Fast And Furious 7: Five Awesome Cars Finally Revealed!

Fast and Furious 7”, which is officially called “Furious 7”, recently launched their trailer and it featured amazing stunts from the late Paul Walker and the rest of the team. Filmed in Toronto, Tokyo, Atlanta and Los Angeles, with big names like Vin Diesel, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, and Dwayne Johnson headlining the movie, some fans still care more about the cars than about these cool celebrities.

fast-furious-7_posterWe can’t blame them because the film series gained fame for its awesome cars! Before the latest official trailer was launched, the producers gave us a glimpse of some of the sports cars that will be featured in “Fast and Furious 7”.

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Top 5 New Zealand Road Trip Must Haves

New Zealand Road Trip Must Haves

Beautiful New Zealand is bursting with a great amount of natural wonders and spectacular landmarks which will keep you open-mouthed all the way along the roads … so book now to rent a car or campervan in New Zealand and get on board to a road trip adventure!

Experience a Middle Earth journey by exploring the amazing Kaitoke National Park, about a one-hour drive from Wellington. Or take one of the most beautiful scenic drives in New Zealand from Queenstown to Glenorchy to witness the incredible snowy ranges and Lake Wakatipu. If you are a wine lover, don’t miss a drive from Wellington to the award-winning Martinborough region wineries to taste an excellent glass of sauvignon blanc. The Forgotten World Highway is another picturesque drive with up and down charming hills — from atop many of them, visitors and locals alike are able to see many a stunning sunset!

There are many more scenic drives to take during a road trip in New Zealand. However, to completely enjoy this adventure, it is also important to know the top items to have with you in your rental car. Therefore, we have made this infographic of 5 New Zealand Road Trip Must Have Items: http://www.vroomvroomvroom.co.nz/nz-road-trip-must-haves/

 

Giannina Pacheco is a Marketing Assistant and a Car Rental Expert at VroomVroomVroom. Earlier this year, she took you on 4 of the Best Train Journeys in the World.

2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: See The Future Of Cars

One of the biggest auto shows in the United States will unleash the latest car models from the world’s leading automobile manufacturers. The Press & Trade Days of the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show will be held between Nov. 18 and 20, but it will also be open to the public from Nov. 21 to 30. The event will take place at the Los Angeles Convention Center and there are several parking options available in that area. Make sure to book a car rental in advance so you can get your preferred vehicle and enjoy VroomVroomVroom’s fantastic discounts.

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Los Angeles Conference Center / image credit: Discover Los Angeles

Last year’s L.A. Auto Show was a huge success, and there were even celebrity sightings during the event. Seen at the 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show were TV personality Simon Cowell, singer Kelly Osbourne, actors Joe Manganiello (True Blood) and Nicholas Hoult (Warm Bodies), and supermodels Miranda Kerr and David Gandy. However, the real stars of the night were not these celebrities – but the latest car models!

2013 LA Auto Show

Above: David Gandy and Miranda Kerr / Below: Simon Cowell and Nicholas Hoult

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Going Green: Choosing an Eco-friendly Rental

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Eco-friendly rental cars: what do you need to know?

With gas prices continually increasing worldwide, it’s no wonder both drivers and manufacturers are looking towards greener car technologies. And, whilst many of us may drive a super-economical car at home, our ethics often go out the window when it comes to renting on vacation – but maintaining a green approach could save you serious cash and protect the environment in the process.

Today we’re taking you through the benefits of choosing a green car for your next vacation rental and the different options available.

Keep fuel bills down

While fuel bills may not be your ultimate concern when it comes to renting, it’s likely that you’ll cover a fair amount of ground – whether you’re on a business trip or a family vacation. In destinations such as Europe, fuel costs are much higher than the rest of the world and can quickly amount to huge expenses. A return trip from London to Edinburgh by car would set you back around £160, or $255 (based on a 30 MPG car and average UK petrol prices for 2014). It’s hard to ignore costs like that, especially when it will rarely cost you any extra to rent a more fuel efficient car. With some of the rental options available offering economy figures of 60-70 MPG, you could half your expenses!

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Top 10 Car Repair Fails

After years of saving up, you have finally bought your first car! But that doesn’t end your expenses … because sooner or later, you will have to cash out to have your car fixed up. USA Today reported that the average age of cars and trucks on the U.S. roads is approximately 10.8 years. But repair costs often will still depend more on the car brand, how you use your car, and unforeseen events (e.g. road hazards and natural disasters).

