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How Modern Tragedies Are Causing a Spike in Hearse Demands

How Modern Tragedies Are Causing a Spike in Hearse Demands

With the recent rash of mass shootings and other public tragedies across the United States, industry experts have noted an increase in demand for hearses and other funeral cars.  Many bloggers and commentators spend their time looking for a common denominator while others stay focused on what can be done now to help bring people […]

The Use of Hearses in Demonstrations - Powerful or Poor Taste?

The Use of Hearses in Demonstrations – Powerful or Poor Taste?

Protests are designed to create a reaction and start a conversation.  When people set out to demonstrate for or against something, their objective it to bring their cause into the public consciousness.  In order to achieve that goal, demonstrations often use a number of different methods to get people’s attention and drive their message home. […]

21st century funeral cars and the mobility internet

21st Century Hearse: What Will Future Funeral Cars Look Like?

What will the next incarnation of the funeral car look like? Authors William Mitchell, Christopher Borroni-Bird, and Lawrence Burns believe they know. A new book describes what they call the “mobility internet,” and the implications for the funeral car business are incredible. For starters, this trio are suggesting that all cars, funeral hearses included, will […]

technology, fuel economy, safety and funeral car values

How To Judge Funeral Car Value In 2012

In 2012, how should funeral directors judge value in vehicles on the market? There are actually ways to determine whether or not a funeral car you want to purchase delivers on the value you’d expect for the modern client. Economy-size vehicles aside, let’s get down to the brass tacks. Cadillac and S&S are great names. […]

Hearses Gather for Frozen Dead Guy Celebration

Earlier this month, the annual Frozen Dead Guy Days celebration took place in Colorado. The event is one that brings hearses, caskets and cold temperatures all to the same place for a fun and festive three-day celebration in honor of “Grandpa” Bredo Morstoel, a man who died in Norway about 20 years ago and was […]

Thefts from Funeral Cars Spark Safety Concerns

Thefts from Funeral Cars Spark Safety Concerns

You know things are getting bad these days when thieves are targeting the funeral cars of mourners during a graveside service. That’s exactly what Stacy Egan and Thomas Beach did recently. They were arrested for stealing anything they found in the funeral cars at a cemetery while the owners of those cars were saying goodbye […]

Motorcycles and Funeral Cars Help Say Goodbye

Motorcycles and Funeral Cars Help Say Goodbye

Mark Guest was known for his enthusiasm for his motorcycle and riding it every chance he could. So when a procession of funeral cars followed him to his final resting place after being killed in a traffic accident, a large group of his biker friends followed behind for an impressive show of goodbyes. Guest was […]

Sheriff Uses Funeral Cars to Make a Point

Sheriff Uses Funeral Cars to Make a Point

If you want to make a point about death or some dangerous habits that lead to death, funeral cars are an ideal attention-grabber. One sheriff in Marshall County, Alabama realizes this and he plans to use a hearse in an effort to deter the area’s youth from drugs. The hearse, which is a simple one […]

Man Gets Court Date for Funeral Procession Interruption

Man Gets Court Date for Funeral Procession Interruption

Is it really that hard to stop for a minute when you see a procession of funeral cars going down the road? Apparently it is because we have one of these stories at least every other week. In this story, however, the man who interrupted the funeral procession is getting a summons to appear in […]

Mock Funerals Include Hearses and Caskets

Mock Funerals Include Hearses and Caskets

One of the most interesting ways to support the president’s health care reform took place in Rockville, Maryland this month. A group of supporters held a mock funeral to send a message to insurance companies and pharmaceutical companies that they are plain “sick of it.” Many drivers honked their horns at the group of protestors […]