A Bedford resident booked his car in at William Rutter Motor Services and was the lucky winner of the AutoCare Big Summer Giveaway; a prize-draw open to anyone who has taken their vehicle into an AutoCare garage between 1 June and 31 July.
Brian Mayne collected his brand-new Peugeot 208 Allure after he was drawn from 16,337 entries to win the top prize.
Brian’s son Julian and his daughter-in-law Maria couldn’t believe the news when he told them he had won the car and even rang the garage to check for themselves that he hadn’t made a mistake.
Garage owner, Bill Rutter said “Brian has been bringing his Vauxhall Omega to us for 15 years, since it was brand new.
“He has been a loyal customer for 30 years and his son and daughter-in-law are also customers of the garage, so we are over the moon that he has won the car.”
Brian, who will be celebrating his 80th birthday in October, added: “Winning a brand-new car is amazing. I still can’t believe I am the winner, when Maria McCullough called me to tell me I had won it didn’t sink in as I had never won anything.
“If it wasn’t for Bill I would never have entered, he said to me as I was leaving the garage, not to forget to enter the competition online.
“I am so glad I did now, I am over the moon.”
Maria McCullough added: “We are so pleased with how the support for the promotions keeps growing with; over 16,000 motorists entering the Summer Giveaway, which was a 61 per cent increase on Winter 2016.
“A big thank you to all the garages who took part, and with the Winter promotion just around the corner, hopefully these results can encourage even more garages to get involved.
“Thank you also to everyone who visited an AutoCare garage during the promotion, and congratulations to all the prizes winners.”
Scott Simpson and Andy Chapman, of Motor Serv, the part distributor for the garage, were also there to congratulate Brian.
Scott added: “William Rutter Motor Services joined the AutoCare network in 2014, they were a former Unipart Car Care Centre and we didn’t do much business with them.
Since joining AutoCare they have become a valued customer and we couldn’t be happier that it was their customer who won the car.”
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