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Big-Shot Transport: the Brilliant Mercedes Sprinter

March 25th, 2011

Mercedes-Brilliant Sprinter

My father liked the term “big shot” and sometimes fancied himself one. But he drove big Buicks and Lincolns and would have laughed at the idea of transporting VIPs and celebs in a conveyance like this.

After all, it’s really a delivery van, albeit a very fancy one, chauffeured and fitted out with every convenience and comfort (but apparently no toilet). According to its website, Brilliant Transport’s fleet operates on the East Coast, “with a focus on the Hamptons” (thank God!), and in Los Angeles, with side trips to Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, Newport Beach and Malibu.

If you hired one to take you to Tijuana, would they do that, I wonder? I’m sorry, but nice as it is, this ain’t no limo, and if you took one to a high-level business meeting, what would your colleagues think as you parked next to their Lincoln Town Cars or sleek Maybachs? Is it the caterer pulling in? A SWAT team?

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