Car Rental 101: Which Classic Car Style is Right for you?

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There are many classic car styles out there, but sometimes knowing which one is the right option can be a difficult choice to make. We don’t know your drivers, but we do know what drives people our way in Southern California. Decisions are usually clear-cut, impulsive, with emotion, and based on fond memories adding greatly to the excitement around the decision of which classic car style is going to work best. Join us as we take a look behind the scenes; this way, your decision will be a lot easier.

Awesome Choice for Car Rental 101 – Which Classic Style is Right for You?

  • Could it be that sleek two-tone 1950 Hudson Commodore, or
  • From Herbie’s stable – a 1965 Volkswagen Beetle (in red of course), or
  • A majestic 1946 Ford with oceans room, or
  • Fancy making a grand entry in a 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback – let’s go!
  • How about a 1965 Cadillac Coupe de Ville, that’ll get you recognized

The list is as impressive as the variety on offer. Simply tell us your needs and we’ll get back to you with some suggestions unless you have decided the classic car styles you prefer. Here are some ideas:

Categories

  • Classic Cars
  • Muscle Cars
  • Wedding Cars
  • Classic Camping
  • Classic Trucks - you saw right!

Vintage Cars for Every Occasion

Legendary cars, within reach! This is our motto here at Vinty, where we make premier classic car rental experiences come true. We have a car collection you will love, including unique classic cars that you thought were the stuff of dreams. Read on if you want to convert that dream into reality, an experience that will stay with you forever.  

We want to share the reasons why people choose the classic car styles we have to offer. No prizes for guessing why wedding and engagement functions are among the leaders when it comes to jaw-opening events. Picture the scene on that special day:

  • Weddings and Special Occasions – Don’t just arrive, make a grand entrance! Weddings, engagements, birthdays and standout anniversaries are great events for showing off. You can choose from our impressive collection of old school stunning beauties – name the occasion and we’ll help make it happen
  • Photo Shoots and Movies – You need the perfect backdrop and ideal subject for your photo shoot. Choosing one of our classic car styles makes all the difference, and provides the mobility to cover many breathtaking scenes in quick succession. Add one of our professional handlers or chauffeurs, so that you can get on with the business in hand
  • Corporate Events and Classic Car Tours – There is no better way to get the message across if you plan to host a product launch, incentive program, or a unique PR stunt. Our superb classic cars will take your corporate event to the next level, making a lasting impression on the guests you invited

The Classic Car Styles we Offer

Two words eloquently describe our fleet offering: Exceptional Vehicles! We know we are bragging, but we do know that we are going to exceed your wildest expectations when you choose from the classic car styles from Drivevinty.

Remember to look at the body type you prefer - for example, Convertible, Sedan or Limo. No problem if you prefer automatic transmission to manual. Choosing the classic car style to suit your needs is the only difficult part!

 

3 Reward Performance Ideas for Your Top Employees

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3 Employment Engagement Activities: Great Ideas for Rewarding Your Top Performing Employees

The top ten percent get overlooked. It’s a known fact that the bottom tenth of your team demands the majority of your energy to manage and motivate.That means your most valuable people can be left feeling underappreciated. Developing employee engagement activities designed to spotlight your top performers is a great way to spread the wealth and showcase the vision and principles that make your organization a great place to be.

Employment Engagement Activities that Inspire, Motivate, and Connect with Top Performers

Here are a the top 3 proven activities and special events you can use to let your amazing employees know they are appreciated, and you really do care.

1. Throw Parties with Purpose

When the days grow shorter, many companies use year-end parties to celebrate successes and reward the hard work and dedication which led to the realization of important goals. Why not take this opportunity to single out team members who have gone above and beyond; key players who contributed at the highest level.  Throwing parties with employees in mind will bring about a deep level of appreciation for both the company and the employees.

2. Team Building Through Common Interests

As your employees grow, it may be time for them to test their leadership abilities. Offer activities that complement your employee’s interests and create stronger interpersonal bonds; like sponsoring an employee athletic team or hosting a charitable event which aligns with your organization’s mission. You will end up with a more invested workforce and the beginnings of a leadership development program.

3. Recognize Your Employees Effort with a Gift

Show gratuity through different acts like free vacations, gifts, or vouchers. Similarly, classic car rentals are a distinctive way to show appreciation towards an employee. Instead of hiring a driver, allow them to get behind the wheel of their dream car by renting them a classic car for the day. Also, if you are planning an event, classic car rentals bring a unique touch to your corporate function, making it an unforgettable experience for your guests. Your employees will arrive in style, feel special, and valued at your year-end event.

Get Ready for Your Next Corporate Event

There is value in rewarding your top performing employees. Whether it be end of the year corporate parties or driving the car of their dreams. Employee’s will definitely appreciate the effort put in by their employers. Employee engagement activities are a great way to make room on your plate for the top ten percent, so start planning today.

The Ins and Outs of Classic Car Maintenance

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The value of a classic car depends on its originality first, and then only on its condition. Hence, a cracked original leather seat is better than a perfectly reupholstered one. Classic car maintenance is thus a twofold process. Keeping our favorite vehicle going, and preserving it for prosperity. If we do end up replacing parts, we should keep the old ones in case the next owner wants to restore them.

Classic Car Maintenance – The Mechanical Bits

We can keep an old car going longer simply by using it. If we do not, it gets ‘arthritic’ and the sidewalls of the tires collapse. Autos are like people, they need exercise too. If a car has been standing for more than a few months, replace the engine and brake fluids before firing it up, just in case they lost their viscosity.

Never hammer an old car by squeezing the maximum out. It never had modern handling and performance, and certainly does not now. So drive her gently, giving lesser mortals time to stop, admire her, and go green with envy.  Treat her well, and she will reward you with rare pleasure. Classic car maintenance is an art.

Preserving the Bodywork: Classic Car Maintenance Tips

Your biggest threat is corrosion, because the ‘tin worm’ eats through metal eventually unless we protect the surface. Apply touch-up paint over rust converter wherever you see the metal shining through. Never use a mechanical car wash or a high-pressure hose. Just bathe her gently with warm, soapy car wax and a sponge, and dry.

Watch out for muck accumulating in the wheel wells, doorframes, and on the underbody. This can contain salt and other chemicals that can corrode exposed metal surprisingly quickly. As you go through your weekly classic car maintenance routine, keep a sharp eye out for anything working loose. No mechanic will be half as caring as the owner.

Keeping the Interior Original and Looking Good

The big challenge with classic car maintenance is the vehicle is past its ‘use by date’, and still going long after the original salesperson hoped. An original interior can add huge value compared to a modified one that is looking shot. The dashboard and seats are the most precious items, so keep sharp objects far away.

Short and Long Term Storage Tips

Never leave an old car parked outside, even for a day, and not in a cold, damp garage either. Commit to using it at least twice a month, or jack it up and rest it on stands or wooden blocks. There is no middle ground here. Either you use your classic car, or you store it carefully.

A classic car deserves regular use. This is the best form of classic car maintenance although the other things we mentioned really matter. If you do not have the time, then consider renting it out for weddings and other special occasions. A good broker could source the clients, supply a chauffeur, and make sure they know how to drive classic cars.

Restoring a Classic Car: The Basics

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Who doesn’t love classic cars? They have a unique thrill that can’t be found even in today’s most expensive, ultra sleek driving machines. That said, they can get pricey fast. For this reason, many enthusiasts turn to rebuilding vintage cars themselves.

Not only is it a great hobby, but it is a fantastic way to really know what goes into one of these great roadsters. This short guide is going to give you the basics on restoring a classic car so you are ready to get in the garage and start and working to create your dream ride!

Step 1: Selecting a Car

This is somehow the easiest and most difficult thing to do. There are so many great choices out there. Do you choose a 1966 Ford Mustang or a classic Porsche? Even if you are ready to work around the clock to rebuild your car, it is going to take some time so choose wisely. The best thing you can do is rent some different vintage rides and see which one you like driving best. Remember, the way it looks is important, but you also need to love the way it drives!

Step 2: Asking the Right Questions

When you plan on restoring a classic car, you are obviously not looking for something in perfect shape. That’s how you are going to get a sweet price on it! However, you are going to have a threshold of how much work you want to do. Do you want from near scratch with mostly just an old frame on wheels or do you want to do just a quick tune up and paint something?

These factors have a lot to do with the price, but here are some of the questions you should be thinking about and asking:

  • How much rust is on the body?
  • Does the car run on its own?
  • What kind of repairs and modifications have been made?
  • What shape are the tires in?
  • What’s operational and what isn’t?
  • Why is the person selling it?

The last question is particularly important. Some people just find old cars to resell to collectors while others just want to get rid of something that may have been sitting around their house too long. Either way, this last question can help you answer a lot of the others!

Step 3: Get Prepared

Depending on the state of the car, the restoration process can take anywhere from weeks to months. You have to be ready to put the time in. Fortunately, there are loads of YouTube videos on restoring just about any car.

You also need to make sure you have the right tools. This is where doing your homework is important because certain makes may require certain tools that you may not have in your collection or may have to custom order. eBay is a great resource for all things classic car and more than anything, go to forums.

Finally, there are forums for all kinds of cars and you can find all the information you will ever need about whatever auto you choose, along with its peculiarities and how to fix any issues it may have.

Get Ready for the Ride of Your Life

There is no greater feeling than cruising along in your restored vintage car. The work you put into it will create a special relationship that you will be able to truly cherish. So get on the Internet and find the best car for you to start working on today!

How to Identify a Classic Car

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The ability to identify a classic car is both instant and natural for any vintage or veteran cars if you are like me. With any luck, they are not traveling in the opposite direction, and you will get a chance to stop and admire these magnificent autos of old from close up. Mostly, I can identify the make and model with ease, sometimes even the year these collectibles first hit the road.

If you would like to know how to identify a classic car, please read on. Fortunately, a veritable non-stop supply of beautiful old cars exists, with more joining the ranks every year. That said though, the number of classic cars making it through to veteran or vintage status represents a tiny fraction of the original model range that rolled off the production lines all those years ago. That is what makes them so collectible.

What Makes a Car Classic?

The precise definition of a classic car differs from one country to the next, but the vehicle does need to be an older auto since modern cars do not qualify. Classic car status would fit a vehicle that is old enough historically, to make it collectible owing to its scarcity factor. The Classic Car Club of America defines a Classic as a “Fine” or “Distinctive” automobile, American or foreign built, produced between 1915 and 1948.

This, of course, implies that such a vehicle is worth preserving and restoring as close as possible to its original condition. Sadly, far too many older motor vehicles just end up on the scrap heap at the end of their useful life. The option of going into a pampered and enjoyable retirement in some motoring enthusiast’s garage seems to have passed many vehicles by.

Learning to Identify a Classic Car

One of the best ways to brush up on your knowledge of some of the older, sedate sedans is to attend expos and road shows. These take place to raise awareness for various clubs around the country. Some towns and cities have museums dedicated to automobiles of old – click here to view the list of National Association of Automobile Museums. Most exhibitions have very strict qualifying criteria before allowing a vehicle to claim the distinction of classic car status.

Once you have attended a number of classic car events, it will not be too long before you start the identification and recognition routines. The next step is to research the archives containing important refinements for each model over time – type in a relevant search string on google and sift through the results and images. Soon, you will develop the ability to note features of a particular make and model so that you can assign an accurate year of manufacture.

Talk To the Classic Car Owner

Apart from renting a classic car yourself, one of the best ways of getting the download on a particular make and model is to find the owner. Most classic car owners will be well satisfied with their handiwork and delighted to share their knowledge with interested parties. One of the quickest ways to identify a classic car is to track down the various vintage or veteran car clubs and take up membership. At very least, get your name on their mailing list; it may prove the first step towards correctly identifying beautiful autos from yesteryear.