About Thunder Road Classic American Car Hire

Ford Mustang car hire, Chevrolet Camaro car hire and Corvette Stingray car hire - classic american convertibles hire

For many years, my passion has been Classic Cars of all types, but especially American Muscle cars with the unmistakable sound of their wonderful V8 engines.

Thunder Road Classic Car Hire has a range of Classic American Cars available for self-drive hire

Matt Eaglestone
Founder of Thunder Road Classic Car Hire

Having fulfilled a dream and purchased four of my favourite classics – 2 iconic Ford Mustang Convertibles, their rival the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible and the awesome 1971 Corvette Stingray Convertible I am now able to offer these four fantastic vehicles for self drive hire.

There is no feeling like the freedom of the open highway. With the top up or down the exhilaration is unbelievable. Pure motoring pleasure is the only way to describe it. If your passion is the same as mine, then you’ll understand exactly.

We are perfectly located in Gillingham, Dorset – the gateway to the South and South West, just 5 minutes from the main A303 on the borders of Wiltshire and Somerset and less than 2 hours from London. Why not drop your car off here, securely parked and free of charge, or come by train (we’ll pick you up free from Gillingham mainline station as well). Drive around Britain’s beautiful secluded golden beaches of the Jurassic Coastline and along the quiet country lanes of Hardy’s Dorset – you can’t get much better than this!


Happy motoring!

Matt Eaglestone


  • “Hi Matt, Just want to thank you for a great day, my kids haven’t stopped talking about it and asking when we’re doing it again – which I don’t doubt we will be” – Nigel – Mustang
  • “My Dad recently hired your Camaro for my school prom. We absolutely loved it, could not have asked for a better car it was amazing and I wish we could have kept it!” – Laura – Camaro
  • “I just wanted to say thanks so much for what turned out to be the second best day of my life yesterday (after my wedding day that is)! The car is truly beautiful and was an absolute joy to drive.” – Nicky, Corvette
  • “A truly fantastic day and I cant wait to come back and hire another of your beautiful cars.” – Sarah, Mustang
  • “My Girlfriend rented me Matt’s stunning Convertible Mustang for my Birthday. It turned out to be a brilliant road trip along the south coast. What a treat! Not only to meet and chat to a fellow Petrol Head, but to see the stunning cars that Matt keeps. I know its hard to keep and maintain road running Classics but Matt has done a top job with his cars. These are true Road Cars (as they should be) not trailer queens that never see the light of day. A pleasure to drive, a pleasure to meet Matt , cant wait for my next trip to Dorset and another day or two in one of Matt’s Classics… Thanks again Matt” – Jay, Mustang

Useful links

  • Classic Car Mag.net  – an online UK website dedicated to classic cars, including classic car buyers guides, shows, events, autojumbles, news, motorsport, directory, videos and image galleries.
  • Foose Designs – needs no explanation, simply amazing
  • Our preferred auto electrician is Spearmint Technology for electrical fault finding, equipment installation, wiring and modifications for motorsport and classic cars.
  • For fantastic wedding, fashion and event photography, based in South Wales but available throughout England check out Laura Charlotte Photography
  • For great wedding, event and show photos speak to Jamie at Jamie Davis Photographer
  • For all your classic car needs from classic cars and bikes for sale and hire to clubs and parts and everything in between look over the No.1 website in the UK for Classic Cars at  www.carandclassic.co.uk
  • All of our cars use parts supplied by Specialist Autoparts 
  • For more great wedding, event and show pictures speak to Richard at Richard Lines Photography
  • If you are looking for an exciting replica or kit to hire then have a look at Country Kit & Classic Car Hire
  • Check out the worlds biggest selling and most authoritative classic car magazine and see our Camaro featured in the December 2010 issue at Classic & Sportscar Magazine.
  • Find out about Classic American Cars at Classic American Magazine.
  • For more on Classic Cars across the spectrum of old and new classics try Classic Cars Magazine
  • Try American Car World for more on American iron and club news etc.
  • For a great supply of American engine spares and much more check out Real Steel
  • Find our cars and many other classics for hire from Austin Healey to E Type Jaguar, across the UK and the rest of the World visit Classic Car Hire World 
  • For more unique experiences have a look at Spice, Thames Valley and Solent  Spice is the UK’s largest adventure, social and leisure group with over 10,000 members nation wide and more than 1,000 members in your local branch. It’s fantastic if you are new to an area or just want to try something new. Join today to kick start your social life!
  • For things to do and places to visit, in and around the West Country browse around Visit South West.
  • We buy our printer ink cartridges and laser toner cartridges from Internet-ink.co.uk
  • To find out more about Corvettes including events and shows try The Classic Corvette Club UK
  • To find out more about Mustangs including events and shows try the  Mustang Owners Club GB
  • For great wedding, event and show photos speak to Focal Pix
  • For all your American engine parts and tuning visit Real Steel 
  • For up to date traffic information try Frixo
  • For a unique retro experience check out Happy Days Retro Vacations with their vintage polished Airstream caravans. A perfect match for a classic American car.

Suggestions for cars you would like to hire

Please email us at enquiries@thunderroadclassics.com with suggestions of new cars you would like to see available for hire.

If there is enough interest we may add them to our collection. We have already purchased due to popular request the lovely 1967 Chevrolet Camaro you can see in our fleet of classic American cars.

Below is a list of suggestions so far: