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PSA: Leaving your Rolls-Royce Drophead open in the rain could be a $100k mistake

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

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Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

Convertibles have long been the chariot of choice for the devil-may-care crowd, and for good reason. Peeling the roof off of a vehicle has all sorts of negative ramifications, from safety concerns to handling woes and increased chances of skin cancer for those inside. Then there’s the ever-present threat of foul weather. But who cares? You only live once and they’re making more cars every day, right?

That logic may hold true for your $600 Chrysler LeBaron Convertible, but the argument gets a bit weaker when we’re talking about a Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead Coupe. The owner of one such vehicle recently parked their ride and left the big Rolls with its roof laid back just in time for a torrential downpour to set in. According to experts, the total damage may cost more than $100,000. The owner is said to have returned to the vehicle, seen its condition and walked away, unconcerned. Hit the jump to see the video for yourself.

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Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

All-new Ford Ranger pick-up driven in range-topping Wildtrak spec

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/278266/ford_ranger_wildtrak.html

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Hyundai i20 Blue

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

As a Ford Fiesta rival, the i20 certainly has its work cut out winning customers for the Hyundai brand.

Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Hyundai_i20_roadtest.html?id=1760

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new range of low cost hire cars

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Everyone’s wallet is being squeezed so we’ve launched a new range of low price classic cars for hire. Starting from just

Kia Optima

Friday, February 3rd, 2012

Bold new family car aims to rival the Ford Mondeo and Skoda Superb ? so should they be worried?

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/277321/kia_optima.html

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Meet NILS… The future of commuting from Volkswagen

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Source: http://feeds.volkswagen.co.uk/~r/volkswagen-uk-news/~3/AQOJxJtK_l4/337

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2012 Classic Car Rally Calendar announced

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

We’ve announced our 2012 rally events calendar with 7 unique chances to sample cars from our 70 strong fleet….

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=165

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Vauxhall Zafira Tourer

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

The Zafira Tourer gets a bolder look and better quality, so how does it compare to the big-selling S-MAX?

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/277618/vauxhall_zafira_tourer.html

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Volkswagen Polo GTI

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Can the new 180hp Polo GTI finally give Volkswagen a real contender in the small hot hatch class?

Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Volkswagen_Polo_roadtest.html?id=1743

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Follow The E Type Story

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

2011 is the 50th anniversary of the E Type. If you can’t spare

Limited Edition Audi A1 Quattro Coming To The UK

Thursday, February 2nd, 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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The new Golf Cabriolet goes on sale

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

Source: http://feeds.volkswagen.co.uk/~r/volkswagen-uk-news/~3/YV0VOIzvKlQ/329

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Hyundai i20 Blue

Thursday, February 2nd, 2012

As a Ford Fiesta rival, the i20 certainly has its work cut out winning customers for the Hyundai brand.

Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Hyundai_i20_roadtest.html?id=1760

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Graham Norton’s stolen car found

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

TV and radio celebrity, Graham Norton, had his car stolen after thieves broke into his home and stole the keys to his black Lexus hybrid 4×4. Read more…

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Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Lexus_news.html?id=11840

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new range of low cost hire cars

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Everyone’s wallet is being squeezed so we’ve launched a new range of low price classic cars for hire. Starting from just

Toyota Avensis Tourer

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Can a fresh look, cleaner engine and suspension tweaks make the family car a contender?

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/277303/toyota_avensis_tourer.html

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The new up! – small but perfectly formed

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Source: http://feeds.volkswagen.co.uk/~r/volkswagen-uk-news/~3/WVBSWZwCisw/335

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Audi Cabriolet for

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012
Audi Cabriolet
  • Make: Audi
  • Model: Cabriolet A5S-Line T 211PS
  • Registered: September 2011 – 61
  • Mileage: 3500 miles
  • Transmission: Manual
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • Finished in: Phantom Black pearl, Black leather trim
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Engine Size: 2.0

Source: http://www.compucars.co.uk/used-cars/audi/cabriolet/for-sale/?1828858

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Audi A5 2.0 TFSI Coupe

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

Uprated styling keeps the A5 Coupe fresh. But do tweaks under the skin take it to the top of the class?

Source: http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/carreviews/firstdrives/277150/audi_a5_20_tfsi_coupe.html

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2012 Classic Car Rally Calendar announced

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012

We’ve announced our 2012 rally events calendar with 7 unique chances to sample cars from our 70 strong fleet….

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=165

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MP visits Great Escape

Saturday, January 21st, 2012

Karen Lumley, MP for Redditch, visited Great Escape Classic Car Hire’s HQ on Friday 14th January to hear about the company’s growth and future plans.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=82

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A Merry Moggy Christmas

Friday, January 20th, 2012

We got into the Christmas spirit this week for a photoshoot involving our red Morris Minor convertible. The crew needed a red convertible with tan roof and this car is the only one with that colour combination available to hire in the UK…

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=105

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New Bath fleet now available

Friday, January 20th, 2012

We’ve extended our network with the addition of our Bath Site. Ideally located for exploring the south west, Dorset and Bath region, our new site is just 90 minutes from London and Birmingham…..

