In a wide-ranging fleet of vehicles, the chauffeurs at After Hours Limousines whisk away clients for airport service, winery tours, and special events. Cadillac Escalades, stretch Hummer H2s, and Chrysler limousines transport parties big and small, keeping passengers entertained with DVD players, flat-screen TVs, and luxury bars. Chauffeurs track air travelers' flights for prompt airport pickups, ready to carry bags and dust off any cloud residue from passengers' clothes. Clients can reserve limos for one-time concerts or sporting events or as month-long hibernation spots for bears.
For all but a privileged few, driving a Ferrari or Lamborghini is just a dream?no more attainable than throwing a perfect game or going to space with your dog. This didn't sit well with the crew at Club Sportiva, which is why they decided to apply the timeshare concept to exotic cars. Now, club members and average joes can take the wheel of fine autos once reserved for celebrities and society?s elite.
Available for luxury rental or timeshare membership, Club Sportiva?s fleet includes some of the fastest and rarest cars on the planet, from the 562 horsepower of the Ferrari 458 Italia to the electric engine of the Tesla Model S. Members are also privy to even more exclusive wheels, such as the Noble M400, which can launch from 0 to 60 in 3.2 seconds thanks to 600 horsepower under its hood. Club Sportiva also hosts exotic-car tours, during which drivers can sample the speed of their favorite supercars, feel the rush of the road, and hear the whistle of the wind through their teeth.
The staff at Vickers Auto Rental and Repair knows that most people don’t have a contingency plan for when their cars break down. So, rather than let their clients fend for themselves when disaster strikes, the team offers short- and long-term car rentals to keep clients rolling until their own wheels are back on the road. This level of customer service epitomizes all of Vickers’ repair services, whether techs are simply aligning wheels or overhauling the transmission. Technicians can fix a range of foreign and domestic makes and models, allowing them to tackle most vehicles that are brought in for repairs or that are left in the lot after the qualifying round of a monster-truck derby.
Starlite Limousine’s professional drivers chauffeur passengers around Sacramento in a fleet of tricked-out limousines, Town Cars, SUVs, stretch Hummer limos, and party buses. Accommodating solo passengers, small parties, and groups of up to 30, the luxe rides offer local sightseeing, wine tours, and transportation to events and appointments. Each limousines comes stocked with barware, iced bottled water, soda, and a complimentary monocle to scowl at loiterers through.
With a big yellow sign spanning its entire garage, Honest Auto Repair is nearly impossible to miss. As drivers pull into the shop, they’re greeted by manager Abe J. who calls upon more than 20 years of experience to lead his team as they swap out old oil for new, tune up rides, and put systems through thorough safety inspections. The car-care pros also check engine lights and brakes, usually delivering rides back to their human keepers with same-day service.
Trained and certified technicians at Modesto Automotive inspect under clients’ hoods before providing services that supplant tired motor oil, wiper blades, and fan belts with brand-name replacements. Drivers can bring in vehicles of all makes and models to the full-service auto shop, which also accommodates transmission services, full-scale engine repairs, and jetpack zero-gravity calibrations. Vehicle owners can stroll in at any time for an automotive checkup or set up appointments online through an automated system.