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Dream Car competition winners & results Gareth Smith - New Land Rover Defender 110 V8 (£103,585) + £20,000 27 Dec - 02 Jan 2021 (Week 52)

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Gareth's Growling V8!

Gareth Smith from Cornwall is our first winner of 2022 scooping a brand new Land Rover Defender 110 V8 worth £104,000!

Feeling ‘New Year lucky’, Gareth explained to Christian on a video-call how he'd decided to play late Sunday night and was now “absolutely astonished” that he'd won such an enormous prize! Currently driving a Gator Buggy, this 518bhp Defender V8 will be quite the upgrade!

And the New Year surprises weren’t over yet, as Christian opened the boot to reveal that he'd also won £20,000 cash! Currently living in a static home, it looks Gareth and his wife may just take the truly life-changing £103,000!

Congratulations to you both and Happy New Year!

JUDGES' DECISION

Reward Scheme

Dream Car Credit is won for doing well in Car Competitions.

  • Zone 1: 100%
  • Zone 2: 50%
  • Zone 3: 15%
  • Zone 4: 10%
  • Zone 5: 5%

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The panel of judges is formed of experienced sports professionals on a rotating basis, who each offer their best opinion. Using a panel of judges ensures that nobody can ever know the original position of the ball - resulting in a process that is fair, transparent, audited and honest.

AUDITORS LETTER

The winner is independently calculated by external auditors Azets, a top 20 UK and leading European accountancy group. View confirmation letter

All entrants are eligible to win Dream Car Competition credit in zones 1 to 5 (see key above), according to their proximity to the judged position.

RUNNERS UP

The top 20 closest players to the winning coordinates all receive £200 in Dream Car Credit.

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    • A Reid (GB) Tesla Model S Plaid + £50k
    • C Coxley (GB) BMW M340i xDrive Touring + £20k
    • C Palmer (GB) Jaguar I-Pace HSE + £20k
    • G Scanu (IT) Audi e-tron GT + £50k
    • H Daniel (DE) Audi ABT RS6-S + £20k
    • I Simpson (GB) Porsche Cayenne S + £30k
    • J Corlett (GB) Mini John Cooper Works
    • J Gedge (GB) Land Rover Defender 110 V8 + £20k
    • J Newman (GB) Audi ABT RS6-S + £20k
    • J Woodward (GB) Porsche 911 Carrera GTS + £50k
    • N Nduduzo (ZA) Volkswagen Up! GTi
    • N Sharma (GB) BMW i4 M50 + £50k
    • P Budge (GB) Tesla Model Y Long Range + £40k
    • P Young (GB) Seat Cupra Ateca
    • Q Elahi (GB) Volkswagen Up! GTi
    • R Greenaway (GB) BMW Motech M135i xDrive
    • S Sents (BE) Jaguar Lister Stealth + £50k
    • S Welsh (GB) Lancia Delta Integrale Evolution II + £30k
    • T Frost (GB) Land Rover Defender 110 V8 + £50k

CLOSEST BY CAR

The closest Supercharged Club member for each car in the line-up wins £30 (Gold), £20 (Silver) or £10 (Bronze) Dream Car Credit.

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  • Volkswagen Touareg R-Line - D Lauder (GB)
  • Volkswagen Up! GTi - N Nduduzo (ZA)
  • Volvo Polestar 2 Performance - N Cavill (GB)
  • Volvo XC60 T8 Recharge Pro - B Tihamér (HU)
  • Volvo XC90 T8 Recharge R-Design - A Ahmad (GB)
  • Abarth 595 Competizione - C Young (GB)
  • Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio - D Thorn (GB)
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio Quadrifoglio - I Nicoară (RO)
  • Alpina B3 Touring - M Allen (GB)
  • Alpine A110 GT - I Bewick (GB)
  • Ariel Atom 4 - M Hillier (GB)
  • Ariel Nomad - S Walford (GB)
  • Aston Martin DB11 V8 - R Bassi (GB)
  • Aston Martin DBX - N Bell (GB)
  • Aston Martin Vantage F1 Edition - A Paul (GB)

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Polzeath builder who lives in caravan bags £124,000 lucky prize

Jan 2022

A Cornwall builder living in a caravan who struck lucky and won more than £100,000 in a car competition has said his life has “completely” changed.

Gareth Smith, a stone wall builder from near Polzeath, bagged a Land Rover Defender worth £104,000 in a luck-of-the-draw competition just days into the new year.

Gareth said he took part in the BotB ‘Win your dream car’ competition as a “last thing” idea, and added that it was because he was feeling “New Year lucky.”

He found out that he had won from BotB presenter Christian Williams by phone call.

During the call, Mr Williams lifted the boot to show Gareth that he had also won £20,000 in cash.

A shocked Gareth said: “I’m a Cornish hedger, I make stone walls. I work in a labour intensive job building stone walls, which means 40 hours per week.

“This is absolutely fantastic.

“I’m just going to shout to my wife, I was feeling New Year lucky and thought I’ll give it a go. I’m astonished, absolutely astonished.”

On seeing the bootful of cash, Gareth said it was his “favourite” boot he’d ever seen.

“I’m gobsmacked,” he said, “We live in a caravan right now.”

He and “retired grandmother” Carol, his wife - who is herself a ‘car buff’ - said the prize is “completely life changing.”

Gareth said he currently drives a John Deere Gator buggy, meaning the new ride - or the more than £100,000 in cash in its place - would be a real upgrade.

He did not confirm if he was taking the money or the car, but Gareth said his off-camera wife was making a ‘money’ hand gesture. The pair currently live in a static caravan, and hope to move out of it.

Hailing from an army family, Gareth said he is an “army brat”, and has lived all over the world.

His father’s work in the army meant he lived in Germany, Italy, Ireland, Northern Ireland, and Wales - before settling back down in Polzeath as an adult.

As well as his current job, Gareth previously worked as an award-winning head chef at Surfside restaurant in Polzeath.

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