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. Since 2004 we have been hiring classic cars for Christmas Parades, Town centre Christmas light illuminations, Christmas Tree light switch-ons, Santa’s Grotto Photography sessions and several high-profile advertising and fashion campaigns for brands such as Boden, M&S, Jack Daniels, to name a few!
The question is, what makes a car Christmassy and if Santa was a ‘car guy’ what would he drive? Let’s find out!! Here are some examples of the vehicles we have used for Christmas events throughout the UK and Ireland over the past 20 years.
1. THE ‘COCA-COLA STYLE’ TRUCK: The most obvious vehicle that most people associate with Christmas is of course the big red Coca-Cola truck (you can almost hear the jingle of ‘Holidays are coming’ in your ears!’). Star Car Hire can help source these large American rigs for your special Christmas events. We have a great selection of American Trucks for hire including Peterbilts, Kenworths and Macks. Search ‘truck’ on our site now to find out whats in your area.
2. VINTAGE PICKUPS: If the American Big Rigs and Peterbilts are simply too large for your village roads or studio then our second choice would be the smaller vintage American Pickup trucks. We’ve all seen these red classic Ford and Chevrolet trucks on Christmas cards with jolly Santa Claus at the wheel and a large Christmas tree strapped in the back. Search our site for cool festive pickups by typing ‘pickup’ in the search bar.
3. FESTIVE & QUIRKY CLASSICS: Another of Santa’s favourite vehicles must be the vintage VW Beetle, Fiat 500 or the classic Mini! Again, it’s the Christmas card classic – a stunning red classic car with a mountain of presents strapped to the roof or piled high on a vintage roof rack! In the past we have hired out these festive classics for advertising campaigns, fashion photography shoots and product activations!
4. RETRO AMERICAN CLASSICS: When Santa is done rockin’ around the Christmas tree, we’ve been told he likes to enjoy his collection of 1950s and 1960s Hot Rods & classic American cars. These iconic American gas guzzling machines have been featured in many Christmas movies over the years and really turn heads with their masses of chrome, large fins and shiny wheels. Check out our festive range of red Ford Mustangs, Convertible Corvettes and Vintage Chevy Bel Airs today!
5. CHRISTMAS SPORTS CARS & SUPERCARS: If Santa needs to get somewhere fast and his sleigh isn’t quite cutting the mustard, then a Christmassy sportscar might be a suitable backup to ensure all his presents are delivered! Star Car Hire has a great selection of festive sports cars for hire ranging from red Porche 911s to red Ferraris to Dodge Challengers and many others.
6. THE CTIROEN 2CV: We all know that St. Nick has a lot of ground to cover on Christmas eve so when it comes to dashing through the snow and bobbing o’er fields what better vehicle to hire than a classic Citroen Dolly or 2CV. Famous for its remarkable and innovative suspension and modular design, St. Nick has the perfect vehicle to get those fragile and precious gifts to those on his nice list. Having a Drop back canvas roof also helps with cramming those slightly bulkier presents in.
7. CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG! This classic movie car is almost synonymous with Christmas as it graces our television screens every December during the festive holidays. Released in 1968, this classic family film tells the tale of an eccentric inventor and his magical vintage car and to this day it warms the hearts of audiences worldwide. Star Car Hire has several full-scale driving replicas of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang for hire in the UK & Ireland. Add a little magic to your event this Christmas with one of the worlds most recognised and famous film cars. Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Replica Hire Northern Ireland
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8. YELLOW NYC TAXI CABS: New York City is renowned for its an incredibly festive atmosphere over the Christmas season with the bright lights of Times Square and the giant Rockefeller Christmas tree. The Big Apple has featured in many famous Christmas movies over the years, such as Elf, Miracle on 34th Street, and Home Alone 2, making it become a destination synonymous with Xmas Celebrations. For this reason, another festive Christmas car to add to our list has to be the ‘New York Taxi Cab’! These NYC Checkers and Ford Crown Vics can always been see roaming up and down Broadway in the Christmas Movies and TV shows. If you’ve ever watched ‘Scrooged’ with Bill Murray, you can spot an old beat up New York Checker Cab being driven by the ghost of Christmas Past played by New York Dolls singer, David Johansen. Hire a New York Taxi for your Christmas themed event today!
9. POLICE CARS & FIRE ENGINES: Again, if we go back to the movies and the traditional Christmas cards quite often Police Cars and Fire Engines are depicted with Santa onboard. With flashing lights and blaring sirens there is no better way for Santa to make an entrance at your annual Christmas town parade!
10. THE FAMILY STATION WAGON: Ok, to be fair we’re really scraping the barrel with this one, but everyone surely remembers the infamous family wooden-sided Station wagons used in American Xmas movies such as National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. From Volvo Estates to American Station Wagons there is no denying these less exciting vehicles have been heavily featured in Christmas films and TV shows throughout the decades and whilst they might not turn as many heads they can be great for dressing Fashion Catalogue Photo Shoots etc.
There you have it, we’ve managed to scrape the barrel and present ten categories of festive Christmas cars, trucks and other vehicles that can be hired to enhance your festive celebrations over the Xmas period. All that’s left to do now is book in time for Christmas so get in touch today! Merry Christmas to car fanatics everywhere from Star Car Hire!