Mar 2014
Pinning his hopes: Winning a fortune!

Ely rail worker Phil Pinning was given the surprise of a lifetime at work on Tuesday as he was handed the keys to a £60,000 Range Rover and £10,000. Mr Pinning, 60, won the Best of the Best competition, a 'spot the ball' quiz. Such was the shock that his bosses gave him the following day off work to celebrate his win. The presentation was kept a closely guarded secret as Mr Pinning was called away from the tracks at Ely Station shortly before lunchtime to be greeted by competition founder William Hindmarch, with a cheque for £10,000 and a set of car keys.

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Mar 2014
Dream comes true for railway signalman as he is handed keys to £60,000

Railway signalman Phil Pinning was given the surprise of a lifetime at work on Tuesday morning as he was handed the keys to a brand new Land Rover and £10,000. Phil, 60, was the lucky winner of the Best of the Best competition, which gives entrants the chance to win the car of their dreams simply by playing a regular ‘spot the ball’ quiz.

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Mar 2014
circling on the arctic ice

Supercar competition winner goes for a spin on frozen lake

As charm offensives go, it’s about as dramatic — and fun — as they come. At the wheel of the brand new 296 bhp 4X4 VW Golf Rs and 400 bhp Porsche 911s, we’re staring down a vast frozen lake somewhere on the edge of the Arctic Circle.
Ahead of us are snow-capped moun- tains, behind us, endless frozen tundra. You wouldn’t wander far off the beaten track on foot around here and survive for long; it’s the middle of nowhere.
“Welcome to sweden,” says our instructor Pierre. “Your mission is to accelerate across the ice to 60kph and brake as hard as you can when you get to the marker posts. You’ve got to steer around the elk — and back onto the track.”

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JAN 2014
UWindsor Student Wins Luxury SUV

A UWindsor student won his dream car and was in disbelief when a camera crew surprised him at his house near the University on a snowy Wednesday afternoon.
Gerald Agbalizu got the “hot news” that he had won a $90,000 Range Rover Sport during an incredibly bitter day following the snow storm Windsor got dumped with.
When Andrew Adam from Stature Marketing surprised Gerald at his door, Gerald really couldn’t quite believe what he was being told.

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Oct 2012
Licence to thrill with world's most desirable sports car

Licence to thrill with world's most desirable sports car
A Daniel Craig lookalike presented an Aston Martin to a lucky competition winner in Amersham this week. Best of the Best's bi-monthly Supercar competition, the 007 handed the keys of a new V8 Vantage Coupe to a lucky winner from London, Dr. Sam Ahmed. Car dealer Simon Caney, of Stratstone Amersham, said: "We were delighted to supply the latest lucky winner from our dealership in Amersham.

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Dec 2013
Britcars: The Best of the Best

British cars are the cream of the crop, according to a massive new popularity poll.

Home made models scooped all but one of the top six most-desired cars spots in the poll of 55,000 people across over 80 different countries.

Best of the Best, the in-airport and online competition organiser that gives away car prizes, conducted the poll.

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Dec 2013
British Cars Dominate Desirability Survey

BRITISH cars are the best of the best, according to a huge new car popularity survey that has thrown up some shocks.

British cars took five of the top six places in the study from Best of the Best, the in-airport and online competition operator that gives away cars as prizes.

And among the amazing turn-ups that emerged from the 55,000-person study focusing on desirability, no Ferrari even made the top 20.

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Dec 2013
British cars dominate survey

British cars are the best of the best, according to a huge new car popularity survey that has thrown up some shocks.

British cars took five of the top six places in the study from Best of the Best, the in-airport and online competition operator that gives away cars as prizes.

And among the amazing turn-ups that emerged from the 55,000-person study focusing on desirability, no Ferrari even made the top 20.

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Dec 2013
British cars dominate desirability survey

BRITISH cars are the best of the best, according to a huge new car popularity survey that has thrown up some shocks.
British cars took five of the top six places in the study from Best of the Best, the in-airport and online competition operator that gives away cars as prizes.
And among the amazing turn-ups that emerged from the 55,000-person study focusing on desirability, no Ferrari even made the top 20.

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Oct 2013
I'm so lucky, says boat crash victim

Dad survives burns caused in speedboat horror… then wins dream family car

A Maida Vale man who suffered second degree burns in a "traumatic" speedboat accident which also left his six year old son badly injured has spoken of his amazing "luck".

Robbie Weich and his family survived the horrifying accident in which the boat he, sone Luca and his wife Renata were traveling on exploded in flames in Brazil in July.

Now he has won a Porsche Cayenne - his dream family car - in a competition.

It has led the 39 year old to look upon the events of the past few years in a different light.

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Oct 2013
A Maida Vale man who suffered second degree burns in a "traumatic" speedboat accident which also left his six-year-old son badly injured has spoken of his amazing "luck".

Robbie Weich and his family survived the horrifying accident in which the boat he, son Luca and his wife Renata were travelling on exploded in flames in Brazil in July.

Now he has won a Porsche Cayenne – his dream family car – in a competition.

