Today, from Travel Codex, a look at the lighter side of travel. Before bankruptcy, Hertz was the innovator and leader in car rentals.
With travel in shambles, here is a travel blog that will put a smile on your face and hopefully make you laugh. As we drive down Memory Lane, you will see how Hertz evolved from the 1950s through the 1970s. Here is a list of greatest hits seen on the video below:
- “Let Hertz Put You In The Driver’s Seat” where people magically land in a convertible driving down the road. Who needs to wait at the airport for a car?
- Hertz making fun of competitor Avis Car Rental slogan – “We Try Harder”.
- Hertz commercial bloopers.
- First free, unlimited miles. Yes, you used to have to pay by the mile.
- Yes, you can rent a Ford Escort for the low rate of just $29.99 per day. Who could forget the Ford Fairmont?
- Take up to 20 months to pay for your car rental. I like that.
- O. J. Simpson running through the airport, leaping over suitcases and velvet ropes to get to his Hertz car.
- Hertz #1 Club – first car rental loyalty program.
- Hertz #1 Express Service – who wants to wait in line to return your car when your flight is waiting for you?
- Arnold Palmer vs. O. J. Simpson on what Hertz means to them. “Less money” or “more reliable”? You be the judge.