Car hire company to sue Rod Stewart’s son over trashed Bentley

Car hire company to sue Rod Stewart’s son over trashed Bentley

A car hire company in California is suing Rod Stewart’s son, Sean, for over £100,000 for loss of rental earnings after the 30-year-old allegedly crashed the luxury car on Sunset Boulevard last September. The state of the art Bentley sports car was hired under Sean Stewart’s fiancé’s name, Chantal Kendall. At the time of the accident it was claimed that Sean was a passenger in the car and that the car was being driven by a female driver. The car rental firm is now seeking damages against the son of the singer totalling £133,000 which includes costs for damage to the Bentley hire car, and also costs for loss of rental earnings from the vehicle after it was taken off the road for repair. Legal documents were filed in Los Angeles last month and claim that the Bentley hire car was crashed on Sunset Boulevard in September. Although the vehicle was hired out to Sean’s fiancé, the legal papers claim that Sean was driving the car at the time of the crash.   The 30-year-old son of Rod Stewart has had a chequered past having been jailed for 90 days back in 2002 for assaulting a man, and has also been accused of car theft and assault with a deadly weapon in the past. Sean, who is the son of Rod Stewart with his wife Alana, has also appeared on Celebrity...
Chauffeur driven cars for animals launched by Pet Airlines in America

Chauffeur driven cars for animals launched by Pet Airlines in America

A chauffeur driven car hire service designed specifically for pets to travel to the airport in style has been launched by Pet Airways in America. The airline which specialises in flying cats, dogs and other small animals, was set up in 2009 and has been offering furry friends the chance to fly in luxury to 9 different East Coast destinations across the US including Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, Los Angeles, Phoenix and Chicago. The pet only airline allows small animals the chance to travel in the main cabin of a range of flights flying from Farmingdale to 9 other destinations within the United States. All pet passengers, or Pawsengers as they are affectionately known by the airline, must be no younger than 8 weeks of age to travel on the pet chauffeur and airways service. The airline is run by a Long Island based company which has been going strong since launching two years ago. The new chauffeur driven car hire scheme will offer pampered pets the chance to travel to the airport in Farmingdale in the lap of luxury. The chauffeur driven car hire pet service, known as One Paw at a Time, has just been launched in America. The scheme currently offers chauffeur driven pet collection and delivery throughout the North West region of the US. Whether the service will catch on remains to be seen, however it proves popular, you could be about to see a chauffeur driven pet car hire services arriving in a city near...
Great savings to be had on pre paid car hire bookings

Great savings to be had on pre paid car hire bookings

If you’re planning to hire a car during your summer getaway, you’d be well advised to book your car rental in advance in order to make the most of the superb savings many car hire providers are offering for online and advance car hire bookings. International car hire operator Dollar and Thrifty offer value for money deals on car rental from its centre across the world, while Avis and Budget offer discounts on advance and online bookings regularly on American destinations as well as Hertz and Alamo. Sixt car hire also have a current deal on advance bookings for car hire in Spain. The average saving on pre paid car hire is around 10%, while some companies offer as much as 15% and 20% discounts from their car rental rates for customers who book online before a specific date. However the discounts are, more often than not, deducted from the hire rate itself, and don’t apply to added extras which you may take out with the car hire provider such as insurance, child booster seat hire and satellite navigation system hire. So if you want to save money on your car hire for your upcoming holiday, make sure you check the special offers page on all major car hire providers to search out the very best pay in advance deal or online booking rate for holiday car...
VIP chauffeur driven car hire service going strong in Portugal

VIP chauffeur driven car hire service going strong in Portugal

A VIP chauffeur driven luxury car hire service set up in Portugal in 2009 is going from strength from strength and is about to add extra vehicles to its expanding fleet. Gary and Janine Beglini moved to Algarve several years ago from the UK to raise their family, however having run his own luxury chauffeur driven car hire company in London, Mr Beglini noticed a gap in the market for a similar service in Portugal, and so set about launching a branch of the firm in the country. Offering the same standard of VIP travel as the chauffeur hire service in London, the Algarve based VIP travel company started with just one vehicle back in 2009. Now VIP Chauffeurs has three sizes of vehicles available for hire in the Algarve namely the black Mercedes Viano which has room onboard for 6 passengers, the black Mercedes Sprinter, and the long wheel base S-Class Mercedes, the only one of its kind in the Algarve. The chauffeur driven car hire company and now in the process of adding two new vehicles to its fleet to meet the growing demand for its services. All of the vehicles offered by VIP chauffeurs in Portugal come fully equipped with top quality onboard features with black out windows and blinds for privacy, DVD players, chilled drinking water and also selected Mercedes chauffeur cars have reclining seats. The success of the chauffeur driven car hire company in the Algarve is unexpected considering the difficult economic climate in which it was first launched. However demand continues to be strong for the VIP Chauffeurs service in the region and...
BMW joins forces with Sixt car hire for new car sharing scheme

BMW joins forces with Sixt car hire for new car sharing scheme

BMW has joined forces with leading car hire company, Sixt, to launch a new car sharing scheme which will launch in Munich next month. The new system, DriveNow, will allow registered users the chance to hire premium BMW and MINI cars at a highly competitive rate of €0.29 a minute or €14.90 an hour while reduced rates are offered for when the car is hired by a customer, but is not being driven. The new car sharing scheme is an attempt by BMW to raise its profile in key European cities where car ownership is slowly being shunned in favour of convenient car rental. To be eligible to use the DriveNow car hire scheme, you must first become a registered member and pay a joining fee of €29. There are no rental centres, instead members either log on to the website, or via an app on their mobile phone, to locate their nearest vehicle. Once the member agrees to hire the car online, they can open the car using a chip in their licence, no key is required. The DriveNow car hire scheme will launch in Munich in April before being rolled out in Berlin later in the summer. BMW and Sixt car hire hope to bring the system to a number of European cities over the course of the coming year. By 2020 BMW aims to have 1 million members using their DriveNow...
Economy Car Hire reveals its expansion plans for 2011

Economy Car Hire reveals its expansion plans for 2011

The Economy Car Hire Company has unveiled its ambitious expansion plans for the coming year which it hopes will enable it to become a major force within the car rental industry throughout Europe. The car rental firm is planning to recruit new car hire suppliers in major tourist destinations such as Spain, Portugal and Turkey so as to ensure they are able to offer holidaymakers flocking to these locations over the coming months the most competitive deals on car hire. As well as developing its supplier base in these European holiday destinations, Economy Car Hire is also planning to target car hire companies in the UK in order to tap into the growing trend for “staycation” breaks in Britain which have become increasingly popular with Brits since the economic downturn took hold. Economy Car Hire work in a unique way as the price they offer customers is inclusive of all taxes, additional driver fees, and insurance costs so the price they see when they request a quote, is the price they pay. While the car hire firm’s quote may not appear as the cheapest when customers search for deals using a price comparison website, the car rental experts point out that Economy offers a very affordable deal when you consider that all of the extra costs are inclusive in their price, while other car hire providers may tag on surcharges after the booking which will bump up their overall...