When we think of a funeral vehicle we think of the traditional hearse with a number of cars following closely behind. With funerals becoming more personalised and less traditional, so does the transportation. Choosing a unique and unusual vehicle, funeral directors are having to accommodate more and more with these requests. A sleek back limo is not the only way to travel to your final send off. From steam rollers and milk floats to Del Boy’s van and motorcycle hearse’s, we have selected a few below!
Scooby Doo Mystery Machine
The Mystery Machine is the main transportation of Mystery Inc, taking the gang on adventures all over the world. The gang consists of Fred, Daphne, Velma, Shaggy and of course Scooby-Doo. There is no better send off for a Scooby-Doo fan. The colours might not be to everyone’s taste however it represents just how personalised funerals are becoming.
Wanting their final journey to be in a refurbished army tank, these are becoming more popular for deceased veterans or military enthusiasts alike. Second hand models are popular with enthusiasts due to their low cost, compared to other military vehicles. There are companies that specialize in converting army tanks into suitable hearses – some which have seen service in Afghanistan and Iraq.
Tandem Bike Hearse
If the environment meant a lot to the deceased or they loved bikes, this seems to be the appropriate hearse choice for them. Converted tandem bikes, fitted with a side-car to carry the coffin have been used more prominently over the years.
Monster Truck Hearse
The Monster Truck Hearse is another surprisingly popular choice in the USA. It is being seen as a mighty send off for Monster Truck fanatics. Mechanics take pride in converting space on the Monster Truck to be more hearse-like.
With personalised funeral vehicles becoming more popular than ever, these are just a few of the most unusual funeral vehicles that are out there today. It gives spectators a view into your world – putting your personal stamp on proceedings.