• Meet Roy DuBrow, On the Road Again

    British Motor Coach President Roy DuBrow’s vintage vehicles and quality service never go out of style.

     
    FROM THE Spring 2018 ISSUE
     

For Roy DuBrow, president of British Motor Coach, it all started with a British car (naturally): a 1950 Bentley. He purchased it from his neighbor. “The engine crashed about six months later,” he recalls. “After about a year and $12,000 in full restoration, I found myself broke but with a beautiful British classic that ran.”

To make some cash, DuBrow began ferrying blushing brides and giddy grooms to and from church, and before long, British Motor Coach was born. “I was lucky enough to find a range of British classics in one condition or another and in one place or another, and wound up with eight by the late 1990s,” DuBrow says. “During all of that time, I marketed to every logical entity serving the wedding business,” including planners, venues, photographers and places of worship. 

In the last few years, he began providing city and wine tours as well. “[We] began our wine tour business about six years ago, and it has grown exponentially ever since,” DuBrow says. “We still offer full wedding event transportation planning, including the obvious usage of our vintage fleet for the couple, plus a modern fleet of limousines, vans, SUVs and sedans.” BMC’s 7,000-square-foot garage can also be rented for events, with vintage vehicles available for photo ops. 

“I love the day-to-day and call-to-call range of requests that come,” DuBrow says about the hospitality industry and his job. “One never knows what the next request might entail, and I love the stimulation each one brings. BMC was built on the credo of providing the very best service to its clients. … We function on the basis that service is our soul.” 

INGREDIENTS
—1.5 oz. Tito’s Handmade Vodka
—1.5 oz. Baileys Salted Caramel
—2 oz. half and half

DIRECTIONS:
Combine ingredients in a Belgian beer glass garnished with soft caramel along the rim, chocolate sauce and a chocolate branch. Looks fancy schmancy and tastes deee-licious!

Courtesy of Shore Lodge in McCall, Idaho

 

This past October, the world lost a business and philanthropic giant with the passing of Paul Allen. Here in the Northwest, his absence will be deeply felt. Among his many achievements, Allen co-founded Microsoft; founded Vulcan Inc., Paul G. Allen Family Foundation, Allen Institute for Brain Sciences, and Allen Institute for Cell Science; and was owner of the Seattle Seahawks and Portland Trailblazers. There doesn’t seem to be an industry that he hasn’t touched, expanded and improved, including the meetings and events industry, particularly in the Seattle area.