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Tips, guides and advice for those seeking to hire a chauffeur driven cars or limousine. This advice is written by a professional operator of chauffeur cars and limousines so hopefully it will prove equally useful to first time hirers as well as the more experienced.

vintage-wedding-car launches mobile friendly website

Wedding car hire just got simpler!, the UK’s national car hire specialists, has today launched their state of the art website that specifically caters to web users on the go. With more users browsing the Internet from their mobile devices than ever before, is the perfect resource to find your dream car for the big day while out and about.

A recent study by Google has found that 59% of UK smartphone users access the Internet from their mobile devices each day. Stats published on ‘Our Mobile Planet’ indicate smartphone penetration currently at 51% with a 500% increase in mobile search in the past two years alone. understands this trend and has developed a mobile optimised website with a user-friendly interface to ensure browsing with minimum hassle. Gone are the days of zooming and navigating through image libraries with difficulty from your mobile phone! is a super responsive website that adapts to individual mobile devices ranging from smartphones, iPhones and Androids to notebooks, Kindles and iPads, providing an optimised user experience. This is crucial especially when on the lookout for chauffer-driven wedding cars, and the team at understand the importance of your big day. Every measure has been taken to reduce the stress of finding that perfect car, and users can now enjoy a smooth, visually rich online experience along with a streamlined quote and booking form, all while on the go!

With Google’s study revealing that a staggering 85% of UK mobile users source their local information from their smartphones, and 81% taking action using the local information found, is the one stop website to find chauffer-driven cars in all parts of the country. Whether you’re in London, Manchester, Leeds, Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Glasgow, Aberdeen, Newcastle, Brighton or Cornwall, the people at will find the perfect car for you to hire. As specialists in their field, not only will they answer all your pressing questions, but will also source a car to your taste so that you can make that dazzling entrance. With a range of wedding cars on offer ranging from the latest Rolls Royce Phantom and Baby Bentley limo to classic luxury cars like the Beauford and the Daimler limo, there is something for everyone.

Take a look at the brand new website now to try out the mobile optimised features for yourself and request a free quote for chauffeur driven wedding car hire.


Traveller lotto winner splashes his winning on luxury cars

A traveller whose daughter featured on the latest series of the Channel 4 documentary, My Big Fat Gypsy Wedding, is celebrating after scooping the jackpot on the National Lottery.

Father of four, Jason Stanley, won £1 million after matching his numbers in a lottery draw in February. The horse trader wasted no time in getting in hands on the cheque, spending £200,000 on a Bentley convertible.

The lotto winner’s daughter, Angel, appeared in the Channel 4 documentary earlier this year. The 13-year-old is bucking the trend in the traveller community as she continues to attend school, while many of her contemporaries on the traveller site where she lives opt out of school before they begin secondary education.

Speaking in a newspaper interview following her father’s lottery win, Angel says she’s waiting for her father to treat her after her brother, Alfie, was given a white Mercedes sports car worth £50,000. However the teenager’s expectations are slightly lower as she revealed she’d really like some new designer clothes to wear at the traveller event of the year, Appleby Horse Fair, and also some money to put in the bank.

The first purchase Jason Stanley made was a midnight blue state of the art Bentley which was estimated to be worth £200,000, followed by a second luxury car, a Mercedes Coupé for his 17-year-old son – not bad for a first car!


Chauffeurs in Oxford could be exempt from new in-car camera rule

Private hire chauffeurs are likely to be made exempt from the new rules being brought in by Oxford Council which will make it compulsory for all taxis to have in-car CCTV cameras installed to record all journeys to ensure the safety of passengers and drivers alike.

However the council is set to decide in the coming week whether private hire chauffeurs are to be made an exception to the rule as the private hire industry argues that all of their clients are known to them, pre-book their cars, and all hold accounts with their company so the inclusion of CCTV cameras in chauffeur cars would be unnecessary.

One chauffeur company owner added that his clients would be unhappy travelling in a car which was recording their every move on camera, and that many would flatly refuse to get in a car with cameras.

The Oxford council decided to implement the new rule after noting an increase in the number of complaints it received regarding sexual assaults and attacks on drivers in taxis. However some civil liberties groups are against the move to install cameras in every taxi in the city and are calling it a major invasion of privacy.

While the council is considering allowing private hire chauffeurs to be exempt from the new rule, the CCTV camera legislation will still apply to the 521 private hire vehicles and 107 hackney carriages operating in the city.


