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NEW ADDITION: Transformers G1 Optimus Prime Truck Hire UK
If you were a kid in the 1980s and loved the original TRANSFORMERS cartoons then get prepared to be BLOWN AWAY!! This UK based American rig is an amazing full-size driving replica of the G1 Autobot Leader ‘Optimus Prime’. Based on a 1986 Freightliner FLT80 Cab Over, this classic American truck has been fully customised to make it look like the actual 80s Transformers Movie truck (and the original Hasbro cartoon character). If you want to hire one of the coolest TV & Movie Trucks in the world then get in touch with Star Car Hire today! View the truck here. AUTOBOTS ROLL OUT!!!
Hell For Leather Fashion Shoot for Harpers Bazaar
Star Car Hire was recently approached to source this stunning bright red 1988 Porsche 924s for a fashion editorial shoot for the March '24 issue of ‘Harper’s Bazaar’. The shoot took place in London back in December 2023 and the finished shots, taken by Photographer 'Jem Mitchell', look stunning! The Shoot was styled by Miranda Almond and features South Sudanese model Nyarach Abouch Ayuel.
Thanks to our Porsche owner Martin Skeet for bringing his car down on the day! If you need to hire a standout sports car for a fashion photography shoot, please check out our amazing line up of classic and contemporary hire vehicles online today. If you happen to own a cool classic car and are interested in hiring it out for TV & Film Productions, Photo Shoots & Events, please register with us as it could be your car in the next shoot!
TV & Movie Car Exhibition at The Haaning Collection Car Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark
Here at Star Car Hire it's no secret that we love our Famous TV & Movie Cars, therefore it was an absolute privilege to be approached by the ‘Haaning Collection’ Car Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark to provide them with three very cool cars for their up and coming TV & Movie Car Exhibition. The impressive presentation of Screen Car Legends will be on display for the full month of February 2024 and will feature some of Hollywood’s most recognisable and nostalgic film cars! Star Car Hire has transported three incredible film cars across from the UK to Denmark including our meticulously detailed Ghostbusters Ecto –1 Replica, the menacing ‘Michael Keating’ style 1989 Batmobile and the amusingly canine adorned ‘Mutt Cutts’ van from the Film ‘Dumb and Dumber’. These cars will be sitting proudly in the middle of the museum alongside other famous TV & Movie cars such as Mr Beans Mini, A Back to the Future style Delorean, ‘KITT’ from Knightrider... Read More
Starsky & Hutch Legend David Soul Dies
Starsky & Hutch actor David Soul sadly passed away today at the age of 80. Soul was best known for his iconic role as ‘Detective Kenneth Hutchinson’ in 1970s American TV Cop show ‘Starsky & Hutch’ where he starred alongside Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky) and Antonio Fargas (Huggy Bear). The detective duo were renowned for their amazing onscreen chemistry as they rode around the streets of fictional 'Bay City' fighting crime in Starsky’s bright red 1974 Ford Gran Torino, otherwise known as ‘The Striped Tomato'. (CAR FACT: Souls character 'Hutch' drove a beat up tan coloured 1973 Ford Galaxie 500 in the series which was slightly more inconspicous when compared to the red and white striped Torino). It really was one of the coolest U.S. cop shows ever made and all of us at Star Car Hire are truly gutted to hear of David's passing. We have personally owned several Starsky and Hutch Gran Torinos over the years so the show really did have quite an impact on us. Filled with great actors, cool American cars and a funky soundtrack, it’s a show that will always be remembered and loved. RIP David.
Ghostbusters Ecto-1 Replica Car Hire UK – Who you gonna call?
With the new 2024 Ghostbusters Movie just around the corner, GB fans Worldwide are becoming increasingly excited about what the next chapter of the supernatural comedy will bring! The new movie, entitled ‘Frozen Empire’, is set for UK release through Sony on 29th March this year and stars Finn Wolfhard, McKenna Grace, Paul Rudd, Carrie Coon and Celeste O’Connor. Fear thee not though my fellow retro 1980s Ghostbusting nerds, for Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson, Annie Potts, and William Atherton will also appear in the new flick. (Phew!!). If you are planning a special Ghostbusters themed event in the UK in 2024 and are looking to hire the ultimate Ghostbusters Props then check out our Ecto-1 Ghostbuster Car replicas today. We have several stunning GB film car replicas available to hire throughout the UK for static display work, filming, photo shoots and events! Simply search ‘ghostbusters’ in the search bar above or call us on 02828583500 today for more info!
