Execs Worry About Stretch Limousine Image

Posted on October 15, 2008 by LCT Magazine

STRETCH MARKS: Corporate executives have been shunning stretch limousines for years now, especially after the Enron fiasco happened and federal corporate clean-up legislation was passed earlier this decade. And the negative public image goes back even further, especially into the 1980s. That's when people were worried about being perceived as similar to Gordon Gekko. Gekko was the main character in the hit Oliver Stone movie,"Wall Street," which lambasted financier corruption and ironically came out the same year as the October stock market plunge. These days, corporate execs want chauffeured rides, but they're being picked up in black sedans, SUVs, buses, and executive vans. Stretches are cool for retail customers (especially kids) who want them for special events and nights on the town. My, how things change.

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