Every year, classic motor car insurer Footman James in the United Kingdom holds a competition for the best, privately-owned classic vehicle in the UK. This year’s winner is the owner of a beautiful 1966 MK1 Airflow Lotus Cortina.

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Pete Shaw is a garage owner in Derby who entered his car in this year’s Britol Classic Car Show at the competition’s kickoff in April. After several shows and competitive entries were considered, the Footman James board chose Shaw’s car from the numerous entries for the £5,000 grand prize.

“I am absolutely over the moon to be the lucky winner of such a fabulous prize!” Shaw exclaimed. “It was a fantastic surprise to receive the call.  The money will allow me to do some necessary repairs and improvements to my Cortina, including new interior trim.  I have insured my car via Footman James for the last three years as I consider them to be the very best insurance brokers for classic cars.  Once again, I would like to thank Footman James and look forward to insuring my car via them again when it is due.”

Footman James is also pleased to announce the winner of its Davida Helmet and Leathers competition; Keith Norman from Bromgrove received £750 to spend on the luxury brand.

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An automotive enthusiast for most of his adult life, Aaron has worked in and around the industry in many ways. He is an accredited member of the Rocky Mountain Automotive Press (RMAP) and freelances as a writer and journalist around the Web and in print. You can find his portfolio at AaronOnAutos.com.

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