When Rosalind Cottee and her husband Norman visited the National Motor Museum at Beaulieu last summer and entered a prize draw to win a brand new Fiat 500C, little did they know they would be driving off in the car six months later.
Beaulieu Managing Director Russell Bowman handed the keys for the bright red soft-top to the Maidenhead couple, and they were joined for the ceremony by Niall James from Snows Fiat and Abarth, which supplied the car.
“We had a lovely day, but I really didn’t expect to win anything, let alone the car,” said Rosalind.
“I think the only other thing I’ve ever won in a competition was a bowl of fruit, so this is wonderful! We’re both retired, so I will be using the Fiat for local trips.”
Carole McGuire, from Tonbridge in Kent, won second prize – a money-can’t-buy opportunity to take part in the 2019 London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, as a passenger in one of the National Motor Museum Trust’s historic vehicles, with an overnight stay in London.
Carole said: “I’m thrilled to bits. It was meant to be! Years ago, I used to live near the route of the run so I always went to watch the veteran cars pass by.”