Great Barr Observer

Nov 2012


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."

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."
Best of the Best has become a familiar fixture in airports and shopping centres all over the UK and has given away prestige cars worth more than £14 million in the last 12 years.
it has recently added luxury watch competitions and has a thriving online community at www.botb.com
Mark, who lives in Stourbridge and works in Great Barr, often plays at Birmingham airport but won after buying tickets online. He explained: "I bought ten tickets and just crossed my fingers. When I got the call from William, I thought he was winding me up."
William Hindmarch, who personally makes the call to each of the company's winners, said he was especially pleased to be handing over the keys to Mark.
He said: "Mark encapsulates everything that's great about this competition. It's about ordinary people winning extraordinary things. Up until last week Mark has been driving a Corsa. Now he can swap that for a Carrera. It's a transformation that will change his life."
Mark said he had been deluged with messages of congratulations since news broke of his win. He added: "As soon as I found out I'd won, I put messages out on Facebook and Twitter. I'm pretty new to Facebook but within minutes I'd had loads of messages from mates saying congratulations and how lucky I was. One of my mates has just written his car off so if he needs a lift anywhere I can always help out. All I need to worry about now is where to park it."
By Chris Philpotts - Great Barr Observer