Hot wheels for every occasion

While indulging in a typically light lunch, Backchat was intrigued to discover that credit hire company, Helphire, has received some rather strange requests for replacement vehicles in recent times.

Numbering over 20,000, the company's fleet caters for all tastes, wallets and as it turns out, all occasions as well.

The list includes an ice-cream van, a street cleaner (colloquially known as "gully gulpers") and even - heaven forbid - a hearse.

Peace of mind for both victims and perpetrators of rear-end shunting.