Cars in Music Videos: Odeal, Fine by Myself - Corvette Hire UK
This stunning 1970 Convertible Corvette was hired for the recent music promo from UK artist Odeal. The single entitled 'Fine By Myself' is out now and Star Car Hire was pleased to have provided this stunning convertible American Classic Car for the video. This classic 2-seater Corvette C3, with its massive 6.2 lire V8 engine takes centre stage in the production and looks incredible. Check out the video below. If you need to hire a classic American Car for filming here in the UK then get in touch with us today as we have a huge selection of the coolest American cars in all colours, shapes and sizes just ready to add a little grit to your production!
Ten Festive Christmas Car & Xmas Vehicle Prop Hire Ideas - UK & Ireland
If you’re planning a Christmas event this year and looking to hire the ultimate Christmas props, then check out our collection of festive vehicles at Star Car Hire. We have ‘Christmassy’ cars and trucks for hire that are guaranteed to grab the attention of passing shoppers or guests at any event. We have festive cars in all the seasonal colours available to hire for Christmas fashion shoots, static shopping centre displays, and filming productions. Whether you want to load a Christmas tree into the back of a classic Chevy pickup truck or strap a mountain of presents to the roof of a little red vintage Mini, Star Car Hire can help find the best Christmas vehicles for your needs... Read More>
Star Car Hires Top 10 TV & Movie 'Star Cars'
Star Car Hire has been hiring out famous TV and Movie car replicas for over 20 years now. We are literally obsessed with the film vehicle genre having been raised on a steady diet of car chase flicks and tv shows since birth! Here is our top ten most popular screen legends that are currently available to hire in the UK (& Ireland).
In no particular order....
Jurassic Park Jeep Hire at Rushmere Shopping Centre, Craigavon, NI
Some of you might have been lucky enough to catch our Jurassic Park Movie Jeep on display at Rushmere Shopping Centre in Craigavon recently. The famous movie Jeep Wrangler JP18 replica was on display as part of a Halloween Dinosaur Event on 27th October 2023. Here are a few pics to show you what you missed. Keep an eye out for future events and thanks to the team at BNL Productions and Rushmere shopping centre for organising such an event. If you would like to hire the Jurassic Park Jeep for any up and coming events in NI then get in touch with us today
Fashion Photography Shoot in London for Farfetch x Swear
FROM THE ARCHIVES: We absolutely LOVE these shots of our classic 1987 BMW E28 and VW Golf Clipper taken by Photographer Charlotte Hadden. We hired these two classic vehicles for this session which took place at Sunbeam Studios, London back in 2018. Still some of our favourite vehicle fashion shots to date. If you have a fashion shoot coming up and want some stylish classic cars then get in touch with Star Car Hire today!
Denise Van Outen Fashion Photography Shoot - Chevrolet 3100 Pickup
FROM THE ARCHIVES: This was an incredible job for us to be a part of as it involved our rustic barn-style American Pickup Truck. This beautiful patinated 1956 Chevy 3100 played a starring roll in this incredibly styled Fashion Shoot with UK celeb Denise Van Outen. Styled by the talented Nana Acheampong, this shoot looks like it took place in a trailer park Texas but I can reveal that it took place right here in the UK. If you need a classic Chevy farm-style pickup truck or a rusty old American car for a styled shoot please get in touch with us today.
Festive Classic Car Hire for Christmas Events & Parades
It's getting close to that magical time of year again when jolly old Santa Claus makes his return to the UK & Ireland for special events and appearances. Every year we supply festive vehicles for special Xmas family events including Santa Arrivals, Town centre light switch-ons, Christmas Parades and festive photo shoots. If you are planning on hosting an event this season and need a special vehicle to transport Santa in style then give us a call today. In the past we have had Santa Claus arrive in vehicles such as red convertible VW Beetles, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, vintage open back American Pickup Trucks and red Coca-Cola style Trucks! Give us a call today to see whats available in your area.
