Car Hire Offers for January, 2012

Hiriko electric city car to use Axeon batteries

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Spanish firm Hiriko has chosen Axeon, Europe’s largest independent supplier of lithium-ion battery systems, to supply batteries for its prototype electric vehicles. Read more…

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Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Hiriko_news.html?id=11853

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New Longer Lasting Deeper Shine Formula for Autoglym Super Resin Polish

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

  Launched in the 1980′s Autoglym Super Resin Polish has long been regarded as one of their flagship products, enjoying a following envied by many other brands. And now Autoglym are set to raise the bar even further having spent the last two years re-formulating and testing this already popular product. It is reported that [...]

Source: http://www.performancemotorcare.com/car-cleaning-product-news/new-longer-lasting-deeper-shine-formula-for-autoglym-super-resin-polish/1630

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Ford Focus 1.0 Ecoboost prices revealed

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Ford has announced prices for the new Focus 1.0 Ecoboost petrol models, which go on sale on February 22, from

Volkswagen up! gets 5 doors

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Volkswagen has revealed pictures of a new, five door variant of its baby city car, the up! Read more…

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Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Volkswagen_news.html?id=11848

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Toyota reinforces its position as an environmental technology leader

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

Toyota is using the 2011 Tokyo Motor Show to reinforce its position as an environmental technology leader with three concept cars, one near future, one mid term and one way out there.

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Our Porsche 928 is for sale

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

After a couple of years on our fleet we’re selling our wonderful Porsche 928. If you ‘re looking for one of these cars this is a genuine opportunity to buy a very good, highly maintained example. Because we hire cars we have to maintain them to a very high standard – so this car has been maintained to a level that is not economically viable for most people.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=49

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Toyota Avensis UK drive

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

New-look Toyota gets a dash of style, but the healthy kit count can?t compensate for a lack of fun

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/277147/toyota_avensis_uk_drive.html

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Get your dirty bums out! 2012 Dirty car thead

Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

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Source: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1106637

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Limited Edition Audi A1 Quattro Coming To The UK

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Chequebooks at the ready internets. The red hot Audi A1 Quattro is coming to Blighty. That means 252bhp all wrapped up in a little four-wheel-drive package the size of a designer shoe. That’s the good news. However, only 20 of the 333 limited edition production run are destined for these shores. And due to the [...]

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UK fails to comply with Europe on driving licences

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The European Commission has today asked Denmark, Lithuania, the United Kingdom and Portugal to adapt their national legislation on driving licences so as to ensure that EU rules can be applicable as of January 2013. Read more…

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Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Auto_news.html?id=11859

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Save a mint with the new value-packed Volkswagen Polo Match

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Source: http://feeds.volkswagen.co.uk/~r/volkswagen-uk-news/~3/oXgFH3SrpYo/330

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McLaren MP4-12C Spyder caught on camera with its top down

Monday, January 30th, 2012

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McSpyder SpyIf you’re going to make a mid-engined supercar, you’ve got to make a roadster version. You simply have to, and that’s all there is to it. Ferrari does with the 458 Spider, just as it did with the F430, 360, 355 and 348 before it. Lamborghini does with the Gallardo. Audi does with the R8. And soon McLaren will with the MP4-12C. We know it will – it’s just a matter of time. And now it appears that time is coming up soon.

Caught by in spy shots by Britain’s Car magazine, the MP4-12C Spyder carries a folding solid roof mechanism – not unlike that found in the 458, but unlike the Ferrari’s, does not hide the engine. That’s because the system is more of a targa top. It’s reportedly being built for McLaren by Webasto and – intriguingly enough – Lotus, made of aluminum and plastic, and can deploy or retract in about 17 seconds while rolling at up to five mph.

Otherwise it’s expected to be mechanically identical to the fixed-roof version, complete with twin-turbo 3.8-liter V8 pumping 592 horsepower and 442 lb-ft of torque to the rear wheels. Expect the 12C Spyder to roll out some time later this year – in time for the summer, if McLaren’s as smart and quick about it as it is with most things.

