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#16
LMAO, you do get some random people on there, usually people with knackered mk3 fiestas thinking they are 'cool and retro', telling people how their proper classics are crap Shock lol


i actually got that when we went to pick up my D from the docks, my mate said to the workers in the unit. 'i bet you get loads of sweet cars coming through here' and one of the guys said, 'naa they're just peices of crap to me'......... when we were leaving, that same guy got in a knackered corsa, exhaust falling off and different coloured doors, driving away acting like a badass ha ha

i think a lot of it is jelousy really.
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#17
Quote:I joined Retro Rides a year or so ago, as I got a heads up from a mate in the Astra Mk3 OC (when I had my
Astra Convertible), that someone had taken a pic of our drive, with all our cars clearly taxed, and then posted
it in the 'abandoned cars' section!! Bearing in mind also that the photo was taken with our driveway gates shut.
LMAO, I think I would have been a tad cross about this as well :lol:
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2021's DeLorean event: http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr...p?tid=6056
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584
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#18
RobScott Wrote:http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/1...machine-uk

advertising on a forum in the readers rides section..... yawn!
But surely if you are using your car as a business you need to get the word out !!!..surely there's nothing wrong
in letting know the car is there and available for hire..!!!!
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#19
bttf car Wrote:
malcy34 Wrote:
RobScott Wrote:http://retrorides.proboards.com/thread/1...machine-uk

advertising on a forum in the readers rides section..... yawn!
But surely if you are using your car as a business you need to get the word out !!!..surely there's nothing wrong
in letting know the car is there and available for hire..!!!!
I thought he didn't do it as a business as he didn't need to? Only used it for charity work
well maybe it is only charity work....but either way people still need
to know the car is out there......and what's wrong with making a few bucks
along the way...!!!!!!
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#20
malcy34 Wrote:.....and what's wrong with making a few bucks along the way...!!!!!!

Surely you mean "What's the harm in making a few bucks on the side?" :wink:
Rissy
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#21
Rissy Wrote:
malcy34 Wrote:.....and what's wrong with making a few bucks along the way...!!!!!!

Surely you mean "What's the harm in making a few bucks on the side?" :wink:
Indeed i do Mr Rissy...indeed i do.....lol
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#22
he could have put a little write up about it, better pics, then mentioned that he hires it out? looks just like a blatant plug for his business with no real effort put into the post.
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#23
Back onto the self drive...

If you wanted to go down the self drive route without too much of an insurance headache get a local or specialist vehicle hire company to rent the car off you and add it too their fleet and then sub hire it under their self drive policy.

I know when I worked in the vehicle hire game we did this with a couple of exotic and kit cars, in fact I assume this is how the other DeLorean self drive was run.

They were hired by our company, added to the fleet list and then covered by the fleet hire policy, it also means your contract is with a hire business rather than Jo public which must make any damage claim a little easier.

When we had various cars on our policy they weren't even necessarily kept at the hire yard, the owners used their car as per normal, and if we had a booking/enquiry we checked availability and the owner brought it in/we collected it.

We only did it with a few odd vehicles I recall a Ferrari Modena 360's, Aston Martin DB9 a Bentley and a westfield xi but it seemed to work well for all parties.

J
www.classicdelorean.com
Colchester - Essex - UK
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#24
Rissy Wrote:keeping the marque alive
Mr Green

Guinney1971 Wrote:to be honest from what I, and many others, have seen, you and another owner are both as bad as each other

And herein lays the problem with this kind of spat on a public forums. To the layman, an argument might look as though "each is as bad as the other" but what if one of the two is honest and the other is making things up? the result is usually that the honest person feels persecuted and the liar "wins".

"Never wrestle with a pig, you'll both get dirty but only the pig will enjoy it"

Sorry.... little bit close to home.
Martin Gutkowski
DeLorean Cars
http://www.delorean.co.uk
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#25
The owner was "kcoopa", but he let it through Great Escape Classic Car hire, so not sure who set the price and whether Great Excape work on a commission basis.
Richard Hanlon
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#26
IIRC it was advertised at around the £245 on various websites for the day.
Chris
Membership Secretary DOC UK
2021's DeLorean event: http://www.deloreans.co.uk/forum/showthr...p?tid=6056
VIN#15768 Ex VIN#4584
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#27
bttf car Wrote:
Chris Williams Wrote:IIRC it was advertised at around the £245 on various websites for the day.
Chris
Its that all . I would want £500 a day

I suppose it depends if there is the market for DeLorean self drive, for £500 you get some pretty decent cars DB9's, ferraris, Audi R8, Bentley etc...

But at the end of the day with the relative rarity of deloreans and the childhood memories of BTTF now encompassing the thirty-something's there probably is a small pool of car geeks who would be prepared to pay that kind of money to 'enjoy' a DeLorean for the day.

J
www.classicdelorean.com
Colchester - Essex - UK
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#28
Lol not sure the enjoyment would/could last that long! Big Grin
VIN 17152 - The Manx 'D'
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#29
oh no, not another one of those fooking fake adverts.............
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#30
Thanks for the varied and interesting replies. I did indeed find one self drive in worcestershire on the website previously mentioned but alas he stopped this year Sad
We are indeed 30 somethings and my fiance is a car enthusiast ( dad was a racing driver and instructor so it's in his blood) and adores the Delorean being an 80's child. I just thought it would make the perfect birthday present! I can understand why people don't trust self-drive clients but it's a shame for the genuine enthusiasts. This was my last attempt but thanks for your help guys. Smile
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