An interior designer collected a specially-designed Vauxhall Adam from Bristol Street Motors Northampton Vauxhall after she turned her hand to car design to win a national competition.
Akilah Bonfield picked up the keys to her personalised Adam from the retailer, part of the Vertu Motors group, after her ‘Beautiful Redhead’ design was chosen by the British public as the best UK entry in Vauxhall’s #ADAMYourself competition.
The competition gave customers the chance to win a car by best exploiting the various options to personalise their car and the 24-year-old from Northampton emerged as the winner.
Bonfield was whisked off to Berlin by Vauxhall, where she was chauffeured to meet the other winners from Ireland, Poland and the Netherlands and together they took part in filming Vauxhall’s latest commercial.
She said: “When I saw the #ADAMYourself competition advertised I knew I had to enter and put my design skills to the test. I love white cars and think they look the best on the road, but I also have a minor obsession with the colour red, so I had to use it in some way.
“I think the red roof contrasts fantastically with the white body and alloys, along with the grey accents on the bumper and wheel arches, which helps softens it to the eye and adds curb appeal. It’s the perfect car for me and I’m so happy it’s all mine.”
Despite becoming the proud owner of the world’s first Vauxhall Adam ‘Beautiful Redhead’ she still only holds a provisional licence. She said: “I’m going to be finishing off learning in my new car so I have to be extra careful – it’s my baby and I don’t want to hurt it.”
Kevin Herridge, general manager at Bristol Street Motors Vauxhall Northampton, said: “We’re so pleased to have been able to hand Akilah the keys to her brand new Vauxhall Adam. It’s a cracking little car that she’s designed and it certainly is a well-deserved winner of the #ADAMYourself competition.”