San Diego Operator Shares Limo Stories
Posted on August 22, 2012
SAN DIEGO, Calif. — Russ Van Huizum, owner of
Top Dog Limo Bus in
Pacific Beach, shared some of his industry tales with
Among them include a wedding sabotaged by the groom’s
ex-girlfriend; a wedding canceled last-minute by a groom
who got wet feet; another cancelled wedding by a
would-be groom who found the would-be bride and a male
stripper getting it on in the back of a limo; and a
lawsuit from an abusive client who was beat up by a
Van Huizum points out that for every bump in the
road, his limo business has enjoyed more positive and
Click here to read the entertaining article in its
San Diego Weekly Reader
Stories - Best Buys
- By Eve Kelly | Published Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2009
"Finally, I looked into a limo
bus. Russ Van Huizum at Top Dog Limo Bus (858-581-3644) said
he was one of the first to bring a bus to a bridal bazaar.
“At first, it didn’t get the reception I was hoping for. But
now it’s one of the hotter tickets for wedding
transportation because people can fit their whole families.
It’s convenient for keeping people together in a group —
especially if you have a separate location for photos. We
have leather seating for 28 to 30 people, a granite-top bar,
adjustable lighting, and stereo. And we can take out the
dance pole, which is nice when you’ve got Grandma on the
bus.” Average cost is $140 to $160
To view this story online:
November 3, 2003 p 62, 64
Section: Diversions; Travel U.S. News & World Report
Dog Limo Bus
Title: The deals on the bus
Author(s): Vicky Hallett
Excerpts: ....Buses tend to inspire memories of miserable trips squished up
against a broken armrest, not white-collar convenience. But
LimoLiner and other upscale transporters are reinventing the
wheels that go round and round. Custom buses can come with
lounge seating, plasma TVs, marble floors, full bars, and more.
In many foreign countries, where motor coaches are not
inexorably linked to seedy terminals and sketchy characters,
luxury bus is not an oxymoron. America is catching up now, in
part because of a post-9/11 fear of flying. "We're changing
the perception of travel by motor coach," says Peter
Pantuso, president of the American Bus Association....
into communing than commuting can rent souped-up buses.
Corporate groups, brides worrying about smushing their dresses,
and tourists have hired out
Diego's Top Dog Limo Bus
for $135 an hour. It's got an 18-speaker surround-sound system,
a 42-inch projection TV, three granite-top bars, laser lights,
and room to dance. In cities outside the Northeast, where
distances between cities are often longer and people are more
wedded to their cars, this may be the only way to experience
opulent bus travel....
view the complete article online:
US News: The deals on the upscale bus
Dog Limo Bus in Metro Magazine - February-March 2006 Issue!
Huizum, president of Top Dog Limo Bus in San Diego, used to
own a limousine company with a fleet of 18 cars. But now, in
semi-retirement, he has traded the 18 cars for two party
buses and is enjoying himself more. Just like his
buses are definitely more fun than limousines,” Van Huizum
says. “People can stand up and move around. And you can fit
more people inside.”
Huizum, like many transportation operators around the
country, believes party buses are growing in popularity for
events such as bachelor/bachelorette parties, proms,
weddings, birthdays and wine tasting tours.
Huizum says his transition to party buses was rocky. “It was
definitely a hard sell at first,” he says. “But now that
people are aware of their existence, it’s a lot easier to
sell now. In fact, a lot of wedding consultants are
recommending them now."
view the complete article online: These Buses Put a Fresh Spin on Parties - Feb-Mar 2006
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