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£220,000 Ferrari 458 Italia Hire Car Smashed to Smithereens

Where limo hire used to be the ultimate form of luxury transportation it seems that self-drive supercar rental has overtaken, with cars like Ferraris Lamborghinis and Audi R8s extremely popular here in the UK. Being a favoured option for those celebrating weddings, proms, birthdays and other important occasions the UK transport industry is constantly introducing new cars available for hire, cars with an incredibly high price tag.

This week a 29-year-old who paid a £5,000 deposit plus £850 a day to rent a Ferrari crashed it, living out every hire company’s nightmare.

With just 4,600 miles on the clock the 458 Italia hit a brick wall and wedged itself underneath a VW Passat taxi, prematurely ending the car’s life on the road.

Bedfordshire Police confirmed the details of the incident.

“We were called at approximately 7pm on Sunday to reports of a three vehicle road traffic collision in which one car collided with a wall.

“The incident happened in Selbourne Road and involved a Ferrari, a VW Passat and a Vauxhall Astra.”

What the owners had to say

Co-owner Jamie Ford, 26, from Shoreham-by-Sea, West Sussex, said: “When I saw what had happened I was absolutely devastated.

“They have done a really good job of crashing it and writing it off. It took three minutes for the insurance assessors to write it off.

“I just wish people had more respect for super cars. People need to realise that they are not invincible.”

He added: “We can deal with scratches and little dents, but this is absolutely gutting.”

Claiming that many do not understand what it means to drive such a powerful, high-value vehicles the owners of the Italia have been left extremely annoyed by the events of the week, urging those that rents such cars to take more care when behind the wheel.

What happens if you have an accident in a self-drive Limo Broker car?

At Limo Broker we understand that although these types of incidents are regrettable they are inescapable, understanding that or cars are not invulnerable. This is why we tailor car hire packages that suit all parties, ensuring that in the event of an accident nobody is left out of pocket.

To view our self-drive vehicle selection visit our online catalogue today.

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Good Luck To Our School Leavers!

The day is finally here and after much anticipation and worry school-leavers can finally find out their A Level results.

With many finding out whether they have get into university or college a lot rides on today, but just think, whatever happens you have your prom to look forward to!

What if I do not get my grades?

Although a worrying thought it is essential that you are prepared for not getting the grades you need, however, it is not the end of the world. Now there are so many options available for those that do not get their predicted results with re-sits and the opportunity to go through clearing giving students a second chance.

The stress is over

Now that you have opened that all important envelope it is time to party with your classmates, making the most of your prom. Probably being the last time that you spend time with your year group as a whole it is vital that you have a good night and take lots of pictures.

We would like to take this opportunity to give all of our prom car hire customers a big well done, and do not forget to tweet us your prom pictures @limobroker.

 

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Rolls Royce Pay Tribute to Singapore Independence With Special Edition Ghost

The Rolls Royce brand is known for making bold statements through engineering and design, creating vehicles that outshine any other on the road. From unique features and gleaming exterior to shocking price tags and playful colours, the British car brand loves to stamp their mark of eccentricity across the globe.

Their latest creation will cement their name in Singapore, creating a version of the infamous Rolls Royce Ghost that celebrates the spirit of the county.

The latest creation

Rolls Royce are set to unveil the SG50 Ghost Series II in connection with the 50th anniversary of Singapore’s independence, a car that will echo the sentiment of Singapore culture.

“This SG50 Ghost Series II, a unique celebratory Rolls-Royce, will sit as a timeless masterpiece in a client’s care to reflect on this significant milestone,” Paul Harris, Asia Pacific regional director of Rolls-Royce, said in a press release.

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It’s features

The car showcases an all-white exterior decorated with a red coachline, honouring the Singapore flag. Complimented with dark red leather seats that have Singapore’s iconic Merlion stitched into each headrest the car is truly patriotic, with a lot of thought gone into its design. According to he carmakers 15,080 stitches went into the process, showing just how much attention to detail the Rolls Royce team work with on daily basis.

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Price

The base price for a normal Ghost Series II is about $290,000, so we can only imagine that the price for the this SG50 Ghost Series II will be at least another $20,000 on top of that, with custom-made stitching, features and incorporations all having a huge bearing on price.

Let us know what you think on this latest Rolls Royce; would you prefer the standard edition?

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Police Investigate Rogue Limo Company After School Prom No Show

As a parent you feel an overarching need to give your children the best of the best, especially when they have done something to be proud of such as finishing school. With most parents footing the bill for dresses, suits, jewellery and the evening meal school proms can get expensive, especially when arranging the limos.

Parents of P7 pupils at Quarryhill Primary School in Aberdeen paid £50 each for their child to ride in a limo to prom, parting with their hard earned cash to make their child’s day a special one. With the limo not showing up whatsoever you can imagine the frustration that these mums and dads felt, going straight to the limo company for some answers.

Failing to even get hold of the gentlemen they booked the vehicle through it quickly became apparent that they had been done over, with the limo company proving to not only have let them down but to not even exist.

Hollywood limos to the rescue

News of this let down inevitably made its way through Dundee with fellow parents and business owners disgusted by the regretful ordeal. Being the limo industry’s busiest day of the year the parents found it impossible to find a replacement, however one operator, Hollywood Limos, were extremely sympathetic.

Veronica Cook, managing director of Hollywood Limos, said she ‘could just see their poor wee faces when they found out and couldn’t have that’.

Deciding to send one of their limos the company helped claw back a bit of luxury for the students, allowing them to experience

“I could only send a limo for photographs but if I could have done more I would have.”

Let us know what you think about this disheartening story by leaving your thoughts below.

 

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Cardiff based company converts Mercedes Sprinters to luxury Starline Party Buses

A Cardiff-based company is set to reinvent the luxury transport industry, creating the Starline Limo Bus in their mission of extravagance.

With Cardiff known for its passion for lavish vehicles it seems Starline are further encouraging this love, building unique buses to transport the people of the city to weddings, proms, business trips, birthday parties and many more prolific events.

Made from Mercedes Sprinters these bespoke buses are stand-alone vehicles, sporting a wealth of unique features you will not find in any other hire automobile. Inside you will find:

  • Two flat-screen televisions
  • A Karaoke machine with thousands of songs
  • A surround sound system
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • A Champagne bar and fridge
  • Ice storage
  • Disco lighting (with a lazar show feature)
  • Glittered carpet and ceiling
  • And much more

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Cardiff and beyond

Although designed and built in the heart of Wales the Starline limo buses are set to make their way all over the UK, with the vehicle operators of London already having ordered 20 of these stunning buses.

Luke of London limo company, VIP Travel says:

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Who is behind this project?

The Starline Directors come from the well-established company, Transport Broker Group, the UK’s largest luxury vehicle hire company. Possessing the industry knowledge to accommodate the modern traveller they claim to have created ‘the future of luxury transport’.

‘For years we have been building on the idea of designing a vehicle that speaks to modern transport needs.’ Says Starline founder Tej Randeva.

‘Now large friendship groups like to travel together the traditional 8-seater limousine is just not being large enough. The Starline seats 16 people and is basically a nightclub on wheels.’

‘Built with features such as Wi-Fi people can post and tweet their pictures in real time, sharing their amazing transport experience with the world.

Safety first

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Not only is this vehicle unique in its offering of fun but it is also the safest party bus to ever hit the streets of the UK, being the first party bus to be IVA (Individual Vehicle Approval) tested. Combining fun with safe travel the Starline is set to completely reinvent the vehicle hire market, encouraging extravagant transport throughout the nation.

If you wish to learn more about the Starline party bus then please find contact details below.

 

PR contact – Abigail Moses

Tel: 02920 442214

Mobile: 07415506917

Email: sales@starlinelimobus.com

Starline website: http://www.starlinelimobus.com/