The Nurburgring, a Screaming Wife, and a Failing Saab.

The Nurburgring isn't so much a race track as it is an insane German roller coaster that you can fall off of at any moment. My wife, Kelty, sitting next to me, screaming for 11 minutes straight intensified this effect. Except, instead of a roller coaster scream she was screaming like she suddenly found herself on the… » 4/22/14 8:22pm 4/22/14 8:22pm

Hertz To Auction 25 Shelby Mustang GT-H Convertibles At Monterey Kruse…

Only 500 2007 Shelby GT-H Convertibles were made for Hertz's Rent-a-Racer fleet, but if you want one, 25 of them will be for sale at next week's Kruse auction in Monterey. True, you could probably build your own by bolting on a few parts to a standard GT Mustang Convertible, but if you're convinced a GT-H driven some… » 8/08/08 10:30am 8/08/08 10:30am

Limited Edition Hertz Corvette ZHZ Slams Into Dallas Restaurant... One…

An out-of-control Hertz Corvette ZHZ crashed into a popular Dallas eatery yesterday, proving yet again the age-old axiom, "with great rental horsepower, comes greatly diminished responsibility." It's been what, at least a month now since the new special edition "Velocity Yellow" 'vette with a black hood and roof… » 7/29/08 9:20am 7/29/08 9:20am

American Automakers To Continue Limiting Fleet Sales, Koreans To Take…

Through the end of April, Chrysler had dropped fleet sales by 45,000 vehicles, a 17% decline from a year earlier, GM reduced its fleet sales by approximately 40,000 vehicles, a 14% drop and Ford posted a 9% decline in fleet sales, translating to 25,000 vehicles. Yes friends, Detroit automakers are avoiding the… » 6/16/08 9:20am 6/16/08 9:20am

Corvette ZHZ: Hertz Adds A 'Vette To The Rent-A-Racer Fleet

Chevy's decided they need a Hertz Rent-A-Racer of their very own, except rather than something fun for draggin', they've decided to go anti-Ford and work with Hertz on something to go around corners as well. What they've come up with is this — the Corvette ZHZ. It's a special limited-edition, equipped with a 436 HP… » 6/09/08 5:29pm 6/09/08 5:29pm

2007 Hertz Shelby GT-H Mustangs Going Up For Auction, Again

As you'll remember, Ford teamed with Hertz to create the Shelby GT-H weekend racer way back in 2006. And like all rental cars, they're going on sale. If you missed the first Shelby GT-H auction, you saved yourself approximately $200K by purchasing one of the Shelby GT-H convertibles for the relatively low price of… » 5/12/08 3:00pm 5/12/08 3:00pm

Satisfaction With Renting Cars Declines, You No Like Taurus?

Proving there's nothing about the traveling experience that's enjoyable to anyone anymore, J.D. Power and Associates 2007 Rental Car Satisfaction Study has found that people have a worse experience renting cars this year compared to last. Based on a completely made-up scale, overall satisfaction dropped 17 points to… » 11/13/07 5:00pm 11/13/07 5:00pm

Stolen Mustang GT-H Recovered, Six Months Later

The Mustang crowd over at StangNet show us that crime stupidity still doesn't pay. Seems a StangNet member saw a Mustang GT-H in a neighbor's driveway for a while. As this neighbor was busy installing the usual mods like exhaust and intake, the car was thought to be a clone. Hertz and local authorities thought… » 5/24/07 1:30pm 5/24/07 1:30pm

Hertz To Rent Cars By The Hour... Wink, Wink... Nudge, Nudge

America's number-two car company, Hertz, has announced that it will start offering hourly car rental service at three locations in Manhattan starting today. Hertz will be the first of the major rental companies to offer the service, charging as little as $12 in some cases. This is obviously a move to compete with… » 4/17/07 3:00pm 4/17/07 3:00pm

Wellby, Wellby, Wellby, Jalopnik Drove Some Shelbys

FoMoCo invited us down to Duke's Restaurant in Malibu to drive the Shelby GT500 Convertible, the Shelby GT and most righteously right-on of all, the Hertz Shelby GT-H along the beautiful Bo Stefan Eriksson/Mel Gibson/AC Schnitzer Memorial Highway. After a few minutes spent gawking at all four cars (they had both kinds… » 9/25/06 1:00pm 9/25/06 1:00pm