Aston Martin is out and the Range Rover is in as filming begins for James Bond movie

If the recent photographs taken from the filming of the new James Bond movie, Skyfall, are anything to go by, it seems that even 007 isn’t recession proof as actor Daniel Craig was seen in a Range Rover jeep instead of the Aston Martin sports car usually associated with the English spy character.

Photos published in the press this week show a serious looking Craig, filming scenes for the upcoming movie Skyfall in London. The rugged actor is seen being chauffeured in a black Range Rover jeep, with a stuntman on the roof surrounded by metal apparatus, no doubt to facilitate some type of dramatic getaway.

It’s understood that the new Bond film had singled out a number of exotic filming locations including China and Bali for the shoot, however the movie producers were forced to cut back on the film budget which meant that the shooting locations had to be reined in. It’s now believed that the only foreign location used in filming will be Turkey, while London, Bognor Regis, Wales and Pinewood Studios will be used in the most part for Skyfall filming.

We’ll have to wait until November when the 23rd Bond movie is released to find out why James Bond is being chauffeured in the back seat of a Range Rover, although we’re pretty certain 007 will get behind the wheel of an Aston Martin or similarly glamorous sports car at some point in the movie – it wouldn’t be a Bond movie otherwise!


Lamborghini sports car for lotto winner who took 2 weeks to claim prize

A Euromillions winner from Wales says he plans to splash his winnings on his dream car, a Lamborghini Spyder. However 29-year-old Gavin Davies from Neath didn’t realise he’d scooped the top prize on the December 27th draw until two weeks later when he finally remembered to check his lottery ticket.

Gavin only discovered he’d won the Euromillions jackpot from December 27th on January 13th, luckily, before the claim deadline. The 29-year-old was revealed as the mystery winner of the jackpot at the Morgan Hotel in Swansea.

The martial arts expert has his grandparents to thank for their part in helping him claim his lotto win as they urged Gavin to check his lottery tickets after they saw an appeal by Camelot for the winner of the December 27th draw to come forward as the prize had not been claimed.

The cage fighter said he always knew he’d win the lottery one day, and he also knows exactly what he wants to spend his winnings on. As well as a Lamborghini sports car for himself, Gavin Davies will also treat his partner to a new motor and also take his family on holiday. However the Welshman is keen to invest in his and his family’s future after he became a father to a baby boy just four weeks ago and so he’s also planning to buy a property with his £1 million winnings.


Transport Broker Group to launch helicopter hire service, Wow Jets

The Transport Broker Group is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new helicopter hire service, Wow Jets. The exciting new venture will be add another string to the bow of the Transport Broker Group which specialises in affordable transportation rental services throughout the UK.

Wow Jets will offer helicopter hire and private jet rental in all parts of the UK and will allow private clients to charter aircraft to a destination of their choice. Whether it’s work or leisure, Wow Jets will provide the client with a high quality air travel experience tailored to meet the specific needs of each individual’s trip.

Thanks to Wow Jets’ link with its sister companies, Cars for Stars and Limo Broker, luxury land transportation can also be arranged along with helicopter hire so clients can be chauffeur driven to and from their start and final destinations to ensure a smooth and hassle free travel experience.

Wow Jets works in conjunction with a range of handpicked private air travel operators throughout the country in order to provide helicopter and jet hire in all areas of the UK. The aim of Wow Jets is to offer helicopter and private jet hire services departing and arriving in all four corners of the UK for the convenience of its clients.

Whether you’re a busy executive and need to travel between meetings in different parts of the country in a single day, or if you’d like to charter your own private jet for a social event such as a birthday or anniversary celebration or maybe a day at the polo or the races, Wow Jets will be able to provide you with the perfect transport solution.

A range of aircraft is available to hire through Wow Jets with the capacity to transport anything from one or two passengers in a light aircraft or helicopter, to private jets with the ability to transport 30 people in a luxurious environment, plus many, many other air travel services.

For more information on this exciting new project and to request a free quote for private jet or helicopter hire, please visit the brand new website right now.


Cheap Coach Hire to the London 2012 Olympics thanks to Coach Broker

The UK’s leading coach and minibus hire provider, Coach Broker, have launched discounted rates for customer booking transport hire of the London 2012 Olympics this summer. Whether you’re planning a group trip to the capital for this world renowned sporting event and need to hire a double-decker coach, or perhaps you’re travelling to the London Games with a small group of family or friends and you require minibus hire, Coach Broker will be able to provide you with a highly competitive transport rental service.

