How would you like to realise your motoring dreams; to make that once in a
lifetime road trip, to undertake that long delayed classic car restoration or to
explore one of those weird motoring ideas you had down the pub?
Now's your chance. Read on! To see the current / previous winners,
Performance Direct is well known in the insurance industry for
helping motorists with unusual insurance requests.
As well as standard motor insurance, Performance Direct caters for the drivers of
what the industry calls 'non-standard' vehicles, catering for classic car insurance
and motorcycle insurance, imported vehicle insurance, modified and high value vehicle
Performance Direct helps so-called non standard drivers too – this doesn't mean
anything unusual; the self employed, drivers with points on their licence or individuals
who use their car for work are all, in insurance terminology, 'non-standard' cases.
Through Performance Direct's work with classic, modified and prestige vehicle insurance,
the company often identifies individuals with unusual motoring ideas and dreams.
These include vehicle restoration projects, original road trips, record attempts,
charity events and challenges. In many cases, however, these ideas remain untried,
often because the individuals lack the basic finance to make their ideas happen.
That's why we invented the Non Standard Motoring Awards.
The Non Standard Awards Work – How they Work?
Whether you have dreams of driving from Lands End to John O'Groats in a converted
bath, restoring a classic VW Camper Van or painting your car to look like the Sistine
Chapel, if you need assistance to help realise your driving ambitions or slightly
mad projects, then the Non-Standard Awards are for you!
The more different the idea the better – we don't want anything irresponsible or
dangerous – just original, achievable ideas (they should be associated with motoring
and if there's a charity element that'll be good, although it's not essential).
Take a look further down the page and you'll see details of some of our previous
winners and the ideas they put forward. We like variety so be creative!
Performance Direct will need to know exactly what finance is required, why you need
it and you'll also have to persuade the expert judges that you'll be able to carry
out your idea. The judging process will be rigorous, so forget it if you can't
How to Apply?
Applications for the next round of Performance Direct Insurance's Non Standard Awards will be accepted
until 31st Oct 2012
In the first instance,
click here to apply.
This should explain, in no more than 200 words, your idea and the amount of money required to make it
Then, also in less than 200 words, we'll also need to know about you. We'll obviously need proof that
your idea is realisable and, as far as you can, that you can ‘pull it off'! Please include any supporting
photos or information with the application.
Every application will be acknowledged and an initial shortlist will be sent out by 30th Nov 2012. Short
listed candidates may be asked to attend an interview with an expert judging panel in London (Some Terms
and Conditions will apply).
Performance Direct is prepared to receive applications for up to £10,000. However, applications for
smaller amounts will be looked upon favourably. There is no minimum application and we are happy to
act as a co sponsor of an idea.
Become a Non-Standard Award Winner with Performance Direct.
Remember, you need to apply by 31st Oct 2012.
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Terms and Conditions
- No proof of purchase is required for entry.
- A panel of Performance Direct Judges will choose the best ideas, based on creativity,
practicality, cost and originality.
- The judges' decision is final.
- All applicants will be contacted by email.
- Short-listed candidates will also be announced on the Performance Direct website.
No correspondence will be entered into.
- Performance Direct will require winning applicants to take part in agreed activities
to promote the applicant's idea and the Non Standard Awards.
- Any photos/videos or materials submitted as part of your application must be your
own property and available for use by Performance Direct in the promotion of the
Non Standard Awards.
- Performance Direct reserves the right to feature the name, photographs, videos
and location of applicants in future publicity material.
- The competition is open to full UK Driving License Holders only.
- Employees of Performance Direct and associated companies or their families are
ineligible to take part in the competition.
- By entering the competition all entrants will be deemed to have accepted and agreed
to be bound by these rules. The Promoter is Performance Direct insurance.
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