When you’re reserving a NH limo for an event or a trip to the airport, have you ever wondered about the history of this particular car service?
We all know that the automobile has been around for well over a century. In the early years of the Twentieth Century, Henry Ford had made the automobile affordable for the masses, and by the 1920s, they were everywhere in America. But what about the limo? The limousine, too, made its first appearance during the legendary Roaring 20s.
Reserving a NH limo? Why not learn a little about the history of the limousine?
The Roaring 20s and the Start of the Industry
The early 1920s saw new entrepreneurial endeavors. Some thought that, given the right price, people would pay to be driven around town in a luxury automobile. After all, their other option was to deal with the often chaotic taxi industry of the time. They rolled out Cadillacs and Packards with properly attired and trained drivers, and the rest became history.
Certain automakers saw a burgeoning class of new wealth begin to emerge at the time and began manufacturing luxury limousine vehicles especially to meet the demand of this new wealthy class. Also, during the 1920s, the hearse made its first appearance. They were deliberately styled after limousines so that they would stand out among the procession of ordinary vehicles.
Things Take a Hit During the Depression
During the Great Depression of the 1930s, and through World War II, the limousine industry, like just about everyone else, took a serious hit. Even pioneer limo makers had to close down their factories at this time. The 1940s, however, saw a resurgence as limos could be seen everywhere on the streets of the great US metropolitan cities such as New York, Chicago, and, especially, Los Angeles and Hollywood.
Limos Are Everywhere in the 70s & 80s
The 1970s saw another expansion of the limousine industry. As taxi drivers went on strike in New York City, limousines were soon seen everywhere as executives rode in them to get to their jobs on Wall Street. Because of that, limos became firmly entrenched everywhere, seen outside the great cities.
Finally, beginning in the 1980s, limousines were fast becoming a common mode of transport for everyone as the pricing structure struck a chord and put them within reach of everyone. Today, they are everywhere, from proms and weddings to corporate functions and meetings, to girls’ nights out. And you’re a part of this history when you reserve a NH limo from A-Executive Limousine!