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Early birds enjoy roads at their best in three Caterham Sevens February 12, 2008

Posted by openroadhire in Blogroll, cars, Testimonials.
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I received vouchers from my wife to hire one of Andy’s Caterhams for Christmas 2007. I then decided to invite to other friends who promptly hired another 2 cars. So we had the whole Caterham SV 150 fleet out in the respective red, yellow and blue colours. The service from Andy and his wife was first class and we were offered a tea &coffee before we began the simple briefing. We were initially concerned about taking the cars out in the middle of February but our gamble paid off and high pressure prevailed. I seriously suggest a mid-week hire when the tourists aren’t out en-masse. We virtually had the roads to ourselves with no rain whatsoever.The cars are incredible ( torquey with a nice short through gear box and grippy Avon rubber with a steering wheel the size of a small dinner plate) and are extremely entertaining yet safe and predictable as long as you treat them with respect. The cars have been specced nicely too and you can tell that Andy has not gone for the basement models and instead purchased these with the customer in mind. It was 5°’s all day when we were out and we very more than cosy once we had donned some decent headwear.So we had the fleet out towards Crief (see below) and then headed North. The induction roar of these cars heading through narrow roads was spine tingling and the occasional pop-bang from exhaust pipe which exits 1 foot away from your head was intoxicating. I cannot describe how much fun we had.The fuel tank and mpg gives a surprisingly long range which allows you to roam far and wide. The fact that we had 3 cars out was fun especially when passengers can be insured for a very small additional fee too.So all in all we had a fantastic day and shall no doubt be back. For fans of the motion lotion this is an absolute MUST.Pictures from our session can be viewed here :-  http://calum-shand.fotopic.net/c1457218.htmlRegardsCalum Shand, Aberdeen p.s I have no affiliation with Andy but I felt obliged to submit a testimony after being treated so wellMorning Route – Perth, Lochearnhead, Killin, Fortingall, Tummel Bridge, Aldclune, Pitlochry(103 mi – about 3 hours– nice single track & sweeping B-roads)http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=PH1+2DG&daddr=crieff+to:lochearnhead+to:kiltyrie+to:bridge+of+balgie+to:invervar+to:fortingall+to:dalchalloch+to:aldclune+to:pitlochry&mra=pr&dirflg=h&sll=56.664152,-3.701706&sspn=0.13773,0.375938&ie=UTF8&z=12&om=0Lunch @ Pitlochry  Afternoon Route  EASY – Pitlochry, Angus Glens, Kirriemuir, Dunkeld(91.4 mi – about 2 hours 37 mins)http://maps.google.com/maps?f=d&hl=en&geocode=&saddr=pitlochry&daddr=moulin+to:Bridge+of+Lintrathen+to:Clova,+United+Kingdom+to:rottal+to:kirriemuir+to:dunkeld&mra=pi&mrcr=5&dirflg=h&sll=56.584448,-3.230667&sspn=0.276043,0.751877&ie=UTF8&ll=56.795614,-3.084412&spn=0.549,1.503754&z=10&om=0
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