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An Operator’s Nightmare: Half a Million Pounds of Wedding Cars go up in Flames in Peterborough

Ten classic wedding cars worth around £500,000 have gone up in flames in Peterborough, a disaster that now sees the family-run business with a huge dent in their fleet. The accident saw 50 fire fighters make their way to the depot, trying to control the voracious flames that engulfed the vehicles

What cars were destroyed?

Renowned for offering a stellar transport service to the area the family are understandably upset by the loss of their cars, something that will directly affect the running of their operations.

Cars destroyed included:

  • 1960 Bentley S2 – sporting luxurious red leather interior
  • 1930s Ford A – exhibiting white coachwork with black trim and cream interior
  • 1934 Rolls Royce 20/25 – white bodywork and black trim
  • 1929 Ford A – a convertible with black and white coachwork
  • 1932 Austin 12/6 – adorned in red leather
  • Rolls Royce Silver Cloud 11 1962 – with stunning blue carpets
  • Beauford 1930 – convertible
  • 1950 Bentley MKV1 – a restoration
  • Daimler – white with grey interior
  • 1937 American Studebaker – red American car

A statement from Cambridgeshire Fire and Rescue said: ‘The fire had started in the garage and rapidly spread throughout the large garage and to the house owing to the strong winds and a fuel tank becoming involved in the fire.

The garage contained a number of cars which were all burnt out.’

Group commander Sean Brown, said: ‘This was a particularly difficult fire to tackle which was exacerbated by strong winds, cylinders in the garage and the need for a large water supply.

‘We used a relay of fire engines to bring water to the scene from a nearby hydrant and the fire was under control by 10pm.

‘Sadly the fire has completely destroyed the garage, its contents and the adjoining house.’

At Limo Broker our hearts go out to the family! Share your thoughts on this disaster by commenting below.

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Bride-to-be Uncovered for Wedding Competition Scam

For many the dream wedding can seem financially impossible, with things like wedding competitions being a godsend. Giving happy couples on a budget the chance to exit single life with a bang some get very much involved, going to great lengths to try and bag the prize at hand.

For one bride this need for the ultimate wedding went too far, creating fake email addresses to secure the highest votes for a 25,000 wedding competition. Doing her best to fix the competition her efforts did not go uncovered for long, with the industry having put pillars in place to unveil such ill practice.

This was uncovered by UK advertising watchdog, launching an investigation into the suspicious number of votes this one bride-to-be was receiving.

Hubert Burda Media used an email marketing specialist, Pure360, to monitor the incoming votes, noticing a huge increase in the votes one couple were getting.

The ASA agreed that the publisher took the right action and were right to immediately ban the couple from the competition.

It said: “We understood the complainants’ concerns but we were satisfied that Hubert Burda Media had accounted for the circumstances for the increase in voting pattern for couple B and that couple C’s votes had maintained a steady flow of votes over the voting period. [Hubert Burda Media] had taken reasonable steps to verify the apparently large increase in votes for couple A before taking the decision to disqualify them from the competition. Therefore, we concluded Hubert Burda Media had administered the promotion fairly.”

Let us know what you think, would you go to such lengths to secure a lavish wedding? Leave your comments below.

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Top 5 Unconventional Wedding Limos

At Limo Broker we like to give brides and grooms a great send off, providing limousines that best reflect their personality. This is why we are extremely happy when our customers choose the less conventional vehicles within our fleet, not sticking with tradition and planning a wedding with no element of surprise.

If you are looking for a wedding limo that will get your guests talking then take a look at our top 5 unconventional wedding limos.

Ferrari Limo

Known for turning heads when out on the road the Ferrari limo is a true statement car, one that will make your wedding entrance a true production. Adorned in the Ferrari classic red paint the limo will be the key signifier when out o the road, giving you and your partner the attention you so rightly deserve.

Audi Q7 Limo

Our Audi Q7 Limo is the ultimate jeep style limousine, successful in cementing brides and grooms presence when in operation. Built with both high tech features as well as a monstrous exterior the vehicle encompasses that sense of panache that all couples crave for on their big day.

