As the famous saying goes, it could be you… But it wasn’t, nope, it was Ashleigh Hare, this year’s give-away car winner.
I’m going to be honest, as I jumped into the S2000 for the final time, hit the push start and flicked the roof I couldn’t help but feel a little bit gutted that I had to actually give this car away. Call me selfish, but I’ve loved having this car on my driveway, driving it to the shows and of course building it.
But that selfish feeling soon disappeared when I arrived at the winner’s house, as a very smiley Ashleigh Hare and her fiancé Nick Millward greeted me, both of whom were in disbelief that they had actually won a car.
And, what made it even better was the fact I was greeted by an MX-5 on axle stands having some very wide wheels fitted and two modified Toyota Celicas, that I later found out were owned by Ashleigh’s parents Anita & Sam Hutchinson. Yep, it seemed our car was going to a home of car lovers. Perfect!
All there was to do was give Ashleigh and Nick a quick rundown of the car, take some pictures, do the paperwork and hand over the keys and watch the S2000 drive off into the sunset. Though that’s not quite true, as I was actually at their house so they had no need to drive off, it was me that had to bugger off into the sunset, but that doesn’t sound as good does it?
Anyway, so there you have it, proof that real people do win these competitions and people that are just like you. Obviously you have to be in it to win it, so next time don’t walk past the competition tent just enter!
A big thanks to everyone that was involved in the build and thanks to every that entered the competition this show season. We’re hoping our boss Phil will open his wallet and let us do it all again next year, but what should we buy? Hmmm… decisions, decisions…
SPENT THIS MONTH
Train ticket home £22
Total car and build spend so far: £11,817
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