Everyone remembers their first ride in a limousine, but few know the history of limousine companies

The history of limousine companies and chauffeured rides is rich, but few people know about it. “Limousine” comes from the word Limoges, a province in France. That’s where the first engine-powered limousine was developed back in 1902. These new cars got their name due to their unique vehicle design. The driver, or chauffeur, sat outside in a covered compartment that resembled the cloak hood worn by the people of the province.

The first stretch limo wasn’t invented until 1928 by a man from Arkansas. During this time period, they were referred to as “big band buses” because they mainly were used to transport big band leaders, instruments, and orchestras.

In the 1930’s and onward, limousines began to be used for airport transportation as well as sightseeing tours. Eventually, they came into use for actors and actresses in movies to transport them to their sets, as well as film crew and equipment. They became a status symbol in this way, only used by the rich and famous.

Today, we’ve come a long way. Companies like Boston Corporate Coach™ are global and operate according to rigorous standards of quality, safety, and reliability. We offer a fleet of vehicles that can accommodate any travel need and any number of travelers. From our advanced online reservation system to our Boston Corporate Coach mobile app, to our fully equipped mobile office vehicles, we are committed to exceeding our client’s technology expectations. We also have the most comprehensive corporate travel services in the industry to make business travel easy, with a team dedicated to coordinating logistics for meetings, conferences, and special events.

Now that you know the history of limousine companies and chauffeured rides isn’t it time you booked one for yourself? Please call 800-664-4480 to make your reservations or visit https://bostoncorporatecoach.com/reservations/. You can also download the Boston Corporate Coach app on Apple or GooglePlay.



“I book car services for my company quite frequently and we always use Boston Coach. Their drivers are always friendly, professional, attentive and flexible. Their reservation staff is professional, friendly and they always greet me by name. Whether it’s a large group event requiring multiple Limo or Sprinter Coaches or just a sedan for airport drop off they have the vehicle we need and the top notch drivers to fulfill the request.”

C. Healey

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