Stardom for our Peugeot 205 GTI

Great Escape Classic Car Hire's superb Peugeot 205 GTI is the subject of a glowing indepth 6 page feature in the current issue of Classics Monthly magazine.
The magazine borrowed the Peugeot for its regular Drive Buy feature and took it on a run round the coast near Weston Super Mare. Journalist Adam Sloman was highly enamoured of the car, revelling in its remarkable handling and sheer chuckability.
The Peugeot 205 GTI is one of the best hot hatchbacks of the 1980s with a justifiable reputation for handling and performance. It is part of Great Escape Classic Car Hire's growing fleet of 1980s hot hatches, which includes Saab 900 and VW Golf GTI as well as the Peugeot.
The Great Escape car is available to hire from its Cotswolds site by the day, weekend or week. Prices start at just £95 per day, which includes 200 miles allowance per day, comprehensive insurance and full UK breakdown cover. The car is a 1988 model GTI with the 1600cc 115 bhp engine, which afficionados generally prefer over the 1900cc engine. It is finished in red with a cloth interior and also has a sliding sunroof. You can find out more by visiting or call 01527 893733
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New Porsche Boxster available to hire in Yorkshire

Great Escape Classic Car Hire has added a beautiful Porsche Boxster convertible to its rapidly growing fleet of classic cars to hire in Yorkshire. The car is based near Harrogate on the doorstep of some great driving roads across the Yorkshire Moors, Dales and coastline.
The latest addition to the Great Escape fleet extends the company's choice of modern classic cars for hire. The car is a 2001 Porsche Boxster finished in dark metallic blue with a cream leather interior and cream roof. It is fitted with a manual gearbox mated to the high power 3.2 litre S version of the Flat 6 Boxer engine. Despite the car's prodigious performance, it is perfect for a relaxed weekend touring the lanes and B-roads of the region. It has a luxurious interior and an electric power roof.
The Porsche Boxster is available to hire by the day, weekend or week at a special introductory price of £199 for the first day or £349 for a weekend. This price includes 24 hours use for each day booked, 150 miles allowance per day, comprehensive insurance (subject to an insurance excess) and full UK breakdown cover.
"A Great Escape car should be fun and memorable," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. "The Porsche Boxster may be a modern classic but it ticks all the right boxes."
Great Escape Classic Car Hire is the UK's largest classic car rental company with a fleet of over 80 classic cars for hire from 10 locations. Prices start at just £95 for 24 hours. For more details visit or call 01527 893733.
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Imagine spending the day touring some of Britain’s best driving roads behind
the wheel of the best classic cars of the last 40 years. That’s exactly the dream driving day on offerfrom Great Escape Cars with its Break for the Border rally, which takes place on
Saturday July 14th.
The Break for the Border rally starts near Stratford Upon Avon and covers 180 miles
of choice driving roads in Great Escape’s fleet of classic hire cars. The route through Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the Welsh Borders includes blasts on B-roads regularly
favoured by car magazine journalists. Every driver gets the chance to drive each classic car provided by Great Escape, including a DeLorean DMC-12, Jaguar V12 and 6 cylinder E Types, MGB V8, Jaguar Mk2 and Aston Martin DB6.
Places on the Break for the Borders rally are strictly limited to ensure that every
driver gets the maximum time in each car. The day generally lasts 9 hours and includes tea and coffee stops and lunch at a rural Welsh pub.
Great Escape started organising classic car rallies for corporate clients several
years ago and launched tours for private clients in 2011. The diary of events has been extended in 2012 to include the company’s sites in Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.
“The Break for the Border rally is a great way to sample a range of classic cars on
some perfect driving roads,” explains Graham Eason of Great Escape. “We work very hard to provide a great day for customers and our previous feedback has been overwhelmingly very positive.
“We hand pick the roads and cars to provide variety and something for
everyone. This isn’t a competitive rally – it’s about relaxing, enjoying the drive and some great scenery.”
The cost to attend the Break for the Border rally is £345 for 1 person or £645 for
two. Great Escape is operating an Early Bird booking discount for all Break for the Border bookings made during April and May of £295 for 1 person and £575 for 2 people. The price includes comprehensive insurance, fuel, lunch, tour notes and use of at least 5 different classic cars. The rally starts and finishes at Great Escape’s Cotswolds site near Stratford Upon Avon. Overnight accommodation can be arranged at extra cost.
Great Escape Classic Car Hire was founded in 2006 and is the UK’s largest classic car hire company with a choice of 80 classic cars to hire from 10 convenient UK
locations, plus sites in Italy and France. Standard self drive hire for other Great
Escape cars start at just £95/day.
For more details on Great Escape’s packages call 01527 893733 or visit the Great
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New mid-week special deals on classic car hire

Great Escape Classic Car Hire has introduced a range of special mid-week offers that are designed to give customers the benefit of hiring one of the company's cars away from the popular weekends.
The new offers include discounts on hire prices of up to a third and free extra time for every day you book. Great Escape has launched the new mid-week offers with four special deals on Morris Minors, MGBs, Jaguars and Alfa Romeos. The deals apply to mid-week hires from Monday to Thursday. As well as free extra time or a discount, customers can also benefit from flexible collection and return times during the week between 9am and 5pm. At weekends a 5pm to 5pm hire period applies.
You can find out more about the special offers by clicking on the links on the left hand side of the home page or call 01527 893733.
"We are experiencing 50% higher demand for our cars than last year," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. "This means our popular weekend dates are under pressure. Rather than disappoint customers, we have decided to give them something extra for hiring mid week. They get the same great package and the same high quality cars, but with free time or lower prices. And of course flexible collection and return times.
"We have also just increased our mileage allowance on many of our cars - even though customers are getting an enhanced deal mid-week, they still get the same mileage allowance."
For more details visit or call 01527 893733
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More miles per day, more smiles per day

Great Escape Classic Car Hire, the UK's largest classic car hire company, has increased the daily mileage allowance on its most popular cars by 33%, making its rental package even better value for customers.
Now when customers choose any classic car form Great Escape Band A, B, C, D or E categories they get 200 inclusive miles for every day they book. Previously the limit was 150 miles. Customers can go further for a small additional mileage charge. The company's price list remains exactly the same, with the same regular special offers on midweek hires.
The Great Escape Classic Car Hire package is one of the most comprehensive and transparent in the industry. Every hire day provides a full 24 hours use, comprehensive insurance for 1 driver (subject to an excess), full UK breakdown cover with no limits on distance and up to 200 miles per day.
Vehicles in Bands F, G, H, I amd M have a daily mileage allowance of 150 miles.
"We operate a mileage allowance system because we want to control the quality of our cars," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire. "These cars need care and attention. The mileage limit means we can monitor and maintain our cars at a high standard throughout the season. So ever customer gets the same high standard, whenever they use the car during the year."
Great Escape Classic Car Hire operates a fleet of 80 classic cars from 10 UK locations. All vehicles are subject to a rigorous servicing and maintenance regime, managed by Great Escape's in-house workshop, and an 18-point pre-hire inspection before each rental.
For more details call 01527 893733 or visit