, which are geared for athletes as young as 6, also include speed and agility drills and scrimmages for improving their referee-bribing skills.