Archive 2005: First Limo and Chauffeur Show Report.
Mar15

Archive 2005: First Limo and Chauffeur Show Report.

To celebrate TheChauffeur.com’s Tenth Anniversary, we look back on an event which marked the start of a series of events we hosted in the UK… The Limousine and Chauffeur Show hit the UK for the first time last month and received a fantastic response from the chauffeur industry. The show at Sandown Park in Surrey ran over two days and saw more than 4000 visitors feasting their eyes on some of the world’s most prestigious...

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VOSA to produce legal Hummer
Aug02

VOSA to produce legal Hummer

A stretched Hummer produced in conjunction with VOSA is apparently on the cards and will be tested in the UK in September, according to close sources to The Chauffeur magazine. The 180 inch H2 is currently being built in the USA and it has been said that VOSA is fully behind the project to make sure the limousine arrives in the country and it’s able to confirm to full COIF and PSV standards. It is due to arrive in September when it...

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The Royal fleet of limousines

Robert Wilkins highlights the amazing history of how the Rolls-Royce was introduced into the Royal fleet of limousines. Up to the time King George VI died, the Royal Fleet consisted of Daimlers. Meeting Princess Elizabeth on her arrival back in the UK following her father’s death was a suite of limousines which clearly came from an earlier age. It wasn’t long before the new monarch ushered in a new era in Royal Limousines. In 1948...

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Frankfurt debut for extended wheelbase Phantom

Rolls-Royce Motor Cars launched the extended wheelbase version of the Phantom for the first time in Germany at the Frankfurt motor show in September. The longer model was complimented by two other Bespoke Phantoms with a range of new features. Rolls-Royce announced the extended wheelbase model at the Geneva motor show earlier this year. An additional 250mm increases the already generous rear space and gives customers the chance to...

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Operators boasts the benefits of the minicoach

Roy Thomas from Park Gem Limousines in Crawley highlights the growing trend for mini coaches, therefore tavoiding the licensing difficulties with American limousines… When you first buy a limousine and start-up in the industry, you probably thought that the car would be working seven days a week, stuffed full of famous celebrities and it will soon have you on the way to your first fortune. However, within a very short time you...

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First Industry Awards — success for UK companies

The UK’s first industry awards took place at the Limousine and Chauffeur Show and recognised businesses and individuals from the industry. Editor of The Chauffeur Magazine, Paul Gibson, presented the awards to a crowd of 300 at Sandown Park. Categories such as Limousine of the Year, website of the Year and Chauffeur of the Year were all presented with the help of popular comedian Simon Evans. Eddy Ellis and Neil Percival collected the...

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