Founded in 1972, MCar, a southern California based car Rental Company, was founded on the principles of relationships and personalized service. Midway has endured and prospered over its forty year history, in a very competitive industry and through an unstable economy, with product and service offerings unparalleled. Due to the security in its financial backing coupled with the embrace of technology, Midway continues to exceed the needs of its clients. Our principals have built a foundation and culture whereas ‘5-Star’ service is the bar and has not only welcomed the feedback from its clientele but continues to answer those ‘cries’ with innovation and implementation.
In 2007, the principals of MCar acted on the feedback gathered from its clientele and established Wilshire Limousine Services as a division of MCar. Since the start of this division, WLS has mirrored those principles and philosophies so as to exceed the expectations of its clients and partners in relation to the ground transportation industry. Through consistency in service provision and our relationship-focused culture, we’ve earned and maintained the exclusive chauffeured services contracts with many four and five star hotels and have become a preferred provider to many corporate, entertainment, financial and professional sports organizations.
Since our inception, our reputation for service detail continued to amass and our domestic and global growth became imminent, allowing global scalability while enabling WLS to be selective in the choice of our service partners. In 2011, Wilshire Limousine was recognized as a Virtuoso supplier and are one of two ground transportation companies of the globe to hold this honor. Today, Wilshire Limousine Services provides its chauffeured services in over 650 cities spanning all continents with bases of operations in Los Angeles and New York.
As a member of the Hankey Group of Companies, Wilshire Limousine Services has the financial peace of mind that the ground transportation industry demands to not only remain competitive, but to also ensure that its clients are experiencing the newest vehicle makes and models as well as the newest technologies available within the ground transportation industry.
Head of the Hankey Group of Companies, a privately-held organization based in Los Angeles, Mr. Hankey has led the organization in consistently strong growth and diversification in the automotive, finance, real estate, technology, and Insurance sectors. Mr. Hankey’s banking and finance acumen and relationships have enabled the Group to organically grow to excess of $1 Billion in assets in 2007. A graduate of the University of Southern California, Mr. Hankey was the youngest vice-president at a major investment banking firm that would later be bought by USB Paine Webber.
John “Gary” Macdonald is President of Midway Auto Group which includes: Midway Car Rental, Midway Group, Midway Fleet Leasing, Midway Auto Resale and Wilshire Limousine Services. Mr. Macdonald joined the organization in 1976 and has been President of the Midway Auto Group since 1986. As shareholder, director and officer, Gary has been instrumental in developing new lines of business and services which meet the needs of an ever-changing automotive market.
Gary was born, raised and currently resides in the Los Angeles suburb of Altadena. He is married and has four children.
Rick Mullinax is a shareholder and President of Wilshire Limousine Services, and Executive Vice President of MCAR (formerly Midway Car Rental) of Los Angeles. He began his career with the Hankey Group in 2000 and has been instrumental in the growth and development of both companies, as well as creating a culture that focuses on quality service and promotion from within.
Vice President of Operations
In 2010, Michael Kushner joined Wilshire Limousine as Vice President of Operations. With 25 years of ground transportation experience and deep relationships in the entertainment industry, Mr. Kushner swiftly and successfully established WLS as a force to be reckoned with in entertainment travel and event management. His operational experience and financial acumen have escalated WLS to profitability in a very cost intensive industry. Backed by his reputation among chauffeurs, dispatchers and reservationists, we have built a talented office and management team with more than half a century of combined experience.
General Manager of Wilshire Limousine of NY
Steve Horowitz, a veteran of the industry since 1995, first took the reins of limousine operations in the greater New York City area in 2006. His mission was to provide the finest, most elegant experience for travelers. Steve grew up around the car service business and learned what was required to create a first class company. His experience, meticulous attention to detail, and use of technology combined with well-trained, informed, professional, and discreet chauffeurs has enabled him to grow into a local and national provider of quality ground transportation. His core client base includes executives, celebrities, and individuals from some of New York and New Jersey’s outstanding businesses such as five-star hotels, finance, private aviation companies, travel agencies, fashion industry, commercial and residential real estate, music and entertainment.
Director of Sales and Marketing for Wilshire Limousine Services
Kurt has nearly 15 years of experience within the car rental sector of the travel industry. He spent several of those years at a Florida-based consulting firm whose clients consisted of corporate and licensee operators from brands such as Hertz, Avis/Budget Group, Alamo/National, Dollar-Thrifty Automotive Group, Payless and Fox to name a few. In 2010, he joined WLS, parlaying his car-rental experience to the ground transportation industry.
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Terms & Conditions
The charges contained in reservation quotations or provided by Wilshire Limousine Services representatives are intended as good faith estimates of the costs involved based upon the information known to us at the time of the quotation or reservation. As a convenience to our clientele, Wilshire Limousine Services has added a suggested gratuity to the reservation. You may choose to change the suggested gratuity at any time. It is also not intended to represent the actual cost of the trip. Additional charges for travel time, stops, waiting time, parking and/or airport fees may apply. Final charges for the trip are determined upon ride completion. Airport flat rates are based on point to point transfers originating or ending at an airport. If the client requests a stop, the flat rate will void and revert to an hourly rate. Hourly rides are calculated garage to garage.
Wilshire Limousine Services requires a 2 hour cancellation prior to schedule pick up on sedans, limousines or SUVs to avoid a cancellation charge for reservations in the Continental United States. Sprinter, passenger, luggage/cargo vans require 3 hour cancellation notice to avoid a cancellation charge. Mini coaches, motor coaches, limo/party buses and specialty vehicles require 24 hour cancellation prior to schedule pick up. For special events & holidays (including but not limited to professional or collegiate sporting events and award shows) extended minimums may apply which require as much as twenty four hours (24) notice to cancel without penalty. There is a 48 hour notice for all cancellations outside of North America including but not limited to Australia, Europe, Far East and Central & South America reservations. Late cancellations and no shows are charged at the respective minimums or flat rate transfer rate. Cancellation numbers need to be noted by the client in the event of a discrepancy. The client is responsible to ask for a cancellation number when an order is cancelled. If the client does not have a cancellation number, the client will be billed and will be responsible for the charges.