Porsche Cayenne Limo

The Porsche Cayenne limo is the perfect blend of suave and sophistication, sporting a gleaming exterior that catches the eye of passers by. As well as being a rare car it is also enviably comfortable with enough space to seat all of your bridesmaids.

Range Rover Limo

If you are thinking of planning a wedding with a bit of an attitude then it is worth considering hiring the Range Rover Limo, a large vehicle that is both comfortable and stylish.

Starline Limo Bus

We could not write this article without mention in the Starline limo bus, the latest party limo to hit the streets of the UK. Created with features such as karaoke machines, free Wi-Fi, a dance floor and surround sound music systems tit is the ultimate chariot for a party bride.

If you are interested in hiring any of the above wedding limos then call us today on 0844 567 52 52.

Daimler Wedding Car Plane Crash

Shoreham Air Show: Plane crashes into Wedding Car

Usually wedding days act as incredible times capsules, being an event that people can reflect on with fond memories. However, for bride and groom Rebecca and Rajendran Asekaran this was not the case, with their wedding car being involved in a tragic accident on the A27 that took seven lives yesterday afternoon.

Where the driver of Luxury Daimler is yet to be confirmed what we do know is that a Hawker Hunter fighter jet smashed into the car, ripping off its roof and causing an almighty explosion.

The plane, which was meant to be part of an air show, plummeted onto the dual carriageway and burst into a huge ball of fire, causing the motorway to come to a standstill of horror. First hitting a Vauxhall vehicle the plane then continued into the wedding car which was travelling on the other side of the road heading towards Worthing.

A wedding day to remember

imageUnderstandably putting a dampener on the day the couple did their best to not let this tragic ordeal ruin their celebrations.

Rajendran said: ‘I looked on my iPhone and saw a picture of the carnage and could pick out the car that was meant to be here.’

‘We’re fine. The wedding wasn’t ruined, it was beautiful, it was lovely.’ Continued the bride.

The mother-of-the-bride said: ‘We knew there had been a crash. The wedding went ahead. The photographer took myself and the bridesmaids and my husband went with some of others.’

The Daimler

The Daimler is said to be fully insured, however, the firm are extremely saddened by the events that unfolded.

Jay Sherwin, who works at the firm, told the Sun: ‘I can confirm that it is one of our cars but at this stage I do not know what happened to the driver.

‘I am waiting to hear from his wife and the police. All I will tell you is that he is a lovely guy and has worked for the company for 20 years. He was on his way to pick up a bride just along the road from Shoreham.’

A hero at the scene

Terry Smith, who bravely risked his life to pull people from the vehicles stranded as flames has been referred to as both a ‘hero’ and ‘godsend’, facing danger head on in a strive to save lives.

He revealed just how close he was to this terrible incident saying: ‘I can’t believe I escaped with my life.

‘It seemed to come in at a really strange angle. He just didn’t have enough height. I was just thinking, this is coming too close, it’s not going to make it, it’s not going to make it.

At Limo Broker we are all extremely saddened by this news and would like to extend our condolences to everyone involved.

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Top 5 Wedding Car Number Plates

At Limo Broker our customers can be very particular, especially when it comes to shopping for their wedding cars; understandably wanting everything to be just perfect. This is why we make sure we sport an array of wedding car options, making sure we can chauffeur brides, grooms and guests to and from all types of celebrations.

Of late brides and grooms-to-be have been paying particular attention to the number plates on their wedding cars, favouring cars with private, wedding-themed plates. Doing all they can to make the most of that all-important journey to the wedding venue the wedding car has never been so important, with their number plates proving to be great props for the photographer.

Here is just a few wedding car number plates that are held in extremely high regard by our wedding customers.

DRE9M

DREAM

MY W15H

MY WISH

 

JU57 WED

JUST WED

R22LLS

ROLLS

 

MAG1C

MAGIC

Let us know what you think, would you pay extra to have a car with an eye-catching plate? Leave your thoughts below.