Hilik Swimir was a student at Columbia University when he submitted his senior thesis business plan for a luxury bus company. The Israeli immigrant envisioned a fleet of specially modified coaches that would cater to the entertainment and fashion industry of New York City.
A couple months ago, LCT decided to call a few hundred of our subscribers to gain a better understanding of how we were doing as an industry publication. The one comment we heard several times is that LCT’s editorial doesn’t offer enough instruction for the small operator.
When Donalson began building stretch limousines in 1976 for Executive Coach Builders, the 36-inch stretch was a standard conversion.
Puerto Rican operators have an official chauffeur certification program in place that includes classes over a 6-month timeframe
Charles McGarey entered the limousine business in 1976 as a chauffeur for Smith Limousine in New York.