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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Aug 14: Limousines - the good, the bad and the ugly.

You see them everywhere  -  weddings, graduations, nights on the town. Stretch limos. In my not so humble opinion, these "classy" behemoths have to be just about the least classy things around.

And in some cases just plain stupid...........




.......like this one in San Francisco which got stranded......well, take a good look for yourself.

What happened to the really classy limos that used to show up at the big events? Nowadays you often see a version of them showing up at the last big event one person will ever attend, their funeral. But by and large, the traditional classic limousine has given way to these tacky monstrosities. To prove my point, let's take a look at some past limos........

To my mind, these late '70's Cadillacs really look the part of good taste and wealth. They are almost understated, not like the white, super extended, rolling disco like limos that we usually see today.

Or how about these models........

.......a 1955 Chrysler Imperial.........

.......or a '64 or '65 Lincoln by Lehman-Peterson


No question about it, these beauties are distinct without being over the top showy. You pull up at a graduation, a big event or a wedding in something like this and everyone sees class. Take a look at this photo below and you know that pictures never lie......


Can't get much classier than this!

Until next time.........

8 comments:

  1. I agree. The "stretch Navigator" is a little much, however, I think they're used more frequently for events like weddings because there's more headroom/easier to shuffle people around who are wearing crazy bridesmaid dresses.

    I prefer the town car (or stretch town car) myself. Of course, I don't really have a choice of either, do I? :-) The mid-60s Lincoln is the best tho, isn't it?

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  3. I agree with you, Barry. The trend of today’s limousine is somewhat geared to the car’s size. Yes, it’s true that bigger is better, but that’s not always the case. Sometimes, I find it nice to take a step back and go back to the basics. Traditional limos have a very classy feel, which can fit perfectly into any event (weddings, proms, even funerals). :D

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  4. “No question about it, these beauties are distinct without being over the top showy.” You’re right. It has that effect that will make you be in awe because of the beauty in its simplicity. Just a bit of information: the first stretch limousine was built in 1982 in Arkansas. The latter became famous because of the big bands who drove them.

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