Limo King Elvis

Posted on August 8, 2008 by LCT Magazine

LORD LIMO: Kings and presidents were the first public figures to be seen in limousines, along with kings of industry and capitalism. It wasn't until the 1980s that the general public started hiring limo rides on a regular basis. In between the royalty and the modern clientele, movie stars and rock legends helped build the image and sexiness of stepping out of a limo. Elvis Presley was an important figure in taking pop music to a different level and pretty much lived in a limo. You can listen to one of his hit songs, "Long Black Limousine," to hear what he thought about them.

Today, teenagers and young adults love limo rides for proms, weddings, party nights, and whatever else. Their parents and grandparents also had their own limo enthusiasm, and paid special attention to awards shows, celebrity magazines, movie premiers, and rock star sightings. Elvis had a lot to with it, even as he gained much weight and looked quite strange in his final days. He still stepped out of a limo, and his fans flipped out. Years later, Elvis impersonators do the same thing - don't be surprised if you see Elvis riding through your town in a long black limousine.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More LCT Blog Blog Posts

October 1, 2012

Event Management

Don't let your guests down. Here are some things to think about before the event starts.

September 26, 2012

October LCT Mag Focuses On Customer Service

ISSUE PREVIEW: What does he think? What did she really say? Are you channeling your customers? In the October 2012 issue of LCT Magazine, you’ll get a complete primer on how to read and please your
September 26, 2012

Driverless Cars Legalized In California

With no need for people to operate vehicles, how can limo companies adapt to the new world of transportation?
September 26, 2012

Manners Still Matter On Social Media

It has never before been easier for businesses to share information, insight and intimacy with consumers; it has also never been easier to offend them. Read more to learn how to avoid a social media faux pas.
September 20, 2012

My First Encounter With The 2013 Lincoln MKT Town Car

On my trip to Chicago last week for the 2012 BusCon Expo, I had the pleasure of experiencing a new ride — the 2013 MKT Town Car.
See More

Facebook Comments ()

Comments (0)

Post a Comment



See More

See More

See More

See More

LCT Store

LCT Magazine - January 2017 $12.95 THE MONEY ISSUE COVER STORY: * Dashboard Helps Steer Company Finances * *


Experience the three annual industry events for networking for business, showcasing vehicles and products, and getting the tools for success.

Read About Your Region

What’s Happening Near You?
Click on any state to see the latest industry news and events in that region.

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment


Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Metro Magazine

Serving the bus and passenger rail industries for more than a century

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

Please sign in or register to .    Close