Novelty limo hire firm puts vehicles up for sale on EBay after a damning report by the Traffic Commissioner
As detailed in a previous article on Limo News, the troubled limo hire company Redhot Rescue and Oddball Limos based in Bilston has been forced to sell its limos after the business was investigated by the Traffic Commissioner. The business, owned by Darryll Williams, was found to be in breach of several safety laws which meant Mr Williams had to temporarily suspend trading.
However it seems the company’s plans to rise again have been scuppered as two of novelty limos, one a fire engine the other painted like a cow, are for sale on the online site. The reason for sale is stated as being “due to no time or dedication.” The party buses have a starting price of £20,000 each, as yet, no bids have been offered.
The canny business owner is still keeping his options open, in the advert he puts out an appeal to anyone who may be interested in “striking up a partnership” to get in touch.
The two novelty limos once provided a thriving business transporting party-goers around the West Midlands area. The 24 seater vehicles both have two separate bars onboard, including a champagne bar. The advert lists the limos features which include “lasers, smoke machines, disco lights, rope lights and a CD sound system.”
The limo hire company was brought into disrepute after applying for a Public Service Vehicle License. The Traffic Commissioner carried out checks on the business and uncovered a raft of problems. An 11 page report revealed some of the limos had the incorrect MOT and License, the fire engine was still registered as a emergency vehicle which made it exempt from tax, the limos were regularly overfilled with too many passengers and one limo’s brakes were so dire it was immediately taken off the road.