Sunday, January 22, 2006


New meaning to the term “Mile High Club”?

Leave it to the creative minds in Guadalajara, Mexico to come up with this beast. Limousines de Guadalajara Vaca Meters bought an old Boeing 727-100, jettisoned its wings and gave it a facelift to turn the aircraft into the ultimate limousine with the capacity to transport up to 50 passengers.

The “plane” has a report top speed of 200 kilometers (124 miles) an hour, and a three-hour ride costs USD 1,000. It has a six-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine in the back and air brakes and suspension.

But the real fun begins when limo pax retire to the passion pit in the rear of the cabin. This is from the Mexican wire service AFP:
Passengers can boogie on a dance floor, make a pit stop at a bar or retire to a "romantic" space in the back of the luxury aircraft/automobile.
The interesting news is that Vaca Meters Limos wants to license these guys in the States! With so many Yuppie types fighting for SUV superiority, how long will it be before people start ordering converted airliners for their own personal Urban Assault Vehicles? Hell, I get peeved today when a four-door dually pickup takes 2.7 parking spaces…what will society do when big greedy fatcats pull up in the mall parking lot with an airliner-sized craft?

Don’t even want to think about it, frankly.