Due to tight financial situations, some people find the most inexpensive way to repair their car – from using a CD to replace their side mirror to using a flashlight as a headlight. It’s amazing how creative some people can be when it comes to fixing up their car! But remember, you should never try to do any of these ideas with a car rental.

Here are VroomVroomVroom’s Top 10 Car Repair Fails, a list of questionable fixes that you will surely find amusing:

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Which one of these car repair fails do you think is the most creative? Do you have your own cheap car fixing tip that you would like to share with other readers? Let VroomVroomVroom know by posting in the Disqus comments box below! Happy driving!

 

Mic Florendo is a VroomVroomVroom Content Writer and Car Rental Expert. Whenever she isn’t laughing about car repair fails, she’s annoyed by train repair fails — check out her Commuter’s Traffic Survival Guide for Manila! And please don’t forget to visit ThereIFixedIt.com for more hilarious fails!

Glow-In-The-Dark Car: See The Lamborghini Aventador Light Up!

A few months ago, we wrote about the glow-in-the-dark roads in The Netherlands. It was really amazing to imagine the roads lit up at night, but what would be even more awesome is seeing a glow-in-the-dark car pass by on the Smart Highway.

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Glowing Lines of the Smart Highway by Studio Roosegaarde

Some people pimp their ride to make their vehicles light up at night. They use all sorts of products such as NoxTon’s fluorescent paint and luminescent car rims to make their cars glow in the dark. That’s pretty neat, right?

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VroomVroomVroom Interviews Kylie of Travel Reviews by Kylie

Kangaroo, photo courtesy of Travel Reviews by Kylie

Kangaroo, photo courtesy of Travel Reviews by Kylie

‘Fresh legs’ is a term in sports such as football, and it means a substitute who hasn’t yet played in a match, and who therefore will have more energy than those already on the field. A few weeks ago, VroomVroomVroom sat down for a chat with Dave of Dave’s Travel Corner, one of the oldest and most honored blogs online.

This time, we want to bring to you an in-depth conversation with a Victorian who has just started out in the world of travel writing, Kylie of Travel Reviews by Kylie.

Travel Reviews by Kylie began this year as a Facebook-based travelogue that features reviews of beautiful destinations across Australia, including accomodations, campervan parks and similar tourism businesses. Accompanied by Kylie’s outstanding photos, which she also shares via Instagram, this is one of the fastest-growing ‘fresh legs’ travel pages, and Kylie tells us that a web domain is also being developed. Kylie’s work has also been featured by the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation — not your TV network, Americans.) Check out her ABC Open page right here. Read more

New York City Wine and Food Festival

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photo by foodtrucktreknyc.com

New York City is one of the best cities in the United States for foodies! It is known for its food trucks, fusion cuisine and crazy dining trends. It was even included in the “Top 15 Best Food Cities in the World”, so make sure to come and visit New York City for the ultimate food adventure.

The best time to go the Big Apple is during the NYC Wine and Food Festival where you are assured of having the best gastronomic experience. If you aren’t doing anything between October 16 and 19, then hop into your rental car or book the first flight to New York to attend one of the biggest wine and food festivals in the world.

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VroomVroomVroom CEO Mike Boyd to Speak at TRAVELtech 2014

Mike Boyd

Mike Boyd

VroomVroomVroom Managing Director and CEO Mike Boyd will address the TRAVELtech 2014 conference in Sydney on October 24, sharing his experiences and advice with Australia’s leading web travel, marketing and technology professionals.

Mr. Boyd is the Managing Director and CEO of VroomVroomVroom, a global group of car rental comparison websites that make it easy to book a rental car anywhere in the world. He leads a team of over 40 car rental experts across 6 countries.

Mr. Boyd is also a Director of the Australian Institute of Management’s Young Manager Advisory Board and an investor in early-stage technology ventures.

Vroom’s customers can find the cheapest deals from 17 major car rental brands and then book a vehicle directly, without the need to visit another site. On average, the process takes less than 2 minutes.

The company also owns and operates the sister sites  CarHire.com.au and BargainWheels.com.au.

For more information about VroomVroomVroom, check out our In the News and Press Kit pages.

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