Limousines are a very strange vehicle. No one would have ever thought in a million years that somehow, these machines are what’s going to become popular as the main method of transportation when it comes to weddings, parties, events and even funerals. Yes, some people arrive to funerals in limousines which isn’t exactly how I’d want people to arrive to my funeral but I wouldn’t know anyways, right?
Did you know that limousines were actually very exclusive when they were newer? When it was back in the day, if you weren’t a politician, a movie star or a very wealthy business man, you could not get a limousine. Not just because of the price but because they had a symbol of status. Anyone without that status or power could not get in one or arrive anywhere in one. It wasn’t illegal it was just taboo, kind of forbidden by society. Why is this? Who knows, society is weird.
Today though, thankfully that’s not the case and everyone can experience the joy that is the limousines. Everyone uses them for just about any event they can think of such as weddings, anniversaries, parties, birthdays or even baby showers. Why baby showers? Who knows, ask the people that are hiring them for that explicit purpose.
The beautiful thing is, Limousines haven’t really lost their origin of power at all because people still refer to them as people with power inside. Most people don’t know their affordable which is beautiful for everyone who knows now that they are affordable. If you want to arrive to your own birthday, you can do so in style. You’ll become a celebrity in no time.
So, let’s talk about some weird and downright strange things about the limousine industry.
The origin of the name – Where exactly could Limousine have come from? In France, there’s something called the Limousin that was used by shepherds. It was a protective hood and it was also assumed that the French designer who initially came up with the concept gave it that name. However, this one is iffy and there’s not a whole of evidence to actually back up this claim or support this story.
When you hear the word limousine, that doesn’t mean that it’s a brand of car or that’s why it has that name. When you hear limousine that means that it’s actually referring to a large group of vehicles that have the characteristics that you often associate with what limousines are today. For example, the limousine has such a characteristic that it’s longer than the average car and accommodates more passengers. This is done by extended the mid-section of the vehicle to make room for more people.
There’s a lot of different types of limousines out there and there’s no secret where they came from. People have been making limousines out of almost everything these days. Even a monster truck if you can believe that or not. People will make a limousine out of anything if they can legally drive it around.