As you may already know, we offer a range of wedding cars for hire across London, and the 1927 Studebaker is one of our most popular. To celebrate the success of our Studebaker we would like to honor the history of the Studebaker in a blog for everyone to enjoy.
Featured within this blog we will outline a number of facts relating to the Studebaker, from the launch of the Studebaker to the number of films and dramas that they have appeared in. We hope that you enjoy finding out more about the Studebaker and the history behind the timeless motor.
Right From The Beginning…
The first ever Studebaker was produced in February 1852, more than 160 years ago. The Studebakers themselves had been created by the Studebaker Brothers back in 1852, but with sales on the up in 1921 that had been believed to reach almost $100 million with $10 million in profits, it became apparent that new models should be made. During the 1920’s the Studebaker Six was then formed with a series of 20 automobiles. The 1920’s were regarded as the golden years for the Studebaker as not only were they so popular but the cars made within this decade were soon to become unforgettable…
Throughout the 1920’s, it became clear that the Studebaker Brothers had unleashed a revolution that would stun America. The Studebaker’s began to thrive, both as a company and with each model of car. This meant that there were more Studebakers on the road than ever before, and everyone loved them!
As time passed the Studebaker had gone through various models and adaptations to make it better than what it was previously. So, with so many models being made, it allowed the Studebaker brand itself to be a lot more open and adaptable for its clients. This meant that there was literally a model fitting the needs of every scenario within the Studebaker range. See below just a few of the most fitting examples:
• Studebaker Avanti
• Studebaker Cruiser
• Studebaker Daytona
• Studebaker Lark
• Studebaker Silver Hawk
What Films Were Studebakers In?
Due to the fact that the Studebakers had been around for over 160 years, their appearance became more and more popular in films and shows. From big name films to all time classics, the Studebakers have made an appearance in 100’s of films. To show you just how popular the films were which they appeared in, we’ve found five of our most favourites.
3. Grease 2
5. A League of Their Own
Some Timeless Photographs…
Here at A.T. Beauford, we are no stranger to the wonderfully elegant Beauford car. We have a fleet of beautiful Beaufords ready to transport you to and from the venue on your special day. We are passionate about all things beauford and in this blog, we are going to give you a little history behind the magnificent car.
Origins of the Beauford
The first Beauford car was made by Beauford Cars Ltd. They were based in the Upholland area of Lancashire and later moved to their headquarters in Stoke-On-Trent. Ever since its creation, it has been the number one choice of car for wedding transport companies such as ourselves due to it’s elegant and sophisticated look.
How Beauford Were Different
Beauford cars were significantly different to other cars of it’s time, this was due to a variety of reasons. Whilst other car manufacturers were focusing on creating the best racing car, Beauford focused their attention on the pleasure of driving. Beauford cars simply beg you to leave the busy roads of rush hour and take a detour through the country lanes with the wind in your hair and the sun on your back. Due to the fact that other manufacturers were trying to produce the best car for racing and such, Beauford were also different in visual appearance to many other cars of the day. The Beauford is embellished with detail from a bygone era which helped to set it apart from the other race-like cars of the time.
Who are Beauford Most Popular With?
Well, as a build project, Beauford cars have very few equals. Beauford have enjoyed wild success with two groups of people, the classic car enthusiast looking for a car with unparalleled beauty and one that will keep its value and the wedding car industry which needs a vehicle that can be tailored to very precise requirements. The Beauford cars fill both of the niches very well. For the classic car builders, every single part of the project just oozes elegance and class. They are drawn by the instantly recognisable front grille and the very spacious luggage box on the back. For wedding car businesses such as ourselves at A.T. Beauford, it is the whole aura of the Beauford which grasps and holds our attention. It has a certain charm and grandeur about it, which makes it the perfect car for transporting the beautiful bride and groom to their venue and back on their special wedding day.
How has the Beauford Stood the Test of Time?
