Going to the airport is a stressful enough situation without having to worry about fighting traffic and wondering where the safest place to park your car would be or who to burden with the task asking to take you. When you happen upon an event where you need to get to the airport, let someone else do the driving for you. Call Tampa Towncar to whisk you away with their superior car service to your airport. Tampa Towncar is a luxury airport car service that specializes in business class and luxury transportation needs. Continue reading
It has been more than thirty years since livery companies depended heavily on Lincoln Town Car for limousine conversions. The MKZ and MKT crossover versions were launched in the year 2011 and the company was confident that these vehicles were perfect for limo service replacements. There were lots of companies that accepted the MKT with open hands but Lincoln was getting the feeling that a traditional sedan livery is what the market requires. Keeping this thing in mind, the company soon introduced to the market, the MKS Livery. This car is believed to be the ideal successor of Executive L class of Town Car. The car is offered in three different packages with options for all-wheel and front drive available. Continue reading
It doesn’t matter if you are a seasoned expert or a novice when it comes to travelling. Using airport transportation and limo services can save you tons of time and money if you need to get around town after arriving at the airport. No one wants to take a long airplane ride and have to worry about how they are going to get around town once they arrive. Taking the time to arrange reliable airport transportation will save you from becoming a disgruntled traveler.
When you arrive at the airport, there are so many different transportation companies to choose from. If you are not familiar with the area or companies, you may have no clue as to which service is best for you. It doesn’t matter if your trip is for business or leisure, you don’t want to waste any extra time being stranded or waiting at the airport. Having a dependable company such as Tampa Town Car at your disposal can help you become more comfortable and familiar with your surroundings.
Did you know that you can save money when you use airport transportation and limo services? When you originally booked your trip, you may have had the option of including transportation. Arranging your transport before your trip allows you to take advantage of extra savings and discounts that are not usually available on the date of travel. This is often one of the most overlooked ways to save money when travelling. Instead of waiting until the moment of your arrival and then looking for a cab or other means of travel, which will cost you a lot more money, having everything in place before hand will give you a peace of mind.
The Gasparilla Pirate Invasion and Parade has been a Tampa tradition for over 100 years. Named for the legendary pirate, Jose Gaspar — the last of the Buccaneers, who terrorized the coastal waters of West Florida during the late 18th and early 19th centuries — Gasparilla has, over the years, evolved into a series of week-long events presided over by hundreds of the city’s most prominent men-turned-swashbucklers. The celebration culminates in the rather rowdy day-long invasion, parade and street party that rivals Mardi Gras… including lots and lots of beads.
It all started with the legend of a fortune in buried treasure left somewhere along the Florida coast by Jose Gaspar when he died. Although that treasure has never been found, the story of the swashbuckler was unearthed and his memory revived in 1904 when Tampa’s social and civic leaders adopted the pirate as patron rogue of their city-wide celebration.
Forty original members of the first “Ye Mystic Krewe of Gasparilla” met in secret and planned a surprise mock pirate attack on Tampa. In full regalia — masked and fully-costumed — the first krewe arrived on horseback to “capture the city” during the Festival Parade. Surprisingly, the first invasion was so successful that a city-wide demand leads to making the Mystic Krewe organization permanent. A tradition was born.
Whether by land or by sea, pirates will usually prevail. So they do in Tampa’s annual Gasparilla invasion. Evolving from horseback to sea, a number of years saw a U.S. Navy ship bombarded by Cuban bread (being thrown from small boats) until the city eventually surrendered in defeat.
Today the water invasion begins at the south end of Hillsborough Bay and involves hundreds of boats that accompany a replica pirate ship into Tampa. The Jose Gasparilla, commissioned in 1954 by the Krewe, is the only fully-rigged pirate ship built in modern times. The ship is a replica of a Wet Indiaman used in the 18th century. She is constructed of steel and her three masts reach 100 feet into the air. At 165 feet in length, she makes an imposing sight as she sails the waters of Tampa Bay.
As the ship sails north to Seddon Channel (between Davis Island and Harbour Island) the cannons boom and boat horns bellow adding to the lively atmosphere. As the ship eventually docks at the Tampa Convention Center and the raucous hooligans disembark, it is clear that the city is no match, and the mayor presents the marauders with the key to the city.
In 2008, an old tradition was revived. Now the pirates, in the “The Gasparilla March Triumphant: The Return to the Sea” ceremony, return the key to the mayor, board the Jose Gasparilla and return to the sea. Don’t worry. They’re sure to be back next year!
In the past, Gasparilla was celebrated on the second Monday in February, but a break with tradition came in 1988 with a move to a Saturday festival. In 2002, the festival was moved to the last Saturday in January. However, the celebration actually encompasses a full week’s worth of activities held throughout the city.
