We’ve all seen the meme. Mechanic hourly rate: Standard – £100; £175 if you watch; and £200 if you worked on it first! Nevertheless, with 40 per cent of people spending more time in their garage during lockdown than before, Halfords is running a “best home garage” competition. The prize? £5000 cash and a “Halfords Ultimate Garage Bundle”.
Motul, Witham Motorsport and Great British Sportscars are keeping open the entry deadline for the livery design competition of the Motul-Edition GBS Zero throughout half term week, in order to give families the chance to submit designs for the exciting hand-built sports car.
With Euro 2020 fast approaching, WAI UK has got the ball rolling with an exciting new competition and is now encouraging customers to sign up and play for the chance to win a whole host of top-quality prizes, including AirPods, a wireless Qi Charger, wireless headphones, a Bluetooth Speaker and a Smartwatch.
As Goodyear returns for another season as tyre supplier to the KwikFit British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), it is also bringing back the Wingfoot Award for the 2021 season. In addition, the tyre maker will launch a competition that gives BTCC fans the chance to present the Goodyear Wingfoot Award to the 2021 season’s winner and also bag a set of Goodyear’s award-winning Eagle F1 SuperSport tyres for their car.
GS Yuasa have launched a social media search for the longest-lasting Yuasa motorcycle batteries still in service and are giving a free replacement to anyone who has one over 15 years old. Entrants simply need to share a picture of their battery and bike on social media. Yuasa will then get in contact asking for the battery’s date code. The offer is open to UK and Ireland residents.
Goodyear Farm Tires has launched a photography competition for the agricultural community. The manufacturer wants farmers to submit eye-catching photography in three different categories, Farming Landscapes, Farming Family Life and My Tractor and Machinery Running on Goodyear Farm Tires, at its website before the closing date on 12 October. Wining entries will be featured in the company’s 2021 marketing material, viewed by tens of thousands of people across the UK. The winners will also receive a share of a prize fund of more than £2,000 worth of merchandise and product.
Statistics on reported road casualties in Great Britain show that there were 1,870 reported road deaths and 27,820 people killed or seriously injured reported to the police for the year ending June 2019. Now more than ever the younger generations want to change the future of their worlds, with 69 per cent stating when asked that they would like to use a career in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) to improve the world they live in and make a difference, and the issue of road casualties is something that a Year 9 student from Reading wanted to put a stop to.
Firestone has shortlisted eight acts for the final of its Road to the Main Stage competition. The competition has been developed over five years, reaching out to more than 3,500 entrants since its inception in 2015 and generating more than 10,000 votes over the last two years.
A photo snapped of Prince Charles visiting the Pirelli tyre plant in Carlisle has been named Regional/Local Newspaper Rota Photo of the Year in News Media Association’s Royal Rota Photography Competition 2019. Stuart Walker took the photo for the News & Star during the Prince of Wales’ visit to the Carlisle factory in April.
It was a case of mistaken identity which nearly saw a £50,000 prize being given to the wrong man who shared exactly the same name and lived in the same town as the rightful winner. After 10 years and almost 500 winners, even the professionals at BOTB sometimes get it wrong.
National garage network Servicesure has announced a winner in its recent national competition. The opportunity to win the ‘trip of lifetime’ was available from June until the end of November and was open to anyone, drawing thousands of hopeful entrants. In the end Thomas Docking from Manchester entered via the Servicesure Facebook page to scoop the prize.
TyreSafe is giving away prizes galore in the last week of Tyre Safety Month to participants of its TyreSafe Test. Prizes have been donated by supporters of the UK’s tyre safety charity, including some of the best-known tyre brands and retailers, and range from race tickets to branded gloves and caps, tread depth gauges and T-shirts.
In parallel with the International Rubber Study Group’s (IRSG) 75th Anniversary, the association has organised a photo competition to pay tribute to women’s contribution in the rubber industry. The contest is supported by Singapore Committee for UN Women and prizes are sponsored by Namazie International.
Engagements in MotoGP, WRC and Formula E are just fine, but let’s face it, many tyre makers participate in motorsport. Yet Michelin need not be downhearted, because as far as Tyrepress.com is aware it is the only tyre firm involved in the art of rock painting.
In the US, Vans has team up with Michelin to produce a limited-edition range of the shoemaker’s Sk8-Hi and Old Skool models. Both boast a blue and white checkerboard print upper featuring Bibendum’s face in the white cells, as well as “bright yellow accents at the tongue tab, inner lining and foxing”.