Author Topic: The Hearse  (Read 1340 times)

Offline D.Smith

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The Hearse
« on: December 03, 2018, 06:05:30 PM »
Watching the funeral for #41 and admiring the new 2019 XTS hearse.

At one point a dozen black Chevy Suburbans pulled up in pairs to the Capital to drop off dignitaries. 
To think that a few years ago that would have been a dozen black Cadillac limousines.

With the demise of the XTS and CT6 soon, will we be seeing Escalade hearses?  I sure hope not.

Offline Lexi

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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2018, 10:33:00 PM »
Agreed, but you ought to see what they use in Europe. Makes one not want to pass on while across the pond. Clay/Lexi

Offline Big Apple Caddy

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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 09:02:49 AM »
While there are already Escalade hearses, I would guess that the upcoming Cadillac XT6 would more likely be used to replace the XTS.

Offline StevenTuck

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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2018, 07:38:22 AM »
I liked how the rear door pulled out and then opened left...very classy vehicle. The interior from what I could see was classy yet modern.
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Offline D.Smith

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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2018, 08:10:13 AM »
No thanks.   Might as well toss me in the back of a truck.

Offline StevenTuck

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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2018, 08:06:57 AM »
Two guys I met at the 2002 Cadillac Grand National had a funeral business and a 1949 Hearse. They only used it with special request. What a way to go out.
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Offline Eric DeVirgilis CLC# 8621

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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2018, 01:18:39 PM »
At one point a dozen black Chevy Suburbans pulled up in pairs to the Capital to drop off dignitaries. 

That's just wrong.  :(
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Offline jaxops

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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2018, 01:49:08 PM »
I never understood why they put "racing" wheels on hearses?  No hurry going to the cemetery! 
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Offline The Tassie Devil(le)

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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2018, 04:04:32 PM »
What do you mean by "Racing Wheels"?

I don't see any wheelie bars. ;)

Bruce. >:D
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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2018, 08:57:26 AM »
I'm being cremated when I go and that appears to be a huge trend which I am sure will impact Hearse sales.  Why are they called Hearses any way? 

Offline TMoore - NTCLC

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Re: The Hearse
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2018, 09:53:31 AM »
here is the cut-n-paste from the web:

Originally, hearse referred to a castrum doloris a frame that carried candles and decorations above the coffin during a funeral. The word, originally spelled herse, comes from the Latin hirpicem, which was a large rake. The triangular frames used to carry candles in church services were the same shape as these ancient rakes (the hirpicem).

Eventually hearse came to mean the structure constructed over or around a coffin, and its modern sense, of a vehicle used during a funeral procession, pops up in the mid 17th century.

 

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