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Holiday advice please!

Postby riceburner » Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:17 am

I'm coming over to the US in May for a couple of weeks of vacation, hoping to travel around the West Coast, Seattle to Frisco (or vice-versa).
I'm hoping to be able to hire an "interesting" car (pre 80s) if possible, does anyone know of a reputable company that could arrange this?

Also, does anyone have any recommendations for places to stay or visit?

It'll be just 2 of us, both (semi-)responsible adults!

All advice very much appreciated obviously!
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Re: Holiday advice please!

Postby sweatmark » Sun Sep 22, 2019 12:44 pm

I assume that you will want to spend a day riding my Rockster in Oregon...
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Re: Holiday advice please!

Postby riceburner » Mon Sep 23, 2019 12:49 am

sweatmark wrote:I assume that you will want to spend a day riding my Rockster in Oregon...


Are you serious?

That would be utterly amazing! I have to admit I have no idea where in the US you all are (presumably all over the place), so to discover that you're close to our trip is great!
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Re: Holiday advice please!

Postby sweatmark » Mon Sep 23, 2019 4:30 am

riceburner wrote:
sweatmark wrote:I assume that you will want to spend a day riding my Rockster in Oregon...


Are you serious?

That would be utterly amazing! I have to admit I have no idea where in the US you all are (presumably all over the place), so to discover that you're close to our trip is great!


Yep. We can arrange details offline.

I live in Willamette valley of Oregon, south of Portland. 90 minute ride to ocean, 90 minutes to 5000ft mountain passes.
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Re: Holiday advice please!

Postby riceburner » Mon Sep 23, 2019 5:36 am

sweatmark wrote:
riceburner wrote:
sweatmark wrote:I assume that you will want to spend a day riding my Rockster in Oregon...


Are you serious?

That would be utterly amazing! I have to admit I have no idea where in the US you all are (presumably all over the place), so to discover that you're close to our trip is great!


Yep. We can arrange details offline.

I live in Willamette valley of Oregon, south of Portland. 90 minute ride to ocean, 90 minutes to 5000ft mountain passes.


That is incredibly kind of you!!
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Postby Biff's R » Sun Oct 06, 2019 1:23 pm

Sorry, I can't be of much help. I live east of the Mississippi River, and most of my experience is riding in the Appalachian Mountains.

May be hard to find an old car to rent, but you may be able to purchase and sell one for about the same price. Also one thing to look at is Hertz is starting to rent motorcycles, and Las Vegas is one of the places they will be available.
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Re: Holiday advice please!

Postby sweatmark » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:05 am

James, I've been thinking about your car rental preference and have yet to find authentic '60s-'70s muscle car rentals. Values of those cars have gone crazy high in recent years, and they are now very rare.

One option to consider is a current muscle car. I normally rent from Avis during business travel, and was given a Dodge Challenger R/T during recent trip when the hired Intermediate car wasn't available. The Challenger proved better than I imagined, and I somehow avoided speeding ticket while working in a region of USA renowned for vigorous law enforcement.

https://www.avis.com/en/cars/vehicles/us/xs


Don't know what the premium rate might be for such car.
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Postby riceburner » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:28 am

sweatmark wrote:James, I've been thinking about your car rental preference and have yet to find authentic '60s-'70s muscle car rentals. Values of those cars have gone crazy high in recent years, and they are now very rare.

One option to consider is a current muscle car. I normally rent from Avis during business travel, and was given a Dodge Challenger R/T during recent trip when the hired Intermediate car wasn't available. The Challenger proved better than I imagined, and I somehow avoided speeding ticket while working in a region of USA renowned for vigorous law enforcement.

https://www.avis.com/en/cars/vehicles/us/xs


Don't know what the premium rate might be for such car.


I'm coming to the same conclusion and may well opt for a 'premium' modern vehicle hire. One of the companies does a 'pot-luck-high-end' hire car which is something at random from their premium stock, for a slightly lesser price. I suppose it means you get what they happen to have in that day. .

Biff - yes I looked at that.... ;) And I like it as an idea, but I'm utterly crap at buying and selling cars (and bikes).
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