This year’s competition has now come to a close and the Motor-Vision judges have decided on this year’s winners.
The Motor-Vision Awards is a unique motoring awards scheme that offers cash sponsorship of up to £20,000 to motoring enthusiasts with a dream.
The winners of the 2018 Motor-Vision Awards
4×4 for Africa | Paradise Wildlife Park
With the help of the Motor-Vision Awards, the Paradise Wildlife Park team aim to do something really special – to fit out, deliver and donate an anti-poaching ranger 4×4 vehicle to Ol Pejeta Conservancy. In short, to help save animal lives.
Paradise have already acquired a suitable second hand 4×4 locally, they will use their contacts and considerable charm to up-spec the vehicle for the Reserve’s requirements, adding cameras and other important anti-poaching technology.
The vehicle will then be shipped from the UK to Africa, Paradise’s team will then drive across East Africa for three weeks. Along the way they will be making contributions to various charities and wildlife organisations before arriving at Ol Pejeta Conservancy. This is one of Kenya’s most respected animal conservation parks, who’s focus is innovative, tangible, sustainable conservation for wildlife and people, to present them with the vehicle to support their on-going work.
The build up and the trip will be documented and shared across their social media channels.
About Paradise and their team:
Paradise Wildlife Park was formed in 1984 and is well known for its animal breeding and conservation work. In 2017, Paradise became a charity, the Zoological Society of Hertfordshire, and to date they have made contributions of over £5,000,000 to charities, conservation projects and wildlife causes in the UK and around the world.
Paradise is a part of the European Endangered Species Breeding Programme, with successful Jaguar, African Penguin, Lar Gibbon, Cotton Top Tamarin, Silvery Marmoset and Red Ruff Lemur births in the past two years alone.
They were recently voted Hertfordshire’s Top Tourist Attraction and have a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence.
The 4×4 for Africa team will consist of four key members of the charity. Three of the four are the Park’s founder, Peter Sampson’s, grandsons: Tyler Whitnall will manage the trip and take the lead on the conservation projects. Cameron Whitnall will be head of video and content creation, and Aaron Whitnall, the eldest of Peter’s grandsons, an animal keeper and experienced presenter, will explain the story behind the trip and each project we assist. Lastly, Head of Social Media and lifelong friend of the Park, Redmond Boulton, will oversee social media and handle any mechanics.
An Electrifying Leafy Green Tour of Britain | Lucy Rigley
Lucy entered the Motor-Vision Awards to treat her family to a UK road trip to teach them about the environment by stopping at some historic and environmentally friendly attractions in a Nissan Leaf, a fully electric 5-seater compact car.
These environmental and historic attractions could include but not limited to; Centre for Alternative Technology in Wales, Eden Project in Cornwall, Living Rainforest in Berkshire, Kew Gardens in London, National Botanic Garden in Wales, Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh and historic places such as Stonehenge and the Tower of London.
Her vehicle will be covered in stick-on-graphics in the shape of leaves. These leaves can be sponsored by companies to help make the trip come true.
*The image above is an example. The sponsors shown are not yet confirmed*
More about Lucy:
Lucy is a Digital Designer who lives with her husband and 2 sons, aged 4 and 6. She also entered last years Motor-Vision Awards which was to create her very own LEGO Mini!
This would have been a LEGO wrapped Mini Cooper where companies and organisations could sponsor a brick. Once the customisation was completed, she planned to take her family on a road trip to the LEGO headquarters in Denmark. However, her project hit a dead end but this year she is back with a new and improved plan!
Golf MK2 Project | Tiana & John Adams
Tiana suffers from poor health and has relied on her loving husband to take care of her for the last 12 years. As a big thank you to her supportive husband, she entered the Motor-Vision Awards for funds to help her husband, John, fully restore his beloved Volkswagen MK2 Golf.
Her husband has already done a lot of work on the Golf himself and now he just needs a helping hand to finish the project off to a standard that he wouldn’t be able to do alone.
John does a lot for both the community and her, so she feels that he deserves an award for all his hard work. Tiana knew the perfect way to cheer him up and to thank him for all the support he has given over the last 12 years – which was to help him fully restore his Volkswagen Golf!
More about Tiana:
Tiana is 38 years young and is married to her husband John who has just turned 43. They have just celebrated their 10 year wedding anniversary.