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Rusty Car Pool

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The Rusty Car Pool is a car club that operates in Leicester, UK and runs older cars at low cost to members.


This car club is self-financing from members' subscriptions. The club runs a van, 2 hatchbacks and 3 estate cars and vehicles are kept at members' houses across the city. Vehicles are generally bought in at about 8 years old and used for 3 or 4 years before being sold or scrapped. Bookings are made by phone.


The Rusty Car Pool started in 1976 when a group of neighbours shared one vehicle and gradually grew over the years. As the number of participants increased a more formal structure became necessary and in 1990 the Rusty Car Pool was formed. [1]

The club currently serves 2 businesses, 21 adults and 16 children. There are few conflicts of interest, and good vehicle utilisation due to the mix of users.


  1. Car Pools/Clubs Leicester City Council
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