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    • Chas
    • By Chas 7th Feb 08, 4:15 PM
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    Looking for some ideas for Prom Night transport please
    • #1
    • 7th Feb 08, 4:15 PM
    Looking for some ideas for Prom Night transport please 7th Feb 08 at 4:15 PM
    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
    Last edited by Chas; 07-02-2008 at 4:56 PM. Reason: forgot some essential info!
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    • webitha
    • By webitha 7th Feb 08, 4:18 PM
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    • #2
    • 7th Feb 08, 4:18 PM
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:18 PM
    motorbike and sidecar
    If we can put a man on the moon...how come we cant put them all there?

    • freyasmum
    • By freyasmum 7th Feb 08, 4:22 PM
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:22 PM
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:22 PM
    A lift from her parents? I can guarantee that no one else will be doing that

    A big black/silver cab?
    • kisto
    • By kisto 7th Feb 08, 4:27 PM
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    • #4
    • 7th Feb 08, 4:27 PM
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:27 PM
    - An open top bus
    - HGV Truck
    - Horse & Cart
    - Trike
    - Tractor
    - Tank/Warriror/Viking APC
    - Rikshaw
    - Milkfloat
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  • Eagle_1
    • #5
    • 7th Feb 08, 4:28 PM
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:28 PM
    Flash sports car
    • WestonDave
    • By WestonDave 7th Feb 08, 4:29 PM
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    • #6
    • 7th Feb 08, 4:29 PM
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:29 PM
    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?
  • dazco
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:29 PM
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:29 PM
    When did all this "Prom" shoite start?
    Harumph

    *goes away to be a grumpy old man*
    S!!!!horpe
    • webitha
    • By webitha 7th Feb 08, 4:42 PM
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    *goes away to be a grumpy old man*
    Originally posted by dazco
    :confused::confused: sorry i dont get this i thought you already were one
    If we can put a man on the moon...how come we cant put them all there?

    • skintchick
    • By skintchick 7th Feb 08, 4:42 PM
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:42 PM
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    • 7th Feb 08, 4:42 PM
    I agree Dazco.

    I was going to suggest Shanks' pony.
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  • ormus
    del boys reliant van?
    Get some gorm.
  • dazco
    :confused::confused: sorry i dont get this i thought you already were one
    Originally posted by webitha
    Only sometimes. I only looked at this thread because I thought it said porn night
    S!!!!horpe
  • Eagle_1
    When did all this "Prom" shoite start?
    Originally posted by dazco
    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 ?
    • Chas
    • By Chas 7th Feb 08, 4:48 PM
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    Chas
    When did all this "Prom" shoite start?
    Harumph

    *goes away to be a grumpy old man*
    Originally posted by dazco
    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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  • dazco
    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 ?
    Originally posted by Eagle_1
    tiddely om pom pom
    S!!!!horpe
    • My Fathers Daughter
    • By My Fathers Daughter 7th Feb 08, 4:50 PM
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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
    please listen to MFD - she is a wise woman
    Originally posted by r.mac
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    • Chas
    • By Chas 7th Feb 08, 4:51 PM
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    Chas
    A lift from her parents? I can guarantee that no one else will be doing that

    A big black/silver cab?
    Originally posted by freyasmum
    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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    • ~daisy~
    • By ~daisy~ 7th Feb 08, 4:52 PM
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    ~daisy~
    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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    • Chas
    • By Chas 7th Feb 08, 4:55 PM
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    Chas
    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
    Originally posted by My Fathers Daughter
    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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    • My Fathers Daughter
    • By My Fathers Daughter 7th Feb 08, 5:02 PM
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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 !!
    Originally posted by ~daisy~

    Oh daisy - I was so convinced you were going to recommend a bicycle made for two!
    please listen to MFD - she is a wise woman
    Originally posted by r.mac
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    • Chas
    • By Chas 7th Feb 08, 5:03 PM
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    Chas
    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?
    Originally posted by WestonDave
    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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