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Man from Pembrokeshire wins car customisation competition

Pembrokeshire based performance and tuning enthusiast, Matthew Merrick, has won the Revving Red Carpet, the top customisation competition organised by the Performance & Tuning Car Show. Matthew from Haverfordwest beat 19 of the UK’s top tuned cars to win the chance to have his car displayed at the first major tuning show of the year.

Inspired by the Fast and Furious movies from an early age, Matthew’s 2011 Mini R56 JCW has been heavily modified with Airrex struts and an airlift v2 management system. Along with suspension modifications, Matthew fitted 17” custom BBS RS, four-pot Brembo brakes and a genuine GP2 diffuser carbon fibre fuel cap.

Matthew’s 2011 Mini R56 JCW

This unique style and high-quality modifications meant that his Mini was a clear winner in the public vote.

James Pearman, Liberty Walk Director said: “We are delighted to showcase the very best in customisation vehicles at the Performance & Tuning Car Show. The Revving Red Carpet has given the public the chance to vote on their favourite top tuned car. The competition received over 15,000 votes with Matthew receiving almost half.

“We look forward to seeing Matthew’s car at the show and to give fans the opportunity to see the latest in tuned cars from across the industry.”

For winning the customisation competition, Matthew will receive four VIP tickets to the Performance & Tuning Car Show, a luxurious overnight hotel stay at the Park Regis Birmingham and the opportunity to have his car centre stage throughout the two-day show.

Along with the winner, the top five voted owners will also be invited to showcase their cars at the Performance & Tuning Car Show.

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