Proton Cars has provided two lucky customers with brand new all-expenses-paid vehicles for 12 months. Customers taking test drives between October and December 2005 were entered into a draw to win a year's free motoring in either a Savvy or GEN-2.
Both customers will receive 12 months’ road tax, insurance and RAC cover with all servicing and warranty costs covered as well. In addition Proton has covered all the bases and supplied both of the winners with £30 per week to pay for fuel.
On Friday 10 March 2006 the two lucky winners, Mr Jonathon Karie-Fenton from Humberston in Lincolnshire and Mrs Sylvia Thompson of Uppingham in Oakham, Leicester received their vehicles from their local Proton dealerships and began their 12 months of free motoring.
Mr Fenton entered the Test Drive competition at his local Proton dealer, Heneage Motor Company in Grimsby. Mr Fenton has won a GEN-2, Proton's Lotus designed five door hatchback. Mr Fenton said: "I am delighted with the win. I have been a loyal customer of Heneage Motor Company for the last 10 years. The GEN-2 is an impressive vehicle with a great specification, I can't wait to receive the car."
Mrs Thompson took her test drive at Adams and Sons in Morcott and won Proton's latest model the Savvy, a five door city car. Mrs Thompson, a Manager of the Uppingham Age Concern could not believe her luck - she said: "I thought it was a hoax! I have been driving since 1972 and I have never won anything on this scale before. I have told absolutely everybody. The Savvy is a very neat looking car and I can't wait to get on the road so that I have a chance to pose in a brand new car!"
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