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Limo Service Takes Delivery of Custom Transformers Bumblebee Camaro SS Limousine

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on October 31, 2012

A limousine service in Perth, Australia, is about to increase its visibility in that market in a very big way. ShowTime Limos just took delivery of a custom Transformers Bumblebee Camaro SS stretch limo that will be difficult to overlook wherever it goes. The striking yellow and black paint job combined with the fact that it is a classic muscle car stretched into a limousine will certainly turn heads as it transports guests in this Western Australian city.

The limo company isn’t saying who took a Transformers Special Edition Bumblebee Camaro SS and added another eight or so feet to stretch it into a limo, but the creator certainly did some serious metal fabricating. The fabricating began with scissor-style front doors that mimic the appearance of a bumblebee’s wings. The custom automaker then added gullwing doors to the passenger cabin, which also resemble a bee’s wings. Moving inside, the first thing guests will notice is the Transformer Bumblebee head, which adorns the limo’s wet bar. The spacious cabin seats up to 12 guests who can enjoy luxury amenities such as fiber optic lighting, laser lights, a mirrored ceiling and a state-of-the-art audio system with CD player, iPod and MP3 player capabilities. The custom limo also offers two flat-screen TVs and a DVD player for watching DVDs of Transformers episodes and other entertainment.

Under the hood is a General Motors 6.2-liter V8 capable of producing up to 426 horsepower to get guests to their destinations in a hurry. All that power is transferred to the rear wheels via a 6-speed automatic transmission. We’ve no word yet on how this limo handles, but we’d guess that it doesn’t hold a corner at speed quite like a regular Special Edition Camaro SS.

This is another in a continuing series of blog posts intended to bring you the latest in weird and wonderful custom limousines. We do not currently offer any Camaro SS limousines in our fleet of San Francisco limos, but we do offer custom stretch limousines that are more focused on cool amenities and guest comfort than yellow and black paint jobs. If you’re looking for a comfortable and affordable Bay Area limo rental, give us a call today at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936. We may not have a Transformer limousine, but we do have Lincolns, Hummers, Excursions, Cadillacs and many other models for you!

Officials Cut Three Limos in Half to Discourage Illegal Limousine Services

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on October 1, 2012

Britain’s Vehicle and Operator Services Agency (VOSA) is similar to California’s Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in that both government agencies are responsible for issuing licensing and ensuring compliance with regulations to ensure transportation safety for passengers. However, it appears that both agencies have different approaches to discouraging illegal limousine services. The CPUC issues fines and publishes lists of illegal operators to protect Californians. VOSA recently sawed three limousines in half to illustrate what can happen to vehicles owned by illegal operators.

VOSA recently teamed up with a team from the Surrey Fire and Rescue Service, who used a Range Rover limo, Porsche Cayenne limo and a Hummer H2 SUV limousine to gain experience with their metal cutting equipment. All three limousines were cut neatly in half, and VOSA invited local media outlets to capture the proceedings on video and help them publicize the message. You may remember a blog we wrote last year about a similar event where VOSA crushed a Ford Excursion SUV limo owned by an illegal limo service.

Neil Barlow, Head of Enforcement at VOSA, told reporters that his agency has seized vehicles destroyed to demonstrate the “dangers to the public” that illegal limousine services present.

"We don’t feel any great need to prove anything here, and I think this demonstration shows there are some issues in terms of getting passengers out of the vehicle," he explained. "It’s also about getting the message back to the industry that if they’re going to operate limousines, they need to operate within the law because I’m sure they don’t want to see this happening to their vehicles."

Here in the Bay Area, we’re fairly certain that our San Francisco limousines, SUV limos, party buses and other vehicles are safe from VOSA’s publicity stunts. Even if the CPUC wanted to stage similar events, we’d still sleep well at night as all our licenses, insurance coverage, vehicle maintenance, inspections and all other requirements are fully in compliance with state regulations. Spending the time, money and energy to ensure CPUC compliance is only one of the many things we do to ensure that all our guests have a safe, fun and very comfortable experience with us. If you’re looking for a Bay Area limousine service that puts the safety of its guests above all other considerations and has the most competitive and affordable rental rates in the area, call us at NLS Limo today at 800-339-8936!

