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The shining new Bentley Continental GT currently gracing Stand 9 in departures is the first of a series of supercars and equally super speedboats and motorbikes to go on display in the airport as part of our new partnership with 'Best of the Best'.

The company, which already operates in five other BAA airports, runs 12 weekly spot-the-ball competitions to win any one of the supercars on display or on their website. If the sedate grandeur of the Bentley isn't your thing, how about an Aston Martin DB9, or a Bladerunner Powerboat?

The shining new Bentley Continental GT currently gracing Stand 9 in departures is the first of a series of supercars and equally super speedboats and motorbikes to go on display in the airport as part of our new partnership with 'Best of the Best'.

The company, which already operates in five other BAA airports, runs 12 weekly spot-the-ball competitions to win any one of the supercars on display or on their website. If the sedate grandeur of the Bentley isn't your thing, how about an Aston Martin DB9, or a Bladerunner Powerboat?

Buy a £1 lottery ticket and you've got a one in 14 million chance of scooping the jackpot. But spend £60 on a 'Best of the Best' supercar, and your odds of winning could be much higher - it just depends how many other people enter. Several customers traveling through departures, plus a few enterprising staff syndicates, have already done the maths, and are gambling £60 on the hope of driving away in a brand new supercar when the first competition ends in June.

To say the Bentley on display is causing a bit of a stir is an understatement. As Cheryl Logan, assistant retail operations manager, who has co-ordinated the enterprise, said: "Everybody's jaw drops when they go past. There's always someone at the stand!"

But it wasn't easy wheeling this overweight star on stage. For a start, Cheryl called in a structutal engineer to check that the floor was strong enough to cope, "otherwise we'd have had a bit of a problem in the baggage hall" Then, Stuart Fox, who was involved from start to finish, arranged for the stand to be built and Glen Masterson organised purpose-built doors at stand 7. On the day of the Bentley's arrival, Ian McKay from Menzies operated the main deck loader, elevating the car 7m high to get it onto the first floor. Thanks to them all for their sterling efforts, to the sturdy crew of Kenny, Craig, George and Murray from McAlpines and to all those who helped push the hefty car from gates 6 to 9 in the early hours of the morning. Finally, thanks of course to the 'Best of the Best' team - Scott, John, Alex and Fiona - and to the terminal service duty team, who were on hand throughout the operation.

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