RYDE & Vinty Unite to Provide Groundbreaking Transportation & Car Rental Service

Luxury-centric peer-to-peer car rental marketplace RYDE acquires classic car rental platform Vinty for a mutually beneficial partnership to expand car sharing availability.

RYDE, the luxury-centric, peer-to-peer car rental marketplace, today announced it has acquired San Diego-based Vinty, the largest and fastest-growing classic & vintage carsharing platform in the US.

Vinty offers a selection of 2,000+ vintage cars in 14 destinations around the United States and has an established track record in the event and production industries. Combining the strengths of RYDE and Vinty will create an unparalleled offering for individuals and companies to instantly rent and drive any type of vehicle for private and business needs.

“We are thrilled to be joining forces with the Vinty team as we move closer to our vision of creating a world where all cars are shared and easily accessible, for both the car owners and renters’ mutual benefit.” said RYDE CEO Rishan Bhagowat. “As the leading classic carsharing marketplace, Vinty has built a strong business with values that closely align with ours at RYDE, making for a natural integration for our employees and users. RYDE is delivering on growing consumer demand by providing a safe carsharing experience in many U.S. cities—and now, it will develop a strong Business to Business based on the offering that Vinty has developed.”

“Thanks to the remarkable work of our team, Vinty has become the largest classic and vintage carsharing platform in the US,” said Vinty Co-Founder & CEO Pierre Lapointe. “RYDE is an ideal partner for us because our companies are aligned in so many ways while being complementary on key aspects such as technology, business to business expertise, high-level marketing or fleet acquisition. I look forward to seeing what we can accomplish together.”

In the short-term, Vinty will continue to operate as a standalone entity. Over time, Vinty listings will be highlighted and integrated into the RYDE offering. The Vinty management team will join the RYDE family and continue to focus on bringing more high-quality listings and services to the RYDE platform and its customers.

“RYDE is revolutionizing the carsharing industry, connecting a vibrant community of hosts and guests to deliver exceptional customer experiences,” said Lapointe. “Rishan’s vision, values and approach mirror what Vinty has been focused on in the luxury market since 1999. We are thrilled to join the RYDE family with a continued commitment to delivering quality car rental services.”

The Vinty team provides high-level customer services and access to its support team, as well as dedicated account managers to help customers find the perfect vehicle. These services and support will be maintained as Vinty joins the RYDE platform. Examples of Vinty listings include this prize-winner 1941 Cadillac in Miami and this classic Ford Mustang in Los Angeles.

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