We have written before about President Obama’s relatively new presidential limousine, but tantalizingly few details about this limo have been available due to understandable security concerns. However, after the recent inauguration marking the beginning of his second term in office, a few more details about this remarkable limo were made available to people with an insatiable desire to know more about this highly specialized limousine, like us. So, in keeping with our ongoing efforts to supply our readers with the very latest in weird and wonderful limousine news, here are some of the new details recently released about “The Beast”:
One of the more interesting developments during this year’s presidential campaign is the news that President Obama stocks homemade beer to enjoy on the campaign trail. Given the extraordinary security measures and amenities inside the president’s campaign bus, you couldn’t call it a party bus. Yet, we were pleasantly surprised to learn of his fondness for homebrews. During a recent stop at a coffee shop in Knoxville, Iowa, Mr. Obama chatted with a man, and when the conversation drifted to beer, the man was very pleasantly surprised with the president and offered him a cold one from his private supply.
When the press corps learned about the president’s offer, they asked White House spokesman Jay Carney a flurry of questions about what kind of beers were available. Carney reported that White House brew masters brew light and dark beers for the president and confessed that he had tried the lighter beer and found that “it is superb.”
The Obamas served their White House Honey Ale, made with honey from the first lady’s hives in the White House garden, at last year’s Super Bowl party. Insiders say that the president also served White House Honey Ale last September to Medal of Honor recipient Marine Sergeant Dakota Meyer, who had requested to have a beer with his Commander in Chief. Presidents Washington and Jefferson also made their own brews, but Mr. Obama is believed to be the first president to brew at the White House.
Here at NLS Limo, we like a well crafted beer as well. We enjoy drinking one or two after a day or evening of transporting our guests, and we enjoy stocking our San Francisco party buses and luxury coaches with our guests’ favorite beers for concerts, weddings, sporting events and other special occasions.
We may be San Francisco’s premier limousine service, but we never lose sight of the fact that we are in the hospitality business. We go to great lengths to help our guests get the most from their experience in our party buses, luxury coaches, limousines or other luxury ground transportation. Want to surprise your friends and family with their favorite beers and other adult beverages during their San Francisco party bus or luxury coach rental? Simply call us at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936 to let us know what you would like! We will do whatever we can to make it happen!
We have written about President Obama’s new limousine in previous posts, but some new information about this very customized limo has come to light recently, and we thought our readers might appreciate a bit more information about what is affectionately known as “The Beast.” Unlike our San Francisco limos, the presidential limo is built to withstand a bomb blast and chemical attack, is bullet-proof (naturally), features a mobile office in the rear and is powered by a very thirsty 6.6-liter engine. How thirsty is The Beast? Gas mileage is estimated at slightly under eight miles to the gallon, or around seven times thirstier than a Toyota Prius.
During the planning phase of the new presidential limo, Mr. Obama had requested that the limo be a hybrid. However, the logistics of creating a hybrid limo complete with armored plate panels up to eight inches thick on the doors proved too problematic, and the President had to make a concession. During an early meeting about the limo, President Obama said, “I asked can we make these cars hybrids. Secret Service said no. Now the reason is not because Secret Service are bad guys. It’s because these cars that I’m in are like tanks.”
In addition to the armored plate, the limo also features a mixture of protective materials including high-strength steel, aluminum, ceramics, titanium and other materials that remain classified. There is an oxygen system, fire-fighting equipment, bulletproof tires, night vision cameras and other security equipment the Secret Service is loath to disclose. For weaponry, details are still sketchy, but we did learn that the limo features at least one tear gas cannon and shotguns strategically stashed in the door panels. The limo also contains an indeterminate amount of the President’s own blood in case a transfusion becomes necessary.
The Beast is a truly remarkable limousine, and we are ever on the lookout for more information about the President’s ride. If you’re looking for a fun and affordable San Francisco limo experience, we have good news for you! You don’t have to be the President to enjoy first-class service and accommodations. Simply call us at NLS Limo today at 1-800-339-8936 to make a reservation! Our Bay Area limousine may not feature any armaments, but they do feature wet bars and many other luxury amenities. Call us today to learn more about our affordable rates and your rental options.