Hummer Limousine Part of Kid’s Make-A-Wish Dream Come True

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on August 6, 2012

The Make-A-Wish Foundation of Alaska and Washington made a 12-year-old boy’s dream come true recently, and this particular dream involved espionage. This young man’s name is Colby, but he prefers to be called Agent C to protect his identity. Agent C struggles with spinal muscular atrophy, a general muscle weakness that prevents him from enjoying many of the activities that other kids his age take for granted. However, that does not prevent him from sharpening his sleuthing skills, and Make-A-Wish granted his wish to be a secret agent with an adventure that took two days to solve.

Agent C lives in the Seattle area and was shocked to learn that someone had stolen Blitz, the mascot of his beloved Seattle Seahawks. In order to help him solve this heinous crime, the Foundation arranged a Hummer limousine for him to use while he acted on clues. He also received his own tuxedo complete with spy gear, visited the Seattle Crime Lab and enjoyed dinner atop the Space Needle.

Agent C knew that he would need to enlist the help of others in his mission, so he called in his partner, Agent Dad. Together, they followed a lead to the School of Acrobatics and New Circus Arts, where they found a piece of folded paper that seemed suspicious. They followed the lead to a Starbucks, where they discovered mysterious messages scrawled on the inside of their beverage cups. This led them to a crime scene, where they found zip ties and duct tape with blue and green feathers stuck to it. They found additional clues that suggested they needed to head to the waterfront. Since time was short and secret agents have extraordinary resources at their disposal, they found a nearby helicopter, which flew them toward Puget Sound. En route to their destination, they spotted a boat carrying Blitz and his captors. Through careful maneuvering, they were able to force the boat ashore, where they incapacitated bad guy Rex Velvet with silly string and released Blitz and another secret agent named Agent R.

We love stories like this and pass them along whenever possible. If you’re looking for a San Francisco Hummer limousine to transport you and your friends and family for an upcoming adventure, you have definitely come to the right place! We offer different models of Hummer limos with plenty of space and luxurious amenities for up to 20 guests. If you’re looking for a SUV limo with extra headroom and lots of cool features such as dance floors, laser light shows and much more, call us at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936 to reserve your Bay Area Hummer limo rental today!

Bentley Allows First Glimpses of New SUV Limousine

By San Francisco Limousine Specialist on August 6, 2012

Bentley, the legendary British automaker, recently released images and footage of its new sports utility vehicle limousine, ending years of speculation and rumors about the new direction for the company. The EXP 9 F is Bentley’s first SUV limo and exemplifies the automaker’s plans to build the fastest and most luxurious sports utility vehicles in the world. The clean lines of the EXP 9 F suggest the lean but shapely contours of their luxury automobiles with the accent on length rather than height. The world got its first glimpse of the SUV at the Geneva International Salon d’Auto earlier this year, and Bentley plans to showcase their new SUV again later this year at the Concours d’Elegance in Pebble Beach, California in August.

The EXP 9 F concept is powered by a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged W12 engine capable of producing more than 600 horsepower and 800 Nm of torque governed by an eight-speed close-ratio transmission. Bentley has been very secretive about other aspects of the SUV’s power train, but early reports claim that a 500-HP V8, as well as a V6 plug-in hybrid may be available in the near future. If the hybrid is introduced as expected, it would be capable of going from 0 to 60 mph in an astonishing five seconds, comparable to or better than many SUVs in its class. The EXP will feature soft-touch leather seats and interior trim packages in a variety of stylish materials including wood, leather and polished aluminum, bronze and gunmetal.

A removable touch pad located on the center console will control the audio and video systems, as well as climate control and other features. The rear cabin will also feature seats that recline, a powered footrest, Internet connectivity, a drinks table, an infotainment screen and many other luxury accents. A sliding drawer located between the seats will hide a refrigerated compartment ideal for chilling champagne and glassware.

This SUV limousine sounds very enticing to us, and we expect that our readers are also eagerly looking forward to this beautiful automobile. Speaking of SUV limos, we offer a wide range of different SUV limousines in our fleet of Bay Area limos. Guests who prefer a bit more headroom and a higher riding profile can choose from our Escalades, Lincoln Navigators, stretch Excursions, Hummer limos and much more! If you are thinking about a San Francisco SUV limo rental for an upcoming event, please browse our selection of luxury sports utility vehicles at your leisure. If you have questions and would like to make a reservation, just give us a call at NLS Limo at 800-339-8936. We’ll take care of the rest!

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