It's a charity race with a back story like none other: bloodthirsty demons have been working in your community's offices, living in its homes, attending its schools. And now they're on the hunt and people are running for their lives. Citizens might be booking it across a field, seemingly far from the chaos, when shapes emerge on the horizon dressed head-to-toe in vampires' telltale black clothes. If you're a citizen, be prepared to run. If you're a vampire?lock in your target.
That's just part of what you might experience on the Vampire 5K, a twilight fun run where participants can register as "citizens" or "vampires" and take off from two separate starting lines. Both camps eventually converge in a chase that finds vamps trying to convert their mortal counterparts to the dark side. Citizens, dressed in white, sport two garlic flags; if the flags are taken before runners cross their finish line, they switch to a black tee and chase citizens. After the race, a moonlit party finds both camps sipping bloody marys during a dance party and award presentation. The race benefits the Mission to Hear Foundation, which provides hearing aids to underprivileged children, adults, and whatever they're calling the age group that comes in between these days.
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A ultra-luxury sedan rolls up to the curb. The driver steps to the side and opens the door for you. For you. "What's that?" you say. "You're here to take me away? Wherever I want?" He nods. But not a frustrated one?a smiling nod, one that indicates that you're the one in charge today. Perhaps he even gives you a thumbs-up. So you slide in. Look at all this. These aren't just power windows. These are practically bay windows?in a car. This seat is a recliner. You're lounging in a limo, watching a seat-mounted TV, conducting business in a mobile office, and pretending your tablet contains the nuclear codes.
This is one of the most high-end experiences offered by Everything Executive. The transportation company provides rides for jet-setting business travelers, vacationers, and average joes looking for a hassle-free trip to the airport or a glitzy way to arrive at a special event. Its sleek sedans and SUVs are often seen pulling up to airport terminals, while specialty luxury vans and the aforementioned rolling suites often deliver passengers to weekend mountain retreats.
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.
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.
Colorado Auto Finders Service Center's technicians, who are certified by the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence, lure peak performances from engines. The one-hour service includes up to 5 quarts of conventional oil and a clean filter, which stands guard by screening oil for contaminants and bumper stickers examining new career paths. After the oil change, technicians follow a 30-point itinerary that directs them to assess the tires’ condition and replenish depleted fluids. The team also scopes out brake linings, calipers, and wheel cylinders to ensure safe operation even when autos are stuck behind tours reenacting the mailman's day. After examining the exhaust system, battery, lights, steering, and more than 15 other vitals, techs send cars off to roam the vast roadways full of health and vigor.