Top 3 Cars to Hire For Fun

Anyone that loves cars will tell you that a trip to the nearest test track is an experience they would love to try. The thought of racing a sports car around a track for an hour is appealing to many. This demand has resulted in other types of car hire service such as prestige car hire. These prestige car hire services allow petrol heads to hire their dream sports car for a day and other special occasions. This means not only can you enjoy driving your dream car for a day, you can also hire a car for a wedding day, corporate use or on a long term lease. As the strength of this service industry have grown a number of vehicles have emerged as favourites among the British public. Here are 3 of the top prestige vehicles that can be hired in the UK.

1. Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster N400 – The Aston Martin V8 Vantage Roadster N400 is essentially a road car that has been built for a race track. It also has all the style of the Vantage but with an additional 20bhp upping the total power to 400bhp. This fast, sleek convertible is great to run out on a warm day with superb handling combined with comfort.

2. Ferrari f430 Coupe – The f430 Coupe is the successor to the Ferrari 360 and has a 4.3 litre V8 petrol engine giving it a top speed of 196mph. This has made it very popular among those looking for Ferrari hire. Hiring a Ferrari is a fantastic experience and a Ferrari f430 Coupe doesn’t disappoint. All the elements that make a Ferrari great are there including the ability to send chills down your spine as you pull away.

3. Range Rover Sport – A brand new top of the range Range Rover Sport isn’t the most expensive of hire vehicles but it is easy to see why it is one of the most popular. The Range Rover Sports powerful yet slick look and spacious inside make it the perfect vehicle for corporate use. The true joy of a Range Rover Sport can be experienced when it can be used off road. Thanks to the powerful 4×4 and supercharged V8 engine it can be used to take on everything that nature has to throw at you.

Prestige Cars – Flaunt Your Style

For thousands of people around the world owning a car has always been a dream. Though the dynamics of today’s society have changed a lot and owning a car has almost become a necessity more than a luxury, still there are some cars which are the objects of fantasy for a many of us. We know such cars by several names as luxury cars or premium cars or better still prestige cars. Owning one is a matter of pride and here we are to tell you, why it is exactly so.

Firstly a little background check, prestige cars are in theory a little different from luxury cars. Though they are worth a lot more than a standard vehicle just like the latter, at times they do not have all the facilities to make them the so called “luxury cars”. At the same time, there may be cars that do offer a lot of amenities but still be not be considered as luxury cars, as they cost relatively lower than the normally considered luxury cars.

The prestige cars are manufactured in limited numbers to retain their exclusivity, which automatically makes them more valuable. Many prestige cars may be simple plain cars or mostly SUVS (Sports Utility Vehicles). These cars focus a lot on the way they look and appear and perform equally well. Some of these cars are deliberately designed to look traditional to please those with conservative tastes.

As they say, ‘Beauty lies in the eye of the beholder’, but prestige cars are such that they enchant any one who sights them even for a jiffy. They have an aura about them that you cannot miss being captivated by them. The design of any car is of prime importance, as it is that which casts a good first impression on its potential buyers. Flattering curves, catchy colors, sturdy but sleek built and an overall classy look make a prestige car your neighbors envy! These cars have ample space to make you feel comfortable and give you the much-needed privacy.

They do give you a space to call your own! Prestige car models may have different interiors as per the consumers’ convenience and taste. Besides the normal features that make a good car, some of these cars offer a few of these facilities that are way more than what you would have ever asked for-Safety features like several front and side airbags, well-equipped first aid and tool kits, bulletproof glass windows, tinted windows for more privacy, facilities to detect obstacles that will avoid accidents and even easy accessibility in dim-lit/night conditions, good grip of the tires avoiding skidding, anti-lock brakes, powerful engines, cars that run on very less fuel, seats adjustable to suit your posture, smooth drive, very accessible interiors where you will find everything where you wished it was placed, heaters for winter, enough space for the people sitting at the back to stretch their legs, plenty of cup/glass holders, interiors and seats made with the finest quality materials, and technology that you would have only read about before owning one of these cars.

It is not only the comfort attribute that makes the prestige cars so special. It is also about the way they conserve energy and help to keep the environment safe and healthy. For instance some prestige cars use solar energy to their maximum benefit. This energy then can be used to power the different electronic gadgets that function inside the car like stereos, lights and air conditioners, automatic doors and windows, etc, when the car is not functional. There is also a GPS system installed in many cars, which will never allow you to get lost!

