We are delighted to announce this year’s winners of the Motor-Vision Awards, Dan & Dave, Chatteris to Tokyo!
Dan and Dave both work for a company called Fensport, who specialise in performance Toyotas and their idea is to drive from their hometown Chatteris, Cambridgeshire, to Tokyo in a Toyota Yaris. Along the way, they will be raising as much money as possible for Children In Need.
The idea of driving from the UK to Tokyo has been a dream of theirs for a number of years, but such a trip without financial backing is extremely difficult.
So when they heard of the Motor-Vision Awards, it was an opportunity neither of them could resist.
Their trip will consist of 12,500 miles, travelling through 18 countries and take up to 7 weeks to complete.
As Japanese car fanatics, Tokyo was always the obvious choice.
Home to Toyota itself, as well as some of the world’s best tuners, manufacturers, circuits, events and drivers, Tokyo really is the place to be for all JDM fans.
They visited Tokyo back in 2015 and fell in love with the place and have been planning to return ever since. However, the idea of driving to Tokyo has always been their plan, even before their initial trip.
Along the way they will be visiting as many tuning garages, car shows and race tracks as possible, as ultimately it is a motoring competition.
Why the Yaris?
First of all, their work and passion is based on Toyotas so their brand of choice was always going to be a Toyota.
The guys were after something small, cheap, easily repairable and something that’ll be a challenge. So they decided that the car that ticks all those boxes, was indeed a 1 litre Yaris.
Dave is the main mechanic so he will be the one responsible for the many repairs they will inevitably face along the way.
Check out the video below for more details about Dan & Dave, Chatteris to Tokyo.
What happens now?
Due to the incredibly strong candidates in this year’s final, we couldn’t just fulfill one motoring dream.
So, in true Motor-Vision style, we are working closely with a number of the other finalists to also attempt to fulfill their motoring dreams, so make sure to check out our social media platforms and the Motor-Vision website to keep up-to-date with the other finalist’s progress, as well as our winners.
We’ been overwhelmed by the incredible number of applications and online engagement in this year’s awards, to make it the most successful Motor-Vision Awards to date.
We would like to thank everyone that has taken part or shown interest in this year’s Motor-Vision Awards.
The Motor-Vision Awards will be back for next year, giving you plenty of time to think of the next winning idea.
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Do you have an amazing motoring ambition, but don’t have the cash to make it happen? Perhaps it’s a road trip you always wanted to take, a record attempt, a restoration, a challenge, a charity project or something we simply can’t even imagine!?
Motor-Vision and Performance Direct Insurance are proud to present the Motor-Vision Awards, a unique motoring awards scheme that offers cash sponsorship of up to £20,000 to motoring enthusiasts with a dream.
There’s no catch. If your dream is big enough, we’ve got the cash to help you see it through, the weirder or more unusual the idea the better – we don’t want anything irresponsible or dangerous – just original, achievable motoring ideas.
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