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18 seat Hummer Stretch Limousine

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February 2, 2005

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February 3, 2005 Hummers are a rare species outside of the United States apart from, of course, in Iraq or Afghanistan. One of the defacto symbols of America's military dominance, the brand has a presence and values just like its best-known ambassador, Arnold Schwarzenneger - high-ticket, high-testosterone and a superstructure so muscular it really is bulletproof (the car, not Arnie). Naturally, the Hummer soon became a target for limousine manufacturers and stretched Hummers are not exactly rare in the United States these days - but there are few as long or spectacular as this one.

Travelling parties can be fun, but let's face it, the stretch limo offers an entirely different ambience to that of a Toyota Mini-bus and sometimes you want to keep the troops together.

APLUS Limousines in San Diego offers this stretch limo Hummer for between US$150 and $280 a day depending on the day and what's on in town that day and whether you're rich and/or famous and ... you know the score.

The vehicle is 31 feet long and seats 18 people - ideal for large travelling parties that don't wish to feel like they're in a school bus, or famous people with large entourages.

It has 4 televisions, a DVD player, a 1400 watt Kenwood sound system, laser light show, changing color neon lights, and glass-topped, pull out trays all-round.

The vehicle began life as a H2 Hummer and is equipped with the same engine as a stock H2 Hummer. We'd guess it gets somewhere between three miles per gallon and three gallons per mile.

If you think your company has a larger, better appointed or more spectacular limousine, send us the pics (pricing, details etc) via email and we'll run you a free plug too - anywhere in the world.

The runner-up in our ongoing, mine's-bigger-than-yours competition can be found here.

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Mike Hanlon Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks. All articles by Mike Hanlon
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