Hero Car Hire Lim­ited CLAS­SIC CORVETTE

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et’s face it, we are all still kids at heart, even if our bod­ies tell us oth­er­wise – so, when we came across the new spe­cialty car hire busi­ness, Hero Car Hire, the kid in­side us all switched into over­drive and we couldn’t wait to find out more.

The con­cept for Hero Car Hire came from the con­tin­u­ous flow of re­quests to show and share the star of the line-up — a stun­ning replica of prob­a­bly the best-known movie car ever: the Delorean time ma­chine from Back to the Fu­ture.

The owner of this time-trav­el­ling Delorean, and of Hero Car Hire Ltd, Mat Be­dogni, said: “I was told by many peo­ple I had to share this [the Delorean] with the world and not keep it locked up in my garage.”

That got Mat think­ing about how this might work as a busi­ness. As he also had a fully work­ing replica of one of tele­vi­sion’s most fa­mous cars — KITT, the talk­ing Trans Am from — the idea was born to of­fer both ve­hi­cles for hire. The cars could be used by ad­ver­tis­ing agen­cies and for film shoots, wed­dings, static dis­plays, and cor­po­rate events, or even by in­di­vid­u­als who wanted go for a ride and get some pho­tos taken with the car of their dreams.

In movies there are ‘ hero’ and ‘stunt’ ve­hi­cles, cos­tumes, and props. That is where the name of the com­pany orig­i­nates — the ‘ hero’ cars are the ones that are used for close-ups. Con­se­quently, they are usu­ally more highly de­tailed than the more ba­sic ‘stunt’ cars that are used for chases and gen­eral

RT/10, and the retro-look­ing Ford GT, amongst oth­ers. There is even a 1958 Amer­i­can boat for hire – a gor­geous pe­riod ves­sel kit­ted out with fins that would be the envy of any Cadil­lac owner.

The op­tions for how th­ese cars can be used are nu­mer­ous, with Hero Car Hire more than happy to help dream up the best way to bring their cus­tomers’ ideas to fruition through their car of choice. The most pop­u­lar op­tion is a static dis­play for a cor­po­rate event or a party.

Al­though the term ‘ hire’ is in the name, this is not a car rental busi­ness so there is no op­tion of self-driv­ing any of the cars. How­ever, talk­ing from ex­pe­ri­ence, be­ing a pas­sen­ger in th­ese cars still makes for a thrilling ride.

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