Across New England and the Mid-Atlantic, Circuit One provides thrill seekers the opportunity to experience an adrenaline-boosting time behind the wheel in an exotic automobile. The selection includes a Ferrari 430 Spyder, Lamborghini Gallarado and GT-R; whose power and handling easily conquers the turns and straightaways of various regional autocross tracks?each geared towards providing you with the thrill of heavy acceleration and exhilirating cornering. To make the experience accessible and safe for any driver, every vehicle comes equipped with automatic transmission and an instructor sits in the passenger seat to provide support, advice, and perspiration-blotting handkerchiefs. Circuit One's philosophy hinges on giving drivers the indescribable experience of navigating a ribbon of asphalt while seated behind the wheel of a luxury sports car, all while keeping safety a main priority.
Catering to the thrill-seeking mentalities of automotive enthusiasts, Velocity Driving allows visitors to slip behind the wheel of an exotic luxury car and personally experience its horsepower and handling. The company's fleet of high-end vehicles includes numerous treasures, including a Nissan GTR, a Lamborghini Gallardo, an Aston Martin DB9, Porsche 911 Turbo, and a Maserati GranTurismo S. Every car comes equipped with an F1 paddle-shift transmission, which means that drivers don't have to bother with a clutch pedal or manual transmission. Throughout each outing, a driving instructor will ride shotgun and offer valuable guidance as guests perform multiple laps around a professionally designed race track and get a feel for the vehicle's high-end performance.
One of the nation's largest auto show producers, Motor Trend dazzles 24 markets throughout the country with the latest breeds of horseless carriages and steel steeds in all their glittering glory. Each show boasts its own parade of the latest models, all of which are unlocked and waiting to be admired inside and out. If the sleek, muscular sports cars from Ferrari and Maserati remind you too much of your old job as a secret agent valet, you can also shop for future cars among the more practical permutations of Suburu, Kia, and Buick. Fans of good old-fashioned American size and power, meanwhile, can make themselves look tiny by standing next to the 2011 Ford Super Duty.
Valastro International Academy's staff of experienced law-enforcement officials teaches visitors responsible firearms operation and safe handling inside a private training facility. Classes acquaint clients—from everyday citizens to experienced security guards—in defensive tactics, such as retaining a firearm during a confrontation and defusing an altercation with observational humor. Beyond teaching humans how to defend themselves, Valastro's instructors also include canine trainers who lead basic obedience and housebreaking classes and teach dogs advanced skills such as search-and-rescue and narcotics detection.
With a background in studying guns of different sizes, calibers, and eras of history, Frank Melloni turned his passion into a career by founding Renaissance Firearms Instruction. But it's perhaps his appearance on the History Channel's Top Shot that his customers find the most impressive. At Renaissance, along with his fellow instructors, Frank demonstrates proper handling of weaponry in eight classes. Some of these sessions follow NRA course outlines while others were designed by Frank himself, including one on familiarization with historic guns. For time spent outside the classroom, they direct students to several local ranges with which Renaissance Firearms Instruction is affiliated.
Super Shine Carwash & Detail Center gives cars two options for shrugging off dirt and filth. There's the automatic wash tunnel, a barrage of water, cleansers, and Simoniz Bubblizer hot carnauba wax that renders cars shiny and protected in mere minutes. And then there's the detailing center. There, cars that need a bit more attention are given just that by meticulous technicians. They scour the exterior and interior, making sure the paint is glossy, the chrome reflective, and the carpets and upholstery as clean as new. Super Shine also offers a VIP wash club that entitles motorists to unlimited washes, meaning they can swing in for a car wash every time it rains or every time the car forgets to wear a bib when guzzling wiper fluid.