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 secure cubic containers at A Mini Flex Self Storage protect life’s important possessions from the outside elements. Each 10'x10' unit is climate controlled, guaranteeing temperature-sensitive goods remain unscathed and Lilliputian rainforest ecosystems don’t take root (a $97.58 value, including locker, tax, and administration fee). Eight small boxes ($8) and tape ($2.75) keep ragtag possessions from falling into disorganized chaos, and a padlock protects the valuable cardboard that surrounds each item ($5). The on-site Sentinel Security team patrols the area in congress with secure fences and coded gate access to safeguard furniture and family heirlooms, and sheet-rocked floors and extra-high ceilings provide a comfortable sanctuary for oblong items and extra-long stilts.
Since 1995, Touch of Class Limousine and Transport has served the Montgomery area with elegant transportation steered by courteous and professional chauffeurs. Accommodating up to eight passengers, the Stretch Dodge Magnum boasts temperature controls, mood lighting, three flat-screen color TVs with a DVD player, a stereo, and a CD player, as well as a privacy window and intercom to the driver ($195.50 for two hours). Two styles of Super Stretch Lincolns come with one or two entrances, the latter of which better allows for parking-lot conga lines ($195.50 for two hours). Bigger spenders can book a weekend outing in the H2 Hummer ($483 for three hours). With bars in all vehicles stocked with ice, napkins, soft drinks, and glasses, patrons will be ready to entertain with favorite beverages or toast on-board I Spy champions.
Take any make and model vehicle to Serra Honda's Service Center for a quick, painless procedure of old oil out, new oil in (up to five quarts) with a new oil filter. To give your wheelmobile a full coddling, friendly live hands perform a hand wash and dry that ensures a shiny pelt with no hard-water spots. Then, the Honda Express Service employs the multi-point inspection to explain your car's needs and motivation and anticipate potential problems. The trained technicians will cap off your marathon of mechanical marvel with a tire rotation to prevent dangerous blowouts and saggy tires from looking older than they really are.
H&H Home and Truck Accessory Centers decks out trucks with attractive parts for both maintenance and flair, while luxuriating homes in leisure-inducing add-ons. Brand-name truck products include sun subduing window visors (from $49.99) as well as bed mats for pick-ups (from $79.99). Make a modest auto out of an underdressed Chevy or Ford with a protective tonneau cover (from $299.99). A selection of truck toolboxes from brands like Weather Guard and United Welding Supply grants tool slingers extra space to stuff favorite construction components. Inside the home, games of billiards improve after guests replace fire pokers and bent-wire hangers with name-brand cue sticks and racks (from $19.99).
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.