Here I am now at Limousine World 2015, an exhibition of the world’s top-selling, and most eclectic collection, of high-end limousines! This exhibition hall is huge and there are over 300 limousines on display for this weekend alone! I got this idea of visiting a limousines from my other previous job as a receptionist job at Limo Hire Perth WA.
Starting of our coverage is the venue entrance where a 21-foot vintage Mercedes Benz limo in gleaming pearl white welcomes the crowd. This limo was built by Mercedes Benz in 1965 for a member of the Austrian royal family. After serving for more than 20 years, it was retired and auctioned off to interested collectors, ending up with a fine gentleman from London who owns most of the limos in this event. Indeed, it is one fine piece that one can have in one’s collection!
Moving inside the great hall, there are rows of mirror black limousines customized and detailed by local boys LimoLover Ltd., a shop that’s been fitting out limousines for hotel, corporate clients, high-end casinos and private individuals. What’s thrilling about this fleet of limousines is that each one is designed based on a particular theme and customers can select which theme they want, from the Safari edition, with faux lionskin seat covers and rainforest curtains, to the Space Age edition that has silver leather covers, glow in the dark mini-bar and luminous carpeting. They also have the All Sports edition, with locker room style compartments, an entertainment area that plays the top sports games, and throw pillows in the shape of a basketball, soccer ball, football, and baseball bat! Really out of this world ideas coming from the boys at LimoLover Ltd.
Walking over to the other side, we see a slew of nasty looking off-road vehicles converted into long bed limousines. Here’s a bright yellow stretch Humvee from the 2012 Hummer chassis and stretched to 12 feet. It’s a limo that can fit up to 25 people comfortably. Inside, it has the best in creature comforts: 40-inch HD TV and entertainment center, two mini-bars, plush Captain’s Chairs and leather covered bench seats.
Beside this area are some of the latest prototypes of how the future limousine will look like. This one is a project of Lincoln-Mercury that’s not due to be released until 2019. It’s a 30-foot limousine developed from the same chassis of the 2016 Lincoln Town Car. It’s got a glass that separates the driver from the action in the back, where occupants can lounge comfortably in full leather Captains Chairs and a mini-bar/cooler between it. At the back, there is a dual-power bi-fold sofa that can be converted into a full bed for those long road trips.
These limousines featured in the photos are just some of the first batch of exciting new products we’ve seen displayed here in Limousine World Expo 2015. We haven’t even begun to check out the other exciting products on display, particularly the bus and shuttle limousines at the far end. I’ll have that available online in the next edition of this blog.