March 1985 Issue

Empire Coach/Tortora Limousine

LCT Staff

The Empire Coach/Tortora Limousine story began in 1949 when Tony Tortora opened a small shop specializing in automobile body work and upholstery. Buyer input is the key for Brooklyn coachbuilder.

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Regulations| March 1, 1985

National Association Forms

Representatives of 35 limousine companies and local limousine associations from around the nation met in Washington, DC, and found the NLA.

Buckle Up
Regulations| March 1, 1985

Buckle Up

In Canada’s province of Ontario, where seat belt usage is mandatory, a total of 248,004 accidents, in which drivers were buckled up, were reported in 1983; nearly 86% of those accidents had no injury at all.

Holding the Reins on a Livery Service in the Wild West
People| March 1, 1985

Holding the Reins on a Livery Service in the Wild West

Phoenix doesn’t have an NFL football team, but as the ninth largest city in the U.S., it does have a fast-growing limousine service named Wild Bill’s.

People| March 1, 1985

Limousines Gather in Washington, D.C. for Inaugural Festivities

Sleek limousines, carrying politicians, entertainers, and corporate chiefs became a dominant feature of the capital landscape during Reagan's inauguration.

Regulations| March 1, 1985

Limousine Industry Panel Discussion on Growth, Marketing, and Regs

More than 500 people attended a panel discussion moderated by Limousine & Chauffeur.


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