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All The Brands And Companies That Used To Be Known By A Different Name

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Hertz’ old name was actually kind of fun.

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John Hertz bought the Hertz car rental service from Walter L. Jacobs in 1923, and renamed it the Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System. Now, see, that’s fun. That sounds like some cool, futuristic way to get around. Don’t own a car? No problem. Take the family down to Hertz Drive-Ur-Self and let our team get you all set up in some wheels so you can take a leisurely drive around the city! We dig it. The company was eventually bought by Omnibus Corporation, and while they held on to the rental car service, they ended up shortening the name to The Hertz Corporation. Boring.

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