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I rent the Speedster for events that always include photo sessions. Mostly HS Homecomings and a few weddings. The Homecoming season is short; usually only about 3 weeks. Rented 5 dates this year.

Just last week I was driving the Queen in a procession of late model Corvette's, (1) 2021 Corvette, A Viper, Lamborghini and so forth. The Speedster always makes a big splash because there is nothing else like it in the in the line up. The women and girls love it! I guess it's the color and wide whites. Most people have never seen a 356 and don't know what it is except for the decal under the door from later model 911's.

I can't believe people will pay for this. I've done a couple of parades that were less than a mile long! Must just want their Baby to look special

I've mentioned it before but we've loaned and rented various cars for commercials/movies/magazine shoots (back when magazines existed)/etc... most went smoothly but we've had some cars damaged and one accidentally set on fire.  

I have one hell of a day today, so I'll just elaborate on the latter ones briefly.  It was a Brazilian shoe company and they wanted to make a commercial where the driver was in a Spyder and the brakes went out so he stuck his foot out the door and his [whatever name brand it was] shoes stopped the car before plummeting over the bridge that was out.  Shoes fitted with pyrotechnics, driver goes to throw his left foot out the door and to the ground, failing at doing so (just as every single spyder owner would understand why), and the pyro goes off with his foot stuck in the car setting the carpet/interior on fire...  this is just one of the reason why we only sell to the studios now and don't loan.  :-)

@chines1 posted:

I've mentioned it before but we've loaned and rented various cars for commercials/movies/magazine shoots (back when magazines existed)/etc... most went smoothly but we've had some cars damaged and one accidentally set on fire.  

I have one hell of a day today, so I'll just elaborate on the latter ones briefly.  It was a Brazilian shoe company and they wanted to make a commercial where the driver was in a Spyder and the brakes went out so he stuck his foot out the door and his [whatever name brand it was] shoes stopped the car before plummeting over the bridge that was out.  Shoes fitted with pyrotechnics, driver goes to throw his left foot out the door and to the ground, failing at doing so (just as every single spyder owner would understand why), and the pyro goes off with his foot stuck in the car setting the carpet/interior on fire...  this is just one of the reason why we only sell to the studios now and don't loan.  :-)

That's a great story. I hope the guy with his finger on the pyro button was fired for premature pyrification....

@chines1 posted:

I've mentioned it before but we've loaned and rented various cars for commercials/movies/magazine shoots (back when magazines existed)/etc... most went smoothly but we've had some cars damaged and one accidentally set on fire.  

I have one hell of a day today, so I'll just elaborate on the latter ones briefly.  It was a Brazilian shoe company and they wanted to make a commercial where the driver was in a Spyder and the brakes went out so he stuck his foot out the door and his [whatever name brand it was] shoes stopped the car before plummeting over the bridge that was out.  Shoes fitted with pyrotechnics, driver goes to throw his left foot out the door and to the ground, failing at doing so (just as every single spyder owner would understand why), and the pyro goes off with his foot stuck in the car setting the carpet/interior on fire...  this is just one of the reason why we only sell to the studios now and don't loan.  :-)

Just trying to imagine the thoughts and words of that actor with the Richard Reid Specials. I mean, you don't even have to be inside the car to understand that the actions depicted in the script are impossible for anyone not trained by the Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe. . . .

@edsnova posted:

Just trying to imagine the thoughts and words of that actor with the Richard Reid Specials. I mean, you don't even have to be inside the car to understand that the actions depicted in the script are impossible for anyone not trained by the Chinese National Acrobatic Troupe. . . .

I'd forgotten about that asshole causing the rest of us having to take off our shoes.

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