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  • Automaker Daimler says it doesn’t know how Kim Jong Un got his luxury limos.

    04/27/2019 6:20:45 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | 4/27/2019 | Louis Casiano
    German automaker Daimler said it has no idea how North Korean leader Kim Jong Un acquired its high-end limousines since it has no business relationship with the reclusive nation and U.N. sanctions prevent the sale of luxury goods to the North. Kim used Daimler-branded stretch limousines at his two summits with President Trump and at his recent meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The presence of Kim with Daimler limos confounded company officials, who cited the sanctions imposed on North Korea in order to pressure the country to abandon its nuclear weapons program.
  • New York Governor Moves to Ban Stretch Limos

    01/16/2019 2:44:50 PM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 25 replies
    Jalopnik ^ | 01/15/2019 | Andrew P. Collins
    Last October a horrific stretch limousine crash killed 20 people and rocked the state of New York. As a result, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to introduce a raft of transportation safety reforms including an outright ban on long limos.In an event described by the New York Times as the “deadliest U.S accident in nine years,” 17 passengers in a stretched Ford Excursion limousine, the vehicle’s driver, and two pedestrians died in a crash in the small upstate town of Schoharie, NY. The subsequent investigation revealed that the limo had failed its last safety inspection and should not have been on...
  • Schumer: Investigate stretch limo industry; update regulations

    10/21/2018 5:04:49 AM PDT · by Libloather · 38 replies
    Newsday ^ | 10/14/18 | Vincent Barone
    **SNIP** “One of the problems is there are gaping, glaring loopholes in regulating stretch limousines. And, for sure, for every inch a limousine stretches … they get considerably more dangerous,” the Democratic Senate minority leader said during a news conference in his Manhattan office. “They are neither classified as trucks or as cars, and while limousines themselves are glutting, when they are stretched … there is no regulation at all.” **SNIP** “What I’m asking is that the NTSB investigate every stretch limo crash that we’ve had in this country,” Schumer said. “There have been a bunch. There’s now enough information...
  • 20 killed in Schoharie limousine crash (New York state)

    10/07/2018 8:35:20 AM PDT · by PghBaldy · 89 replies
    Albany Times Union ^ | October 7 | Mike Goodwin, Lauren Stanforth, and Steve Hughes
    SCHOHARIE - Twenty people died Saturday's crash of a limousine in Schoharie County, State Police confirmed late Sunday morning. The crash is the deadliest in the Capital Region since the Oct. 2, 2005 sinking of the Ethan Allen tour boat on Lake George killed 20 people.
  • Anti-Trump protesters ruin Muslim immigrant’s livelihood by torching limo

    01/23/2017 5:20:41 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Red Alert Politics ^ | 1/23/17 | Siraj Hashmi
    The inauguration of Donald Trump had fireworks, but for people going about their daily lives, there was just fire and chaos from protesters. A limo driver was injured while the stretch limousine he drove was torched and destroyed by protesters near the intersection of 12th and K Streets NW in Washington, DC.Muhammad Ashraf, the owner of the company, Nationwide Chauffeured Services, is now speaking out against the protesters for what they did.In an exclusive interview with Red Alert Politics, Ashraf said he wasn’t a supporter of Donald Trump during his campaign, but Friday’s protests were completely counter-productive.“I have a different point...
  • President Trump's car is almost ready

    11/09/2016 11:13:33 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 54 replies
    Although its existence hasn’t been officially confirmed, General Motors has been spotted testing what appears to be the presidential limousine that will replace the “Beast” that protects President Obama. Spy photographers stalking GM’s proving grounds over the summer snapped a few shots of a camouflaged vehicle that looks like a modified version of the current Cadillac-branded state car. Related Image beast 2 Expand / Contract Its profile is nearly identical, but it features Cadillac’s latest style, including vertical LED headlights and a CT6-like grille with the company’s new wreathless crest in the center. Details about the Beast are kept secret...
  • Driver: The Taxi and Limousine Commission ruined my life