Well, the Beauford has lasted brilliantly throughout the years. This is because many consider it a timeless classic due to its stunning looks. It also has the ability to keep up with modern day traffic due to a modern engine and running gear. When riding in one of our White Beauford or Ivory Beauford wedding cars, you are transported to an era long since passed. With a Gatsby-esque style, it is considered one of the most elegant and beautiful cars ever made, and this is proven by its popularity with both car builders and wedding car businesses.
A.T. Beauford – Beautiful Beauford Cars
Here at A.T. Beauford, we are blessed to have stunning Beauford cars to transport you on your special day with. We have a choice of an Ivory Beauford or a White Beauford, which we affectionately call Gatsby (Ivory) and Alfonso (White). We are proud to say that we have been members of the Beauford members club for over 10 years. Throughout our years in the wedding car transportation business, we have been told by many brides that they have experienced the captivated attention of almost every other road user. This is because almost everyone wants to see a remnant of a bygone era and catch a glimpse of the wonderfully beautiful White or Ivory Beauford.
If you are looking for a fantastic way to be transported around on your special day, look no further than A.T. Beauford. We have a team of highly trained and professional chauffeurs who are dedicated to providing an undisturbed and serene journey to and from your venue. Feel free to take a look at the rest of our website to see some of the other wonderful wedding cars that we have for hire. Alternatively, contact us directly using the numbers provided and one of our professional team will be happy to take your call and deal with any enquiries or questions that you may have about our services or us as a business. We look forward to hearing from you and assisting you with one of the most crucial parts of your special day, the transportation.
Here at A.T. Beauford, we understand that planning a wedding takes a lot of time and effort. We also know that the truly overwhelming pressure of getting each and every detail exactly right can leave you feeling stressed, anxious and so very tired. This is why we’ve decided to write a guide on choosing the perfect wedding transport for your special day, we want to make things as easy as we can for you. There are so many things to remember when planning a wedding that sometimes it’s good to receive a little guidance when doing so.
Yes, Size Does Matter
When choosing wedding transport for your special day, it’s important to know the number of people and guests you’ll be transporting. The number of passengers will allow you to better determine the size of your cars and how many vehicles you’ll need. Don’t risk not having enough or having too many cars to transport you and guests on your special day, know all of the details before choosing your wedding transport. A.T. Beauford are able to offer expert advice on which of our wedding transport vehicles will best suit your needs and requirements.
Vintage, Classic or Modern?
Deciding what style of vehicle you actually want before investing in your wedding transport is very important. Do you want a vintage, classic or modern wedding car? Which of them will best suit the theme or style of your wedding? These are all questions that you need to ask yourself before deciding on your wedding cars. A.T. Beauford offer a range of vintage, classic and modern wedding cars. Why not take a look?
Choose A Colour
Selecting the right colour of wedding car to properly complement the style and theme of your wedding is crucial. Have you decided on a theme? If so, it will be much, much easier to choose the perfect wedding transport for your wedding day. Colour is one of the most important things to consider when choosing your wedding transport. We offer stunning vehicles here at A.T. Beauford, all of which are guaranteed to match your theme and style, regardless of what it is.
Chauffeur Dress Code
Many couples nowadays prefer their chauffeur to wear a suit and tie, rather than the old fashioned uniform that is associated with chauffeurs. Specifying your requirements to your wedding transport provider will help and allow them to meet your expectations.
Harsh Weather Protection
Does your wedding transport provider supply blankets or large umbrellas, to protect you from any harsh weather on your wedding day? If you’re unsure, it may be a good idea to ask them, what could be worse than ruining your hair and makeup on your special day?
Book As Soon As Possible!
In order to avoid disappointment when looking for wedding cars, be sure to book your wedding transport early! A lot of couples tend to book their wedding transport 9-12 months in advance, which is why many wedding transport companies take bookings of up to 18 months prior to the wedding day. Don’t risk being disappointed when finding wedding transport for your special day, book up as soon as you can.