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Oct 2013
Father and son, six, suffer horrific second-degree burns after speedboat exploded in a fireball on Brazilian holiday

Robbie Weich, 39, and his Luca were trapped on the boat when it exploded
Mr Weich's wife Renata and friends was thrown into the water
Father and son both suffered horrific second-degree burns in July accident
Mr Weich was airlifted back to London for specialist treatment
In odd stroke of luck, Mr Weich then won a Porsche 4x4 in competition

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Oct 2013
London man and son, six, suffer horror burns in speedboat blast on holiday in Brazil

London man and son, six, suffer horror burns in speedboat blast on holiday in Brazil

A British man and his six-year-old son suffered horrific burns after their speedboat exploded into a fireball during a holiday in Brazil.

Robbie Weich, 39, and his son Luca were left with second degree burns after becoming trapped on the boat when it caught fire.

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Oct 2013
Brought to heel...

MAGGIE BARRY relishes the challenge of the famous German racing circuit in Nurburg – and even manages it in high heels

THE Nurburgring – even the sound of it sends shivers up your spine.

But here I am in Nurburg, Germany, the legendary track just a stone's throw from my bedroom window and I am ready and willing, if slightly unskilled, to take my turn on the tarmac.

I take a stroll down to have a look and it is worryingly narrower than I thought it would be.

I am driving a BMW M3 on the Ring – slightly tweaked – but then, in Nurburg, every vehicle is slightly tweaked.

And there are an awesome number of them lying carelessly around the streets – Porsches of all kinds, Audi R8s, whose drivers delight in firing them up and taking a good 10 minutes to discuss and inspect the tyres, Mercs, Jags, souped-up SEATs, Suzukis, Renaults and Peugeots.

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SEP 2013
Mike's Dreams Come True With Porsche Prize

Surprise: 72-year-old wins supercar.

A 72 year old sports car fan had his dreams come true when he won a Porsche. 

Mike Stenson, who lives in Manton, Rutland, had been regularly entering an online competition to win the supercar.

He answered a knock on the door at 11:30am on Thursday to find a grinning William Hindmarch, chief executive of the competition company Best of the Best, and a black Porsche Cayman, worth £40,000, parked up next to Mike's Mazda MX5.

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Aug 2013
Alan Wins a £70,000 Jag

An Alcester haridresser had the surprise of his life when he was told he had won a car worth almost £70,000. 

Alab Purvis, of Alan Purvis Hair, entered a competition on the Best of the Best website (botb.com).

The company was established in 1999 and since then more than 200 winners have driven away in more than £12 million of the world's most desirable cars.

On Monday, August 5, managing director of Best of the Best, William Hindmarsh (sic), armed with a camera man to record the event, travelled to Alcester to present Mr Purvis with his new convertible.

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July 2013
Lucky Irene wins her dream car - but can’t drive it!

It was a week of celebration for Morley pensioner Irene Dellar who whisked her husband away to Guernsey for his 70th birthday and then returned to discover she’d won her dream car. But as she was handed the keys to a £40,000 Range Rover Evoque, complete with £10,000 in cash stuffed in the glovebox Irene Dellar admitted she couldn’t d rive! That won’t stop her from being driven through Morley by her husband Robin though. “I just want to wave at everyone like the Queen,” she said.

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July 2013
Dream Car Delight

After being handed the keys to a £40,000 luxury car with £10,000 in the glovebox, prize-winner Irene Dellar is set to celebrate in style - despite the fact that she can’t drive!

The 66-year-old from Morley had just returned with her husband Robin from a short break in Guernsey for his 70th birthday when she was flagged down by Best of the Best staff at the arrival gates in Manchester Airport. Irene won the cash and her own Range Rover Evoque after she bought tickets to the Best of the Best prize draw at the airport before she departed days earlier. She said: “As we walked though the arrival gates we were surprised by the guys from Best of the Best standing with all the taxi drivers with my name on a board. They took us out to the VIP area where there was this amazing car and they said it was ours. Well, you could have picked me up off the floor.”

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June 2013
That's just the ticket! Airport passenger wins £40,000 car

An airline passenger is on cloud nine after he won a £40,00 car while passing through Manchester Airport.

Restaurant manager Darren Ross was on his way to the airport when his Mazda broke down on the motorway.

A recovery truck picked him up and he managed to catch his flight to Munich.

But he was so annoyed that he bought a ticket in the airport terminal for a competition to win a Mercedes C350. He was amazed when William Hindmarch, boss of competition firm Best of the Best, turned up unexpectedly at the restaurant where Darren works.

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May 2013
Engineer scoops Merc in spot the ball contest

THERE are not many things that would drive you to get out of bed early following a long nightshift.

However, learning you've won a brand new Mercedes A220 cdi AMG sport is worth making an exception for as lucky New Waltham man Peter Neal found out.

After years of entering competitions with botb.com which can be found next to gleaming sports cars in major airports the world over the Peterson Drive resident's dreams came true when he received a surprise knock at the door.

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