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Aspiring Uniformed Public Servants Helped Out By Ontime Automotive


Ontime Automotive recently lent a helping hand to Bracknall and Wokingham College by transporting a car to the college’s grounds to be used as part ‘Project Response’, a long term project benefitting the Uniformed Public Service, Mechanics and Electronics students.

The blue Peugeot 206 is to be used by in training exercises, role-plays and media opportunities by the UPS students as they train to become police officers, paramedics and fire fighters. The mechanics and electronics students will also be given the opportunity to practice carrying out repairs on a working vehicle, ensuring it is safe to drive before the UPS students begin using it.

The car was donated to the college by Cindy and Rob, two local residents who no longer used it. As the car was in a state of disrepair due to a gear box fault and had no Tax, insurance or MOT, it was not able to be driven from Cindy and Rob’s house to the college grounds. As such, Ontime Automotive stepped in and offered to transport it there for free as a gesture of community goodwill.

The vehicle was loaded onto an Ontime Recovery truck and delivered to the college, where it was unloaded and immediately taken to its new home in the Mechanics Bay to begin repairs.

In just a few weeks the vehicle will take part in its first live exercise, being used by level 3 USP students in their ‘Responding to Emergency Incidents’ module, which involves simulating a road traffic accident and responding accordingly.

Training like this ensures that future generations of police officers, paramedics and fire fighters can respond quickly and safely to real life situations once they are fully qualified, which is why Ontime Automotive is extremely proud to be able to offer our assistance to such a project. We are always willing to help support local causes where we can. If you need our help for a similar project, get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.

Bracknall and Wokingham College is also currently looking for sponsorship for the vehicle from local businesses, to fund equipment, markings and items such as flashing lights in order to making the training scenarios as authentic as possible. If you are able to help in any way, get in touch with the college today.

Introducing The New Mercedes AMG GT


There’s no question that the new Mercedes AMG GT is a thing of beauty. Combining unique styling, with a stunning interior and blistering performance, it has to be one of the most desirable sports cars on the market.

The AMG GT holds an outstanding 4.0-litre V8 Biturbo engine which produces 462hp, meaning it can get from 0 to 100km/h in 3.8 seconds. As we said – blistering.

Ontime Automotive have been commissioned by Mercedes to collect the luxury vehicles direct from the Mercedes plant in Germany and deliver them safely to dealerships throughout the UK, utilising Ontime’s highly advanced, fully enclosed luxury car transporter.

With the Mercedes AMG GT boasting a six figure price tag, the German car manufacturer needed assurance that their prestige vehicles were transported to the UK with the upmost of care.

Ontime provide safe and secure vehicle transport to many high profile clients across Europe. If you’d like to make an enquiry or find out more information about luxury car transport then visit our website – or call us on +44 (0)1295 770040.

Image courtesy of Mercedes.

Bringing the Sportiest Ever Bentley to Britain


Before Christmas, we were proud to be the trusted transporter of the hugely anticipated Bentley Continental GT3-R, safely delivering one of these stunning models to every UK dealership.

The fastest accelerator Bentley has ever put on the road; the Continental GT3-R is a production version of their successful track racer and hits 62mph from a standing start in a scarily fast 3.8 seconds.

You’ll have to move almost as quickly if you want to experience that 572hp strength though, with Bentley only building 300 models for lucky purchasers with £237,000 to spare.

Despite all that power, it isn’t their fastest ever road car, clocking in with a top limit of (just) 170mph, as the GT3-R designers seem to have been more concerned with cornering and responsiveness than open-road touring speed.

The four-litre twin turbo V8 engine and eight-speed ZF gearbox ensure that all the speed you could ever possibly need will be instantly available long before you’ve pushed the needle that high anyway.

Even with such muscle, the GT3-R is still unmistakeably a luxury car, built for comfort and refinement as much as racy excitement – making it the perfect type of delivery Ontime Automotive specialises in.

Commenting on the exclusive arrangement with Bentley, Ontime’s Business Development and Sales Manager, David Watkins, commented:

‘To be trusted with delivering such an exciting and exclusive car for a much-valued customer like Bentley is an honour for Ontime.
‘One of the most anticipated cars of the year, from one of the most iconic luxury manufacturers, is always going to be a big event in the automotive calendar.
‘Being able to play a part via dedicated secure delivery to Bentley UK dealerships is a great way to round off an exciting year.’

For more information on our luxury and supercar transporter services, please contact us.

Image courtesy of The Telegraph.

RM Auction London Was a Success!


OnTime Automotive were again, very privileged to be involved with the RM Auction in London which was held on Monday 8th September.

The London RM Auctions is always one of our favourites and it certainly didn’t disappoint. There was an array of cars ranging from 1920’s Bugatti’s to early 90’s Jaguar’s and OnTime were proudly entrusted with the safe and secure transportation of a 1956 Ferrari 250 GT Berlinetta Competizione ‘Tour De France’ by Scaglietti before the auction which was sold for an astonishing £4,872,000!

Over 80 luxury cars were sold at the auction totaling over £30 million. The RM Auction was an enjoyable experience for OnTime and each and every auction manages to top the last and this one was no exception.

The next event takes place at Hershey Lodge, Pennsylvania on 9-10 October 2014.

We attend all RM Auction events so if you’re ever in need of advice on vehicle transportation then don’t hesitate to contact us through our website or call us on 01295 770040.

Ontime Automotive Transport BMW i8


Ontime have been chosen to transport BMW’s most advanced sports car ever – the BMW i8 – around the UK. One of the reasons we were selected by BMW (UK) Ltd was because we are the owners of the only electric hybrid transporter in the UK – the perfect eco-friendly solution to delivering BMW’s new plug-in hybrid sports car.

We’ve delivered the car to a number of high profile locations, not least the exquisite, state-of-the-art BMW showroom on London’s prestigious Park Lane.

The BMW i8 has made an appearance at the recent BMW PGA Golf Championship at Wentworth Club. This year’s event, part of the European tour, was won by a jubilant Rory McIlroy. The championship also featured a celebrity golf tournament featuring over 50 celebrities teeing off alongside the professionals. Featuring stars from the sporting, entertainment and music industries meant huge crowds gathered, generating some great exposure for the BMW i8.

The new BMW i8 also recently steered its way up the famous hill at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, showcasing the searing acceleration of this revolutionary sports car. The BMW i8 uses a three-cylinder turbocharged petrol engine, with a 1.5-litre capacity, in conjunction with an electric motor that takes BMW’s Efficient Dynamics philosophy to a new high. Utilising both power sources enables the sprint from zero to 62mph to take just 4.4 seconds, going on to an electronically limited top speed of 155mph. All the while combined fuel consumption stands at 135mpg and CO2 emissions come in at 49g/km.

With hybrid cars looking set to be the cars of the future, the investment by Ontime in a cutting edge electric hybrid car transporter ensures we stay one step ahead of the competition and shows our commitment to contributing to a greener future.

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