Shelby GT-H ‘Rent-A-Racer’ returns to Hertz this summer


ESTERO, FL – Driving will be a little more exciting this summer for those who get behind the wheel of the new 2016 Hertz Shelby GT-H Mustang, which will be available starting Memorial Day weekend. A limited number of Ford Shelby GT-H vehicles will be available exclusively through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection for renters flying into 17 select U.S. airport locations in Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Michigan, Nevada, North Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Washington.

Hertz first introduced a custom Shelby Mustang as part of its “Rent-A-Racer” program in 1966, when Hertz and Carroll Shelby saw an opportunity to give everyday drivers and car enthusiasts a special experience — the chance to get behind the wheel of a high-performance vehicle. That year, the 1966 Shelby GT350-H, now a favorite of car collectors, was introduced. Ford supplied the Mustangs with V8 engines and mostly automatic transmissions, Shelby added extra performance and style and Hertz gave customers access to a unique driving experience. As a tribute to the original Rent-A-Racer, the companies teamed up in 2006 to produce the 40th anniversary edition Shelby GT-H. Today, these models are among the most sought-after collector cars in the world.

“We want to give Hertz customers a special experience this summer,” said Matt Jauchius, executive vice president and chief marketing officer at Hertz Global Holdings. “To mark the 50th anniversary of the Rent-A-Racer, we’ve joined forces with Ford and Shelby once again to introduce the 2016 Ford Shelby GT-H. We’re thrilled to make this iconic vehicle available to our customers through the Hertz Adrenaline Collection.

“It’s truly the perfect ride for anyone who wants to take their summer road trips to another level,” Jauchius added.