Independent garage owner wins British GP VIP trip

Independent garage owner wins British GP VIP trip

AN independent garage owner has won a VIP trip for two to the British Grand Prix in July.

Nigel Chambers, who runs Hillheads Motor Engineers in Whitley Bay, Tyne & Wear, secured the prize after winning a contest through NGK’s BoxClever independent garage loyalty scheme.

The VIP trip to Silverstone for the Formula One event is valued at £2,800, and will include full hospitality in the drivers’ lounge. It will be Chambers’ first-ever visit to an F1 race, a motorsport event that he has always wanted to attend.

The 46-year-old said: ‘It has always been on my ‘bucket list’. I even said that to someone a few days ago. Some of my mates have been, but I have only watched it on TV, so I’m really looking forward to it. I’ll now have to decide who I take with me.’

The F1 prize draw was the latest in a series of high-profile NGK promotions that has seen the company give away a £7000 Suzuki Celerio five-door hatchback city car, a 1000-piece Teng Tools kit cabinet valued at £10,000, and 100,000 BoxClever points to three lucky members.

Nigel has been a BoxClever member for many years and fits NGK’s full range of components, which are mainly supplied by local motor factor CTS Car Parts.

He said: ‘We fit NGK spark plugs, glow plugs and Lambda sensors because they are invariably the original components. I have been a BoxClever member for years and always collect the boxes and it is brilliant to have won such a great prize.’

Nigel has worked in the motor trade since he was aged 16, and now runs the four-bay workshop on Hotspur Avenue, assisted by technician Ryan Glynn. The business was founded by his father almost 40 years ago.

Nigel Chambers (centre) with technician Ryan Glynn (left) and NGK’s Paul Wheatley.

BoxClever has already pushed out a new promotion, giving members the chance to enjoy a full day’s driving experience at PalmerSport’s renowned Bedford Autodrome circuit. The winner of the contest will be given the chance to drive six cars including a BMW M4, a Formula 3000 single-seater and a Jaguar sports prototype race car.

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