Great Scott!!! The DeLorean has arrived at Agility

What an exciting morning here at Agility, only Marty and Doc were nowhere to been seen.

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With the entire body panels being made from stainless steel and its futuristic looks we can see why the DeLorean was the chosen time travel machine for Back to the Future.

 “Thanks to the stainless steel construction of the DeLorean, flux dispersal is generated at an optimum level from the Flux Capacitor, providing the entire vehicle and its passengers a smooth passage through the space-time continuum during temporal displacement.” *

The DeLorean is well known for its wing doors and ‘Flux Capacitor’ time travel capabilities in the Back to the Future Trilogy. So we thought we would take a look back on the years the DeLorean visited and share how automotives have evolved.

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1885

The Benz motor car in 1885 was considered the first practical motorcar, the Benz motor appears to be an evolutionary adaptation to the horse and cart. This may be the reason inventor Uriah Smith put forward the idea in 1899 to attach a wooden horses head to the front of the vehicles to reduce the nerves of passengers and also function as a fuel store.

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1955

In Back to the Future 2, Biff’s pride and joy is the Ford Super De Luxe convertible and this isn’t the only car that was someone’s most prized possession in 1955.

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1985

In 30 years you can see just how much the body style has changed and the look is a lot more sporty and square. The evolution over 100 years is astonishing and you can’t begin to imagine driving a car with little to no exterior.

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2015

In Back to the Future 2, we saw Marty Mcfly travel to 2015. The cars in the film are what the Directors thought the future would hold for automotives in the future and we have to say they weren’t far off.

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We have seen the launch of the fully electric Tesla that comes with Autopilot capabilities and the BMW i8 hybrid with DeLorean style wing doors.

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Cars of the future

Now we have gone past the DeLoreans 2015 destination, how are car designers seeing the future for us?

BMW, Mini and Rolls Royce have released concepts for how they see their automotives in the future. How do you see the future for the car industry?

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*Source: Back to the Future

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The All-New Mazda 2

This high level spec hatchback is bursting with energy, character and it’s striking new design is turning heads.

Whether you are on the motorway or commuting within the city this super hatchback offers exceptional MPG (83.1mpg) and CO2 (89g/km) and reaches 0-62mph in 10.1 seconds.

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The Mazda2 is premium in look and feel, it is also jam packed full of technology fitted as standard. Such as; SAT Nav, Climate Control, Cruise Control, Touchscreen, Smart City Brake Support and SKYACTIV Technology all centred around the driver cockpit to ensure a comfortable driver experience.

If you are interested in having the Mazda2 become a part of your fleet contact us on 01527 571605.

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Come join us at Fleet Management Live 2016

We are excited to be exhibiting at Fleet Management Live at the NEC in Birmingham and to be showcasing our new branding!

We would like to invite you to join the team for a catch up and to find out more about our new products and services at the event on 19th and 20th October, 2016.

Our core values are a way of life for us, along with developing relationships with our clients based on trust. We pride ourselves on continually improving our service and providing consistently high levels of customer satisfaction, which has been recognised in our recent ‘FN50 Customer Service Team of the Year Award’.

We would love for you to join us for a light lunch from 12:00pm until 1:00pm or for afternoon tea from 2:30pm until 3:00 pm on Stand E14.

For your free badge to enter the exhibition register here. We look forward to seeing you.

Who will be available on the day?

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       Sales Director Lee O’Connell               Operations Director Jacki Stevenson

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Bromsgrove business races ahead to raise £8k for local charity

Bromsgrove based charity ‘Rees Foundation’ was presented with a cheque for £8K, thanks to the fundraising efforts of a group of petrol heads from Stoke Prior contract hire and fleet management specialists, Agility Fleet.  

Sarah Milan, director of Rees Foundation, accepted the cheque from Keith Townsend, managing director of Agility Fleet, who with four of his colleagues successfully competed in the 24 hours European round of the prestigious Teesside Karting Championship in the heart of the world famous Le Mans, raising more than £8K in the process. 

The Rees Foundation is a charity that supports young people and adults who’ve had foster care or residential experience, ensuring they can access the support they need to help them achieve their potential. 

Sarah Milan, director of the Rees Foundation, said: “This event was a real test of endurance, and covered around 1,000 miles at race speed – the equivalent of driving from Land’s End to John O’ Groats and back to Glasgow again all in a go kart!  It was a fantastic effort by the Agility Fleet guys and I’d like to thank all the businesses that supported them via sponsorship and donations, helping to raise funds to support young people after they leave care system.”

In addition to their fundraising activity, Agility Fleet are also working in partnership with the Rees Foundation to help with the expense of providing driving lessons for care leavers.  With the current cost of learning to drive in the UK averaging £1,300 many of the country’s most disadvantaged young people find that they are priced out of ever learning to drive.

Managing director of Agility Fleet, Keith Townsend, said: “As my greatest passions include four wheels and speed, I jumped at the opportunity to combine these with supporting a great local charity. The Rees Foundation do some wonderful work but don’t seem to get as much publicity as some of the other well-known charities. Our hope is that after competing in this popular championship we have played a small part in changing that.

“I’d especially like to thank Mike Smith, managing director of Fleet Assist – Agility Fleet’s partners for servicing, maintenance and repairs – who also entered a team into the race, as well as thanking our two key sponsors, Itec and Ormorod Rutter, for their generous donations.”

For more information on the Rees Foundation and details of how to access its services, get involved as a volunteer, or donate, visit www.reesfoundation.org

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Sarah Milan, director of the Rees Foundation, receives a cheque for £8K from Keith Townsend, managing director of Agility Fleet.