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‘Stretching’ – The Truth

From Hummers to Beetles, there's more to limo hire than meets the eye

The limo scene is not something I’ve ever known much about, to be honest. Yes, we’ve all seen the stretched Lincoln town cars and super stretched Hummers on a Saturday night with assorted limbs of hen do participants sticking out of the back windows and sunroofs, but I’ve never really seen the attraction.

Why would you want to travel to Frankie and Benny’s on the Doncaster ring road in something that resembles a 40 foot phallus on wheels, with a laserquest interior and a hardcore rave soundtrack designed to induce a migraine within a mile and a half of your departure point? Maybe I’m getting too old for it all, but I’ve never fully understood the appeal. I suppose it’s all about attracting attention and having people gawp open-mouthed at you as you try and negotiate your mini-skirted self out of the rear doors of your elongated carriage, with a bottle of WKD in one hand and a doner kebab in the other while desperately trying to maintain whatever modesty is still intact. That would appear to be what limos are all about in this country, but surely there’s more to it than that?

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