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Jensen Interceptor makes music again

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The Great Escape Classic Car Hire Jensen Interceptor has been mixing with celebrities again, this time on the set of the video for R&B star McLean’s new single. The car features heavily in the music video and was specially chosen for its high rolling GT style.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=37

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Antiques Road Trip is back – featuring our cars

Monday, January 30th, 2012

The Great Escape Classic Car Hire Morris Minor convertible in East Midlands appears this week on Antiques Road Trip. 5.15pm-6pm Monday-Friday.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=88

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Toyota NS4 concept revealed

Monday, January 30th, 2012

Toyota revealed the NS4 advanced plug-in hybrid concept vehicle at the 2012 Detroit motor show last week. Read more…

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Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Toyota_news.html?id=11831

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Skoda Superb Estate 2.0 TDI CR 140 DPF Elegance

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Of the all-new Skoda Superb range, the cavernous Estate might just be the pick of the bunch.

Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Skoda_Superb_roadtest.html?id=1728

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Great Escape Jaguar XJS stars in Antiques Road Trips

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

The stylish Jaguar XJS convertible for hire from Great Escape Classic Car HIre is a star of BBC2′s new early evening show Antiques Road Trips. The series involves antiques experts travelling around the country in various classic cars. For the Cotswolds section of their journey the BBC team chose Great Escape’s beautiful pale blue Jaguar XJS. convertible.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=33

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Vote for Great Escape Jaguar XJ6 as Car of the Year

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

The Great Escape Classic Car HIre Jaguar XJ6 has been shortlisted for the title of Car of the Year by influential online motoring website AROnline. The car, which was a previous Car of the Month winner in February 2009, is up against 11 other cars for the title, which is voted for by online forum visitors.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=23

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Hardworking Morris

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

The Great Escape Classic Car Hire Morris Minor Traveller lived up to its name recently when it travelled an astonishing 600 miles in 4 days.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=142

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A New Jensen Interceptor?

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

We’ve heard of credible plans to build a stunning evocation of the Jensen Interceptor in Coventry. The new car, scheduled for 2014, proves the enduring appeal of this brilliant 70s supercar…

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=137

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Still tme to order for Christmas

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

The final countdown is on, but there is still time to buy online or phone from Great Escape in time for Christmas. We’re guaranteeing Christmas delivery for every purchase up to 23rd December at 12pm….

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=162

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Great Escape Jensen stars in Alan Pownall Chasing Time video

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

One of Great Escape Classic Car Hire’s fleet of Jensen Interceptor rental cars appears in the video for folk singer Alan Pownall’s first single Chasing Time. The Jensen features as a getaway car for the video, which is released by Mercury Records.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=32

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New lower prices on summer convertibles

Sunday, January 29th, 2012

Great Escape Classic Car Hire has lowered the price on two of its most popular classic convertibles for hire in the Cotswolds. The Mazda MX5 and Mercedes 380SL are great cars for a low cost weekend away from Great Escape’s central base near Stratford Upon Avon.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=41

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Volkswagen at the Frankfurt motor show

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Source: http://feeds.volkswagen.co.uk/~r/volkswagen-uk-news/~3/l0mJYIO01Uc/343

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Another great corporate event

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

We’re celebating a successful corporate event for a major client in London. They rebooked with us in 2011 after a very popular classic car day for their clients from our Suffolk branch in 2010. With more resources we’ve continually improved our corporate events service

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=144

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Volkswagen presents latest efficiency technology system: Worlds first cylinder shut-off in four-cylinder TSI

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Source: http://feeds.volkswagen.co.uk/~r/volkswagen-uk-news/~3/y5WqOO00Apc/339

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Depreciation

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Source: http://feeds.volkswagen.co.uk/~r/volkswagen-uk-news/~3/HyulpbJMwhA/325

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Great Escape adds HMC Healey, Triumph Stag and Jaguar XJ6 coupe to fleet

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Great Escape has introduced three classic British sports cars to its fleet of self drive vintage rental cars. The HMC Healey, Triumph Stag and Jaguar XJ6C mean that the company now has one of the largest fleets of classic cars for hire in the UK.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=17

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The Times recommends The Getaway Driver