    11/28/2014 6:40:43 PM PST · by TBP · 29 replies
    New York Post ^ | November 27, 2014 | 10:15pm | Rebecca Harshbarger and Daniel Prendergast
    A Pennsylvania limo driver says he lost his job, and his life was destroyed, when a ruthless undercover TLC inspector pulled a sting on him and seized his employer’s car at JFK Airport, leaving him stranded for days. Michael Davis, 49, his wife and two young sons are now facing eviction from their Allentown, Pa., home after he was forced to fork over thousands of dollars to his former employer, who sued him for losing the town car. “It messed up my life,” Davis told The Post, referring to his May 14 run-in with Felicia Harper, a member of the...
  • U.S. Secret Service Solicits Proposals to Replace “The Beast” With New Presidential Limo

    03/12/2014 9:32:33 AM PDT · by nascarnation · 41 replies
    The Truth About Cars ^ | 4/12/14 | Ronnie Schreiber
    The United States Secret Service has started the process to begin to build the next generation presidential limousine with the posting of a contract proposal on the site for companies seeking to do business with the federal government. The contract will be awarded by the Dept. of Homeland Security by August 29th of this year and the new armored limo, no doubt equipped with the latest and highest tech communications and security gizmos, is planned to go into service in 2017, after Mr. Obama’s replacement takes office.
  • 'He just walked away': Survivor of bachelorette limo fire accuses driver of not doing enough ...

    05/07/2013 7:53:02 AM PDT · by Uncle Chip · 60 replies
    The Daily Mail Online ^ | May 7, 2013 | Associated Press
    A survivor of the San Francisco limo fire said on Monday that she believes the driver could have done more to help her friends escape the horrifying blaze. Nelia Arellano, 36, was one of four women on the bachelorette party on Saturday night who survived the fire by squeezing through a 3 foot by one and a half-foot partition. Five other party-goers didn't make it, their bodies later found pressed against the partition following the limo fire on one of the busiest bridges in San Francisco Bay. Miss Arellano told KGO-TV that she believes the driver, Orville Brown, could have...
  • Limo Fire Kills Passengers, Closes San Mateo Bridge [San Francisco Bay]

    05/05/2013 1:19:30 AM PDT · by Lonely Bull · 73 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Sunday, May 5, 2013
    The westbound lanes of the San Mateo-Hayward bridge were closed for several hours Saturday night due to a deadly fire involving a limosine. The California Highway Patrol said the fire was first reported around 10 p.m. in the third lane of westbound state Highway 92 at the bridge's decline. As many as ten people were inside the limo and as many as five of them died, according to multiple reports Witnesses at the scene reported people were trapped inside the burning limo. The CHP told NBC Bay Area there were multiple fatalities, but could not confirm a number. Witnesses told...
  • Biden´s $321,665 Limo Bill

    03/25/2013 12:38:27 PM PDT · by Nachum · 15 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | 3/25/13 | Jeryl Bier
    After two items last week on the cost of lodging for Vice President Joe Biden´s early February trip to Europe, other news organizations began to investigate further. Wolf Blitzer´s show The Situation Room on CNN uncovered a contract apparently also related to the same visit to Paris: Also on the receipt was $321,665 for a limousine company. Although CNN did not link to the document, the notice of the contract award for the limousine service was posted on the same government website as the hotel contracts.
  • Obama's Armored Limo Had To Be Towed During Trip To Israel

    03/20/2013 12:31:48 PM PDT · by Smittie · 25 replies
    New York Post ^ | 03/20/2013 | GEOFF EARLE
    <p>President Obama’s armored Cadillac limo, which was supposed to schlep him around the Holy Land, broke down.</p> <p>According to Israeli’s Channel 2, the cause of the mishap was a simple error all motorists try to avoid.</p> <p>“The Americans filled it up with diesel, rather than [gasoline],” the channe quoted a source, which recently scored an interview with Obama, reported – in case there was any doubt that the host government wasn’t to blame.</p>
  • Barack Obama in Israel: 'the Beast' limo breaks down after fuel mix-up

    03/20/2013 8:45:43 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 133 replies ^ | 2:57PM GMT 20 Mar 2013 | Robert Tait
    Barack Obama's hopes of a smooth start to his first presidential trip to Israel suffered a hitch on Wednesday when his armoured limousine broke down after a driver reportedly filled it with diesel instead of petrol. The hulking vehicle, nicknamed "the Beast" for its supposed robustness in the face of potential attacks, juddered to a halt on the motorway between Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport and Jerusalem after its engine apparently proved incapable of absorbing the alien fuel intake. Israeli media outlets, including the flagship Channel 2 television station, reported that the car had been filled with diesel. The sleek...
  • Russia's Putin "unhappy" with limo

