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Imagine walking up to the counter of a car rental facility, paying your fare and picking up the keys to a race car in drag. It happened. For one memorable year, Ford Motor Co. and Hertz Rent-A-Car got together to create an offer that’s firmly entrenched in hot-rod heaven: the 1966 Hertz Shelby Mustang. Hertz only offered the Shelby Mustangs for one year, but that didn’t stop the company from experimenting in other venues. In 1971, the company began renting motorhomes.
The coach of choice was the Lifetime Premier, a 23- footer from the folks at Boise-Cascade. Initially available in New York, Denver and Los Angeles, the Lifetime Premier rented for $275 a week, in season, plus 10 cents per mile. Savvy consumers also quickly began taking advantage of a few options exclusive to the Hertz program: For a one-time fee of $20, the company would fully stock the motorhome with bedding and cooking equipment; for another $6, they would fill a cupboard with a plastic camp dinnerware set.