Scouts to Drive Routemaster to Japan After Winning the 2013 Non Standard Awards – Hope They’re Prepared!
Performance Direct are delighted to announce that the team members of the Japan or Bust project are the lucky winners of the 2013 Non Standard Awards. The brave and enthusiastic group of young Scouts first come up with the ludicrous idea to drive a 1964 Route master bus from the UK to the 23rd World Scout Jamboree in Japan, in early 2011 and from then the project grew. Performance Direct will be helping them on their way with funding throughout the build up and execution of the project as well as providing moral support.
Due to depart in May 2015, 8 Scouts plan on traveling 40,000 miles through 23 Countries to their final destination – the Scouting Jamboree in Yamaguchi, Japan. This unique and adventurous idea immediately caught the eye of the Non Standard Award judges, and the team lead by Matthew Hart were called in for a preliminary interview.
In late April, Matthew Collett and the Non Standard Awards team made their way to Gilwell Park, the house, and former grounds, of Robert Baden-Powell the founder of the Scouting movement. Gilwell Park, at the edge of Epping Forest in Essex, was the perfect environment for The Performance Direct team to hand over the oversize cheque and seal the deal.
Representatives from Shelter Box, the charity that will be working alongside the team to provide essential equipment and guidance, were also there as support and to celebrate the joining of Performance Direct and the Japan or Bust team.
Performance Direct will be supporting the Japan or Bust adventure all the way through the journey; we will keep you updated with their progression and whereabouts!
For your chance of Performance Direct Non Standard Awards sponsoring you up to £10K to fulfill your motoring dreams please visit The Performance Direct website
Please click here to find out more and to support the Japan or Bust team.
With signs of sunshine peeping through and the Summer time creeping closer, this weekend’s Big Bang Camper and Bus Show is set to be a jam packed show. To kick-start the Summer, Performance Direct and Santa Pod Raceway have teamed up to offer 20% off both weekend and day tickets to this much anticipated event.
Our friends at Performance Direct are also offering the chance to win 2 family weekend passes * to our lucky competition winners by simply guessing the model of the classic VW below.
To be in with a chance to win this fantastic prize all you have to do is like our Facebook page and comment on the picture, telling us what classic car it could be. The lucky winners will be drawn and notified on Thursday 25th April just in time for this weekend’s show!
Performance Direct will be exhibiting at this weekend’s Big Bang Show and will be located behind the Grand Stand in the trade area, please feel free to visit us for a quote or for more information about The Performance Direct Car Club Scheme.
* 2 adults 2 children
To find out more about the Car Club Scheme please visit http://www.performancedirect.co.uk/CarClub/CarClubRecommendationScheme.aspx
For your 20% off ticket prices please simply quote the online code PD13 on checkout at http://www.big-bang.co.uk/index.htm
Looking forward to seeing you there!!!
We have all grown up wishing we could drive like James Bond, put the pedal to the floor in a fast car and perform Hollywood style car chases with everything from j-turns, to donuts, to driving on two wheels, being a stunt driver is a childhood dream for most.
Performance Direct have teamed up with Santa Pod Raceway and world famous stunt driver Terry Grant to offer an amazing, once in a lifetime opportunity to live out a childhood fantasy. We are offering you the chance to experience this exhilarating stunt show, not from the sidelines BUT as a passenger, during the Terry Grant Stunt Show at this weekend’s The Fast Show.
Born in Hertfordshire in the 60’s, Terry was always destined to be a motoring daredevil with both his parents being in the kart racing scene. Travelling all over the world, Terry has performed at some of the most prestigious events on the Global motoring calendar. From the Race of Champions in Paris, to the London Motor Show and TV studio of the Guinness World Records in Madrid, whatever the challenge, Terry gives 110% to every fan, producer and promoter to ensure whoever is watching gets blown away by he’s show.
For your chance to win this fantatsic prize please like our Facebook page and Terry Grant Competition image at www.facebook.com/PerformanceDirect
Due to be launched at the Paris Motor Show next month the new Jaguar is a true 21st century car in design, technology and performance. On September 20th 2012 Jaguar announced that the new Jaguar soft top roadster will be on sale from next spring from £55,000. What will be known as the F-Type, will be seen as the successor to the classic E-Type of the sixties. With Jaguar unveiling ‘it’s sexiest car to date’ the question has arose, what is the sexiest classic car of all time? Talking about classic cars started an office debate about which classic car was the all time sexiest. We have put together a list of some of our opinions.
Oddly enough, the adventure that Jeff Ruggles and Matt Woods initially planned didn’t include a Mini or Italy. However, they somehow found themselves with both included in their trip. Jeff and Matt soon realised that to achieve anything they needed a significant amount of funding. So they turned to the Performance Direct Non Standard Awards, who are renowned for turning motoring dreams into reality.
The pair back in 2011 began by pin pointing a location in Europe and purchasing an obscure local car, which they then planned to drive back to Bath. They bought a 1970’s Fiat 126 from Poland to make the long journey home, however, during a test run they realised that this has been done many times before and it wasn’t as exciting as first thought.