Celebrate 50 years of the MGB with our special £99 offer



Great Escape Classic Car Hire is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the MGB, to be held at Blenheim Palace in September, with a special offer on its full fleet of MGB convertible hire cars.  Book a date or buy a gift voucher for just £99 per day - a huge discount on the normal £169 rate.
There are no strings or catches to the offer - the £99 special offer price gives you hire of the car from 9am on the first day to 5pm on the last day and includes insurance, unlimited mileage and full UK breakdown cover.  You can book a date or buy a gift voucher for as many days as you want.  The offer is available until 30th September 2012.
Great Escape Classic Car Hire operates the largest fleet of MGs for hire in the UK, including MGBs, MGR V8s and MGFs.  The special offer applies to the MGBs only - Great Escape has 5 MGBs available to hire from sites in the Cotswolds, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and East Anglia.  The cars include early and late chrome bumper and 4 cylinder as well as 8 cylinder examples.
"We are right behind the MGB 50th anniversary celebrations," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape.  "The MGB is one of our most popular classic hire cars and also one of the easiest classic cars to run.  This special offer will hopefully tempt more people to sample the fun of driving a MGB."
To take advantage of this special offer you can book online at http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk or by phone on 01527 893733. The offer runs until 30th September 2012 and applies to date bookings as well as gift vouchers.  

4 new special offers on our most popular cars




Great Escape Classic Car Hire has announced some of its best ever special offers on classic car hire across its most popular cars.  When you book dates or buy a gift voucher during August and September 2012 you can grab a bargain on everything from a Morris Minor Convertible to a Jaguar E Type coupe.
The UK's largest classic car hire company is celebrating its best ever year by creating special offers on vintage and sports cars to hire from its sites across the UK.  To find out more about the special offers click the banner link on the left of this page or call 01527 893733.
"We have had an extremely busy year, despite the variable weather," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire.  "This means we can afford to offers some great deals on a wide range of our cars.
"Our online booking system means that it is simple and easy to book a car or buy gift vouchers 24 hours a day, 7 days a week - and also take advantage of these special prices.  Just enter the discount code that appears on the website for each offer."
To find out more about these special offers call 01527 893733 or visit http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk 

100 miles, 5 great cars, 1 great day



Sometimes one classic car just isn't enough.  If you can't decide which classic car you like best, or you just want a few pointers, then our driving tours may be right up your street.  
Great Escape Classic Car Hire runs driving tour events for customers and corporate clients virtually every week throughout the year from its different sites across the UK.  They are the perfect opportunity to sample a range of different classic cars along a hand-picked route using some of our favourite driving roads.
The Dales Dash rally on 11th August took 10 guests on a superb circuit of the Yorkshire Dales in five of our favourite classic cars, including DeLorean, Jaguar E Type, Jaguar Mk2, MGB and Jensen Interceptor. The trip includes full route notes and maps, refreshments, fuel, insurance and a pub lunch.
"Our experience running these sort of events means that we have developed a slick process for managing them, with clear maps and interesting routes," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape.  "We also have the resources to ensure the correct level of support staff and vehicles on the day.
"And crucially we have 80 classic cars to hire in the UK - so we can always ensure the best choice of classic cars for any event."
Great Escape Classic Car Hire is currently developing its autumn 2012 and 2full 2013 driving tour programme.  For more details visit http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk or call 01527 893733. 
You can see photos and an independent review of the event by following the links below;

When things go wrong we try to get it right

Sometimes, but not often, our classic cars misbehave. Whatever amounts of love and pound notes you expend on them, old cars can be relied upon to occasionally let you down.
So there are two lessons I've learned in classic car hire - it's not if it happens but when. And not what happens but how you sort it out.
And so it was this weekend for one customer. After attending one of our driving day rallies he decided to have a weekend in our red E Type 4.2 coupe.
All went well until the alternator gave up in Wales. Fortunately we have nationwide breakdown cover on all of our cars - not just within a limited radius of our sites, like some classic car hire companies - so we were able to get a mechanic on scene as quickly as possible. We then authorised a replacement battery so that our customer could get back to our site, an extra cost to us - our priority was to minimise inconvenience to our customer.
Back at the unit we had a replacement E Type convertible - also red - prepared and ready for the customer. This is one advantage of having a large hire fleet as we can generally provide another similar car in the event of problems.
The following morning the car proved a little sluggish to start - it is easy to flood a v12 Jaguar and harder to restart it once it happens - so we headed out early to assist, getting it going quickly.
In 6 years of classic car hire I can't remember a customer ever having two successive failures in one hire but that is exactly what happened next. In the picturesque Cotswolds village of Bourton on the Water the E Type's clutch slave cylinder gave up. This, along with the earlier alternator failure, is the sort of thing that you just can't predict. Such parts don't wear out, they stop working without warning. Very bad luck.
Fortunately we had another E Type immediately available - new to the fleet and just back from hire. We also have a full truck and trailer rig, which means we can help customers quickly - if we can attend faster than the breakdown service we will, usually with a spare car. Most days our qualified mechanic is also available to attend and fix the car.
We loaded the new E Type and reached Bourton just 75 minutes after the customer called. Bourton was a useful place to break down as there is plenty to see. He was quickly on his way with the new car and was able to finish his hire.
I hate it when cars go wrong and customers are inconvenienced. But it is always a risk with old cars. Fortunately in this severe instance our systems, experience and resources came good. But this isn't really about that. I am most grateful to the customer who was patient, reasonable and understanding. All of which makes it far easier to help.
For more details on our fleet call 01527 893733 or visit www.greatescapecars.co.uk







6 more free car hire days to give away

The record-breaking success of Team GB at the Olympics on Super Saturday means Great Escape Classic Car Hire has 6 free days to give away when you book car hire with us.
Great Escape, the UK's largest classic car hire company, is celebrating Team GB's success by giving away a free day for each Gold medal win. To qualify customers just need to book at least one day - then Great Escape will add an extra day to the hire completely free if charge. The free day giveaway can be used when booking hire dates or buying vouchers.
Great Escape Classic Car Hire has already given away a free day for each of the Gold medal wins before Saturday. The give away applies to the first person to call and claim their free day - there is one free day for each Gold medal win. Once it's gone, it's gone. The free day giveaway is only valid for 24 hours for each medal - Saturday's gold medal giveaways must be claimed on Monday.
"This is turning into an amazing Olympics for Britain and Team GB," says Graham Eason of Great Escape. "We want to celebrate that success with our own giveaway to customers."
Great Escape Classic Car Hire has the largest fleet of classic cars to hire in then UK from 10 sites. To find out more call 01527 893733 or visit http:www.greatescapecars.co.uk.

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Grab a Golden Giveaway


Team GB is out of the starting blocks with its first Gold medal in the bag.  Here at Great Escape Classic Car Hire we're giving away a free day in one of our classic cars every time Team GB grabs a Gold Medal at the Olympics.  That's a prize fund of up to £10,000.
We've already given away our first free day to a customer when the rather excellent women's pair rowing team captured the top medal today.  To qualify for the free day giveaway you have to make a new booking with us - or buy a voucher - and be the first person to mention the Great Escape golden giveaway.  We'll give away an extra day free of charge in whatever car you book - or double the voucher value.
"We're right behind Team GB," explains Graham Eason of Great Escape Classic Car Hire.  "This is a proper, genuine, no catches giveaway of free time in our cars.  Just be the first person to ring when we win."
Great Escape Classic Car Hire operates a fleet of 80 classic cars across the UK from 10 locations.  For more information call 01527 893733 or visit http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk.