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Grangerscars



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:32 pm    Post subject: Am I too busy Reply with quote

Hi everyone firstly thank you for letting me join Iím really glad and slightly car mad, Iím really busy and although Iíve had some lovely cars in the past Iím now after something more classic with a great heritage, Iíd love a mga 1500, itís my dream car but I honestly donít have time to love one like I should so was wondering if anyone out there knows of car shares, clubs etc, Iíd love a few days here and there but I donít have a garage to store and really would love to share a few cars, am I just wishful thinking and it doesnít happen ?

Thanks all
G
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Rick
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi

Welcome to the forum, I know there are a few car hire companies dotted around the UK, that might be a good intro into a variety of different cars to perhaps narrow down the options. Again there are clubs all over, but whether any do car loans/shares etc I'm not sure.

RJ
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Ray White



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PostPosted: Thu Sep 24, 2020 8:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Am I too busy Reply with quote

Grangerscars wrote:
Hi everyone firstly thank you for letting me join Iím really glad and slightly car mad, Iím really busy and although Iíve had some lovely cars in the past Iím now after something more classic with a great heritage, Iíd love a mga 1500, itís my dream car but I honestly donít have time to love one like I should so was wondering if anyone out there knows of car shares, clubs etc, Iíd love a few days here and there but I donít have a garage to store and really would love to share a few cars, am I just wishful thinking and it doesnít happen ?

Thanks all
G


May I also welcome you, G.

You would not be the first classic car enthusiast to have asked that question!!! Which got me thinking...(most unusual but it can happen!)

There are classic car sharing clubs - mainly in London - where you pay through the nose to drive one of their ostensibly fine cars. They own the cars and as Rick says they "hire" them out - presumably to club members.

My idea was much less profit orientated. What if a car club existed that had a scheme whereby club members swapped their own cars for week ends (lets say) and no cash changed hands. I suppose it would work best if the cars being swapped were of a similar value although not necessarily type or even make?

This arrangement possibly already exists between friends; I imagine it is all very informal.

No doubt such a scheme will have it's critics. However, if a group of like minded people decide it would be a good idea then perhaps it could develop into something. Who knows?
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Riley Blue



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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a nice idea Ray though had a loan scheme existed within the Riley world and I'd had a chance to live with one for a week I might not have been so keen to own a One-Point-Five!

As Rick mentions, there are already classic car hire companies around the UK offering the more popular, i.e. better known to the general public, cars - perhaps there's a role for the FBHVC in encouraging clubs to set up such schemes; they would help further the cause of classic ownership into the future.
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