Want to hire your Vehicles out for TV & Film Work, Photo Shoots and Special Events?
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Rema London Taxi Concert Promo November 23
Star Car Hire was tasked with sourcing an electric Taxi this week to help promote the up and coming Rema concert at London’s O2 Arena on 14th November. The black LEVC TX EV cab was fully wrapped in eye-catching Union Jack decals and was hired to drive around central London in the lead up to the Nigerians star’s live show. Star Car Hire host a fantastic range of specialist taxi cabs from Black London TX4s to Yellow New York Crown Victorias to Classic Japanese Toyotas. These vehicles can be fully branded for promotional events, production activations and advertising campaigns. Get in touch today for more info on our line-up of cool and quirky taxi cabs.
1967 Supernatural Impala Wedding Car Hire
Congrats to Barry Murray and Alison Shevlin who got married in Castleblayney in Monaghan last week. The lovely Irish couple are HUGE fans of the TV Show 'Supernatural' and of course when they planned their wedding on Halloween 2023 there was only one car that could make their wedding day complete – Star Car Hire’s 1967 Chevrolet Impala Supernatural replica! This enormous 18-foot-long 5.4 litre gas guzzling American Muscle car brought ‘smiles to the gallon’ as the happy couple celebrated their wedding day in Ireland! More info here?
From the Archives: Trucks in Film - Goldfrapp 'Rocket' Music Video
This Goldfrapp music promo was actually filmed around 13 years ago and it was so cool that we thought we would reshare it! Star Car Hire supplied a MASSIVE Kenworth W900 American Truck for this shoot and the video still looks amazing!! You can find out more info on the truck here: Kenworth W900 American Truck Hire UK - Check out the video below!!
Vehicles in Fashion: Land Rover Defender - Burberry AW23 Campaign
This Autumn / Winter 2023 fashion campaign for clothing brand Burberry was shot up in thre highlands of Scotland. The vehicle hired for the production was a black Land Rover Defender 90 with blacked out urban truck spec. More info on hiring this awesome vehicle can be found here: Land Rover Defender Hire UK
Cars on Film: Nothing But Thieves - 'Overcome' Music Video - American Airstream RV Hire UK
Star Car Hire was tasked with sourcing a massive retro American Airstream RV for the new music video from British Rock band 'Nothing But Thieves'. The video was shot down in Kent and we had to transport this huge 1980s beast down there for three days of filming. This MONSTROUS American Motorhome is literally like something straight out of Breaking Bad and really turned heads on the production. Check out the music video here, it looks incredible...
SPOOKY HALLOWEEN CAR HIRE!
Seeking to elevate the spine-chilling ambiance of your Halloween event this year? Your quest ends here, as we are poised to assist you in crafting an unforgettable spooky experience with our extraordinary collection of ominous vehicles. Behold our remarkable selection of iconic TV and movie car reproductions, featuring fan-favourite classics like the Ghostbusters' Ecto-1, the Batmobile, and vehicles from the acclaimed TV series Supernatural. Ensure an enraptured audience on Halloween weekend by securing one of our spectrally impressive replica vehicles today. Rest assured, disappointment shall remain at bay! Search 'HALLOWEEN' on the site today to view our spooky collection
GMC / Chevy A-Team Van Body kit for sale
We have one fibreglass GMC / Chevy A-Team Van body kit for sale including 4 x flared wheel arches, rear spolier, front sunvisor and lower valence. Will fit GMC and Chevy vandurra, g10, g20s - great fitting fibreglass kit and good enough for BA Barracus himself!! Does not include lower side runners. Email email@example.com or call us on 02828583500
Cars on Film! Tropical Thunder Hazy IPA Commercial - Delorean Hire NI
We absolutely loved working on this project with Tim from Tropical Thunder and our old friend Marty Stalker from Scattered Images. Finally a commercial advertising something that we truly love here at Star Car Hire - BEER!!!! Shot in Belfast with one of our stunning 1981 Deloreans this video epitomises the glorious 1980s with the neon lights, explosions and the 1980s the hair metal track!! Check it out...