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

Great Escape’s unique new weekend breaks package The Getaway Driver has received endorsement from The Times Travel section. The paper’s Travel Editor recommended The Getaway Driver weekend breaks to a reader seeking an Aston Martin weekend escape. Since the piece appeared on Saturday 16th October we’ve been inundated with enquiries.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=64

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1938 Cadillac V16 convertible parades from White House to auction house

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

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1938 Cadillac V-16 President Convertible Parade Limousine

The unfortunate reality of a post-JFK, post-9/11 America means that our president needs to be hidden away from public view, and the details of his high-security transportation are just as hidden. But there was a time when the leader of the free world was paraded around for all to see, and for three presidents of these United States, this was the car in which they met their constituents.

Nicknamed the Queen Mary, this 1938 Cadillac V-16 President Convertible Parade Limousine was one of only two specially made for the White House (the other dubbed Queen Elizabeth), and was used by FDR, Truman and Eisenhower during their presidencies. Delivered on special order shortly after the introduction of Cadillac’s second-generation sixteen-cylinder engine (which was smaller and lighter than its predecessor but delivered the same output), the Presidential Limousine’s 165-inch wheelbase made it eleven inches longer than the already gargantuan production model.

After the end of WWII, as part of its routine maintenance, Cadillac replaced the sixteen-cylinder engines with V8s that were both more economical and easier to maintain. The cars were last used by President Eisenhower during his re-election campaign, after which longtime Cadillac dealer Jack Tallman, who witnessed the pair being rebuilt several times while visiting the factory, was offered the chance to purchase both cars. Tallman selected the Queen Mary for his collection, where it stayed for four decades. In 1999, the car was sold to one Al Wiseman, who showed it at Amelia Island in 2002 where it was awarded as the best original, unrestored vehicle.

It is now being offered for auction by the estate of John O’Quinn, its last owner, at the upcoming RM Auctions event in Arizona next week, where it is expected to fetch between $300,000 and $400,000. Have a closer look in the high-res image gallery and the detailed listing after the jump.

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KIA Rio 3-door Now on sale From

Saturday, January 28th, 2012

The new Kia Rio is now available to order as a 3-door, at

Limited Edition Audi A1 Quattro Coming To The UK

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Chequebooks at the ready internets. The red hot Audi A1 Quattro is coming to Blighty. That means 252bhp all wrapped up in a little four-wheel-drive package the size of a designer shoe. That’s the good news. However, only 20 of the 333 limited edition production run are destined for these shores. And due to the [...]

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New MGB convertible in Suffolk

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Great Escape Classic Car Hire has added 5th MGB convertible to its fleet, this time based in Suffolk near Stowmarket. The new chrome bumper teal blue MGB roadster is available for immediate hire…

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=140

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Avon ZZ5

Friday, January 27th, 2012

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Source: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1105301

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Hyundai i40 Tourer

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Hyundai believes in the conventional estate car. So much so, that it launched the stylish Tourer version of the i40 ahead of the saloon.

Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Hyundai_i40_roadtest.html?id=1758

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Clarkson loves it, you can drive it

Friday, January 27th, 2012

BBC Top Gear heaped praise on the iconic 1970s Jensen Interceptor on 24th July. Now you can drive it – Great Escape has two superb 1974 Interceptors to rent in Yorkshire and Cotswolds…

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=119

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Jaguar Mk2 on John Bishop’s Britain

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Our Jaguar Mk2 in Worcestershire features on John Bishop’s Britain on 6th August 2011. This 1965 saloon is finished in British Racing Green and can be hired by the day, weekend or week….

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=121

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Peugeot 3008 HYbrid4

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Our verdict on the pioneering diesel-electric crossover as it hits British roads

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/276733/peugeot_3008_hybrid4.html

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Toyota NS4 concept revealed

Friday, January 27th, 2012

Toyota revealed the NS4 advanced plug-in hybrid concept vehicle at the 2012 Detroit motor show last week. Read more…

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Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Toyota_news.html?id=11831

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Hardworking Morris

Thursday, January 26th, 2012

The Great Escape Classic Car Hire Morris Minor Traveller lived up to its name recently when it travelled an astonishing 600 miles in 4 days.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=142

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