Driver's Ed Classes connects aspiring motorists to an online catalog of practice tests, videos, and interactive software designed to prepare drivers of all ages for driving tests in five different states. Students study chapter by chapter, testing their knowledge with practice tests that drill knowledge in the right of way, rules of the road, and proper safety procedures.
Gold Star Audio outfits autos with resounding radios, receivers, and other audio equipment from brands such as Kenwood and Morel online and in its Irvine shop. CD players and auxiliary plug-ins for iPhones, cockatiel parrots, and other portable music players resonate through thrumming speakers and subwoofers. Techs also install cutting-edge GPS systems, satellite radio, and bluetooth setups that drivers can protect with security features such as remote starters and alarm systems.
Generally, jetting through town aboard a stretch limousine is enough to make a night memorable. But Retro Party Limos wraps unforgettable nights in a fun-loving blanket of nostalgia picking up party people in the White Knight, a swanky stretch Lincoln Town Car with a vintage aesthetic. The vehicle sports a full bar, a 700-watt stereo system, and retro detailing that extends from the driver's 1980's or Caddyshack-inspired uniform to a VHS setup with classics such as Pretty Woman, Top Gun, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Not all of the White Night's technologies are vintage, though: wireless Blutooth technology keeps passengers connected by allowing them to read each other's thoughts.
A local nonprofit radio station, KOCI raises awareness for other community issues and nonprofits with "A Taste of Rock," an afternoon of free giveaways, food, wine, and live music. Navigate the Taste's assembly of sponsors and vendors such as Kika Paprika, a socially responsible fashion company dedicated to reducing environmental footprints, and Hush Hush Bang Bang Salon, with stylists on hand to anoint scalp-fuzz with feather extensions for especially emphatic demands to hear "Freebird." Pleasure palates with food and drink, including bacchanalia-fueling wine tastings, before recklessly abandoning eardrums to performances by ZepShow, a Led Zeppelin tribute band, The Who Revue, a The Who tribute band, and Todash, a dynamic funk and hard-rock ensemble. VIP admission includes five raffle tickets and a meet and greet session with the bands for inquiries into the music and recommendations of hair salons that perform decent Robert Plant styling services.
Fortified with a shiny fleet of powerful bikes, the thrill purveyors at EagleRider will equip aspirant cycle saddlers with a helmet, safety equipment, and unlimited mileage. With this deal, you get to choose any of the available motorcycles, which can include Harleys, Hondas, Yamahas, and BMWs. Riders can take advantage of EagleRider’s self-guided tours, including the 140-mile Heritage Loop Tour. On a self-guided tour, you’ll breeze by scenic Virginian plantations, gorgeous open farmland, and cows with splotches shaped like Alfred Hitchcock’s silhouette.
The staff at Checkered Flag hand-washes cars with care, but that doesn't mean customers endure long waits. Thanks to efficiency measures implemented eight years ago, the locally owned and operated business can get a chassis glittering in just 10 minutes. "We don't compromise the quality," Manager Chuck Morris told the Orange County Register, which named Checkered Flag one of the best car washes in the county in 2012. "Our teams on the dry-off work hard to do a quality job of cleaning your car inside and out in a timely manner."
To make the short wait feel even briefer, Checkered Flag pampers guests with perks such as complimentary Wi-Fi, espresso drinks, and gourmet coffee. Inside an attached boutique, they can browse high-end gift items or admire the racecar in which Kevin Cogan zoomed to second place at the Indianapolis 500 in 1986.