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Geared up for award

Posted onPosted on 25th Jun

Kirkby man Danny Matthews has won an award for his classic 1988 Renault 5 GT Turbo.

He collected a Masters of the Marque award at the Voitures Francaises event at Ambergate’s Great British Car Journey museum, after his restored turbocharged hatch impressed.

He has owned his classic Renault 5 for 15 years, but only recently returned the car to the road. Previously, it was ‘Max Power’ with a full body kit, however, Danny restored his much-loved Renault to its original state — making it one of only 105 Renault 5s left on the UK roads.

He was one of three winners at the event, which attracted more than 200 classic French car owners in the UK.

Museum founder Richard Usher said: “The awards follow the slightly quirky nature of the museum. I wanted to give classic car owners an incentive to visit us when we promote days celebrating specific British cars and I am delighted that Wera Tools UK decided to support the awards.”

Future Masters of the Marque events at the museum include an MG Summer Festival on 14th July and Show Your Rootes on 18th August.