The concept of a chauffeured vehicle has been in existence since the 1700’s. Only available to the wealthy, they were horse-drawn carriages, decorated with gold and pulled by the finest of animals.
The word limousine comes from the word “Limoges” which is the province in France that started the idea of chauffeured vehicles (or carriages). The notable feature that separates limos from other vehicles is that the driver is in a completely separate compartment from his fare.
Engine Powered Limousines
The first engine powered limo was developed in 1902, and was designed for the driver to sit under a covered compartment. This goes back to the origin of the word limousine, called that because the covered compartment resembled the cloak hood that was worn by residents of Limoges.
First Stretch Limo
The first stretch limo was developed in Arkansas in 1928. Locals referred to them as ‘big band busses’ because they were primarily used to transport famous big band leaders, their instruments and their orchestras around various parts of the U.S. Whether it was a car service in Miami, Los Angeles, or New York, there were vehicles that would take them where they need to go.
Growth in the 1930’s
The idea and popularity of limousines started to grow in the 1930’s. They were used for a variety of purposes, including transporting guests of hotels to and from the airport and various sightseeing tours.
Thus, the name “Airporter Stretch Coach” was created. After discovering the popularity of these limos, the movie industry quickly got on board. They used limousines to transport stage personnel and film crews around movie sets. Around the same time, they became widely popular as a mode of transportation for movie actresses and actors. You weren’t considered popular unless you arrived in a limousine.
High End Transportation
The six-door limousine was developed soon after. Generally, these were used as funeral cars and built on Cadillac Chassis’. They became more and more popular as time went on, and were used to transport everyone from movie stars to the President of the United States.
No Drinking & Driving
With the advent of drinking and driving laws (especially in the U.S.) limousine usage has skyrocketed and are now are used by not only the rich and famous, but regular folk too. Drinking in a limousine is legal because the driver is completely separate from the travelers.
Today, limousines still carry the rich and famous, but they’re also designed to transport large groups of people. With advancements in technology and different vehicle types available, there are ‘new style’ limos available. This makes a limo the perfect vehicle to transport large groups of people to weddings, clubs, parties and wine tours.
No matter where you are located, you can find a limousine service to meet your needs. For example, if you’re in the Miami area, you can arrange for a car service in Miami to pick you and your friends up for a night on the town; or, you can get picked up and driven to the airport in style.
If you’re looking to ride in style and take some friends along with you, visit Miami Limo Services today for a memorable trip you and your friends won’t soon forget!
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