Oh Baby!! '67 Supernatural Impala Hire Northern Ireland
We've been waiting to showcase this car for quite some time now but today is the day!! This is the coolest new addition to our Northern Irish fleet of Star Cars - The 1967 Chevy Impala as seen in cult TV series 'Supernatural'. This is similar to the black American Muscle Car known as 'Baby' driven by brothers Sam and Dean Winchester in the spooky American TV Series...Read More>
Ten Quirky Wedding Car Ideas for 2024!
Are you planning a wedding in 2024? Are you looking for quirky and alternative wedding ideas? Take a few minutes and check out some of our coolest and quirkiest wedding vehicles based right here in the UK...READ MORE>
London Immersive launch Event for The Continental (John Wick Mini Series) - American Car Hire London
For the past month we have been working with @madeupltd to help dress a street scene in Shoreditch, London with classic American vehicles for the immersive experimental launch of #TheContinental mini series for @primevideo. The brief was to make the street look like NYC in the 1970s...READ MORE>
Rouge Fashion Book Photo Shoot with Iris Law - Classic Convertible Mustang Hire London
Star Car Hire supplied this stunning bright red 1965 Ford Mustang Convertible for this fashion shoot with Jude Law's daughter Iris. These incredible pictures were taken by photographer Scandebergs for the September 2023 edition of Rouge Fashion Book...
Lakeside Shopping Centre Emergency Vehicle Display
Star Car Hire were pleased to provide vehicles for a static display event at Lakeside Shopping Centre in West Thurrock, Essex a few weeks ago. The Emergency services themed event took place on Sunday 10th September and featured a selection of our cool and quirky Police cars including a vintage Morris Minor Panda Car, an American Dodge Charger Sherriffs car and an NYPD Ford Crown Victoria! Thousands of selfies were taken on the day and the cars went down a storm!! Check out Star Car Hire's massive range on British and American Police cars on www.starcarhire.co.uk
Cars in Fashion: Classic 1970s BMW Hire for Burberry Shoot
Star Car Hire were asked to provide a classic BMW and have it custom wrapped for a special photo shoot with Burberry. This, originally black, 1973 BMW 3-Series CSi couple was literally given a new Burberry striped coat in just over a day by a specialist vehicle wrapping business in London. Here are some pics of the car pre-shoot. Looking forward to seeing the results on this one!! You can see what the car looked like beforehand here: Classic BMW Car Hire London
Cars on Film: Jorja Smith 'Feelings' Ft. J Huss - 1965 Mustang Convertible
Star Car Hire was asked to provide a cool classic convertible car for the new Jorja Smith music video for 'Feelings' featuring J Huss. The video, filmed in London, features our black 1965 Ford Mustang convertible which helped add a little style to the shoot. No cooler car than a classic Mustang!! Check out the video…
Wynonna Earp UK Fan Fusion Event! Harley Davidson Hire, Manchester!
On Sunday 13th August we were super excited to have been involved with a meet and greet session with some of the actors from Canadian TV show 'Wynonna Earp'. Read More>
Cars on film: Blanco X Kojey Radical - 'The Long Way' Music video - White Convertible Ford Mustang
Blanco X Kojey Radical - The Long Way (Official Music Video) - Star Car Hire were asked to source a nice American Convertible car for the new Music video from Blanco X Kojey Radical. Thanks to Paul for bringing his stunning white Convertible Ford Mustang to London for the days filming. Check out the video...
Foot Asylum Fashion Campaign - Some incredible pictures taken from a recent fashion shoot we did with the lovely people at Foot Asylum. https://www.footasylum.com/ - featured car is a white 1974 Range Rover! Established back in 2005, Footasylum has made a name for itself as one of the leading retailers of fashion streetwear and sportswear.
NEW ADDITION! Hopper's Chevrolet Blazer Police Car Hire from Stranger Things
Hire out Hopper's Chevrolet Blazer replica for your event to bring a nostalgic touch and capture the essence of 1980s adventure. This iconic vehicle can take pride of place at your event for guests to enjoy the world of Stranger Things, creating a memorable and immersive experience they won't forget. Read More>>
Music Video News! So we recently supplied six cars for the new Amaarae Music video for her single "Co-Star". Incredible video shot in London and features Two Lotus', a new shape Ford Mustang Fastback, A convertible Corvette Stingray and a red Ferrari F355 - not to mention a drift car (check out the end scenes!!!) Thanks to everyone who was involved with this project - it was a blast filming this! Maybe not one to watch with the kids but check it out on the link below! For more filming enquires please get in touch!
