MacyStewart

Wedding Transportation - "Get Away Car"

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I am getting married in Athens on 12/17/16 and I am in search of an antique car to hire for 1 hour on that evening.  I would be willing to negotiate a price for this service.  Please pass along to any antique car clubs or groups around town!

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Hi welcome to the forum...there are a lot of States with towns name Athens, I realize you know where you are, but you could be in Georgia or any other of 30 states with towns with same name...

 

Let us know what State.

 

Also, a lot of old car guys are hesitant to "rent" their cars, as most antique car insurance is void when car is used for a business (i.e.making money).  Do it for free, and a gift certificate shows up two weeks later, hmmm, that might work....but make sure the guy with the car is a guest at the wedding/reception.

 

Hope your nuptials are great!

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I have done weddings & receptions but only for friends.

I have enjoyed every wedding and will do it again.
 

The difficulty with your request is time and cost.  I usually invest 3 to 4 hours total.

 

One hour of driving the car will also include:

30 minutes  -  Washing and cleaning the car inside and out

2  Hours  -  Driving to and from event & arriving during wedding

30 Minutes  -  time for photographer to take photos

My car gets 10 MPG and a 75 mile trip will cost $17.00 in gas.

At 60 cents a mile expense for 75 miles is $45.00.

I only bring this up to caution you about the actual cost to the car owner.

 

Always have a PLAN B as once in a great while, the old car just will not start or run.

 

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My auto insurance cost about $115 a year but commercial Insurance will be over $1,000.  

Insurance companies do not like the liability of paying guests in an accident.

 

This year I chauffeured a couple to prom & I had a great time.

This involved picking him up, then his date, then to a meet 3 couples.

Then I took them to the restaurant and onto Prom.

I didn't wait as they had a car parked to get home.

 

Best of luck in finding a car.  Try going to car shows car cruse-ins and asking the owners.

 

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I do this for a living. I immensely enjoy it, feels great when you see their family and friends with huge smiles. The Klaxton horn makes an impression too.

 

I charge for a full wedding au$550, usually about 3-4 hours (plus driving there and back), which is a very competitive rate.

School formals (prom) I charge au$240 one way only.

 

roaringtwenties

 

Yes, the 'other' running costs are very expensive.

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On 9/20/2016 at 11:21 PM, huptoy said:

Best of luck in finding a car.  Try going to car shows car cruse-ins and asking the owners.

 

She's asking here, and that may suffice.

Also, Macy, if you look at the list of the AACA's "regions and chapters"

on the home page ( http://www.aaca.org/Community/regions-a-chapters.html ),

you will see 13 different "regions" (local groups) of the AACA club in Georgia.

Look for one near you, and contact the president--just click on his name from that list.

That's a more direct way, and they have probably received other requests

occasionally, so they'll know what you're talking about.  And if you get no response, follow up.

 

You will have a good time with an antique car at your wedding!

Please be aware of a couple of things:  

 

(1)  You can't be too specific about the car.  There might be a couple of

people available who have a few cars to choose from.  One mother of a

bride asked us for a large white antique car, but she didn't realize that

in so doing, she eliminated 95% of the possibilities!  Therefore, she didn't get a car.

So who knows--you might end up with a 1965 Studebaker or a 1940 Chevrolet

or a 1975 Cadillac!

 

(2)  The car owner will be happy to drive you.  However, because owners are

very careful of their cars, and because old cars may have unfamiliar controls,

it's safe to say that absolutely no one would give it up for other people to drive it.

My 1957 Buick has the starter under the gas pedal;  some cars from the

1950's have the P-R-N-D-L gears in a different order;  my 1916 car has a

process of about 6 steps to start it, including retarding the spark and switching

from battery to magneto!  

 

Have lots of fun.  Planning far enough in advance, as you are, you definitely can!

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