Founded in 2005 by passionate aviator Eric Swanson, the high-flying adventures of EasyRotor Helicopter have enjoyed publicity from Rapid Growth Media as well as from fellow Michigander and recording artist Kid Rock, who hired the company to shoot aerial footage for a music video. EasyRotor's world-class R44 Raven chopper, manufactured by Robinson Helicopter Company, conveniently facilitates the company's tours and aerial services based out of Gerald R. Ford International Airport. As the helicopter slices through the air, views of Grand Rapids, its downtown, and passengers' own homes come into view. Noise-canceling headphones allow for both free-flowing conversation and unobstructed listening to the pilot's anecdotes on the sights below and the exploits of Leo da Vinci, the patron saint of helicopters.:m]]
Graff Chevrolet kicks out the dirt passengers from cars, trucks, and SUVs of any make and model. Each vehicle’s five- to six-hour renaissance detail begins with an engine-bay bathing to blast away built-up grime. Vehicle exteriors are thoroughly washed and waxed before the doors are opened to treat interiors to a thorough vacuuming, followed by hot-water extraction on carpets and seats. Full transparency is returned to slurpee-splattered windows, and wheels and tires are scrubbed and shined until even chrome accessories genuflect in genuine admiration. Doorjambs are relieved from obstinate mudcakes, and stowaway dust bunnies are removed from the trunk until car and driver are at last joyously reunited.
In 1907, Guy Garber was introduced to the founder of General Motors. Though cars were still a novelty in much of the country then, Guy soon found himself managing one of the nation's first Buick dealerships. Through the Great Depression and the two world wars, Guy remained in the exhilarating automotive industry, with his family taking over in the 60s and still helming the business today. Today they apply more than a century of accumulated skill with old-fashioned service standards while presiding over the latest Chevrolet models as well as an inventory of preowned vehicles. The car has progressed greatly from the days of wooden wheels and bumper stickers about honor students’ dueling prowess, and Garber's techs have kept with the times. They offer a slew of maintenance and repair services, from oil changes to engine replacements, that extend each vehicle's longevity and help propel the automobile into a smooth-driving future.
Lakeside Motor Sports' large selection of land- and water-traversing vessels, parts, and accessories readies riders for the great outdoors year-round. Crest the waves on an Airhead Blast inner tube ($66.10) with webbing-covered handles and knuckle-guards or shroud your noggin in the adjustable cheek pads of a GMAX ATV helmet. Tools and supplies such as the Sea-Doo rechargeable inflator ($29.99) keep watercraft afloat and anchors and docking equipment sidle wanderlusting boats to their buoyant garages. Snowmobile accessories, life vests and gear from name brands such as Yamaha and ColdWave round out Lakeside Motor Sports’ arsenal of outdoor essentials. Power-sport carriages in need of upkeep can also enlist the professional services of Lakeside Motor Sport’s crack maintenance team.
Lucky777Coach facilitates easy group travel to area gambling spots including Little River Casino, Soaring Eagle Casino, and FireKeepers Casino. Almost everyday of the week, guests can hop aboard a bus and speed off toward slot machines and poker tables on trips that often include rewards towards gaming and food. In addition to daylong sojourns, Lucky777Coach organizes overnight trips so gamblers can play into the wee hours of the morning and their companions can try every type of dressing at the salad bar at least once.
The trained technicians at Crippen Auto Mall perform life-saving transfusions to keep engines turning gas into skid marks for miles. After hoisting the car in the air, an experienced mechanic drains out old oil to rid engines of dirt and debris and attaches a fresh filter to keep grimy particles out of the private affairs of reclusive engines. A blend of natural and synthetic 5W-30 oil employs the combined powers of nature and science to keep engines churning smoothly before a multipoint vehicle inspection administers a routine physical to ensure each aging auto's good health and check to see that it's eating a balanced diet of unleaded meals.