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.
No job is too big for the team at Time To Shine Automotive Detail Specialist—they extend their services to vehicles as large as limos, RVs, aircraft, and pool floats shaped like planes. They scour rides large and small with the same meticulous care, waxing exteriors, conditioning leather, and restoring headlights to their original shine. To further convenience clients, they offer mobile detailing, as well as pickup and drop-off services.
Skyview Aviation's pod of professional pilots takes the helm to ready aspiring stratospherians for flight. The 30-minute introductory flight puts you in a safe and reliable Cessna aircraft, in which a trained instructor will familiarize you with the airport, the aircraft, and the instruments and controls the pilot must manage, all while preventing you from pulling off all your favorite Red Baron maneuvers. While the instructor will take care of the more difficult parts, such as takeoff and landing, the lesson allows you to briefly take control of the plane. For the six months following touchdown, trainees will enjoy a free subscription to Flight Training magazine, a paperback repository of aviatorial tips, tricks, and migration patterns.
Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson makes motorcycle pipe dreams come true with its stock of glistening hogs and Harley Davidson–certified instructors, who teach new riders the ins and outs of navigating the road. A far cry from Stockton’s first Harley-Davidson dealership, which was opened by Soapy Sudmyer in the 1930s, Eagle’s Nest Harley-Davidson has changed hands numerous times in the last 80 years, finally coming to rest in the paws of Terry Davis, who relocated the dealership to its current 46,000-square-foot facility. Here, hundreds of motorcycles, racks of clothing, and a parts department coexist in a winery-themed complex where massive wooden eagles overlook the showroom. Technicians swap out oil and repair broken parts in 14 service bays, and Buell Blast practice bikes help riders learn the rules of the road during extensive five-day training courses.