Ride Along with Autotopia - They Rented a 1968 Mustang Fastback!
January 02, 2019
We recently met up with the guys at Autotopia and the Vicious Stang in Los Angeles for some fun in a 1968 Mustang Fastback reminiscent of the green Mustang Steve McQueen drives in the film Bullitt. Changing leads with Vicious on the freeways and cameras and mics placed throughout the cars we really felt as if we were on set chasing each other like in the movie! Although there were less hubcaps harmed and admittedly we didn’t jump any cars, nonetheless the combo of a true classic muscle car paired with the ultra modern Vicious Stang tearing up LA and the green and red combo was perfect for December in California.
Shawn with Autotopia insures his world class shop through Hagerty Insurance and learned of their specialty car rental company, DriveShare. DriveShare connects you to local car owners who will actually rent their cars out and the app has options ranging from classic muscle cars to modern supercars and everything in between, whatever you’re in the mood for. Staying true to the types of cars Hagerty caters to there is an emphasis on vintage, performance, luxury, and rarity with the vehicle selection.
Scrolling through the DriveShare app we couldn’t believe the options and we knew we wanted to have some fun for a couple days with the Vicious Stang leading into Christmas. With the Californian canyons in our backyard, we were in the mood for an American muscle car. We found the ‘68 Fastback and loved the mods and information the owner provided on the car’s details. Soon after, we were picking up keys and clicking through gears of the 551 hp 351 Windsor. The car was tastefully modified and kept many of the factory parts including the rear leaf springs, wood grain steering wheel, original gauges and dash to name a few.
It was amazing to be in the mood for a muscle car, scroll through the DriveShare app, pick one up, and be driving around in the type of car we’ve only (up to that point) drooled over at car shows. Whether you’re into American, Euro, vintage or modern, they are all available. Of course, we’re sure you’re wondering what these cars cost to take out and as you guessed they’re more pricey than the white Kia Rio subcompact coupe from your average rental car company, you know, the car with the giant ‘No Smoking’ sticker covering half a dial on the AM/FM radio. Besides, in this world of tech and convenience who wants to stand in their line, drink their terrible coffee and be given hideous car options? DriveShare’s solution: Rent the car of your dreams - Experience the thrill from the cockpit and if you really want coffee, break necks as you park at Starbucks.