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1983-2013: Look for an exciting issue of LCT Magazine in February at the International LCT Show.
We at LCT have just begun working on a very special edition. Our 30th Anniversary issue will be distributed at the ILCT Show in Las Vegas in February. It is also hard to believe that 23 years have passed by since I joined the industry.
The issue will be full of memories of eras gone by and it has been fun looking back at old photos, old stories and events and trends going on in 1983 as LCT Magazine launched and became the guiding light of the industry. I joined the industry seven years after the launch of the magazine and immediately began soaking up as much as I could from it. I never dreamed that one day I would be an editor at LCT.
My company launched in 1990. I used the magazine to learn what others were doing. Over the years, it has provided inspiration, hope, advice and guidance. It has helped set policies and procedures in place. It has connected me with countless people around the world that have sent me business and taken care of my clients.
In working on a “retrospect” article, I have had such fond memories of Rubik’s Cubes, Madonna bursting on the music scene with Like A Virgin, polyester leisure suits, and of course, watching the limousine industry evolve from “presidential stretches” and “formal stretches” to the era of super-duper SUV jumbo stretches, the predominance of luxury sedan service, and the growth of the bus sector within our own industry.
Our issue will take you back to a time of taking reservations on paper and handing a photocopy of the order to your chauffeur; the days when your fax machine coming to life meant a possible order coming in from the Music Express or CLS networks, the two big chauffeured networks of the early 1990s. We will take you back to the days when every driver owned their own Thomas Guide or someone in the office made photocopies of map pages.
For those of you who joined the industry in the past 10 years, you will be amused. For those of you in the business more than 10 years, you will enjoy a refreshing look down memory lane. We can’t wait to share this issue with you.
— Jim Luff, LCT contributing editor
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