1970 Plymouth Roadrunner Muscle Car Hire for Dielmann Fashion Shoot.
FROM THE ARCHIVES: Back in August 2015 Star Car Hire was asked to source a suitable Muscle Car to appear in a fashion shoot for clothing/shoe company Dielmann. The shoot took place in Bath, UK and the bright orangle muslc ecar featured was our 1970 Plymouth Roadrunner which is based in Bristol. No better car for the job! Check out some photographs below. Check out Dielmann's range of clothing here: http://www.dielmann.de/
Filming in Scotland!
We were out doing some filming in the Highlands of Scotland last week with Copenhagen production team Les Deux - thanks to James for supplying us with his awesome 1985 BMW 5-series!! Looking forward to seeing the finished piece!!
COMING IN LATE 2023!
Supernatural style 1967 Chevrolet Impala. This famous Demon-Hunting machine, made famous by brothers Sam and Dean Winchester, will be available to hire in Northern Ireland from late 2023. The car, also known as 'Baby', is a four door '67 Impala with a roaring 327 V8, Auto trans and stunning cream/gold interior. Watch this space for more info!!
FAST X UK PROMO TOUR.
Star Car Hire was super excited to have been part of the UK promo tour for the new Fast X movie! The job involved wrapping a Lamborghini Gold and taking it on a tour around some of the UKs largest cities to help promote the new film release. Of course, the Gold lamborghini was not the only car onboard, I mean, it wouldn't be Fast & Furious without Doms black Dodge Charger!! Such a fun couple of weeks with a great team of people. Thanks to Tom and everyone involved #fastx #fastandfurious #americanmuscle #dodgecharger #goldlamborghini
HSBC TV Commercial with Richard Ayoade
7th April 2023
Star Car Hire were thrilled to have supplied a New York Taxi for the recent HSBC Global Money TV commercial. Although the car can only be seen briefly it was cool to be featured alongside the IT Crowd's very own Mr Richard Ayoade! Click to check it out!!
Abbey Centre Sports Car Display for Newtownabbey Food Bank
7th April 2023
Some pictures taken from our vehicle display in Abbeycentre Shopping Centre on Sunday 2nd April. The display was in aid of Newtownabbey Food Bank
Cars in Film: Ferrari 328 - MUSIC VIDEO FOR TAYCE - SWAGZILLA (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
Star Car Hire supplied this stunning red Ferrari 328 for this music video production single Swagzilla by Tayce - check it out!!
VW Camper Fashion Photo Shoot with NEXT
This lovely 1967 Splitscreen VW Camper was recently hired for a fashion shoot for NEXT. A great day out doing the shoot in a very festive location near London. If you have a fashion shoot coming up and require an interesting vehicle as a prop please get in touch!
Cars in Music Videos: Tom Grennan - Dodge Challenger
Star Car Hire worked alongside our good friends at Swords and Eagles on this particular music video shoot for UK Artist Tom Grennan. The video was shot back in March 2022 up in Manchester and a newer shape American Dodge Challenger was the car that the team hired. The video looks incredible and the car almost looks futuristic in the way that it has been shot.
Cars in Film: Pip Millet Music Video production for 'Ride with me' - 1977 Lincoln Continental MK IV Lipstick
This music video production was shot up in Stockport and Manchester and features a rather large American '77 Lincoln Continental MK IV which we sourced especially for the shoot. Once again our friends at Swords and Eagles did an incredible job on the production with some amazing special effects! Check out the video here....
Trucks in Film! Music Video promo for Holly Humberstone - 'Scarlett'
This awesome video directed by Raja Virdi was shot down in Woodbridge back in August 2021. It was great to work with Gregg and Rob from Noir productions again and was an interesting production to be part of (despite being a little tricky to find a truck trailer that could be suitably attached to the large American Peterbilt Rig). This single 'Scarlett' is taken from Holly's debut Album 'Paint my bedroom black' released in 2021 through Polydor Records. Enjoy the music video below...
