After the first two years the popularity of the Pearl had grown so much we decided to give her a sister. We knew when we saw Mary, that she was meant for us.
Mary’s owner was a southern Maryland resident named John. John had purchased Mary as a project and was slowing fixing her up to be a fun way to do things with his family. Sadly, John never finished Mary because he was killed in a traffic accident by a drunk driver. When we went to see the bus we did not identify our reasons of interest, and when John’s wife told us this story it was clear that this was meant to be. John’s bus would be used to fight and protect against the very thing that took his life.
The Bloody Mary is and always will be John’s bus. We are so saddened to have never known him , but his wife and children know that this bus is dedicated to him and their family, and first and the first and foremost reason this business exists- to keep our roads safe.
The Bloody Mary has leather seating and a “safety handrail”. Her walls and ceiling are also adorned by things our “pirates” have collected over the years.
I hope after reading her story you will understand and share the special meaning the Bloody Mary has to us.