Lucky Emily Simon from Bournemouth is the winner of a brand new Renault Megane worth £20,000, which she collected from Westover Renault in Poole this week.
Mrs Simon won the car in a free prize draw run jointly by Westover Group and AutoTrader at Westover's Motor Showcase. She collected her new metallic Ruby Red Renault from Westover Renault's showroom on Wallisdown Road, where it was presented to her by Westover Group Joint Managing Director, Paul Dillon, and AutoTrader's Richard McColl.
The competition was open to anyone who attended Westover Group's Motor Showcase at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) in May. To enter visitors simply needed to pre-register online or complete a form when they arrived at the Group's 2015 motor show.
“It was a really wonderful feeling driving away in the stunning Megane," says Mrs Simon. “I have truly fallen in love with it. It is so lovely to drive and I still can't believe it's mine!"
“I've never won anything before but I had a sixth sense when I pre-registered for the Motor Showcase. When I was filling in my details online I had a weird feeling that I was in with a chance this time and that it was definitely worth entering. I've never had a new car before and I think it's going to take a while to sink in!"
“We went to the Motor Showcase as a family and stayed much longer than expected because the boys were really enjoying it. They loved the Mobil F1 simulator and the opportunity to sit in loads of new cars in such a relaxed environment. It was a real novelty for all of us as we've not been to anything like it before. The Westover teams were all very relaxed with the children and it made for a great atmosphere."
Emily, who is married with two young sons, currently drives a smaller but less fuel efficient car. She grew up in Bristol, studied languages at Manchester University and moved overseas after graduating, but relocated to Bournemouth two years ago to be near her parents, who also live locally.
The amazing prize car, a Renault Megane Dynamique, has a 1.5 litre diesel engine and comes complete with all manner of mod cons, including built-in live sat nav, climate control, air conditioning, Bluetooth connectivity, automatic lights and wipers, plus keyless entry. It is also highly fuel efficient, delivering around 80 mpg, and comes with four years warranty and four years roadside breakdown cover. All Mrs Simon has to do is insure and fuel her new car.
“We're so pleased that the car was won by someone local and we hope that Emily enjoys owning it," finishes Westover's Paul Dillon. “It's a perfect family car – plenty of room for everyone (including all the school bags and the shopping) and great for longer journeys too, yet still small enough for easy about-town driving. We wish Emily and her husband many congratulations on their fantastic win."
Westover Group's second Motor Showcase was held at the Bournemouth International Centre (BIC) on Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 May and attracted nearly 4,500 people. It was held in the BIC's Solent and Windsor Halls, where over 150 of the newest cars currently available in the UK were on show.