Celebrate the Jaguar E Type 50th anniversary

There can be few things more English than touring the some great British countryside behind the wheel of 7 of the best Jaguar cars ever made. Join us on the Great Escape Classic Car Hire Jaguar Car Rally on 2nd July and you can do just that.
The rally starts from our Cotswolds site in Worcestershire.
The Great Escape Jaguar Car Rally is a unique opportunity to sample 7 different classic Jaguars from the 1960s to 2000s on some of our favourite roads in the Cotswolds. Places are limited to ensure you get as much time as possible in each car. The day includes over 6 hours of driving over 120 miles through some varied A- and B-roads across Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Wales.

We have the widest range of classic Jaguar cars for hire in the UK. So we've pulled together an eclectic selection to celebrate the Jaguar E Type's 50th anniversary in 2011, including some of the cars it influenced, as well as its contemporary Jaguar stablemates.
The Jaguar Rally is fully supported by Great Escape with two staff on hand throughout the route. We even accompany the route with one spare classic car.

Jaguar Car Rally Fleet
The rally will include these superb Great Escape cars.
Jaguar E Type V12 convertible
Jaguar Mk2 3.8
Jaguar XJ6 coupe
Jaguar XKR
Jaguar XJS V12 convertible
Jaguar E Type V12 coupe
Jaguar E Type 4.2 coupe

Car Rally Package
The rally package includes:
Drive all 7 classic Jaguars
120 mile circular touring route to Welsh Borders and back
6 hours driving
Light breakfast on arrival
Briefing notes
Start time 9am, finish approx 6pm
VAT at 20%
Places on the Jaguar Car Rally are strictly limited - when they're gone, they're gone. You can book a single driver's place for £345 or a two driver car for £590.
To book online visit our Online Shop. Alternatively call 01527 893733 or email graham@greatescapecars.co.uk

Our E Type at The Brits Awards 2011

A White Jaguar E Type convertible from Great Escape Classic Car Hire was star of the show at The Brit Awards 2011 when it appeared on stage with Paloma Faith and Cee Lo Green to close the show. The car was part of the British-themed Awards ceremony held at the O2 Arena in London on 15th February and attended by music industry gliterati.
Great Escape supplied a white 1972 Series 3 E Type convertible finished in white wth a black leather interior for the show. The Jaguar E Type, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011, was the obvious choice to close the celebration of British music and culture.
The Jaguar E Type used on the stage is available for self drive hire by the day, weekend or week from Great Escape's site in Worcestershire, near the Cotswolds. The company also has an identical E Type for hire in Yorkshire from Harrogate.
"We are very pleased to be associated with such a high profile event," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape. "The E Type looked fabulous on stage, received a lot of positive comments from the artists and even a standing ovation from the backstage crew when we took it off stage."
Great Escape delivered the car to the O2 Arena in London on the 14th February at short notice. They provided a driver in full time attendance to assist with manouvring and cleaning the car.
"We do a lot of work for TV, film and production companies," adds Graham, "so we have the experience necessary to ensure everything runs smoothly even with very big events."
Great Escape Classic Car Hire is the largest classic car hire company in the UK, operating a fleet of 50 classic rental cars from 6 UK locations. For more details call 01527 893733 or visit http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/.

Put some Latin romance in your life

It doesn't get much more romantic than Italian food and Italian wheels. Great Escape Classic Car Hire's Bella Italia Valentine's Day package puts you behind the wheel of possibly the most romantic sports car of all time - the Alfa Romeo Spider. We'll drop the car at your door, just grab the keys then drive to one of the Midlands' best Italian restaurants. We'll come and pick the car up the next day.
Our Bella Italia experiences includes use of the Alfa Romeo from 4pm to 11am, delivery and collection (within 25 mile radius of our site - see below) and dinner for two (excluding wine).
The choice of cars includes MGB, Alfa Romeo Spider, Morris Minor, Nissan Figaro. To upgrade the car add £100 for an E Type coupe or Jensen Interceptor.
Delivery and collection is included within the price for all addresses within 25 miles of our Inkberrow storage site. This includes north to Walsall, south to Cheltenham, west to Leamington Spa, East to Worcester. If in doubt call 01527 893733. Delivery/collection service is available outside this area at extra charge - £1/mile.
Gift Experience Includes
Hire of MGB, Alfa Spider, Morris Minor or Nissan Figaro
Dinner for two (excluding alcohol)
Delivery/collection within 25 miles
Fuel is charged extra.

Great Escape gets moving

Great Escape Classic Car Hire is starting 2011 by moving its Worcestershire HQ to larger premises to cope with its expansion. The company has taken on more administration staff and added a new on-site servicing workshop.
The new site in Astwood Bank near Stratford Upon Avon is just 3 miles from the old Worcestershire site so just as convenient for the Cotswolds and easy to reach from the M5, M40 and M42. It has space for the Worcestershire fleet's 20 vehicles as well as increased office space. Great Escape is also installing its own vehicle servicing workshop operated by a specialist classic car mechanic. This facility will support all of the Worcestershire cars and coordinate servicing and maintenance of the rest of Great Escapes 50-car fleet.
The move means that Great Escape can consolidate its growth during 2010 with better administration and further improvements to fleet reliability.
"We grew very quickly during 2010, which inevitably put a strain on the business," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. "The new unit, servicing facilities and additional administration staff enable us to maintain the high standards of customer service that are vital to our business."
Great Escape Classic Car Hire is the UK's largest classic car hire company with a fleet of over 50 classic and sports cars for rental from 6 UK locations. For more information call 01527 893733 or visit http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk/.
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V12 Dilemma

It's a tough choice that has surely agitated many over time. Was the Jaguar V12 engine better fuel injected in the XJS or carb-fuelled in the E Type? Ok, maybe it isn't one of those chicken and egg lying-awake-at-night conundrums but surely finding out is more fun. Which is why at Great Escape Classic Car Hire we've created the V12 Dilemma weekend (and not the Chicken & Egg Dilemma Weekend).
Our V12 Dilemma, which is available to buy online in our shop or by calling 01527 893733, puts you behind the wheel of a Jaguar E Type convertible and Jaguar XJS convertible for the weekend - 24 hours in each car. We provide the route and accommodation, you just turn up. In the year of the 50th anniversary of the Jaguar E Type there can't be many better ways to sample the best Jaguar engine ever made.
The V12 Dilemma is available from Great Escape Classic Car Hire's Cotswolds base. The cars are a 1973 Jaguar E Type V12 convertible in Old English White with manual gearbox and a 1988 Jaguar XJS V12 convertible with automatic gearbox.
To find out more visit the Great Escape shop or call 01527 893733