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Buy a party bus for your business

by on 22/07/09 at 12:20 pm

We like Gareth Cotton. He’s young, smart and represents one of the growing breed of SA entrepreneurs with that ‘world-domination’ look in his eyes. He’s also a Brand Hooligan.

One of Gareth’s ventures is Chariot Limousines, and a spin off of this business is a party bus that he’s trying to flog. Gareth asked us to mention it on Ideate – which, of course, we’re happy to do.

We’re happy to do it because we know there’s a crazy, eclectic bunch of Ideate readers that we know would only be TOO keen to take on something like this.

Check this puppy out:

Bus 1

Bus 2

Gareth says: “We’ve had the bus valued at aproximately R130,000, but we’d be prepared to take a fair bit less than that, as we’re looking for a quick sale. So make us an offer!”

I asked Mike, my long suffering business partner, if we could buy it for World Wide Creative, and brand it as the Heavy Chef bus, but he’s not keen. (Damn!) I’m still working on it though.

So, Ideate followers – let’s see which one of you business-crazy madmen are going to take the opportunity here…

Get Gareth on chariotlimousines [at]

Rock on.

Fred Roed is the marketing guy in the Ideate crew. Fred is the CEO of web marketing company World Wide Creative and the co-founder of online learning portal Heavy Chef. Fred loves writing about people out there doing marketing right. Follow Fred on Twitter here. View more articles by Fred Roed.

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10 Responses to “Buy a party bus for your business”

  1. Bruce Wade

    Jul 22nd, 2009

    The best part of this is that the bus is mobile and can follow the events and people.
    It could also be a home to live in if the business fails.
    Chatting to my wife later about this one.

  2. Gareth Cotten

    Jul 23rd, 2009

    Thanks for this Fred, you’re too kind…

    I can’t wait to see what amazing ideas your Ideate readers come up with for it!

  3. sello

    Sep 11th, 2009

    hi would like to know more about the industry but i am willing to charge over these lausy to think ad cmopanies watch me”

  4. pauli

    Oct 15th, 2009

    call me i would like to see the bus

  5. Gareth Cotten

    Oct 15th, 2009

    @Pauli – Drop me a number or email address, and I’ll be happy to. Alternatively, email them to me at the above email address (in the article)…

  6. jaco

    Nov 10th, 2009

    I would like to view the bus, please contact me

  7. Gareth Cotten

    Nov 10th, 2009

    @jaco – I unfortunately don’t have access to your email address on this site, so please drop me an email…

    My address is chariotlimousines (at) gmail (dot) com

  8. Gareth Cotten

    Nov 10th, 2009

    And just an update in general, guys:

    We’ve had a huge amount of interest in the bus (as you can imagine for something this unique), but nobody had any cash to back up their talk. So, please, serious buyers only…

    On the positive side, we’ve recently sold one of our other non-core vehicles, and got much more for it than we could have hoped! That means we can now accept MUCH less for the bus. So make us an offer around R70-80k, we’ll listen to them all…

    (For the accountants out there, it will work at least 3-4 days a year on shoots, at R10k a day, giving you a 50+% return on investment!)

  9. Natalie

    Jul 12th, 2010

    hi,my company (promotional company) is urgently looking to purchase a party bus. is this still available?

  10. Catherine

    Nov 16th, 2011


    I need it for a campaig and it is exactly what I am looking for

    Please contact me urgently on: 0824422313

    Senior Gifring Expert for Creative Counsel

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