What a pleasure to welcome James Elliot from Octane Magazine and hand him the keys of our 1984 Lamborghini Jalpa!!! James is an old friend, he was actually the first journalist to write an article about Rent A Classic Car in Nice 10 years ago, back then we had three cars… What a journey!!! James loved the Jalpa as much as we do, today it’s probably the best classic Lambo to drive “in real life”, reliable, comfortable, perfectly driveable in all conditions… With a great look and wind in the air on top of that!!!
Oldtimer Markt is quite simply the biggest classic car magazine in Germany, you can imagine how happy and excited we were when “Visit Cascais” told us that one of their journalists would be attending the “Estoril Classic Week” and that he was very much willing to drive one of our “babies” to make an article about it!!! We got in touch with Peter Steinfurth and quickly found out that he was a true “Alfisti”, our 1963 Alfa Romeo Spider Giulia was therefore the best choice for his “classic trip” between Cascais, Estoril, Sintra and the beautiful “Lagoa Azul”.
Peter loved the car and the drive, it was great to get his enthusiastic feedback after all the works and efforts we have put in this car the last few years (engine, gearbox, suspensions, electrics, everything has been rebuilt to the highest standards, according to Peter “it’s probably better than when it was new”!!!).
Peter promised to visit us again and test-drive more of our “babies”, the Montreal, the Dino and the DS Convertible “Chapron” are the next in line… We can’t wait to see him back!!!
When Renate Freiling from Auto Classic Germany told us about the “Cinema angle” of her article about classic car motoring in Estoril and Cascais, we thought that she had truly understood everything about our “destination”. Of course Portugal is about the sun, the beaches, the food and the friendliness ; but the area offers an incredible “glamour” as well. The history, the Royals from all over Europe, James Bond and Ian Fleming, the Palaces, the Casino’s, etc. all this makes Cascais and Estoril a true “Riviera”, where the “chic” of a classic car definitely makes sense!!! Therefore, she had to pick the Citroën DS Convertible from our “collection”, the one we rented to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for the shooting of their last movie together “By The Sea”… For her “Road Movie” Renate needed a film star!!! Her article is also a fantastic “road book” to discover the area: hotels, restaurants, museums, beaches, monuments, there is absolutely everything. Renate has planned to come back and try the Dino Spider, maybe for a trip to Algarve, there is so much to see and do from the wheel of a classic convertible in Portugal!!!
A big THANK YOU to our friend Andrew Birbeck from the magazine “Open Skies” (the “inflight” magazine of Emirates Airlines) for putting us and our “babies” in the spotlight… Open Skies is read each months by more than 2,3 millions readers in the world!!!
We are proud to appear in this beautiful series of “enthusiastic entrepreneurs portraits” … It matches us perfectly!!!
It’s more than a year ago that we have rented our Citroën DS Convertible “Chapron” to Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie for the shooting of their new movie “By The Sea”, therefore we were getting quite impatient to know what place they had given to our “baby”…
To say the very least… We are not disappointed!!! From the opening crédits our “Déesse” is everywhere!!! It goes through the whole movie until the ending crédits where “Brad and Angie” let their complicity come out… in our DS!!!
Many clients and friends have asked for it, you can now follow all Rent A Classic Car’s news “in real time” on our Facebook page!!!
“On the menu” of this page, the latest additions to our “fleet”, the ongoing restauration projects in our “garage museum”, photos and videos of our “babies” and our “rallies”, coverage of the events that our “classics” are entering and above all many beautiful “car stories” from the French Riviera and Portugal…
Join us, post your own classic car photos, tell us what “novelty” you would like to see in the “collection”… Your wishes may very well be granted!
It will be a few more weeks before the “season” really starts… So in order to wait patiently we have selected some of our most beautiful photos, and Laurent Mancini (co-founder and host of the “Belles Classiques” weblog…) turned them into a very beautiful video in the fashion of a “James Bond” movie (Sean Connery era, of course…).
It’s all in there: John Barry’s music theme, fantastic photos of our “babies” in the most beautiful places of the French and Portuguese Riviera’s, our “garage museum” in Nice and Lisbon, and of course… You behind the wheel!!!
Thanks to Nice Matin we have already seen some “stolen” photos from the Hackett shooting with Pierce Brosnan and our Mercedes 250 SL (see here).
The advertisment campaign has now officially started and our “Pagoda” is no less than right on the cover of the “Autumn and winter Style Guide” from the prestigious British fashion brand, entitled “The leading Man”!!! (which is a perfect fit for Pierce Brosnan…).
When Fandango films contacted us we were far from suspecting that our Porsche 356 Speedster would be the star of a sequence from the number one reality TV show of VoxNow, the German TV channel!!!
“Mieten, kaufen, whonen” is a reality TV show dedicated to… Real Estate!!! The pitch, buy or sell a property in front of the cameras, and there all is fair… One of the (busty) candidates had chosen our Speedster to impress her client and sell a dream property in Cannes. Drive on the Croisette, private beach and “glamorous look” … It’s a pleasure to see our Speedster “in good hands”!!!
When Marine Berry from the Metropole Hotel in Monaco contacted us we have immediatelyadhered to her project “Metropole Men – Metropole Women“, a serie of photograhs toincarnate the “glamour” of the hotel (who is also welcoming the famous “l’Atelier” of Joël Robuchon …).
Above all, among the first “Metropole Men” were Charles and Arthur Pic, Arthur beeing back then the only Frenchman in Formule 1!!! You can imagine that we have been more than happy to lend him our “Pony” for a tour in Monaco …