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How can I make my C5 earn its keep?
« on: 26, April, 2009 - 23:31:19 »
I bought my C5 on a whim about a year ago and since that time its just been collecting dust, sacrilage or what?It was on the road already when I bought it so I doubt if it will need anything much if at all to get it going again. The point is love them or hate them these little gems have a secure place in history and I think too they have a potential today. Any suggestions what I could do with it? Where ever it goes it guarentees to stop people in their tracks.So for this reason I feel sure it could work for me as a specialist rental vehicle maybe in films or advertising or even education.I think I know where I want to go with it but not sure how to get there.Any suggestions gratefully received.

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Re: How can I make my C5 earn its keep?
« Reply #1 on: 26, April, 2009 - 23:34:30 »
I bought my C5 on a whim about a year ago and since that time its just been collecting dust, sacrilage or what?It was on the road already when I bought it so I doubt if it will need anything much if at all to get it going again. The point is love them or hate them these little gems have a secure place in history and I think too they have a potential today. Any suggestions what I could do with it? Where ever it goes it guarentees to stop people in their tracks.So for this reason I feel sure it could work for me as a specialist rental vehicle maybe in films or advertising or even education.I think I know where I want to go with it but not sure how to get there.Any suggestions gratefully received.

Good thinking. I was planning on selling 'boot space' because mine is cream crackered as it is, with a big plaque on the back.

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Re: How can I make my C5 earn its keep?
« Reply #2 on: 26, April, 2009 - 23:52:48 »
Without doubt there is a lot of interest in the C5, but when you ask people to pay for stuff it becomes a different ball game. If you're going into the rental game, you will have to meet certain legal requirements such as public liability insurance. Compiling a suitable risk assessment to satisfy the local council may also cause its own headaches. I'd expect this day and age you will need some sort of permit/licence.

Then you will need to decide how many C5's you will be running, and what their running costs will be - plus expect some damage to be caused through accidents/abuse etc.

Not saying it can't be done, just that you need to do a lot of research to ascertain if it is economically viable.

We allowed people to use our C5's at Brooklands recently, but the museum covered the liability insurance , first aider requirement & risk assessments. There was no fee for the ride - simply a £1 donation straight to the museum.


I reckon the best possible use for your C5 is to come along to the meetings and enjoy yourself  ;D
 
« Last Edit: 27, April, 2009 - 00:01:50 by Karl (C5Alive) »

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Re: How can I make my C5 earn its keep?
« Reply #3 on: 27, April, 2009 - 00:22:41 »
I bought my C5 on a whim about a year ago and since that time its just been collecting dust, sacrilage or what?It was on the road already when I bought it so I doubt if it will need anything much if at all to get it going again. The point is love them or hate them these little gems have a secure place in history and I think too they have a potential today. Any suggestions what I could do with it? Where ever it goes it guarentees to stop people in their tracks.So for this reason I feel sure it could work for me as a specialist rental vehicle maybe in films or advertising or even education.I think I know where I want to go with it but not sure how to get there.Any suggestions gratefully received.

Good thinking. I was planning on selling 'boot space' because mine is cream crackered as it is, with a big plaque on the back.

Might put a C5alive/yourc5/link to my c5 blog or similar sticker over the back of the boot - I've got about 3000000 screw holes in it.

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Re: How can I make my C5 earn its keep?
« Reply #4 on: 27, April, 2009 - 06:58:41 »

I reckon the best possible use for your C5 is to come along to the meetings and enjoy yourself  ;D
 

This is the best part of owning a c5 getting out with some other's having a ice cream and a nice cold pint

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Re: How can I make my C5 earn its keep?
« Reply #5 on: 27, April, 2009 - 10:31:25 »
After seeing the segway grand prix, i'm sure you could set up something similar with C5's, however the initial expense, along with running costs , wouldn't be cheap, and the stress of sorting something like that out might take away the enjoyment.

Why not try and have the C5 at a few fairs / carnival etc. Maybe do a ' photo in a C5 for £x amount '  with all the money going to charity.
I know your not making money yourself,  but i'm sure you'd have fun doing it  ;D

I've got a few ' raising money for chariy ' ideas in my head, but we'll see what happens  8)

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Re: How can I make my C5 earn its keep?
« Reply #6 on: 28, April, 2009 - 16:46:39 »
Go to work on it, helps keep off the pounds.

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Re: How can I make my C5 earn its keep?
« Reply #7 on: 28, April, 2009 - 19:27:03 »
I totally agree, over the past couple of months i have used my c5 or my bike and i've lost about
8 lbs.

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