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Hertz Strollers Disappearing?

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Does anyone know the details of the story about people just walking out of the Fairgrounds with their Hertz kiddie strollers?

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I don't know the story but I have never seen one on ebay or laid eyes on one. They must be scarce.

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By the way, Bradd shared some information offline earlier today that says that these strollers were modeled after the Corvette Stingray. Looking at them...yes, I can see the distinct resemblance to a '63 Stingray.

Now the question is- given that Hertz has had a VERY long relationship with Ford (Hertz provided the infamous white Explorer to corporate spokesman O.J. Simpson for instance), what were they doing modeling their strollers after a Chevrolet product?

When did their Ford tie-in begin?

Randy

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This appears to imply that Ford officially began it's relationship with Hertz in the 1980's:

<a href="http://www.hertz.com/about_05/profile/history.jsp" target="_blank">http://www.hertz.com/about_05/profile/history.jsp</a>

Note though that Hertz started with the Ford Models.

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I found an even earlier connection:

<a href="http://www.ford.com/en/company/about/brands/hertz.htm" target="_blank">http://www.ford.com/en/company/about/brands/hertz.htm</a>

"...in 1965, Ford Motor Company and Hertz entered into a joint advertising agreement to promote their products and services together. It was the first step in a relationship that came to fruition in 1994, when Ford Motor Company purchased all outstanding shares in the Hertz Corporation."

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So I guess if the strollers had been made just a few years later; they would have been Mustangs!

Thanks Randy.

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Sorry, we strayed a bit from the original question about what happened to all those strollers.

Does anybody have one of those post-Fair Auction catalogs, to see if the strollers were listed?

Mike?

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There must have been at least a few hundred manufactured.

A couple have had to survived somewhere.

Randy.

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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Rose:

So I guess if the strollers had been made just a few years later; they would have been Mustangs!

Thanks Randy.<HR></blockquote>

That would be platform sharing to the extreme! LOL

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Peace

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No, strollers not listed in auction catalog.

I would bet the pedal car collectors snap these up.....

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Hoodlock pointed out what happened to a few of these strollers:

<a href="http://www.nywf64.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000040.html" target="_blank">http://www.nywf64.com/ubb/Forum5/HTML/000040.html</a>

I could easily see them going home with Hertz employees after the fair, as well.

I really wanted to ride in one of these buggies. My mother brought me to reality when she pointed out that, at five, I was too old to ride in a stroller. Then, as now, the expectations of age sometimes hurt.

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