Q. What happens if I don’t demonstrate adequate competence to drive the car during the test drive?
A. It is most unlikely that you will ‘fail’ the test!! As long as you have the driving experience required under our Terms and Conditions you should be ok. If you are a complete autonautical disaster then we’ll give you your money back and the Hertz telephone number.
Q. Are the classic cars easy to drive?
A. Yes. You just need to allow slightly longer breaking distances and remember that there is no power steering. The cars are well balanced and drive as well as modern cars. Some controls and items of trim and accessories can be delicate and need a gentle hand so we will point these out to you during the check out process.
Q. Do I need to wear my seventies gear?
A. You can if you want. We would suggest tucking your flairs into your socks to avoid tangles with the peddles.
Q. Seriously, what should I wear?
A. We would suggest you bring a hat and wind-proof coat if you fancy topless motoring. Even on warm days it can get a bit chilly without the hat. Shades make you look cooler as well.
Q. Do the cars come in other colours?
A. We’re afraid not. We would need a bigger garage if we had a range of colours for each car...not to mention a Microsoft budget.
Q. Are trackers really fitted to the cars?
A. Yes. We have real time tracking for insurance purposes. We would ask that all customers stay within speed limits and drive with due care and attention. If you do exceed any speed limits or show unruly behaviour on our screen we will automatically detonate a small explosive device via GSM which will drop all the doors, flip the bonnet and boot, the wheels will fall off and the exhaust will backfire (think Laurel and Hardy). So be warned!
Q. Old cars normally leak a bit in the rain, do yours?
A. Yes, they do a little, but that is all part of the character of the car. The occasional drip might land on you but it will not spoil your enjoyment.
Q. Can I use the convertible roof in the winter?
A. Yes. However, cold weather makes the fabric and flexible clear screens very brittle. We will advise if we consider it inappropriate to use the roof to prevent any damage.
Q. I'm a bit of a fusspot and like everything just perfect with my cars. I don't fancy the prospect of poor heating and I don't cope well with mechanical faults. Am I the type of person that should rent a 45 year old classic car?
A. No. You need an open mind for classic car motoring. If you want a car that drives, feels and performs like a new car, go to Hertz or Avis.
Q. Do you rent "regular" cars?
A. Yes. If you would like to experience a classic car or retro motorcycle during your your fly-drive self-drive vacation, then we can organise a regular car rental for your tour with a few days of classic motoring at the beginning, end, or in the middle of your tour. We will take care of everything including logistics. Just ask.