In 2001, the Gasparilla Extravaganza evolved from what had traditionally been just a children’s parade — a toned-down version of the regular parade, put on especially for the tots in town. The event has grown into an alcohol-free family celebration featuring the Gasparilla Preschooler’s Stroll, the Gasparilla Air Invasions (both day and night versions), the Children’s Gasparilla Parade and the Gasparilla “Pyrotechnic” Extravaganza.
Other festivities include Krewe member-only balls and bashes, including the coronation of the King and Queen of Gasparilla that reign over the parade.
Tampa Town Car would like to proudly announce their participation in this holiday season’s Toys for Tots toy drive!
Toys for Tots is sponsored by the United States Marine Corp and since 1991 the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation has helped supply tens of millions of toys to less fortunate children all throughout the United States.
This year, the three most prestige local transportation companies, ( Cab Plus, Black Car, and Tampa Town Car ), are doing their part in supporting the vision of bringing a toy on Christmas to every less fortunate child in the Tampa Bay area.
With the combined efforts of the office staff and their fleet of very generous professional drivers, the companies’ toy drive has been able to raise dozens of toys to donate to the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation.
A special thanks goes to office manager, Stephanie M., for coordinating this year’s toy drive. Her efforts and hard work has helped to put a smile on the face of dozens of less fortunate children this Christmas throughout the Tampa Bay area.
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If you have an upcoming event and considering what type of transport would be most appropriate, you will be looking for one that conforms to your budget. Most people rule out luxury car services without giving it a second thought due to the assumption that they are too costly. Although a little bit more expensive than the other options a luxury sedan ride is real value for your money. There is nothing as comfortable and classy as being chauffeured to your destination in a luxury sedan. Apart from these, there are many other reasons that warrant riding in style. Discussed below are just a few:
It is an efficient option for airport transfers
Most taxi companies, if not all, charge you based on an hourly rate or by mileage, while limousine companies usually charge a flat fee. For frequent travelers you might have noticed that there is little or no difference between this flat fee and the taxi fare. This is due to the fact that while the hourly rate appears to be cheaper it actually depends on several other factors such as the amount of traffic, therefore the taxi ride might end up being much costlier in case of traffic snarl ups. A limousine ride, on the other hand will not have any other additional charges regardless of the traffic conditions.
Have a memorable night out in town
Sometimes you may feel like hiring a luxury sedan just because you want to have a wonderful time with that special someone in your life or just party the night away with your friends. Luxury car services are best suited for this. Some companies provide drinks and other things but this is only done on request by the client and is definitely going to cost you more. In most cases the company will help you find the perfect limo for you by asking a number of questions to determine your preferences.
Keep your son or daughter safe at prom
Although most parents regard hiring limousine or luxury car service for a prom night as an unnecessary expense, this can also turn out to be the best way to have someone subtly watch over your teenager. Limo companies employ chauffeurs with a solid reputation and who have also undergone adequate training. While they may not be in a position to tell our teenagers what to do or what not to do, they will at least guarantee that they reach the venue safe and sound. The chauffeurs will also ensure that teenagers remain sober since the law holds them responsible for underage drinking in their limos.
Wow your corporate clients
Scheduling luxury car services to pick up your clients from the airport and take them to their destination is what makes a great statement about the financial well-being of your company. Corporate clients will be wowed by the idea of being picked up in a luxury sedan, and apart from showing off the company’s status it also shows how much you value your clients.
Here’s a pretty crazy story for you. A homeowner in Westborough, Massachusetts, has a limo driver to think for saving her home. While firefighters arrived on the scene quickly, it was the work of the driver that got out of his car to warn her about the fire that ultimately saved the day.
The home owner was Carol Borglund, who was quite startled to be awoken on a Wednesday morning to the sound of somebody hammering on her front door. She ran to the door and looked out. She saw a limo from Knights Airport in the driveway. She assumed he had the wrong address but he most assuredly did not.
The driver, Robert Partridge, had just dropped somebody else off at 2 in the morning in Westborough when he saw smoke rising into the air from a barn in the area. He called the fire department then let the people in the barn know.
The homeowner never even got to meet the driver that saved her home and potentially her life. Partridge didn’t want to be interviewed about the situation but his managers at the Knights Airport Limousine Company indicated that this was behavior right in character for him.
It was a two alarm fire and firefighters showed up from several nearby towns in response. Unfortunately, the barn couldn’t be saved but the home was. The firefighters knocked down the barn so that the fire wouldn’t spread to the house. Borglund was extremely grateful. She did lose a few photo albums and scrapbooks to the blaze, but she is just glad it wasn’t worse.
It’s not everyday that someone goes out of their way to help someone else, which is why this case is so special. Borglund feels indebted to Partridge, even though the two have never actually met. Even though he has declined all interviews and won’t comment on the matter, those involved indicate this is precisely in line with his typical pattern of behavior.
