Hummer COIF tests get thumbs-up
Aug02

Hummer COIF tests get thumbs-up

Commissioned and designed by US Autos with the collaboration of VOSA it has taken almost two years to bring a Hummer H2 up to COIF standards – and now a certificate is expected to be issued imminently. The complete re-design and redevelopment by some of the UK’s best bus and coach engineers has resulted in a number of changes which are unique to this vehicle and has made it the first Hummer in the world to be bought up to these...

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Legal loophole puts stretch limo fleet out of action
Aug02

Legal loophole puts stretch limo fleet out of action

By Leo Leonidou The Director of a limousine company has called on the authorities to grant the vehicles a temporary licence allowing them to operate stretch-limousines on the island. At present, the Road Transport Department has not licensed any of the vehicles, as there is no legislation in place governing cars measuring over six metres. Angelos Assiotis is the head of Cyprus VIP Services, provides clients with limousines, yachts and...

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Industry figures say limo crash test was unfair
Aug02

Industry figures say limo crash test was unfair

Key figures within the limousine industry have claimed the crash testing of a limousine on primetime TV as ‘unrealistic’. Motoring programme Fifth Gear recently aired the crashing of a 1993 Lincoln Town Car against a solid wall at 50mph to ‘highlight the importance of seatbelts’. If anyone knows anything about limousine safety it’s Gregory Beck – Gregory is the engineer who handles most of Krystal Enterprises’ safety compliance and...

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Arsonists strike at limousine company
Aug02

Arsonists strike at limousine company

Arsonists torched a limousine company just days after one of its cars was involved in a fatal motorway crash. Twelve limousines thought to be worth around £1million, were destroyed in the blaze at Just Limos in Dagenham recently. It happened two days after one of its limousines was involved in an accident in which a two-year-old died. Its been said two people were seen loitering by Just Limos before the fire broke out in the early...

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Limousine operator fined £14k
Aug02

Limousine operator fined £14k

A Bradford-based limousine operator has been fined £14,200 including costs after a series of extremely serious irregularities were discovered. Mohammed Saleem Nawaz, who trades as Oasis Limousines Ltd, received the £10,200 fine plus £4,000 costs for a range of offences including driving without insurance, fraudulent use of registration plates, fraudulent use of Vehicle Excise Duty and not having a PSV operator licence or a Certificate...

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Chauffeurs gather for Ascot hospitality
Jul20

Chauffeurs gather for Ascot hospitality

Thousands of chauffeurs gathered recently for yet another record breaking Royal Ascot week in Berkshire. For the first time, chauffeurs were offered refreshments and a place to meet in the biggest car park dedicated to limousines. The Chauffeur magazine and the Chauffeur Drive ’07 teams offered free refreshments to the industry, and certainly had their work cut out. More than 1100 teas and coffees were served, over 30 large gateaux...

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