The Hippie Limo Closes Its Doors – 11/22/2013

The Hippie Limo - Denver & Boulder's Premier Retro-Mod Vintage RideDespite a good start, strong marketing efforts, great reception by the media, top reviews on WeddingWire, amazing client photos, and competitive market pricing, not to mention the example set by the demand for vintage VW Limos elsewhere in the world, lack of sufficient business has forced the Hippie Limo to close its doors after three years of giving one-of-a-kind retro rides in the Denver and Boulder areas.

Though we will be available for photo shoots, we will no longer be able to carry passengers. We will maintain this site as a sort of  “headstone” for our hard work and for the great experiences we had with our clients. To learn more about our efforts and to read an analysis of why we think this idea just didn’t work out, see our post Why the Hippie Limo Went Out of Business (A Subjective Retrospective).

If you wish to contact us, please do so using the Leave a Reply box at the bottom of this post or via our Facebook page. Thank you for your interest in our little venture. Best wishes to all of you, and especially to those who have established or are trying to start their own vintage VW business (which seems to be confined mostly to those in the UK). Keep the light on for the rest of us!

Richard Blake – Owner, Operator, Mechanic, Enthusiast (and full-time dad of two)

Special Note

The classic VW Bus has been in constant production in Brazil since the 1950’s. Brand new VW Buses could be purchased off of a dealer floor as recently as last year, provided you referred to them as Kombis (their name in Brazil). That came to an end on December 31st of 2013 as the last factory ceased production . . . just shortly after the Hippie Limo closed its doors. See the story on CNN:

Kombi’s Last Rites: Farewell to a Travel Icon

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Our Past Adventures!

Curious about the fun couples and groups had with the Hippie Limo? We have stories and pictures galore:

  • Look under Current Events & Musings in the right sidebar too see our final year’s rides
  • Use the dropdown menu or search option under Past Events & Musings near the bottom of the right sidebar to read about the past rides and activities that have been immortalized in our blog
  • Visit the Hippie Limo main page and click on the links under Our Service to explore what we offered for every sort of special occasion
  • Go to Wedding Wire for reviews from couples and groups on the Hippie Limo’s services
  • Peruse our Photo Gallery to see some of the best images that couples and groups have shared
  • Be inspired by pictures from around the world that feature vintage VWs on Pinterest
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  • Hop over to In the Press to see what the media and blogosphere were saying about us
  • See a bit of what a ride was like in the Hippie Limo at The Experience

If you’re interested, check out our Limo Packages & Rates or our Beer, Wine & Spirits Tours to see our final year’s pricing for every sort of special occasion!


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One response

  1. Rich

    Hey man, I have a bus and thinking about doing some weddings and shoots etc. I was wondering what made you shut down other than lack of business. I see you had insurance, curious what that ran you per year…approx. Any issues you came across etc.
    my email is below. Thanks for your time.

    March 12, 2014 at 12:47 PM

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