These cars definitely define your status, but before jumping into buying one, there are a few things one should know and understand. Prestige cars being highly sort after require a significant investment when compared to your standard vehicle. At the same time the new owner must be prepared to protect their investment by having it serviced by qualified dealers. The spare parts may not be readily available in the market and the usual garage repairing methods may not be sufficient for them. Such cars initially, even take a lot of practice and time to drive and to get familiar with. But once you know your car like your baby, be assured to have the ride of your life! Almost all prestige car dealers let you take control of the vehicle and test drive it before you can decide which one is the best for you. For if you do not try it, how will you know it?

So if speed is your fodder, comfort your weakness, if money is the last hindrance and all you ever dreamt of was owning such an elegant and exuberant piece of beauty, a prestige car is beckoning you with open arms-go have a treat…

Ten Things to Look For in a Car Transportation Company

When you need to have a car transported to a UK or European destination you might be surprised by the number of companies offering such a service. How do you decide which one you can trust to do the job properly? Here are ten things you need to check:

1. Who will you be dealing with? If you want to be sure of complete efficiency and accountability choose a vehicle transportation company that will take care of the whole job themselves. Some companies only act as brokers and pass your car on to other contractors.

2. Will your car arrive at its destination in the same vehicle that collected it? Or will the journey be made in stages with your car being unloaded and transferred to different vehicles along the way?

3. Can the company guarantee to meet its delivery deadline, and supply same day signed proof-of-delivery?

4. What kind of transport does the company use? Open vehicle transport that will expose your car to the elements and accidental damage? Or custom-built, air-suspended, covered transport for maximum protection and security?

5. Will your car be fully insured to cover its actual market value?

6. Does the company use real time vehicle tracking so it always knows exactly where your car is?

7. Can the company guarantee complete confidentiality and discretion?

8. Who will be responsible for your car? Does the company only employ trustworthy, professional, highly experienced drivers?

9. Is the company well established with specialist knowledge of car transportation? Has it had experience of safely collecting and delivering all types of vehicles to and from a wide range of locations?

10. Who recommends the company? Any company proud of its reputation will be only too happy to supply genuine, checkable testimonials from its satisfied customers.

Take some time to consider all of the above points before you choose the company you want to transport your prestige car or cherished vehicle. It will be time well spent when you meet up with your car, in pristine condition, at the other end!

Pedal Cars and Kids Tractors

Having been around for generations, pedal cars must be one of the most popular toys to stand the test of time. There have been lots of advancements with ride on toys but it is amazing how some of the pedal cars are the same as the ones that were popular over sixty years ago, there are not many products that could claim that lifespan, and still be going strong.

Many of the classic pedal car designs have become collectors’ items and there is a growing market for fully restored models and of course a demand for old pedal cars which have become prime targets for restorers. The popularity of the old styles has led to a growing market in the manufacture of retro styles of most types of pedal powered toys. The designs are not limited to the original little red pedal car, most vehicle types can be found from classic racing cars to fire engines and aeroplanes.

As the styles of full sized vehicles have evolved, so have their pedal car versions. Many of the modern prestige cars such as Ferrari, BMW and Mercedes are available so that junior can have a car like daddy, or a car like daddy dreams of having! The range is so extensive that practically anything on four wheels is represented by a pedal car, such as kids tractors of many shapes and sizes, go-karts, trucks, quad bikes, racing cars, trains and fire trucks.

For the tiny tots they can progress from their first ride on toy which they simply sit on and push with their feet, to their pedal powered car, truck or tractor. All ages are catered for and the toys help the children to develop their coordination skills and imagination as they enjoy fresh air and exercise, what could be better?

As we moved into the electronic age, a whole new range of ride on toys emerged to form a new segment in the prestige toy market. Vast ranges of battery powered ride on toys are now available for kids of most ages to power themselves around the garden, park or farm. Sons and daughters of farmers can now emulate their dads by driving a tractor around the property, complete with a trailer and loading accessories. Miniature versions of major brands such as John Deere can be seen parked alongside their full size versions with the kids helping mum and dad as they practice for when they will one day driving the real thing.

In some parts of the country large numbers of children have been seen driving their electric powered ride on toys to school, the parents probably have to walk! As well as kids’ tractors, many of the other pedal powered types are available with an electric motor, some also have two seats so that the driver can enjoy the ride with their friend or sibling. Typical of the two seat versions are Jeeps, Mustangs and all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).

For the big kids there are some really hi-tech looking go-karts and quad bikes with gas powered as well as battery powered options. This starts to get into some serious power for children over twelve years old with speeds of around forty miles per hour and engine sizes of 150cc. This can hardly be classed as a toy and all the necessary safety accessories and precautions need to be applied.

The world of ride on toys is certainly changing, it will be fascinating to see what develops over the next twenty years!