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Looking for some ideas for Prom Night transport please
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Old 07-02-2008, 4:15 PM
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Default Looking for some ideas for Prom Night transport please

It's my daughter's Prom in June and I'm looking for some ideas for transport please.

She wants to do something completely different (don't they all? ) and doesn't want a stretch limo or a Hummer limo.

Has anybody got any good ideas please?

Edited to add:

One of the girls is allergic to horses so can't involve horses

There will be 8 kids.

We live near Cambridge
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A lift from her parents? I can guarantee that no one else will be doing that

A big black/silver cab?
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Horse drawn carriage - depends where you are in the country as to whether there is one around.

I know of an old steam roller that is available for hire for rides which would certainly be unique but I suspect that you neither live anywhere near it (West Wales coast) nor fancy the idea of coal near her prom dress!

Vintage bus/tank/lorry/whatever - there's often an enthusiast around who might be willing to do a trip for you - after all they like driving their obsessions so if there's a few quid in it all the better I'd guess. My other half was once taken to the hairdressers in a road legal armoured personnel carrier by a friend!

Go for the environmental option and have a milk float?
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When did all this "Prom" shoite start?
Harumph

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I agree Dazco.

I was going to suggest Shanks' pony.
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When did all this "Prom" shoite start?
when it came over from america

I think the girls look fantastic when they are all dressed up, the lads scrub up ok as well. I spose its something for them to look forward to, work hard all year and then the prom, maybe ?
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When did all this "Prom" shoite start?
Harumph

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I agree totally :confused:

When did the Prom industry start in this country? It certainly wasn't about when I left school in 1875.

Trouble is, it's the highlight of my daughter's social calendar. And, if truth be told, I'm looking forward to it too.
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I think the girls look fantastic when they are all dressed up, the lads scrub up ok as well. I spose its something for them to look forward to, work hard all year and then the prom, maybe ?
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If you are anywhere near the West Midlands there is a company who has an ambulance limo - called the limulance! Complete with a mirror ball in the back! They also do a fire engine limo...unfortunately I don't think it comes complete with firemen
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A lift from her parents? I can guarantee that no one else will be doing that

A big black/silver cab?
Actually quite a few parents dropped their children off last year.

Black cab is a good idea but it was done last year.
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some children near us had a big old fashioned london red bus last year - the ones with the standing bit

no idea where it was hired from tho !!
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If you are anywhere near the West Midlands there is a company who has an ambulance limo - called the limulance! Complete with a mirror ball in the back! They also do a fire engine limo...unfortunately I don't think it comes complete with firemen
Been looking at some fire engine limos and an ambulance limo, even found one which has a prison lorry

I've emailed for a few quotes but am not sure if anyone is close enough to Cambridge to make it financially viable.

Thanks for all the suggestions so far.
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some children near us had a big old fashioned london red bus last year - the ones with the standing bit

no idea where it was hired from tho !!

Oh daisy - I was so convinced you were going to recommend a bicycle made for two!
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Horse drawn carriage - depends where you are in the country as to whether there is one around.

I know of an old steam roller that is available for hire for rides which would certainly be unique but I suspect that you neither live anywhere near it (West Wales coast) nor fancy the idea of coal near her prom dress!

Vintage bus/tank/lorry/whatever - there's often an enthusiast around who might be willing to do a trip for you - after all they like driving their obsessions so if there's a few quid in it all the better I'd guess. My other half was once taken to the hairdressers in a road legal armoured personnel carrier by a friend!

Go for the environmental option and have a milk float?
The horse drawn carriage would be fantastic, especially as we've got two horses of our own, but one of the grils is allergic to horses

I realise my original post didn't contain some essential info, so I've edited it!

I like the idea of a vintage lorry or a bus, just need to find one!

The open top tour bus was done last year. It's become a 'bit of a thing' to try to come up with an idea that hasn't been done before.

Last year someone turned up in a tractor with a sofa high in the air, that was certainly original.

Someone else arrived driving a brand new 4 x 4 with a personalised number plate & he was only 15!

I know it's all a huge rip off, peer pressure, keeping up with the Jones's etc etc & a few years ago I would have said I wouldn't bow to the pressure, however I am now the mother of a 15 year old
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