    02/27/2013 5:34:10 PM PST · by nascarnation · 36 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/27/2013 | Johnathon Ramsey
    A few years ago Russian president Dmitri Medvedev decided he wanted officials to be chauffeured in Russian limousines, not the German executive sedans everyone had become accustomed to (such as the Mercedes-Benz pictured above). Naturally, that meant turning to Russia's own ZiL to create a litter worthy of a plutocrat and glorious Russian history. The plan had two big problems, the first being that ZiL stopped making limos in 1991 and was only producing trucks and armored military vehicles. But that didn't stop the party. The orders to ZiL were to create something powered by a V8 that was able...
  • 4 men charged with jumping out of limo, attacking group in Lakeview

    07/09/2012 7:26:16 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 25 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 9, 2012
    Four men are accused of bailing out of a white stretch limousine and punching three people, breaking one man's jaw, in the Lakeview neighborhood as someone with the attackers recorded the beating, authorities said this morning.
  • Night out ends in brawl for off-duty Fresno cops

    02/21/2012 8:23:02 AM PST · by Enterprise · 4 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 2-20-12 | Pablo Lopez
    It was supposed to be a fun night on the town: three off-duty Fresno police officers and their friends celebrating a birthday in the Tower District. They hired a limousine driver -- and not just any limo driver, but a police informant in a high-profile murder-for-hire case. The night, however, didn't turn out as planned. First, they fought among themselves, a Fresno police report said. Then, when a bouncer from the Laughing Buddha Bar & Grill tried to break up the fight, two of the officers and one of their wives fought him, the report said.
  • Geo Metro limousine can be yours for the price of an iPad (I'd rather have the iPad)

    01/30/2012 7:40:31 PM PST · by DemforBush · 10 replies · 1+ views
    From the wilds of Craigslist, this piece of automotive excellence emerged recently seeking new ownership for the price of an entry-level iPad. Yes, it's a 1992 Geo Metro given a limousine stretch. Yes, there's a mural of Betty Boop with a tiger on the hood. And it has some of the most avant-garde ad copy I've seen...
  • Bankrupt church wants donations for pastor’s sick wife ferried in limo

    11/04/2011 3:35:48 PM PDT · by InvisibleChurch · 21 replies ^ | 11.4.11
    Some members of a bankrupt Orange County, Calif. megachurch are expressing outrage after fielding an email request for congregants to deliver food to waiting limos so that it can ferried to the founder's sick wife. The appeal comes weeks after a lawsuit charged that the founder of the Crystal Cathedral house of worship, Rev. Robert Schuller, and his family had been paying themselves lavish salaries and other benefits while the church was in financial straits. "They've completely depleted the church's funds," one member, Bob Canfield, told the Orange County Register. "But they have shown that they have absolutely no remorse...
  • Ever-Nostalgic Kremlin Leadership Looking to Bring Back Soviet Era with 2012 ZiL Limo?

    10/29/2011 7:15:16 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 17 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 29, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    ZiL 114 series Russian PM Dmitri Medvedev had commented earlier this year that he'd be more than happy to trade in his Mercedes official car for a real Russian ride, if an appropriately upscale limo could be sourced from within the country. Not willing to wait for such a new car to utilize in Putin's revivalist Red Square military processions, Defense Minister Anatoly Serdyukov can already be found saluting chins-in-the-air Russian troops from the back a fully-restored cca 1975 ZiL open parade car.While only economy types are produced in Russia (Lada) these days, the USSR had indeed built various tiers of (mediocre)...
  • On Obama's visit, presidential seal blew off his limo on I-76; it later was recovered

    07/02/2011 9:02:30 AM PDT · by Indy Pendance · 78 replies
    Philadelphia Daily News ^ | July 2, 2011 | DAVID GAMBACORTA
    [snip] Just ask, ahem, President Obama. Seems the big guy lost a magnetic presidential seal that was affixed to the side of his limousine as he wrapped up a fundraising visit to Philly on Thursday. The seal flew off the side of the limo and whipped by motorists in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 76, where it was presumed lost . . . until shortly before noon yesterday. That's when a veteran Philadelphia police officer found the seal on the side of the highway, near the Montgomery Avenue exit, while he was assisting the driver of a disabled vehicle, said...