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=161

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Interview with Frank Stephenson (McLaren)

Friday, January 20th, 2012

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Source: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1102146

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Hire our new Ford Capri and relive the 1980s

Friday, January 20th, 2012

The Ford Capri is 40 years old this year and to celebrate we’ve added one to our self drive hire fleet. It’s the first of its kind in the UK – and possible the world, we think – and is the perfect weekend wheels for anyone who loves the people’s coupe or who grew up in the 1980s.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=20

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Great Escape creates UK’s largest classic Mercedes hire fleet

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Great Escape Classic Car Hire has teamed up with Classic Mercedes Hire to create the largest fleet of Mercedes classic cars for hire in the UK. The classic cars are available to rent from the company’s Worcestershire base and include classic convertibles, coupes and saloons from the 1960s to 1990s.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=27

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Audi Cabriolet for

Friday, January 20th, 2012
  • Make: Audi
  • Model: Cabriolet A3TDI Sport
  • Registered: September 2011 – 61
  • Mileage: 10 miles
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Body Type: Convertible
  • Finished in: Phantom Black, Grey leather trim
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Engine Size: 2.0

Source: http://www.compucars.co.uk/used-cars/audi/cabriolet/for-sale/?1850103

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Hat trick for Volkswagen at Auto Express New Car Awards 2011

Friday, January 20th, 2012

Source: http://feeds.volkswagen.co.uk/~r/volkswagen-uk-news/~3/xyLMyLbjBmc/333

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I don’t know what the title should be

Friday, January 20th, 2012

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Source: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1101886

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Country roads more dangerous than City Road?

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

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Source: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1101808

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10 Steps To Get A Good Deal On Your Next Used Car

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Given the current economic climate many motorists are looking for a way to reduce the cost of their next car. So it’s no surprise that UK motorists buy 3.6 million used vehicles from car dealers each year, spending

Tourism Awards success for Great Escape

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

We’re celebrating after our success in the highly competitive Heart of England Excellence in Tourism 2010 Awards, announced on Thursday 21st October 2010. After being named a Finalist in the Best Tourism Experience category, Great Escape Classic Car Hire received a ‘Highly Commended’ from the judges.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=65

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Full East Midlands fleet unveiled

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

We’ve finalised our classic car hire fleet in the East Midlands. We’ve got a great choice of 7 classic and sports cars for rental, great for visiting the East Coast, Derbyshire Dales and Lincolnshire.

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=85

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BMW E90 330i Touring

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

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Source: http://www.pistonheads.com/gassing/topic.asp?t=1101587

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2012 Toyota Prius prices revealed

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Prices for the 2012 Toyota Prius have been revealed. The updated hybrid model has a range of cosmetic changes and goes on sale on March 1, from

Christmas with Clarks Shoes

Thursday, January 19th, 2012

Watch out for Great Escape’s red Morris Minor convertible in Clarks Shoe stores and on their website this Christmas…..

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=156

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1938 Cadillac V16 convertible parades from White House to auction house

Thursday, January 19th, 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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The E Type Shuffle

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

We’ve had a shuffle around with our E Type fleet. It’s bye bye to our long servicing V12 coupe and hello to a new Series 1 coupe. The Series 1 car replaces the Series 3 car in Suffolk, which moves to Cotswolds to replace the V12 coupe. Follow that? If not read on…

Source: http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/news.asp?id=155

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Dacia releases first images of Lodgy

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Dacia, the no-nonsense budget car brand owned by Renault, is to expand its line-up later this year with the release of the Lodgy, an MPV which will be available as either a five- or seven-seater. Read more…

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Source: http://www.newcarnet.co.uk/Dacia_news.html?id=11811

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Morgan celebrates 75 years of the 4/4 with special anniversary edition

Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

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Morgan 4/4 75th Anniversary Edition

They don’t make ‘em like they used to? Morgan would beg to differ. Because while 75 years may be a milestone many automakers would be glad to celebrate, this 75th anniversary doesn’t commemorate a company’s founding. Nor does it mark the years since a specific factory was inaugurated, the birth of the company’s founder or anything like that. This milestone is marked by one specific model.

That’s right, the Morgan 4/4 has been on the market – largely in the same form in which it debuted – for a whopping 75 years. And here you thought the Porsche 911 stuck to an old formula.

The first four-wheeled model from the British automaker that made its name (and recently returned to building) three-wheeled vehicles – and packing a four-cylinder engine where the trike uses a V-twin – the 4/4 proudly rejects the advanced alloys being developed elsewhere at Morgan headquarters in favor of the same old-world construction it has always employed.

So to celebrate three quarters of a century of proudly rejection progress and strict adherence to “the good old days”, Morgan has released a special 75th anniversary edition. Buyers can choose from three colors (black, red or white), with a matte black stripe running up the hood out of which the numbers 4/4 and 75th are carved and under which sits a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine.

Its 145 horsepower may not seem like much by today’s standards, but remember: the 4/4 doesn’t care for today’s standards very much. So that’s plenty to pull the tiny roadster to 62 miles per hour in 7.2 seconds and on to a 118 mph cruising speed. Like what you see? Scope out the high-res image gallery for a closer look.

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