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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May 2013
Autocar: A Porsche for a Fiver

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Back in 1965, my dad got six score draws out of six on the football pools. A jackpot of £65,000. Enough money to buy the family home 10 times over or, more to the point, around 30 E-type Jaguars. There was only one snag: we were on holiday in southern Ireland and that’s where the old man posted his winning coupon. Not being one for small print, Goodwin Snr didn’t realise that posting it from abroad would invalidate his entry. D’oh. It never put him off; dad would enter every competition going, convinced that one day he would win. It put me off, that’s for sure.

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May 2013
Take A Break: You've Won a £90K Dream Car

It was just another day at work for machinist Ian Smith - until someone told him he'd won a £90,000 Aston Martin and it was sitting outside.

Ian, 50, burst into tears of joy when he saw the V8 Vantage Coupe. He entered a draw to win the car at Gatwick airport last Saturday after a golf break in Turkey with his mates.

William Hindmarch of contest organisers Best of the Best took the Aston to Ian's work. Hunting Energy Services in Portlethen, Aberdeenshire, to give him the surprise of his life.

Ian said: "I felt every emotion you could think of."

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May 2013
Daily Mail (Scotland)

It is the kind of competition which looks too good to be true - buy a ticket at the airport to have a chance of winning the supercar on display.

But yesterday one Scit learned that Lady Luck sometimes shines upon us after he was handed the keys of a £90,000 Aston Martin.

Dressed in his oily blue overalls, machinist Ian Smith broke down in tears outside his workshop as he was presented with his brand new white V8 Vantage Coupe.

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Dec 2012
The Daily Mirror - Dream Car Prize Firm Moves On

SUPERCAR prize firm Best of the Best hopes to step up a gear after scraping back into profit.
The company, which runs spot-the-ball style games to win dream motors, went from £115,000 loss to a slim £10,000 profit in the six months to November last year.
Revenue was up 20% to £3.2 million

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Jan 2013
Barnsley Chronical - Car 'nut' wins £55,000 BMW

A car 'nut' from Barnsley has won a £55,000 motor after playing an online 'spot the ball' competition.
Neil Preddy, 62, of Royston, was ecstatic when a team from the Best of the Best competition website turned up to his work on Monday to tell him he'd won a BMW M3.
Neil who makes coal mining machinery at a firm on Carlton Industrial Estate, has only been playing the 'spot the ball' competition for about three months, whereas others have been playing for years.

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Dec 2012
Oakridge mum wins a new top-of-the-range car

A NEW mum had an unexpected early Christmas present when she was presented with a £50,000 luxury car.
Alison Budge, of Upton Crescent, Oakridge, Basingstoke, was handed the keys to a top-of-the-range Range Rover Sport after playing an online competition run by airport competitions company Best of the Best.
The 24-year-old was speechless when she was surprised with the presentation of the new 4x4.
The mum of one, who gave birth to son Archie in June said: "I just couldn't believe it was happening."

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Nov 2012
Great Barr Observer

Last week he was in a rented car, now Mark has won a Porsche 911
A Great Barr businessman had £90,000 reasons to smile last week after winning a supercar in a competition.
Up until last Thursday, November 22, Mark Pritchard was driving a leased Vauxhall Corsa.
But after the latest competition run by Best of the Best, Mark is now in dreamland after winning the Porsche 911 Carrera 4S.
Mark said: "A few months ago I was driving a van and in the last few weeks I've been renting a Vauxhall Corsa from Enterprise.
"To get the call to say I'd won a brand-new 911 has hit me for six. I still can't believe it. To say I'm in dreamland is an understatement - this is the most incredible news I've ever had."

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Nov 2012
Birmingham businessman wins £90,0000 Porsche in raffle

Birmingham salesman Mark Pritchard has a sudden need for speed – after scooping a £90,000 Porsche in an airport raffle.
The 38-year-old, from Stourbridge, can now swap his humble Vauxhall Corsa for the sleek 911 4S.
But there’s just one decision facing Mark – whether to keep the supercar or cash in.
“I feel I’m dreaming at the moment,” he admitted.
“To get the call to say I’d won a new 911 hit me for six. I still can’t believe it.
“To say I’m in dreamland is an understatement – this is the most incredible news I’ve ever had.”

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Oct 2012
Ah, I wasn't expecting you too, Mr. Bond

Ah, I wasn't expecting you too, Mr. Bond
He was already shaken and stirred to find out he'd won an Aston Martin. But junior doctor Sohail Ahmed had a double surprise when he was given the keys by 007 - well, Daniel Craig lookalike Max Ryder. 'I'm beyond words', said 33-year-old Mr. Ahmed, from Twickenham, south-west London. He won the V8 Vantage with supercar competition company Best of the Best
The Metro - Friday, October 26, 2012.

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Oct 2012
Total 911 - Gifted Driving

Best of the Best has teamed up with Total 911, giving ten lucky winners a £50 gift card to win the 911 of their dreams
William Hindmarch, Managing Director of Best of the Best, loves his job. It's not surprising, really, when you consider one of the regular items on his to-do list is to call someone and tell them they've just won the car of their dreams. He gets to do this every two weeks, and it's a phone call he never tires of making: "Without question, it's the highlight of my job," he tells us.

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Nov 2003
A dream ticket. How to win a supercar

IN ONE MONTH'S time I shall be the ecstatic owner of a new rosso corsa Ferrari 360 Modena. It's left-hand drive admittedly, but beggars can't be choosers. Besides, after working my butt off on this magazine for the past 10 years to scrimp and save enough cash, I wasn't going to sit around waiting for my name to reach the top of the UK importer's order-book. Nope, when the time came, I signed my name on the dotted line and paid up before I could change my mind.

Of course, there's a small chance that things won't go my way. I suppose one of the other 2599 punters who also bought tickets for my Ferrari could get lucky but that's gambling foryou. You wouldn't do it if you didn't think you were going to win. And believe me, I am going to win.

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