Car Rental: A Long Look Back

As a final commemoration of the 25th anniversary of Auto Rental News, the feature story for the Nov./Dec. issue will take a look back at the auto rental industry through the eyes of the operators who made it run.

Divided by decades, the article will illustrate the industry from all corners, from the personal struggles and triumphs of its associates, managers and owners to the major events of the country and how they shaped the market.

If you would like to share remembrances of the car rental industry, or suggest someone who would, please e-mail [email protected]. Auto Rental News is especially looking to interview the most senior veterans of the industry.

“We’ll be interviewing people involved in car rental through the decades from as far back as we can find them,” says Chris Brown, executive editor of Auto Rental News. “If you worked in auto rental in the '40s and '50s, we’d like to talk to you.”

Comments

  1. Bill Tierney [ September 14, 2013 @ 07:19AM ]

    When the definition of gross receipts needed to be understood as either "wet or dry".

  2. Melford Gopaulsingh [ November 18, 2013 @ 09:32PM ]

    I have been in car rental in Jamaica since 1994 and i think i have made an impact in terms of helping local car rental companies in getting reservations on the internet.

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