I wouldn't ever rent my truck out and let some stranger drive it. What I *would* do would be to drive it a reasonable distance and park it where they want it for the pictures. I'm the kind that feels bad about doing things with my truck for money, so I'd probably just ask for enough to buy a tank of gas, but no more than $50. It's Christmas time, so make some people happy with your old truck!!!
Chuck 1950 Chevy 1/2 ton (all original) 1951 Chevy 1/2 ton (future streetrod) 1941 Chevy coupe 1938 Chevy coupe streetrod
I've had people from our church asking me about this very thing with my one ton for weddings. I wouldn't let them take it solo but I would put on a suit and drive it for them and allow pictures. I've always thought it would be fun.
1970 Chevrolet C10 - Grandpa’s- My first truck.—in progress to shiny 1972 Chevrolet C20- Rusty- the puzzle box lid for the C10. 1950 Chevrolet 1300- in progress to shiny. 1962 AMC Rambler American- my wife’s
Parts trucks- 1951 GMC 9300 1951-GMC 9430 1951- Chevrolet 1300
My son has done this a couple of times for weddings. He has each time been contacted by the photographer who saw his truck at a local car show. No one drives but him. He will park it where the photographer wants it and allow as many photos as the couple want. He charges by the hour and has a 2 hour minimum. I believe it’s around $75 an hour.
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thanks for the help,yes i will drive truck to area where pics are to be taken she saw my truck at car shows and she went to school with my sons she even asked if i would be santa,i do have gray hair and beard thaks guys,keith
We have several photographers who come out to the farm and use our trucks for shoots this time of year. We have most weekends booked for shoots until Thanksgiving. One photographer used Hambone's '62 for a shoot with several clients today. They really like the old trucks. Most of the photographers have been digging the '50 GMC 450 (patina and all) here's one of the shots from one of the shoots this year. The other shot is our '49 in an engagement photo shoot last year. We charge the photographer $100 for a half day slot, but they are getting the farm to use, as well, and they can shoot as many clients as they want during their time slot.
The going rate for vehicles for movie and TV work around here is $300/day. If you have to take the truck somewhere for the shoot, you may want to check what the going rate for picture car work is in your area and go with that rate. When we talked about this before, it seemed like $300/day was a fairly standard industry rate. More if they drive it or it is a "hero car."
Word of advice -- most photographers will want the families/kids/etc to sit in the truck. Be sure to remove the key and disconnect the battery (they will find the horn button and the starter pedal ... ) Don't have anything in the truck (including glove box) you don't want messed with or taken. Set parking brakes and chock the wheels. And if you don't like people all over your truck or slamming the doors, then this isn't for you.
Good luck! John
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I've rented my truck out for photos a few times now. I was paid $300 last weekend for a half day of multiple client sessions. It's easy work, I show up, park the truck, get paid, hang out, and then drive home. The photographer usually passes all or most of the cost on to the client, so the $100 - $300 I charge is nominal.