Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Classic Car Rentals Available in Texas


For those who have always wondered what it's like to own their own American-made classic car, muscle car, street rod, vintage truck or even an old antique car, there are some companies out there that have them available as rentals. Although not very common, and certainly not cheap, it can be a fun experience for a special event in your life. And, it's a great way to experience the thrill of driving an oldie.

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Since Motorheads Performance is a repair and restoration shop that specializes in cars and trucks from the 1920's through 1970's, Guy Algar and I went on a quest to find companies in Texas that have these types of vintage rides available. Many offer other types of exotic cars in addition to rentals of the American classic cars.  Here's what we found:

Auto Exotic Rental  Available in Houston • Dallas • Austin • San Antonio with Viper SRT10, Corvette C06 and Camaro 2 SS cars available under Sports cars. Rates are from $299 per day, to more cost effective 3-day and weekly rentals.

Luxury Car Rentals  Available in Houston • Dallas • Austin • San Antonio with an assortment of mainly European cars. I did see a Continental GTC convertible in the bunch.

Find Exotic - Your Guide to Luxury and Exotic Rental  Available in several Texas cities including Houston • Dallas • Austin • San Antonio, this company has some great oldies available such as the Ford Thunderbird convertible at $199/day or $1199/week, a 1964 Cadillac DeVille Convertible, 1967 Pontiac Lemans Convertible, 1958 Ford Fairlane, 1949 Ford F100 Desoto Rod, or a 1966 Ford Mustang!

Lost in the 50's Limo
For those who aren't looking for a true rental, and opt for a limo style service, here's some Texas companies which provide great cars for short-term use. Great for weddings, corporate events, reunions and other events, having a classic car for your limo rental can be a fun night out.

Enchanted Antique Limos
Classic car rentals in Austin would not be complete without Enchanted Antique Limos. 1956 Thunderbird, Chrysler Prowler, DeLorean, 1966 Lincoln limo, vans, Cadillacs and a land-to-water Amphicar are some they make available to lovers of the classics.

Rockin' Ride  -
This company provides limousines in Austin.Proms, weddings, corporate events, etc. Rockin' Ride is rented for fun in the 1970's style of garish decor; crushed velvet and shag rug interior! Their "party bus” comes with multiple TVs, sound system and even karaoke so you don't have to leave to party.

Antique Limousines of Austin, LTD
A fleet of genuine antique luxury cars for people in the Austin area. 1937 Cadillac, 1963 Bentley, 1967 Rolls Royce. Rates are $125 per hour with a two hour minimum Monday through Friday. Saturday is $150 per hour with a two hour minimum.

Lost in the 50's Limos  This Dallas/Ft Worth area limousine rental company has a cool 50's style stretch limo which will take you to Scotty's Diner in Fort Worth for a fun, nostalgic night out!  $125 per hour, with packages for other events.

Vintage Car Rental Austin  This Austin rental company provides drivers/chauffeurs for your special events and nights out on the town. Choice of four classic cars can accommodate up to ten passengers.

Bowtie Vintage Classics   Specializing in vintage wedding transportation with "Dolly", owners Lottie & Clint's beautiful 1951 Chevy Belair. Consider this for a photo shoot or transportation to/from your Dallas/Ft Worth area wedding or event.

Bowtie Vintage Classics ride "Dolly"

We wish you the best in your pursuit of enjoying the American Classic Car of your dreams. Guy Algar of Motorheads Performance, states, "Not everyone can afford, has the time, room or desire to own a great old American classic car, even if they love them. As daily pressures mount as we marry, have children and make career changes, fewer people can make the sacrifices necessary in owning one. Rentals are a great way to periodically get out on the road and enjoy the experience."

Check back for an upcoming article on the museums specializing in the classics. We'll take the best from all over the country and let you know the treasures to look forward to when you visit.

Andrea L. Algar is co-owner of a classic car performance and restoration design shop in Leesville, Texas. Motorheads Performance specializes in repairs, maintenance, performance upgrades and restorative work on cars and trucks from the 1920’s through 1970’s. Her husband Guy L. Algar is a Mechanical Engineer with over 25 years experience. He holds 5 ASE Certifications from the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence and has been working on old cars and trucks for over 37 years. Together they share their passion for old cars and trucks with other enthusiasts from around the country.