For the first time ever, Halfords has launched its Garage of the Year Competition 2021 in a search to crown the UK’s best home garage.
The retailer wants to celebrate the garages where you spend your time, whether you’re tinkering with a classic car or unwinding.
The competition is part of Halfords’ partnership with British Touring Car Championship Team, Halfords Racing with Cataclean, and comes as research from Halfords found that 40 per cent of people spent more time in their garage during lockdown than they had done before.
One in five of those said they spent the time making improvements to the garage itself, with DIY, working on vehicles and even using it as an art studio all featuring as popular uses.
The results suggest the garage has become the retreat of choice for millions of Brits.
To enter, participants must explain why they think their garage is best and provide pictures to support.
The submissions will be judged by the Halfords Racing with Cataclean professional racing drivers Daniel Rowbottom and Gordon Shedden, pictured below.
The overall winner of the competition will receive a £5000 cash prize, along with a Halfords Ultimate garage bundle plus a new set of tyres and a BlackVue dash cam fitted for free, courtesy of Halfords Mobile Expert.
The Ultimate Garage Bundle will include £2000 worth of Halfords tools, tool storage and products, to give the winner the perfect prize.
“As the operator of more than 400 full-service garages across the UK, we know better than most the value of a well-equipped and well-designed garage and we’re very excited to launch this competition to find the best home equivalent,” Halfords chief operating officer Andy Randall said.
“Over the course of the pandemic, we’ve spent more time than ever at home and in the garage, organising, tinkering and tidying up. We’re hugely looking forward to seeing all the amazing spaces people have created at home and finding our Garage of the Year.”
Submissions are open at the Halfords website until July 31.