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Update on Classic Car Availability
December 5, 2012
3:11 pm
frank
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Several people on the site have asked about renting classic cars for a Route 66 trip.  Up until now the answer was: "Can't be done."

However, if you have a spare $11,900. available and are willing to commit to an 18-day tour–the answer now is: "Yes."  That price includes lodging at a number of classic motels along 66.

A 1955 Chevy Bel Air, 1964 Corvette Stingray and 1967 Camaro SS are available through a new North Carolina company https://www.blacktopcandys.com for rental during April-September 2013.  These three vehicles are advertised as having complete mechanical checks, safety upgrades, and state-of-the-art technology. 

There's more in a December 5 2012 story at https://www.route66news.com.

March 12, 2013
12:31 am
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Hello, I'm Scott, CEO and Founder of Blacktop Candy's. We're very excited to be offering Route 66 Classic Car Road Trips in 2013. May and June are already booked but there is still availability for July - October 2013. We also just released our tour dates for 2014 to give our overseas clients plenty of time to plan ahead.

As stated above, our classic cars are not just restored, they have been upgraded to much better than new condition. Each car has electronic ignition, electric choke, aluminum radiators to keep cool in the Mohave Desert, 12-volt electric and hi-amp alternators to run the upgraded electronics such as Garmin GPS with turn-by-turn directions, premium sound with blue tooth, air-conditioning, electric wipers, power disc brakes and upgraded suspension. The cars look vintage, with great paint jobs, original color schemes and interior and lots of chrome, but drive like a modern car. They even have cruise control. And...they all have V-8's and rumble just like a classic should.

The tours come in two flavors, "Premium" or "Classic". The premium tour is 19-day, GPS guided, self-drive, and includes limo service from and to the airport, top-notch accommodations (the most sought after authentic nostalgic hotels, motels and inns), a fuel allowance, insurance, Garmin GPS, 24 X 7 roadside assistance, a tour adviser, and of course the vintage car of your choice. The classic tour is also 19-day and includes car, roadside assistance, GPS and insurance and gives you the flexibility to drive as much or little in a day as you wish and make your own hotel reservations.

I'll make sure to post frequently about the tours, the cars and our adventures along Route 66. Happy motoring, Scott Cool

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