ABELS: Regal role for Royal movers Abels at blue ribbon motoring event
Abels' impeccable cornflower blue vans provide a discreet service to some of the country's most exclusive addresses.
Whether it be celebs, Hollywood A-listers, rock stars, politicians or Premiership footballers, hardly a week goes by that a household name's belongings are not on the move in a state-of-the-art Abels pantechnicon.
It's not just the rich and famous. Discerning customers from any walk of life get the same five-star treatment and keep coming back for more. One lady has just booked her 17th move with Abels.
Nor is the Abels experience restricted to furniture. Abels moves anything anywhere. You name it and Abels have probably provided a global logistics solution for it.
So Abels, who enjoy a rich heritage themselves, are a perfect fit for the newly-created role of Official Luggage Transfer/Logistics Partner for the Royal Automobile Club's annual London to Brighton Veteran Car Run.
Philip Pertoldi, Abels' Group Managing Director is delighted to be part of such a famous and historic event. "It is a prestigious occasion and is a perfect fit with Abels' own traditional and cultural values," he said.
Leading blue ribbon movers Abels have been pioneers within the industry for generations - and have gained the confidence of the rich, the famous and the discerning.
Abels were awarded a Royal Warrant in 1989 - a proud honour which they hold to this day.
And when Middle Eastern royal families spend a holiday in London, Abels regularly imports their fleets of cars for their stay - and then promptly returns them overseas when it's time to go home.
Unusual or delicate commissions have included Concorde engines to Texas, a complete Spitfire aircraft for display at a Suffolk air show and even totem poles. Abels has moved a concert grand piano for a famous pianist from London to Manhattan and an extensive collection of fine wines across Europe.
Priceless works of art and valuable antiques, scientific equipment and ancient archaeological artefacts have all been given the Abels transport treatment.
"We even deliver cars to Europe for the weekend and then bring them home again," said UK Services Director John Watson. "We're always on hand for our customers and are renowned for our professional, dependable, discreet service."
Abels' trucks equipped with state-of-the-art technology are operated by highly trained and skilled teams who carefully handle cherished belongings and deliver them safely anywhere around the world - including high value cars of any vintage!
So participants in the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run on Sunday 3 November 2013 can have the utmost confidence in the cosseted care their belongings will receive once they have handed them to the Abels' team.
Drivers and passengers in the precious museum-piece cars which take part in the run will rely on extravagantly padded upholstery and multi-layered period costume to absorb some of the shortcomings of rudimentary leaf-spring suspension.
"Whatever the bumps and bruises they may endure, we can promise everyone that their luggage, at least, will get the best possible ride," commented Mr Pertoldi.
Neil Carr-Jones, Event Manager of the London to Brighton Veteran Car Run said: "We are extremely pleased to once again have Abels on board for 2013. After an extremely professional luggage transfer service given to the participants last year. We look forward to a long and successful partnership."
Abels Moving Services still own a horse-drawn pantechnicon built in 1896, the year of the Emancipation Run which the VCR celebrates.