Classic car owners win £4,500 worth of parts and repairs
A number of deserving classic car owners have won around £4,500 worth of free car parts and repairs after entering a GSF Car Parts competition, which asked motorists to say why they deserved to win.
Among the winners of the ‘Get Your Motor Running’ competition was 16-year-old Thomas Jordan, who won parts worth more than £850 for his 1989 Mazda MX5.
Keen to become a mechanical engineer, Thomas bought the project car to learn the basics of mechanics before of enrolling on a restoration course at Banbury and Bicester College later this year.
Thomas said: “I bought the car about a year ago but it’s still in pretty bad shape. I want to fix it up and I’m going to try and fit the parts myself but my step dad is there to help me if I need it.”
Thomas’s mother, Claire Jordan said: “Thomas really deserves this. He’s such a good boy and he’s worked hard to buy himself the car but has been struggling to get the parts for it.”
GSF Car Parts Banbury Branch Manager, Jay Burgess said: “It’s great to see Thomas’s enthusiasm and we wish him the best of luck with his project and for when he starts college later this year.”
Also pleased to win was 42-year-old Wakeboarding Coach Kelvin Price, who won £1,500 worth of parts for his 1973 Volkswagen Beetle 1303.
The free parts include everything from pumps and pipes to brake and suspension components.
Mr Price said: “I’ve been buying bits for it from my local GSF store so it was fantastic news to find out that we had won, it’s probably taken a couple of years off the project.”
33-year-old driver, Bret Sutton was particularly surprised to win over £550 worth of car parts for his 1983 Mercedes Benz 230e.
Mr Sutton said: “My girlfriend entered me into the competition as a birthday surprise but she never imagined that I would actually win. It’s a massive surprise, ideal timing too.”
“The car was in a rough way when I got it, nothing matched on the inside so I’ve put a whole new interior in.
“It’s currently in the spray shop and then I’ll be rebuilding it from the ground up as soon as it’s out of the shop, so these parts will come in handy.”
£1,500 worth of parts and repairs was also allocated to James Butler of Woodford Halse for his 1972 Series III Land Rover.
Mr Butler said: “My dad passed away ten years ago this year due to cancer and it was him who got me into Land Rovers so it would be nice to get it through its mot in memory of him.”
The prizes were part of a GSF Car Parts £15,000 prize giveaway, held in association with their Leicester, Leamington and Banbury stores.
In all, 17 winners were selected for free parts and repairs, with everything from new clutches, brakes and suspension supplied and, in some cases, fitted.
Jonny West, GSF Car Parts Managing Director, said: “With so many entrants, there were some tough decisions to be made but we would like to thank everyone for entering and congratulate our competition winners, all of whom are extremely deserving.”
GSF Car Parts supply a full range of car parts and accessories for all makes and models.
Customers can order online at www.gsfcarparts.com for home delivery, or to Click & Collect from a national network of 75 stores, which also offer a friendly trade counter service from Monday to Saturday.