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President Putin Commissions New Zil Limousine

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on November 14, 2012

We wrote recently about the resurgence of legendary Russian Luxury automaker Zil. The struggling company recently received a huge boost when they delivered an order to the Kremlin, a new limo for Russian President Vladimir Putin. The presidential limo will be called “Limo Number One,” and Zil reports that it took six years to manufacture. The new limo is awaiting final approval from Kremlin officials, but it is expected to pass inspections and begin transporting the president and other Russian dignitaries in the very near future.

Limo Number One features six doors, calf leather upholstery, a video screen that shows the road ahead to passengers when privacy shutters are closed, the obligatory armored plate, advanced telecommunications equipment and many other security features that will not be made available to the public. The presidential limo is powered by a huge 7.7-liter motor easily capable of accelerating the 7,000-pound vehicle to reported top speeds of 125 mph.

After many years of being transported in a Mercedes limousine, President Putin will join predecessors Nikita Krushchev, Leonid Brezhnev, Mikhail Gorbachev and many other Russian dignitaries by riding in a Zil limousine, a move viewed as very important to reviving the automaker and the Russian economy.

Mikhail Sattarov, the head of luxury models at Zil, revived a bit of Cold War brinksmanship as well, saying that the new presidential limo is demonstrably better than President Obama’s new Cadillac One limousine, unofficially named “The Beast.”

Mr. Sattarov remarked, "We saw what Obama rides in; it’s an ugly submarine with no aesthetics," he said. "It looks awful."

With all due respect, we disagree with Mr. Sattarov. Given the Zil’s history of designing limousines that more closely resemble cereal boxes on wheels, we would expect a bit more restraint on his part when critiquing the looks of other automakers’ vehicles.

If you have a special event in the near future and you’d like to reserve one of our San Francisco limos, party buses, SUV limos or other luxury vehicles, give us a call today at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936 to make reservations today. We treat each of our guests like heads of state and provide a level of customer service that keeps them coming back again and again. If you’re looking for the best Bay Area limousine rental experience at the best rates, just give us a call, and let us take care of the rest!

San Francisco Neighborhood Guide: North Beach

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on March 21, 2011

San Franciscans call this neighborhood by two names. One is North Beach, which fits this neighborhood’s current status as a trendy place to live, eat and shop. The other is Little Italy, which fits the neighborhood’s ethnic past and still-current identity. Book lovers call this San Francisco neighborhood by both names. However, to them, the name matters little; it’s the incredible new and used bookstores that have made this a Mecca for bibliophiles for many decades. You see, North Beach is home to our fair city’s most famous bookstore, City Lights. City Lights continues to draw readers from all over the world who yearn to sit, read and relax in the very same rooms where Ferlinghetti, Ginsberg, Kerouac and other literary giants wrote, read and hung out in days past.

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Couple in Britain Chooses Unusual Wedding Transportation

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on January 15, 2011

We get a lot of unusual requests from our wedding limousine guests, and we do our very best to accommodate them. After all, we never forget that we’re in the hospitality business. However, this story about an English couple’s wedding transportation had us scratching our heads, wondering how we would have handled this request.

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Rent a Bay Area Limousine for the Giants or A’s Home Opener

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on January 12, 2011

The holidays are a recent memory, and baseball fans know that means it’s only a few short weeks before pitchers and catchers report for spring training. Baseball season will be here before you know it! Baseball fever is especially high on the Giants’ side of the Bay this upcoming season for reasons that will cause local fans to either rejoice or recoil. (Sorry A’s fans, but you guys have had some rings and championships. Don’t begrudge us our day in the sun.) Whether you’re scheming to score home opener tickets for the Giants and see World Series rings presented, or you’re stoked to see the Athletics’ home opener as a diehard A’s fan, why not make the home opener extra legendary this year by renting one of our Bay Area limousines?

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Looking for a Birthday Gift That Is Always in Good Taste? Rent a San Francisco Limo!

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on December 28, 2010

If you’re looking for a birthday gift for someone on your list who is difficult to buy for, don’t buy him or her anything. Instead, rent one of our San Francisco limousines and give that person a birthday present he or she will never forget! We have a wide range of limo options from which to choose whether you want to rent one of our stretch limos for an intimate evening for two or one of our SUV limos for a legendary evening for more! What is more, if you want to customize the limo experience to make it extra memorable, we’ll be happy to work with you to make it unique. We excel at helping our guests (or their gift recipients) enjoy custom limo experiences. Some examples of recent custom Bay Area limousine experiences we have helped our guests enjoy include the following:

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Dropouts in Columbus Marathon Will Receive Limousine Rides

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on October 18, 2010

Organizers of the upcoming marathon in Columbus, Ohio, have a surprise waiting for runners who cannot finish the distance race on foot. Marathon participants who cannot finish the race for any reason will receive rides in limousines to the finish line. Columbus Marathon Race Director Darris Blackford told reporters that he wanted runners who could not finish to have a different experience than the one he had when he was unable to finish on one occasion. Mr. Blackford and others who could not finish took a ride in a school bus, a most practical mode of transportation, but also one in which most people over the age of 18 feel a bit odd.

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