Passport is a known entity, for sure.
I had a Formula Ford (very, very low ground clearance/fiberglass body
panels etc) shipped recently from FL to my home in CA and used BATS Motorsports
out of OR. They were recommended by a couple of fellow SCCA members, fully
insured/bonded, showed me pictures of their rigs/bill of lading/contracts
prior and came in about 15-20% lower than other bids. Car was delivered
(plus a couple of boxes of spares/extra wheelsets etc) on time and with no
damage. I was happy with their service.
Funny story...when they picked up my car, the PO was amused to see that the
car they were loading it into the carrier behind was a Lamborghini,
stretched in the passenger compartment...on its way to the owner, Shaq :-)
In a message dated 4/2/2012 7:18:23 P.M. Pacific Daylight Time,
Short story about Brokers. I have always used Passport and they have
been nothing but over the top amazing. One even beat me home to AZ after a
buying trip to the Northeast.
I recently sold a car to a guy in Fl. He thought Passport too much and
to a broker. In the middle of the night (12 hours late) comes the hired
truck (an 18 wheeler) that appeared out of a third world country, dented
filthy. When he parked it to load the car, the trailer was so tweaked he
couldnt get the rear door open. Moved the truck twice until the door
opened and tried to load the car. It was a low car and had to get a
start to clear the hump on the door. I documented the whole thing so I
wouldnt be blamed for selling damaged vehicle. When they finally
the car to Orlando, the driver stated he couldnt get into the
and parked thirty miles away. The buyer had to bum a ride to the next
county to get his car. After seeing this, and yep is was about = price of
Passport, I could understand why. I would never, ever use a broker to ship
a car of mine.