Renting a car with some street cred is not realistic for many. Remember on Roadkill Ep. 5 when the guys rented a Lamborghini Aventador? Yeah… that cost around 8,000 bucks just for the day which is more then they pay for entire cars.
Renting a car has its benefits though. You don’t put mileage and undue wear on your own vehicle and the willingness to drive more spirited is greater. The price you pay, other than actual money, is aesthetics because chances are, you’re in a modern blob with no cool-factor whatsoever. Essentially, if you’re used to driving cool cars, it’s hard to rather cheaply rent a car.
An app now exists that eliminates that latter problem by providing a user generated inventory of classic and exotic cars to rent. So instead of another silver household appliance on wheels, you could drive a 1968 Firebird, or a 1954 Chevy, or a Bentley Continental GT if that’s what you’re into.
Hagerty, the household name in collector car insurance, is the host of Driveshare, the app that functions like Airbnb or Turo. If someone owns a collector car that isn’t driven all the time, they can list it on the app. Users can search around a desired area for a variety of vehicle that have different features, depending on what they are looking for (AUX cord, GPS, manual, automatic, etc.).
Like any other rental car transaction, a deposit must be put down prior to picking up your ride. In addition there is a sign up process within the app in which you must prove your eligibility to drive. Unlike a conventional rental car, the price is significantly higher and the minimum age is 30. Sorry kids, no renting a 1969 Mach 1 Mustang for prom. The app makes sure to cover the driver and owner so the experience is headache free. Roadside assistance for the driver is included at no extra charge. Insurance for an agreed upon value is available to keep the owners baby safe should the unthinkable happen. Knock on wood.
Although it is still in its infancy and the selection of vehicles is not endless, a service like this can help people looking to add the icing on the cake of a special occasion or live out a childhood dream.
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