Relive the 1980s on the road

Children of the 1980s can now roll up the sleeves of their white jackets, kick back in their stonewash jeans and take their 80s revival to the road thanks to a small company in the Cotswolds. Great Escape Classic Car Hire has added a range of iconic 1980s classic cars to its fleet that are pure eyeliner and big hair.

The new Great Escape 80s cars include a VW Golf GTI Mark 1, Ford Capri S, Porsche 928, Jaguar XJ-S convertible and Rolls Royce Silver Spirit. This is the widest choice of 1980s classic cars in one place and Great Escape, which hires the cars from Inkberrow in Worcestershire, has put together driving experience packages that mean anyone of a certain age can flashback to the world of lip gloss, shoulder pads and Don Johnson for a weekend.

The 1980s driving experiences include driving routes – with optional 80s themed treasure hunt clues – and appropriate in-car entertainment, generally supplied by an original radio cassette system. Great Escape can also arrange accommodation in local hotels like the Cotswold House Hotel in Chipping Campden. Total immersion in the 1980s for those who want it can be provided through a period dress service.

Every car is available to hire by the day or weekend and the price includes a full 24 hours use for every day booked, unlimited mileage and insurance. Prices start at £145 or 24 hours and the packages can be bought as a gift voucher valid for 12 months and ideal for Christmas. The 1980s hot hatches, coupes and cabriolets join Great Escape’s existing fleet of 15 classic cars. They can be viewed at http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/cars-classiccarsbydecade-classiccarsofthe1980s.asp.

I grew up in the 1980s so these cars really bring it all back for me. But they’re not just a nostalgia trip – they’re fun to drive and bring a smile with every mile. I’m proud of the 80s and I think it’s time we celebrated its motoring heritage. We’ve picked some 80s icons that are accessible and won’t break the bank to hire. We plan to add more over the next few months.

Great Escape has a fleet of self drive and chauffeur hire classic cars from the 1930s to the 1990s including coupes, convertibles and saloons from Bentley, Jaguar, Alfa Romeo, Jensen, Rolls Royce and Morris as well as Porsche. Classic car hire starts at £125 for 24 hours and every hire day includes a full 24 hours use, unlimited mileage, insurance and breakdown cover. For more details visit http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/, call 01527 893733 or email info@greatescapecars.co.uk.

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