Something Cool: Midnight Rider the world's biggest limo
Any hens or stags planning on hiring a limousine to celebrate their nuptials should feast their eyes on this souped up mega monster... complete with pole for would-be dancers. The Midnight Rider is officially the world's heaviest limo according to the 2011 Guinness Book of Records and could also be the biggest.
At 70ft long, the 13ft high behemoth has 22 wheels and weighs a hefty 22.7 tons.
Luxury: The 70ft long Midnight Rider is classified as a limousine and features three lounges, a full bar and five televisions. Boasting room for 40 hard-partying revellers, the Midnight Rider has also popped the champagne cork for being the tallest as well as the largest limousine for hire. Owner Pamela Bartholomew Machado, from California, said: 'It's the world's grandest limousine, boasting 460sq ft of pure luxury, and is the only one of its kind. 'It's more like a travelling nightclub, even though it's classified as a limo.'
Those lucky enough to afford the £650-an-hour rental fees can expect to be served by a 'crew' of five.
Bygone era? The interior of one of the giant limousine's lounges, which also features surround sound and a satellite receiver
Ultimate party vehicle: The mega limo costs £650 an hour and comes with a 'crew' of five people
The interior includes three lounges, a bathroom, a full sized and fully stocked bar, sliding doors, air conditioning, heating, surround sound for its five televisions and even a laser guided satellite receiver with internet capability. But despite its modern-day amenities, Mrs Machado said the gargantuan vehicle is a homage to a generation long gone.
'The Midnight Rider was built to bring back the feel of the days of luxury railroad travel,' she said. 'With all the furnishings inside hand-picked to resemble the luxurious train travel of years ago, the Midnight Rider's attention to detail is one of the biggest draws for its customers.'
Living it up: Customers enjoy a pole dance while travelling in the giant vehicle in Anza, California. The owners now plan to build another four to cover the whole of the U.S.
The vehicle is fully operational and licensed to operate on U.S. highways.
Husband Michael Machado and his wife staretd production of their dream project in 1997 and began renting out the vehicle in 2004. Refuelling the limo costs around £450 for a full tank and a full oil change is around £650. The team of five includes two drivers, a hostess, an operations specialist and a bartender. The couple now plan to build another four of the vehicles. 'Each one will have a different theme, and we need coverage for the entire U.S. so we need more like the Midnight Rider,' Mrs Machado said.
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