Coach Broker boasts an enviable selection of coaches and minibuses all of which are available to hire in a range of sizes and styles so as to suit the requirements of your travel. All coaches and minibuses are also provided along with a highly experienced chauffeur who will go above and beyond the call of duty to ensure your coach hire trip to the London Olympics is hassle free so you’ll be able to sit back and relax in Coach Broker’s capable hands.

As a nationwide company, Coach Broker operate in all parts of the UK so wherever you’re travelling from to the London Olympics, whether it’s Buckinghamshire or Surrey, Newcastle or Carlisle, Liverpool or Manchester, Wrexham or Cardiff, Birmingham or Norfolk, Nottingham or Swindon, trust Coach Broker to transport you to the capital in comfort and style.

Further discounts are also being offered for multiple coach and minibus hire bookings so if you’re looking to hire a number of vehicles, perhaps as part of a corporate trip to the Olympics or as part of a club, you’ll be able to take advantage of these ultra low rates available on multi coach bookings with Coach Broker.

To request your free quote for chauffeur driven coach or minibus hire to the London 2012 Olympics, call Coach Broker today.


Hertz Car Hire to offer sports car rental

Leading car hire provider, Hertz, have announced their plans to offer supercar rental services following a partnership with Premiere Velocity.

The full range of the state of the art vehicles will be available to view online via Hertz’s website with a 5% discount being offered to customers who book through the site. Drivers wishing to hire one of the vehicles from the elite hire range must be aged 25 years and over and have no more than 6 points on their driving licence. If the client wishes to take their hired supercar out of the country in which they’re collecting and arranging the hire, this can be accommodated at an additional cost.

The fleet of supercars available to hire through Hertz includes some of the most sought after vehicles in the world including the stunning Rolls Royce Phantom, Range Rover Evoque, Mercedes Roadster, Audi R8, Bentley Continental, Aston Martin DB9, Lamborghini models and also the Ferrari Italia and Porsche Carrera Cabriolet to name just a handful of the stand out vehicles available for hire through Hertz.

Prices for supercar hire start at £150 although rates are calculated depending upon length of hire period and also the car model. A meet and greet service is also available whereby your hired sports car of 4 x 4 will be delivered to you at a pre-arranged location such as an office, airport, hotel or your home. For more information on the brand new sports car hire service offered by Hertz, please see the company website.


Is this the most expensive sports car crash ever?

A car accident in Japan on Sunday saw a fleet of gleaming Ferraris collide with a Lamborghini and three Mercedes Benz sports cars and two other vehicles is what many are describing as the most expensive car pileup in history.

Eight Ferraris were reported to have been involved in the smash that happened on the southern prefecture of Yamaguchi on Sunday morning. It’s thought the driver of one of the Ferraris tried to change lanes but ended up hitting the middle barrier, after which the other Ferraris piled into the sports car as it spun 180 degrees in the highway, causing the rest of the cars following to crash also.

It is believed the luxury cars were all being drive in convoy to Hiroshima by members of an automobile enthusiasts club. One eyewitness described the vehicles as travelling between 85-100mph.

10 people were reported to have sustained minor injuries as a result of the pileup, although no one was seriously hurt. The highway was closed for 6 hours after the crash as the emergency authorities attempted to clear the debris and luxury sports cars from the road.

It’s been estimated that the cost of the accident could run to £2.46 million with many of the Ferraris involved in the accident said to completely written off as a result of the smash.


Birmingham NEC hosts the Classic Motor Show

This weekend saw Birmingham NEC play host to one of the biggest car exhibitions in the UK, with over 1,650 vintage cars and bikes displayed at the arena as part of the hugely popular Footman James Classic Motor show.

The organisers of this year’s classic motor show promised a broad range of vehicles on display as part of the annual event in Birmingham’s NEC covering a whole host of different style vehicles spanning across the centuries from pre-war models, right through to modern classics.

Vehicles from renowned car clubs went on display, as well as stunning European sports models and American vintage cars, and a number of classic British sports cars including the 1911 Renault type CB12/16hp which recently shot to fame in the hit ITV period drama, Downton Abbey.

As well as the hundreds of vintage cars on display, the motor show also hosted over 300 trade stalls selling a range of memorabilia and car accessories, and featured bike club displays as well as appearances from World superbike champion, Carl Fogarthy and former World Superbike and GP rider, Pierfrancesco Chili. For enthusiastic or wannabe car restorers, there was a specially created restoration theatre where a team of professionals demonstrated the intricate art of car restoration.

This year’s motor show also benefitted from a larger exhibiting area from usual, and also a new show layout which enabled the 45,000 strong visitors to appreciate the stunning range of classic rides on show.