Way back on the 4th of December, we launched a competition to win a build your own solar powered car kit, thanks to British Gas, who provided us with 5 fantastic Go Go Car’s to give away, to celebrate The Future Car Challenge!
The competition closed on Wednesday the 12th of December, and the winners were announced shortly after. Three of the winners got straight back to me with their addresses, and soon had their Go Go Car in the post to them.
Of the other two winners, one lived outside the UK, so asked us to redraw their name, and another never replied to my messages, so after nearly a month of waiting, I was forced to redraw their name. British Gas have received the names and addresses of all five winners, and they each now have their prize, or it is currently on the way to them.
I thought it would be good to share some of the responses I received from the winners.
- Claire R
- Julie K
- Mel J
- Michelle J
- Christopher T
Julie was very appreciative, saying
“Thanks so much – my son will be over the moon”
One happy customer
“Thank you Technology Bloggers, I’m thrilled and delighted to have won this prize, I always wanted a steam powered model as a child and in the 21st century here I am with what I consider the modern equivalent.
Thanks again, I’m sure my grandson will be fascinated with his new toy.”
I am not sure John Lewis make the steam powered kit anymore, but I am sure the solar substitute will be just as good!
Mel thought the car would be great for her nephews, saying:
“Thank you I am really happy to have won. I’ve told my nephews about it and they think it looks really fun and futuristic and are really looking forward to going solar powered.”
Hopefully we have made more than one person happy with that kit
Claire jokingly replied:
“Oh my gosh! That is amazing! I can’t wait to drive my new car!”
Claire even sent a picture of the car fully constructed!
Michelle’s story is probably the one that will touch you the most, when I emailed Michelle, she responded:
Thank you so much for your email. It’s made my day! I have MS and am currently experiencing the worst relapse I’ve ever had. The pain is ridiculous and it’s taking me for ever to type this reply as my hands are currently on strike – along with my body and legs!
It will be lovely to see the look on my youngest daughter’s face when I give her this prize. It’s perfect because she’s been learning about the importance of this kind of technology at school and she’s going to feel like Adrian Newey when I give her this!
Five deserving winners and an overall good competition – well done everyone!
Our thanks go out to British Gas for offering the prizes, and to everyone who took part for their entries. Stay tuned to the blog, as we hope to run another (our fourth) competition in the near future.