Friday 12 November 2010

History of limousines

The first automobile limousine, built in 1902, was designed so the driver compartment Sat outside under cover. The word limousine is derived from the name of the French Limousin region, because this covered compartment physically resemble Hood cloak worn by the shepherds there. Alternative language to have a driver wearing a cloak similar to the limousine driver to open the compartment, for protection from the weather.

The first "stretch limousine" was created in Fort Smith, Arkansas around 1928 by a company named Armbruster coach. Has been used in the first place these vehicles for the transfer of the "big band" famous leaders, such as Glenn Miller and Benny Goodman, and laminates and equipment. Is often called this stretch limousines in the early "big band buses".


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