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Hertz and Hendrick Motorsports Introduce Exclusive Camaros to Rent and Win

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WHY IT RATES: What better way to spend a vacation than by cruising around a destination in a souped-up muscle car?—Donald Wood, Breaking News Senior Writer.


Further accelerating its partnership with 12-time NASCAR Cup Series champion, Hendrick Motorsports, Hertz is proud to introduce a new “pace car” to its best fleet ever by making a limited-edition custom 2020 Camaro ZL1 and 2020 Camaro SS available to reserve for rent beginning mid-October 2019.

Auto racing fans and car enthusiasts alike can rev up their ride with the 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1 and 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro SS, which will be fashioned in the signature Hertz yellow and black color scheme with custom wheels, interior badging and full performance upgrades outfitted by NASCAR’s most successful team.

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Throughout Fall 2019, only 224 custom Camaros will roll into Hertz airport locations in select cities, including Atlanta, Ga., Charlotte, N.C., Dallas, Texas, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Ft. Myers, Fla., Houston, Texas, Las Vegas, Nev., Los Angeles, Calif., Miami, Fla., Nashville, Tenn., Orlando, Fla., Phoenix, Ariz., San Diego, Calif., San Francisco, Calif. and Tampa, Fla.

“We’re delighted to partner with Hendrick Motorsports to unveil our limited-edition 2020 Camaros,” said Hertz Senior Vice President Jayesh Patel. “Both vehicles provide a powerful and exhilarating driving experience that we can’t wait to share with our customers. We have a rich history of providing custom high-performance vehicles for rent, and we’re thrilled to build on that legacy with this latest collaboration with Hendrick Motorsports.”

Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1

The 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1 will be outfitted with a 6.2L V8 engine and a roaring 750 horsepower, with features including a larger Callaway Supercharger; custom Hertz wheels; custom Hertz lighted door sill plates; embroidered headrests with Hertz-sponsored Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron’s signature and the No. 24 team logo; Hertz fender badges; and a Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports plaque denoting the individual numbering of the 24 custom Camaros.

Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro SS

Equipped with 480 horsepower and a 6.2L V8 engine, the 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro SS is optimized with 20-inch satin black wheels; a Performance Upgrade Package inclusive of a Chevrolet Cold Air Intake and Chevrolet Cat-back Dual Exhaust Upgrade System; custom exterior graphics package; strut tower bar with Hendrick Motorsports branding; custom Hertz lighted door sill plates; embroidered headrests with the No. 24 team logo and William Byron’s signature; Hertz fender badges; and a Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports plaque denoting the individual numbering of the 200 custom Camaros.

Scoring the Ultimate Ride

To celebrate the debut of the limited-edition Camaros, customers can participate in The Hertz Ultimate Ride Sweepstakes – beginning Sept. 18, through Nov. 15, 2019 – for a chance to win a 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro SS. Five finalists will also win an exclusive driving experience in Charlotte that includes:

—A driving experience at Charlotte Motor Speedway with Hendrick Motorsports driver William Byron

—Private behind-the-scenes tour of the Hendrick Motorsports facilities

—NASCAR Hall of Fame passes

—Lunch with Byron’s No. 24 Hendrick Motorsports team

At the track, the five finalists will receive a specially coded key. The finalist with the key that starts the 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro SS will win a piece of automotive history.

Participants can register for a chance to win at Hertz.com/CamaroSweepstakes. Additional entries can be earned by renting with Hertz, signing up for the Hertz Gold Plus Rewards® loyalty program and sharing the sweepstakes with friends via social media and email.

A Winning Partnership

Hertz and Hendrick Motorsports have enjoyed a formal partnership since 2018, with Hertz serving as a primary sponsor of driver William Byron and his iconic No. 24 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 team in the NASCAR Cup Series.

“As a race car driver, I have a huge appreciation for performance vehicles,” Byron said. “The fact that Hertz is offering cars of this caliber to its customers is really amazing. After personally driving one of the custom Camaros, it’s as close as you can get to an actual race car out on the road. Hertz and Hendrick Motorsports have outdone themselves.”

“We have a tremendous partnership with Hertz,” said Hendrick Motorsports owner Rick Hendrick. “Cars are my passion, so seeing this program come together is especially exciting for me. We’ve never undertaken a project like this in the history of our team. These custom Camaros are going to be a huge hit with car enthusiasts and customers who are looking for a special experience. Hertz has truly taken this to the next level.”

To learn more and reserve the 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro ZL1 and 2020 Hertz-Hendrick Motorsports Camaro SS, visit Hertz.com/CustomCamaro.


SOURCE: Hertz Corporation press release.

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Brightline Reports Substantial Ridership Growth to Begin 2020

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WHY IT RATES: The growing company’s Travel Agent Program provides 20 percent commission to registered travel agents.—Patrick Clarke, TravelPulse Senior Writer


Brightline has released ridership numbers for the month of January 2020, showing an increase of 56 percent compared to January 2019, and the third straight month of ridership growth compared to the same month the previous year.

Since November 2019, Brightline has exceeded the monthly 100,000 ridership milestone and January 2020 marked an all-time high. Brightline kicked off 2020 with record ridership and connected the South Florida megaregion with 30,000-plus passenger trips over Super Bowl Week alone.

To put this in perspective, it is equivalent to removing nearly 14,000 one-way car trips from our city’s streets and highways. This is a reduction in trips reduced over 600,000 vehicle traffic miles which otherwise would have consumed nearly 25,000 gallons of gas and emitted almost 500,000 pounds of CO2 into our air.

“Since Brightline opened its station in the heart of downtown West Palm Beach, our destination has enjoyed unparalleled accessibility—opening up more options for leisure and business travelers as well as residents throughout South Florida,” said Jorge Pesquera, president and CEO of Discover The Palm Beaches. “Recently, with Super Bowl LIV in our backyard, we also saw an influx of visitors from across the region who came to experience our Super Bowl Host Committee activities. We look forward to continuing the momentum during the MLB Spring Training season and the increasing number of conventions and meetings being held in The Palm Beaches throughout the year. The addition of Brightline’s forthcoming Boca Raton station also will reaffirm our southern gateway city’s status as a major corporate center, meetings and leisure destination.”

The weekend of February 14, Brightline connected the marine industry and boating aficionados alike to the Miami Yacht Show and Miami Boat Show, many traveling from points north of South Florida—parking in West Palm Beach to take the train.

Brightline’s Train-to-Port Package continues to gain popularity among guests and recently had a cruising couple book their third package in less than a year. The train’s Travel Agent Program provides a generous 20 percent commission to registered travel agents when booking reservations on Brightline.


SOURCE: Brightline press release.

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