In Mazda of Lakewood’s service center, the technicians work with a singular goal: to get cars healthy and back on the road. They do that by running diagnostics, making repairs, and performing maintenance services such as oil changes. Meanwhile, the facility's showrooms and car lots abound with new Mazdas and certified pre-owned vehicles that boast low mileage, reflective finishes, and award-winning dashboard hula dancers.
The most difficult thing about the supercar driving experiences at Oxotic might be the first thing drivers do: actually choosing a ride. he company keeps its fleet of uber rare $300,000 supercars. Once drivers make their selection, though, it's a straight shot to the open road. Each experience begins with a brief orientation, during which instructors explain how every doodad in the car works so drivers don't hit the wrong button and accidentally shoot silly string from the exhaust pipe. The driving experiences themselves range from five to 100 miles in length, and souvenirs?such as high-def video recordings of rides?keep adrenalin rushes going long after the pistons stop pumping.
It?s the spike of adrenaline that comes from accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in under five seconds, the torque's tug on the stomach, and the freedom of living a dream. At Elevation Auto Experience?s showroom, car buffs get behind the wheel of vehicles they?ve imagined driving their whole lives. Recognizing that not every client has the same dream, though, Elevation offers a menu of experiences, including test drives, scenic tours, and full-day rentals of Lamborghinis, Ferraris, Corvettes, and other exotic autos. That way, every client gets the experience they?re looking for, whether it?s listening to the growl of a V-12 on the open road, feeling the wind whip through their hair in a convertible, or coasting past their old office with their horn blaring.
Though Wheel Fun Rentals bicycle stables are scattered from sea to shining sea across the North American continent, the seeds of the enterprise were sown in Italy. On vacation in the late '80s, founder Brian McInerney discovered the four-wheeled Surrey cycle, a pedal-powered vehicle capable of carrying as many as six passengers. Before returning to the States, he made sure to pick up a full set of Surreys from the manufacturer, and a new chapter in his life began. Today, the business rents not only bikes and Surreys, but also multiple cycle-style mutants such as the three-wheeled Deuce Coupe and its cousin the Chopper. They even carry more advanced land vehicles such as electric cars and scooters. Kayaks, one-person pontoons, and stand-up paddle boards also unlock access to some of the country's wettest byways.
Superior Collector Car Auctions brings together car connoisseurs and restorers, filling expo centers with gleaming specimens of vehicular perfection. Collectable sports cars, nostalgic sedans, and rare production models await loving garages. The auctioneers also make time to sell off vintage motorcycles, appealing to riders who like the feel of the wind in their hair and the firm pressure of their carpooling coworkers’ forearms.
Mile High Drives shares its passion for supercars with fellow adrenaline seekers, compiling an impressive collection of rare and high-end sports cars. The staff wants other drivers to feel the supple, red-and-black custom seats of a Lamborghini Gallardo, feel the grip of a brand-new 20014 Corvette Stingray as it takes corners, and experience the powerful acceleration of a BMW M5, which can go from 0 to 60 mph in 3.7 seconds—the same time it takes to dry wet hair in a Porsche Boxster convertible. Mile High Drives is forever improving its fleet for maximum performance, ramping up horsepower and modifying exhaust systems for optimal revving. In addition to rentals, the crew offers chauffeur services that allow passengers to arrive at events in style.