Brief History of HMC
1986: The prelude of His Majesty Coach.
The history of HMC starts with the owner,Tom Brown (Tommy), back in 1986. Tommy was a frequent passenger of entertainer coaches in his early 20’s as he traveled in them often as a musician for a band called The Spurrlows. Since he was traveling on The Spurrlows bus so much, he managed to developed a friendship the band’s bus driver. On one particular day of travel, Tommy had the urge of wanting to take the band’s bus for spin. Before this could happen, he would have to persuade the band’s driver to allow Tommy to get behind the wheel. After some wheeling and dealing, Tommy and the band’s bus driver waged a bet. The bet was, if Tommy could eat 10 Snickers bar in less than an hour, then he would grant Tommy permission to take the bus for a short spin. Unfortunately, Tommy was only able to put down 9 Snickers bars and suffered a minor sugar coma afterwards. After he recovered, the driver was so amazed that Tommy was able to put 9 candy bars down in less than an hour, so he granted him permission to drive the band’s bus anyway. This single occurring event was the prelude of His Majesty Coach. From this moment on, you can say the rest was history. You can actually say that this company was started, because of a Snicker’s bar.
1987 – 1992: Tommy drives buses for a living.
Tommy’s fascination with buses grew and in 1987 he went and got his chauffeur license and began driving band buses for a living. For the next 5 years (87 – 92), Tommy worked for several famous musicians as a bus driver as he drove them on tours across North America while earning an honest living. Over the years, Tommy saved his money and eventually earned enough money to purchase his first Charter Tour Bus and established His Majesty Coach.
1993: 1st Bus Purchased – HMC is Established.
His Majesty Coach was officially established in 1993 as a charter bus company. For the first decade since our inception, HMC primarily transported large groups of people around Atlanta and the South Eastern United States in our large 57 passenger charter buses. HMC transported all kinds of large groups such as high school and college sports teams, student field trips, church groups, corporate shuttle events, and pretty much anyone needing a large 57 passenger bus.
2003: His Majesty Coach adds entertainer coaches to fleet.10 years later in 2003, we decided to add entertainer coaches, band buses, and sleeper coaches to our fleet. This allowed us to jump into the music scene and transport famous rock stars and celebrities alike across North America. His Majesty Coach provided luxury transportation to people like Elton John, the Beach Boys, Mötley Crüe, Shania Twain, Loverboy, and MANY more.
2013: His Majesty Coach purchases Luxury Sprinter Vans.With the high demand for luxury transportation charters in the entertainment industry, HMC learned that there are many entertainers out there that just can’t afford the expenses that come along with leasing fancy rock ‘N’ roll buses. The fuel expense alone runs about $.90 / mile in these mammoth coaches. This just wasn’t practical for a segment of our customer base that desired luxury transportation for quick weekend tours. This is when HMC decided to look into the Luxury Sprinter market. After a little research, we found the perfect vehicle to meet a segment of our customer’s needs; a Luxury Mercedes Sprinter Van designed by Mauck2. This was definitely not your standard Sprinter Van. This was a wide-body Sprinter conversion with extended rear end. In fact, we wouldn’t even consider this a van at all. This Mercedes Sprinter is as big as many luxury mini buses, but NOT as boxy and way more fuel efficient. This is a sleek, unique, and modern European design. In fact, we are the ONLY charter transportation company in the entire world that has such a vehicle.
Present Day: HMC is a diverse transportation company.
Today, His Majesty Coach still operates a fleet of charter tour buses, entertainer coaches, and Luxury Sprinter Charters. Through our 20+ years of business, HMC has also developed many strong relationships with transportation companies all over North America. Whether you’re in California, Texas, New York, or Canada, we may have or at least be able to find you the perfect luxury coach charter that meets your group transportation needs. Give us a call at (770) 426-6282 or fill out our transportation inquiry form to get started. We’re bound to have something to meet your needs.