Armed with a vast arsenal of impressive amenities, Airlines Parking provides secure temporary housing for automotives in need of a snooze. Turn your ride over to one of the friendly, experienced carsitters, and relax as they steer it toward its three-day resting place. More than 5,000 spaces await vehicles of all stripes, and a blindingly speedy staff teams up with mostly friendly computers to quickly and efficiently organize blocks of intentional traffic. Round-the-clock security and a complex-spanning fence keep cars safe from vengeance-driven deer, and free battery-booster service and tire air cure automobiles suffering from a deflated sense of self. After dropping off your car, enjoy a quick trip to the airport in one of Airlines Parking's motor coach shuttles.
The security guards at Qwik Park are babysitters, of a sort—only their kids are about 5,000 automobiles. The vehicles sit inside a fenced, well-lit lot just off Interstate 94, giving their owners peace of mind as they fly out of Detroit Metropolitan Airport towards their timeshares in the clouds. Uniformed drivers shuttle these jet-setters to and from the lot, dropping people off right at the terminal 24 hours a day. Gate access lets drivers in at all hours, while complementary batteries and air pumps ensure drivers can get back on the road once they return from vacation.
Even the most elegant of princesses have a hard time hailing an enchanted pumpkin on busy streets. Drivers from Entertainment Express Limousines draw upon more than 20 years of experience while scooping them up in a fleet of limos and party buses. The vehicles include a ’57 Chevy limousine, whose chrome accents gleam alongside vintage, swept-back fins in the deep red of a fire truck finding a Kick Me sign on its back. The professional chauffeurs take patrons to weddings in style in Lincoln Town Car limousines, and stretch H1 and H2 Hummers purr out of the company’s garage and into traffic with a baritone rumble.
After decades of winning the admiration of stock-car racing fans with his aggressive driving strategy and off-track charisma, Rusty Wallace now gives others the chance to experience the rush of racing. He joined forces with Sodikart to roll out the Rusty Wallace Kart Experience, pairing kart with driver at some of the country's most celebrated racetracks. Racers can hop in a custom RT8 (or its kid-friendly counterpart, the LR4) and hit the gas, tearing up everything from the versatile road courses and speedy main track of the Atlanta Motor Speedway to the challenging lava pits of the Milwaukee Mile.
But this go-karting business has a big brother?the Rusty Wallace Racing Experience. It's a high-speed trip into the pro-racing trade, with breathtaking ride-alongs and racing experiences in stock cars. Guests buckle up and sit shotgun alongside professional drivers as they fly down straightaways and around curves. They can even get behind the wheel themselves, finally feeling what it's like to be a professional driver.
Each year automobile manufacturers ranging from Acura and Aston Martin to Volkswagen and Volvo zoom into the Greater Columbus Convention Center and set up shop for the Columbus International Auto Show. For four days, throngs of automobile enthusiasts stream into the expansive displays to ooh and ahh over the year's shiny new models of sedans, sports cars, SUVs, and minivans. As onlookers longingly envision themselves behind the wheel or backseat driving inside a Ford Mustang, Fiat 500, or one of the futuristic concept cars on display, a number of events vie for overloaded eyeballs, including the Ram Off-Road Experience and the Dialed Action Sports Team BMX Show.
With more than 90 years of experience, Ed Schmidt keeps the area's automobiles pristine from bow to stern. The detailing package exfoliates each vehicle's exterior with a grime-blasting wash and dragon-fire dry. Vacuums embark on a search-and-destroy mission through interior carpets and dashboard panels to obliterate dust and dirt. Equipped with streak-slaying cloths, technicians wipe windows inside and out so you can stare directly as the sun without any dust refraction. Finally, wheels are cleaned and dressed in formal attire, enabling entry to high-school proms, weddings, and velvet-roped doctor’s offices.