Cars for Music Videos UK: AJ Tracey, Summertime Shootout - American Lowrider Hire UK
This music video by AJ Tracey, shot in Essex, features two stunning American Lowrider Cars with full hydraulics. The silver hardtop is a 1979 Buick Regal lowrider and the green convertible is a 1960s Chevy Impala. Produced by Swords & Eagles back in June 2021. Check it out....
Classic Cars in Film: Royal Blood 'Trouble's Coming' Music Video Production
Star Car Hire were proud to have supplied this stunning 'Life on Mars Ford Cortina' (the auctual one from the TV show) for Royal Blood's music video for 'Trouble's coming'. The track was a single from the Brighton duos third studio album 'Typhoons'. Check it out...
Cars in Film: Anne-Marie & Niall Horan Music Video Production for 'Our Song'
Star Car Hire were tasked with finding several cars for this music video production including a vintage Morris Minor and several Police cars. The video, produced by Noir Productions and directed by Michael Holyk, was filmed back in April 2021 in Farnham. Check out the video here!
John Challis "Boycie" UK Book Signing
Dave Wiggins and his Trotter Van pictured with Legend John Challis (Boycie from Only Fools and Horses) at his book signing on Friday at the Malls Shopping Centre in Basingstoke last week.
Cars on Film: Classic BMW Hire for Ellie Goulding Music video 'sixteen'.
Star Car Hire supllied this classic 1990s BMW 3-Series convertible for this production. The single is taken from Ellie's 'Higher than Heaven Album'. Check out the finished result below...
Olivia Newton-John Photo Call
6th September 2019
Star Car Hire are proud to have supplied our stunning 1959 Pink Cadillac for a photo call in Kildare with Grease star Olivia Newton-John. The iconic celeb made
arecent appearance at the Newbridge Silverware Museum to show off her most famous wardrobe pieces @starcarhire
Little Dougie Meets His Heroes
A few months ago Star Car Hire was contacted by Make a Wish Foundation to help make a young childs dream come true by meeting his heroes Lightening McQueen and Mater from the Cars movies. Little Dougie, who is the absolute light of his parents life, was diagnosed with MLD (metachromatic Leukodystrophy - a rare genetic disorder) when he was only 3 years old....READ MORE>
Jessie J & Don Diablo Music Production for Brave - Mercdes SL500 - Star Car Hire were thrilled to have supplied this cool Mercedes SL500 convertible for the new Jessie J & Don Diablo Music Video 'Brave' - check it out!
Music videos Production - Will Young
Star Car Hire supplied this cool 2010 Triumph Scrambler bike for the new 'All The Songs' music videos from Will Young...
Cars on film: Music videos Production - Ed is dead
Star Car Hire supplied this cool 1983 Mercedes Benz 280 for music videos from Artist 'Ed is Dead'...
Star Car Hire Supply BMW for new Busted 'Radio' Music videos
Star Car Hire supplied this lovely red convertible 1991 BMW 3-series for the new Busted music videos for single 'Radio'. Watch it below
Our '72 Beetle in Claire Maguire's Music Video for 'All or nothing love'
Check out Star Car Hire's little red 1972 VW Beetle in the new music video from Singer song writer Claire Maguire. The video, filmed back in February on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, is for Claire's new single 'All or nothing love' and was filmed by Paris based film production company The Plane. Enjoy!
Music Video: Frank Carter & The Rattlesnakes 'Trouble' - Classic BMW
This music video was directed by Niall Coffey and produced by KODE media. On this one we were asked to source a classic BMW for the shoot. As fans of noisy music here at Star Car Hire this project was an absolute pleasure to be a part of! Check it out....
Cars on film: Jessie-J 'Thunder' Music Vid featuring our 1968 Dodge Charger
Music Video Vehicle Hire: Jessie J 'Thunder' - car: Black 1968 Dodge Charger
Music Video: Shane Filan - Knee Deep in my Heart (65 Mustang Convertible)
Star Car Hire supplied a stunning black 1965 convertible Ford Mustang for this music video. The single 'Knee deep in my heart' was taken from Shane's debut Album 'You and me'. Check out the video....