|By PR Newswire||
|March 13, 2014 02:16 PM EDT||
NAPLES, Fla., March 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ) announces today their official 2014 sponsorship of the Porsche Motorsports Factory Team, Porsche North America and continued sponsorship of the JDX Racing Team. Both teams, participating this weekend at the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Race in Sebring, FL, sport the Hertz logo on their race livery in the International Motor Sports Association's (IMSA) Tudor United SportsCar Championship and GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama series, respectively.
"Through our sponsorship of these two outstanding Porsche programs, Hertz is able to connect with car enthusiasts as well as the growing United SportsCar Championship racing fan base," said Mark P Frissora, Hertz Chairman and CEO. "With the best selection of cars in the industry, Hertz is proud to have the most diverse Porsche fleet available for rent and our partnership with both teams highlights the availability of such high performance, luxury vehicles found in Hertz Dream Cars."
Racing the revered Porsche 911 RSR, Porsche North America recently won its debut race at the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona. The factory team's debut victory was the 40th class-win for a Porsche 911-based racecar in the 52nd running of the United States' premier 24-hour race. JDX Racing, competing in the Porsche GT3 Cup Challenge USA by Yokohama Series, has had three successful seasons racing a Porsche in the American Le Mans Series GTC class.
"As with attending the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Race, Hertz customers are guaranteed a unique experience every time they rent a Hertz Dream Car," continued Frissora. "The 12-hour endurance race is the perfect testament to the craftsmanship and durability Hertz customers can enjoy when renting a Porsche."
The Hertz Dream Car VIP rental experience begins with the personalized reservation service available via www.HertzDreamCars.com or 888.296.9124. Hertz personally meets customers at their airport terminal and provides a one-on-one orientation to the car, or delivers the car directly to the customer. Providing unique rental options for consumers looking for an unforgettable travel experience, Hertz Dream Cars includes models from the following luxury car manufacturers:
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar Rent A Car, Thrifty Car Rental, and Firefly brands from approximately 11,500 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Additionally, The Company operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 9,770 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 150 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and is at approximately 130 major airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,410 corporate and franchisee locations in approximately 80 countries. Hertz is an inaugural member of Travel + Leisure's World's Best Awards Hall of Fame and was recently named, for the thirteenth time by the magazine's readers as the Best Car Rental Agency. Hertz was also voted the Best Overall Car Rental Company in Zagat's 2013/14 U.S. Car Rental Survey, earning top honors in 14 additional categories, and the Company swept the global awards for Best Rewards Program and Best Overall Benefits from FlyerTalk.com. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost® and unique cars and SUVs offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Prestige, Green Traveler, and Dream Car Collections also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services.
SOURCE The Hertz Corporation
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