At first, a headline like this can seem strange, but at the end of the day this is just one human being helping out another. The limo driver just so happened to be at the right place at the right time to lend a hand and now a woman’s home and potentially her life is saved. That’s got to count for something and that’s why we wanted to share this story with you today.
Vladimir Putin, the Russian President, has favored the native limo service as opposed to the armored foreign limousines that the Kremlin leaders used. Putin thus, has proved himself a hardcore nationalist in rejecting the foreign car service. Not only this, Putin also inspires the other ministers to discard the foreign car service in favor of the Russian limousines. The new Russian limousine that Putin along with the other Russian leaders are soon to ride is the modified version of that older ZiL limousines as are the orders from the Kremlin leaders. The car which Putin and his ministers are about to ride is sleek and according to Putin, is going to have a huge effect on the automobile industry of Russia.
The limousine has a Russian origin. The engine, too, is Russian. The modified limo
service in Russia retains some characteristics of the older ZiL Limousine. But the appearance is entirely different, and the change has been made for good! The modified ZiL limousine is featured with six doors, a weight of 3.5 tons excluding the armor. The capacity of the engine is 7.7 liters. The limo can run 60 miles at a speed of 125km per hour, with only 7 gallons of gas. This, indeed, is much better than the earlier ZiL Limousine driven by the former leader, Leonid Brezhnev as this consumed as many as 17 gallons of gas for the same distance.
The limo is characterised in its inside by plush seats made of calf leather. The car shall also contain a work station along with a TV screen, which is again connected to an external camera. This camera records the events and happenings outside so that those inside the limo can easily keep track of the events taking place outside the limo even when the glass armors are needed to be put down. Sattarov maintains that the new and modified ZiL limo would include the new features for safety and security that are based on Russian technology. The limo service takes on features that are uniquely Russian and would guaranty the safety of the passengers.
Mikhail Sattarov views Putin’s step in discarding the foreign car service in favor of the native limo service as more than just a matter of prestige. Mikhail Ganelin, an eminent personality, holds the new and modified ZiL limousine as symbolizing the automobile industry of Russia. Unlike Boris Yeltsin, the former Russian President, who made attempts to make the Russians switch from the use of Mercedes but was unsuccessful , the present President Vladimir Putin, it seems, will emerge successful in his attempt to popularize in Russia their native limo service.
The investment into the new anmd modified ZiL Limousine, it seems, has been quite substantial. The experts maintain that the cost in bringing up a complete new model is near about one billion dollars. This new and modified limo service of Russia is based on advanced technology that is most uniquely Russian and it most evidently provides better safety and security than the older model.
Lincoln is a well known brand of American luxury vehicle maker, Ford Motor Company. After its splendid performance in the year 1989-90, the downfall of Lincoln started which has been continuing for many years. However, Ford has already pledged to provide $1 billion and with all new or redesigned models, Lincoln is expected to come back strongly. Lincoln recently unveiled its latest model the MKZ Concept at an auto show in Detroit. The MKZ Concept sports a sweeping, long, coupe-like roofline which is generally observed in most Sedan cars. Like the Lincoln Town Car this car has every feature to make it ideal for the purpose of limo service. The sweeping roofline of the MKZ Concept gives it a more elegant, flowing and aerodynamic shape.
The glass roof extending from the windshield to the rear window top surely is one of the striking features of the car. Moving away from traditional luxury and complex designs, the MKZ Concept is a product of elegant simplicity. The interior of the car is magnificently decorated with poplar wood, champagne colored leather seating and satin finished aluminum trim. Clearly, the car has all the luxury features that people generally look for in a limo service. The dark taupe accents along with champagne perforation pattern on the seat backs are provided to create an impression of the rising bubbles in a champagne glass. Although the car is designed to accommodate a seating of four people but actual space inside the car has been increased by the redesigned dashboard and tiered center console. A 10.1 inch TFT LCD screen has been provided in the front to offer vehicle information and Sync as well as MyLincoln Touch.
The interior and exterior of the MKZ Concept has been cleverly matched and the flowing forms created will definitely appeal to the young customers. As every limo service would require a car flaunts luxury and beauty along with power, the MKZ Concept definitely lives up to that expectation. Another nice touch came with the inclusion of the electronic shift actuation setup where pushbuttons can be pressed to change and select transmission gears. The advanced hi-tech design of the car allowed reducing the weight of the vehicle and opened up center console design possibilities.
Even though the powertrain configurations have still not been revealed by Lincoln but it is expected that it will come up V-6 of some type. The total height of the car is 59.6 inches with an overall length of 194.1 inches. People hiring limo service would definitely feel glad if the MKZ Concept is included in the list of cars that can be hired. Some of the other features included in the MKZ are Lincoln Drive Control, Lane Keeping System and Continuously Controlled Damping (CCD). The styling and representation of the MKZ Concept surely adds a lot of variety to its Sedan luxury class. A car like the MKZ Concept can truly add a lot of elegance and variety to different companies offering their limo service.