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Sunday, April 18, 2004

Boeing 727 Converted Into Limo

ABCNews: Airliner turns white liner on Mexican roads


A limosine company based in Mexico has come up with what it thinks is the ultimate luxury car - a converted Boeing 727 passenger plane.

The company has taken the wings off the Boeing and turned it into a big deisel-powered car, capable of whizzing 50 people along the highway, at up to 200 kilometres an hour.

From next month, anyone with a spare $1,500 will be able to book a three hour trip in the converted 727, taking advantage of its dance club, bar and lounge - and hope it does not hit any pot-holes.

Sixty people worked on the plane's transformation for three months.

The six-tonne plane is 18 metres long and 3.9 metres high. It has a six-cylinder, turbocharged diesel engine in the back and air brakes and suspension.

The interior is decked with neon strobe lights and audio and video systems.

Passengers can boogie on a dance floor, make a pit stop at a bar or retire to a "romantic" space in the back of the aircraft-turned-luxury-automobile.


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Tony Rigatoni

"A limosine company based in Mexico"

Yeah right, what would a mexican know about limosines?

Alex

A lot more than people in the US as it seems to be!

It's incredible that there is still dumb people thinking only the US has the ability to do things... That only prooves the poor level of education system the US has, and the ignorance of some by result... It seems they teach that only the US creates stuff.. Don't forget that the color television you watch everyday was invented BY A MEXICAN!

Rocean

MEXICAN not MEXICANT

Chris

Yeah, most stuff "invented/created" by the US is built in China/Taiwan/Japan/Korea/Argentina/you get the picture.

Pretty sad if you ask me. But then again, I guess our workers are too "highly skilled" to create such products.

Or maybe the Mexicans were thinking "outside the box"

PJ

I'm Australian and believe that most nations have had great inventors, but which TV was invented by a Mexican?

Colour television was first demonstrated by John Logie Baird, a Scot. Others who had a hand in modern TV were Philo Taylor Farnsworth, an American from Utah, then Louis Parker, A Hungarian immigrant to USA, Vladymir Zworykin, a Russian, Allen Du Mont, American, Paul Nipkow, a German, Chales Jenkins, American, Ulises Sanabria, American, Kanjiro Takayanagi, Japanese, Manfred von Ardenne, German, Denes von Mihaly, Hungarian and Earl Muntz, American.

I agree with the sentiment of the previous post but the facts are just wrong... no Mexican...sorry.

JustJoe

It has been my experience that Mexicans, at least those I encounter living in Texas, are very good with cars. They have some of the sweetest rides on the road. If anything, they take more pride in their vehicles than most white people I know. White peolpe hardly ever wash their cars even. Being white myself, this does not bode well for me. As I type this I am reminded, it is time to wash my car.
Good day to you all.
P.S. education systems around the world are only as good as the students make them. One has but to take advantage of the education offered to benefit fully. Not all of us typify the American steriotype that you suggest, Alex. The saddest thing is that many of us do.

JustJoe

stereotype, slip of the hand, sorry.

Lucas

Yeah... Amercians... always with their low lvl of education thinking they rule. lol, pretty funny if you ask me, well... actually, pretty sad... hehe

RRH

Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena sounds for you?? Great inventor.

ggg

thats the who invented the color screen television

ggg

BTW tony, you are a dumb ass

monica cartier

Hi, first you have to see it in real life
its a real p.o.s. second the candy ass thats trying to sell it in the states is on one big
ass ego trip. go to (limobob.com ) and see the web of fraud this guy bought it and i can only see one use for it lawn jockey. its also on ebay but like i said you have to see it in reall live i did in vegas and whom ever was driving can't drive. later

George

Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena did invented the first color TV and a tv camera which work with colors, but after him many other invented color tv's as well, and only some get the invention to be produce.

Quote:
In 1940 at the age of 22, Guillermo Gonzalez Camarena obtained US Patent No. 2,296,022, which protected his “Trichromatic” system used for colour television transmissions. Gonzalez Camarena was born in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico, in 1917.

J C SANDOVAL

I'ts true. There is a false belief that everything gets invented in the USA by USA citizens. Take a peak at Microsoft, IBM, Boeing, Etc. and you will see geniuses from all over the world who are patenting inventions every day.
Peace to all.

Manuel

George, thank you for setting the record straight. Camarena is the rightful owner of the first Color TV patent, and, yes, he is a Mexican national. I am U.S. citizen and it seems true that many people here falsely believe that only the U.S. and Japan invent things. Brilliant people are born all over the world. 'Nuff said.

http://www.faqfarm.com/Q/Who_invented_the_color_television

Alex W.

Hey Alex, Mexicans haven't really done any good for the U. S. ever. In the area of Pennsylvania I live in the are THOUSANDS of ILLEGAL MEXICAN IMMIGRANTS taking THOUSANDS of well paying jobs that could have gone to LEGAL AMERICAN CITIZANS. Some of you people just don't understand that employers find it cheaper to outsource jobs to foreign workers and nations because the cost of living is too high in the U. S.

For your information, I have an I. Q. of 168 and I am 14 years old. If you're smarter than me I would like to see some proof! I know that the U. S. is stereotyped as being unbelievably stupid, and all of my classmates are. That doesn't mean you all must hate us.

Tony Rigatoni was wrong in putting down the intelligent Mexicans who created the limo, but not all of America is that stupid. Just about eighty percent.

I just wish that my school taught more World History instead of American History put so that our country is glorified and hailed as inventor of everything.

Hey Lucas, Why don't you say that again to my face and we'll see who is sad.

Oh, and Tony R. Why don't you come get a good beating too.

John Meyer

Here's "the rest of the story".

That aircraft was N2475, a B727-24c that was flown by Continental/Air Micronesia. I flew the plane many times. I'm glad to see that it is still carrying passengers instead of ending up as a Coke can.

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