Wednesday, March 7, 2012
TRAVELLING IN STYLE IN THE LOVE JET LIMO
There are probably more stretch limousines in Los Angeles than any other city in the world. But none of them can compare with the one photographer Theo Kingma and I spotted in Guadalajara. These Mexicans really know how to travel in style!
At Vaca Limousines for $300 you can rent a converted Boeing 727-100 to cruise the streets for the evening. Known as The Love Jet, it is particularly popular with couples wanting to join the Mile High Club without leaving the ground.
I'm betting it won't be too long before we see fleets of them at the Golden Globes, the Grammys and the Oscars.
Trivia note: The first stretch limousines were created in Fort Smith, Arkansas, around 1928 by a coach company named Armbruster. Called big band buses, they were primarily used to transport band leaders such as Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman and their bands and equipment.
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