The Classic Option for Transportation in North Georgia

By on June 1, 2016

Classic Transportation of the Tri-State

One of the most sought-after destinations in Georgia lies just an hour and a half north of Atlanta, where verdant pastures lie atop rolling hills and warm smiles are as abundant as trout in the Toccoa River. Often called the gem of North Georgia, Blue Ridge has plenty of exciting activities to experience that the whole family will love. Trouble is, driving to all of your destinations can be a hassle.

The solution? Classic Transportation and Tours, the premiere shuttle service in North Georgia and the Tri-State area.

Classic Transportation and Tours is the brainchild of David Hopes, who opened for business in 2001. It was during a weekend retreat as a Senior Auditor for a Fortune 500 company that he came to North Georgia for the first time in 1993. David fell in love with the area almost immediately, and decided to make Mineral Bluff his home.

As a new resident Mr. Hopes became an important part of the community as a supporter of higher education for adults, and was an instructor with the Fannin Literacy Action Group (FLAG Adult Education) for eleven years. He also served on the Board of Directors as Treasurer, and helped set up the Hopes-Peck-Meckel Trust to help GED applicants pay for exam fees.

Unlike run-of-the-mill taxi cabs, David’s fleet of vehicles range from limousine vans to party buses that are equipped with air conditioning and are always smoke-free. Comfort and convenience come standard, but it’s Classic Transportation’s dedication to safety that sets it apart from similar businesses.

“Client safety is top priority, and preventive maintenance is performed on our vehicles by a certified garage. We drive defensively and stay within five miles of the speed limits,” Hopes said after I asked him about his business.

“Our drivers have to have two years of professional driving experience. Our commercial insurance has to review their driving history before adding them to our policy. They are backgrounded and of course given a driving test and extensive training.”

Often times David will go out of his way to accommodate clients out of the good of his heart, as well. “We try to go the extra mile for our clients with early morning as well as late night transports. We work with a local church-based organization to get displaced individuals in Atlanta transportation home at discounted rates,” said Hopes.

Classic Transportation specializes in shuttle runs for a number of different events. One of the most popular reasons clients call David and his crew is for transportation during weddings. They offer premium service to shuttle your guests to and from any venue in the area.

Let’s face it – the last thing on your mind leading up to your wedding is how your family and friends will get to and from your host venue. Whether you need transportation to a banquet hall or a party bus to celebrate a bachelor or bachelorette party, Classic Transportation makes your special day its priority so you can focus on what’s really important.

Classic Transportation also offers winery tours. With over 27 wineries in the north Georgia Mountains, their drivers know the best routes to them all. Book your reservation in advance and let Classic Transportation take care of the driving.

Don’t forget Classic Transportation and Tours offers shuttle rides for more than just special events, so if you need help home after enjoying yourself around town you won’t be left stranded in the woods.

As Daniel Boone once said: “Never lost. Bewildered for three days once, but never lost!”


For more information, get a quote for your event, schedule a tour or book a shuttle, please conatct 
David Hopes:

By phone 
706-633-3668
Visit their website 
www.classictransportationofthetristate.com
Find them on Facebook
 Classic Transportation of the Tri-State, Inc.
Or on Twitter
 https://twitter.com/TaxiBlueRidgeGA