Any Added Extras?
Most wedding car hire companies are able to provide you with a complimentary bottle of champagne (or a non-alcoholic beverage) for the journey to your venue… Why not ask if you can bring your own? Be sure to ask about the colour of the ribbons, too. Many companies can offer you different coloured ribbons, to further complement the style and theme of your wedding.
Contact A.T. Beauford!
Lastly, if you’re looking for wedding car hire services in London, be sure to get in touch with us today! The team at A.T. Beauford are always here and ready to take your call, answer any questions and deal with any enquiries that you may have about the wedding car hire services that we offer in London and the surrounding areas. We strive for excellence and perfection when we offer our chauffeur driven wedding car services to our clients in and around London. We’re also able to offer expert and professional advice as to which of our stunning wedding cars will best complement the style and theme of your wedding. We look forward to hearing from you.
Here at A.T. Beauford, we know that a lot of people are really into watching period dramas at the moment, with the likes of Downton Abbey and Mr. Selfridge both averaging millions of views per episode. The film ‘The Great Gatsby’ with Leonardo DiCaprio also influenced the preferences of many people when it comes to wedding cars and transport. This is why we have decided to outline some of the amazing era inspired wedding cars that we offer to people throughout London. If you’re into period dramas and you’re looking for amazing wedding transportation for your special day, we’re sure you’ll love this short but informative blog.
Our Gatsby-esque Wedding Cars
At A.T. Beauford, we offer amazing Gatsby-esque wedding cars to people looking for a stunning way to travel on their wedding day. When enlisting A.T. Beauford for your wedding transport needs, you have a choice of many Gatsby inspired vehicles, such as the Beauford car. We offer choices of either a White or Ivory Beauford, both of which are unbelievably stunning, and offer a fantastic way to travel on your wedding day. We affectionately call our Ivory Beauford ‘Gatsby’, due to it’s Gatsby-esque look and feel. Hire our 1930’s style Ivory Beauford today and embrace the elegance and style of a bygone era.
Are you looking to turn heads when travelling to and from your wedding in London? If so, our Ivory Beauford is the perfect wedding car for you. Invoke memories of yesteryear with Gatsby, our Ivory Beauford, be sure to get in touch with us today if you require additional information about our wedding transport service, or if you would like to make an enquiry about our Gatsby inspired Beauford cars. Our Beauford cars, especially Gatsby, is a truly popular choice among those who are looking to hire a wedding car for their special day. We regularly receive enquiries about Gatsby and our White Beauford wedding cars, so we urge you to get in touch as soon as possible if you’d like to add a Gatsby-esque feel to your wedding day with our stunning Ivory Beauford.
Downton Abbey Style Vehicles
We also offer a truly stunning Studebaker 1927 Vintage for people who want to re-live the style and elegance of years gone by. Capture the attention of passers-by and guest alike when you turn up to your wedding in this beautiful wedding car. Used for many different reasons over the years, the Studebaker boasts excellence, sophistication and class, and is perfect for anyone looking to make the bride the centre of attention. Tasteful, distinct and magnificent, we can see why the Studebaker is a very popular choice for wedding transport. At A.T. Beauford, we are extremely proud to say that we are one of the only companies in London who offer the opportunity for you to hire a Studebaker for your wedding day, so be sure to get in touch with us today if you require additional information, or you would like to enquire about our wedding transport services.
Speaking of period dramas, our Studebaker wedding car is perfect for anyone looking to evoke memories of the 20’s. From Downton Abbey to Mr. Selfridge, our Studebaker has the look and feel of those truly unforgettable years. For anyone looking to invoke the feeling of past years when on their wedding day, our Studebaker wedding vehicle is absolutely perfect. Feel free to give us a call directly on 07951 760741 or 020 8368 5225 to speak to one of our fantastic team. We’re always on hand to take your call, answer any questions that you may have and deal with any enquiries that you may like to make about our brilliant wedding transport services.