Hertz Hosts "Fastest Serve" Competition For Wimbledon Fans
LONDON, June 26, 2013
-- Rental car provider marks 19 years as Official Transport Provider of
Wimbledon Tennis Championships;
-- New Ford Tourneo Custom added to the official Wimbledon fleet for 2013
LONDON, June 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the
world's largest general use car rental brand is celebrating its 19 ^th year as
official transport provider for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships with a
Hertz Fastest Service competition for tennis fans waiting in the queue.
On-site technology will measure each day's fastest serve speeds and winners
will be showcased in a Hertz billboard takeover at Wimbledon train station.
As well as offering fans the opportunity to be stars during Wimbledon
fortnight, Hertz is supplying more than 160 vehicles to chauffeur the world's
top players and match officials in more than 30,000 journeys.
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Tennis enthusiasts are invited to enter the Hertz Fastest Serve to have fun
challenging the fastest recorded serves of some of the world's greatest tennis
players. The daily winners will then become the stars of 13 large billboard
displays by Hertz at the Wimbledon railway station every 24 hours. The
winner's names and speed of service will be seen by the tens of thousands of
visitors who pass through Wimbledon station during the tournament.
Michel Taride, Group President of Hertz International, said: "It's a privilege
to be celebrating 19 years in partnership with Wimbledon, and testament to the
staff and drivers that continue to provide an outstanding service year on
year. Sports fans have long been a core audience for Hertz, so being able to
engage with them on a one-to-one basis this year via the Hertz Fastest Serve
competition is a great opportunity, particularly at events like Wimbledon that
attract such a diverse, international crowd."
Hertz also continues to work closely with various partners to offer their
customers a chance to win tickets to the championship and other special
offers. Participating partners include: ADAC (Germany), Aegean Airlines, Aer
Lingus, AMEX, Etihad, Flying Blue (Air France/KLM), Lufthansa Miles & More,
Marriot, MasterCard, SAS EuroBonus, Value Retail, and Virgin Atlantic.
The Hertz/Wimbledon 2013 fleet brings together Ford Galaxy, SMax and – for the
first time – new Ford Tourneo Custom, a 9 seater vehicle with exceptional
levels of comfort and refinement.
Notes to editors:
About Hertz The Hertz Corporation ( www.hertz.com ) operates its car rental
business through the Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty brands from approximately
10,400 corporate, licensee and franchisee locations in North America, Europe,
Latin America, Asia, Australia, Africa, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz
is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from
approximately 8,800 corporate and licensee locations in 150 countries. Hertz
is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 111 major
airports in Europe. Dollar and Thrifty have approximately 1,580 corporate and
franchisee locations in 80 countries.
Hertz is in its 95th year of delivering quality car rental solutions to
leisure and corporate customers. Product and service innovations such as Hertz
#1 Club Gold, Worldwide Online Check-in, specially designed NeverLost®
satellite navigation systems, and unique cars offered through the company's
Prestige, Family, Fun/Adrenaline and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from
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