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What a 'Beemer': Scot Gets a Surprise As £60K BMW Turns Up His Doorstep After He Wins Spot the Ball Competition {{favouriteCount}} Quantity of Likes

BRECHIN resident Alan Davidson got the surprise of his life after opening the door to the top-of-the-range supercar delivered by the organiser of the spot the ball competition.

A SCOT got a supercar surprise on his doorstep yesterday after entering an online spot the ball competition.

Alan Davidson, from Brechin , is now the proud owner of a £57,000 BMW after chancing his arm in the dreamcar lottery.

And his good luck didn’t end there, because when the 55-year-old grandfather of nine popped the boot he discovered a cool £10,000 cash in a briefcase.

The high-stakes game, run by BOTB or Best Of The Best, is normally seen in airport departure lounges but many punters, like offshore engineer Alan, also play spot the ball online.

Sitting in the driver’s seat of the top-of-the-range M4 - that can hit speeds of 155mph - self confessed ‘petrolhead’ Alan, described the moment he saw BOTB boss, William Hindmarch, at his front gate.

Alan being presented with the prize
He said: “I was working on a car in my own garage when I spotted William with a banner - I recognised him from the website - and I just thought ‘wow’!

“I’m a true petrolhead and travel around watching the world rally series so this is a dream come true. I forgot all about the 10 grand until I looked in the boot and it was just sitting there in a brief case.

“Insurance won’t be a problem as we already have quite a powerful car and I can’t wait to give it a go around Scotland’s roads.”

Alan is planning some drives in the Scottish countryside
Alan’s wife Brenda, 54, was in on the surprise and struggled to keep it secret.

But she can now look forward to a luxury holiday abroad as Alan - who has played the BOTB game online for five years - added: “I’m going to take the family to Cyprus and have a good time. Who knows, I may even take the new car out there too.”

BOTB founder William, who tries to do all the surprises in person, is known as being one of the most hugged men in the country.

After flying up from London to Aberdeen to surprise Alan, he said: “We love cars with a passion and it was lovely to meet a fellow petrolhead who obviously feels the same.

Alan's whole family was in on the surprise
“Just driving up to his house you could see how much Alan loves his cars and literally knows them inside out. His whole family was in on the surprise, which was great because they all seem to share the same passion. A well-deserved win, we hope they will enjoy that first drive into The Grampians together.”

BOTB has stands in many well-known shopping centres and all of Britain’s major airports.

William founded the company in 1999 and has handed over the keys to more than £18m-worth of supercars.

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