Address: No 2 Hazel Street, Woodmere Primrose (Germiston), Johannesburg | 011 822 0553 | 011 822 0564

Welcome to Funky Rides

Funky Rides is an established and reputable luxury limousine hire company, based in Germiston, Johannesburg. With a service excellence record second to none. Our clients look forward to an ever expanding fleet of exclusive luxury limos and other vehicles that will cater to even the most exclusive tastes, from classic, elegant and professional to the unique, exotic and conventional. At Funky Rides, we ensure that you are chauffeur driven in your choice of our luxury limousine vehicles to any occasion be it a:

  • Wedding
  • Matric Dance
  • Bachelor or Bachelorette Party
  • Corporate Function
  • Christmas or Staff Party
  • Birthday Party 
  • Romantic Getaway
  • Any Special Occasions

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The History Of The Limousine.

In some form or another, the concept of being chauffeured around in a vehicle has been in existence since the early 1700’s. This was developed with the wealthy in mind, starting with horse drawn carriages, pulled by only the finest animals and glided in gold.

The  word itself “limousine” is a feminine adjective formed from the word “Limoges” which is a province in France where it was started. The feature that makes limousines differ from most other vehicles or carriages is that the driver sits in a completely separate compartment from their fare.
The very first automobile limousine was developed in the year 1902, it was designed to have the driver sit outside of the automobile under a covered compartment. Thus bringing us back to the origin of the word “limousine”, it is called that because the covered compartment resembled the cloak hood that was worn by those that resided in Limoges.

 

The very first actual stretch limousine was created in 1928, often referred to as “big band busses” purely because they were used to transport famous band leaders, the orchestras and the instruments to various parts of the United States.

 

In 1930 Limousines started to take off. Limousines were being used to transport hotel guests from the airport to the hotels and also on sightseeing tours. And this is how the name “Airporter Stretch Coach” was born. After seeing how popular the vehicles had become, the movie industry immediately got on board. They then used limousines to carry the stage personnel and film crew around movie sets. At the same time, limousines also became a very common accessory for actors and actresses. You were not considered an “it” person if you did not arrive in a stretch limousine.

 

Afterwards, the six-door limousine was invented. A typical funeral car, they were built on Cadillac Chassis. In time, limousines continued to become more popular, used to transport everyone from the President to movie stars wherever they needed to go.

 

Along with the style, comfort and other luxury benefits, the use for limousines have grown in many countries due to “no drinking and driving” policies implemented by governments.

Today, limousines are still being used to drive the rich and famous around, but they are also designed to carry larger numbers of people. Perfect for weddings, clubs, parties and wine tours.

At Funky Rides we offer a wide range of limousines to hire for your special occasion. Contact us for more information.

Limousines are known to be the most elegant vehicles that have been created. A limousine is commonly used for weddings, matric dances, bachelor parties and much more. The first limousine was created in 1928 by a coach company named Armbruster. A limousine was used to transport famous people and government officials. And for years now limousines have been a luxury car regardless of how many cars that have been invented and how good they are a limousine will always be top-notch.

Purpose of a limousine

A limousine is known to be a luxury car and it was created for well-known people. Things have changed and people use limousines for different reasons. Now you can hire a limousine for fun. Some people hire a limousine just to drive around the city and have fun in elegance and class.

A limousine is generally driven by a chauffeur and it has a partition between the driver and the passenger. This gives you more privacy and the reason why a limousine is driven by a chauffeur is to ensure that you arrive at your destination safely. Most limousine hiring companies hire experienced drivers who are experienced and responsible drivers who will make sure that you are well taken cared off. Most chauffeurs are well mannered and they will ask if your fine, where do you want to go and they will even open the door for you as a sign of respect. A limousine is 28 feet long so it is big enough to carry close to 10 people.

Type of limousines

These are the limousines that have been existing for years now and more unique and modern limousines are being created. Although limousines have been used for years now but the best thing about them is that they are safe and convenient. You and your friends can go crazy and wild and have fun without having to stress about having to drive back home intoxicated. A chauffeur is allocated to make sure that you are safe and you get to your destination without any problems.

Funky rides

Funky rides is a limousine hiring company that is in Germiston the East of Johannesburg. They have the most modern and unique limousines that are safe and reliable. Their chauffer’s are well mannered and they are dedicated to their work.

Planning for your matric dance is exciting and memorable. A matric dance is the second most anticipated event in the last year of school. Matric can be stressful and you have a lot of pressure because of your exams and planning for your tertiary lifestyle. A matric dance is exciting because of the theme, planning who you are going to the dance with, planning what to wear and what you are going to arrive at the dance with. A matric dance is a reminder of how wonderful high school was.

The ride

When planning for your matric dance you need to plan on time and set a proper budget for it. Although you might want to look extremely beautiful and you want the best dress and suit but one of the most important thing about a matric dance is the car or limousine that you will be arriving in. The ride is a cherry on top and making a grand entrance will make the event extraordinary and fun.

Matric dances are known to be expensive and that is why it important to inform your parents about what is that you would like to have for that special event and which car you would like to arrive in. If your parents do not own flashy cars or you would like your child to have an unforgettable evening then you can hire a car. Hiring a car is costly but when hiring a car or limousine for a few hours is not pricey at all. All you need to do is to do research and make sure that you will be able to add the hiring of the car to the matric dance expenses.

The best thing about hiring a limousine is that an experienced and responsible driver will be allocated to drive your child and friends to the matric dance, so you do not have to stress about having to drive them to the event. Another good thing about hiring a limousine is that you can give the driver strict instructions that he\she should take your child to the event and as soon as the event is over then the driver can bring your child straight home.  The safety of your child is important and you need to make sure that you hire a limousine at a company that is reliable.

Funky rides

Funky rides are a limousine hiring company that is reliable and that has experienced and responsible drivers.