Andy Binding, from Somerset is the very happy man who won the superbly refurbished Defender, worth £14,000, in our Sealey Power Tools and Land Rover Owner Prize Draw. He was thrilled to learn that his name was the one plucked out of a very big hat containing 10,118 entries. ‘I was stunned, I thought someone was having a laugh. You always wonder who wins these things, but now it’s me,’ chuckles Andy. He and his father John, drove from the West Country to Sealey Power Tools’ Bury St Edmunds headquarters on Friday 10 October to pick up the Defender.
Andy, 46, is a long-standing Land Rover fan, owning a Td5 Discovery 2 and then a Freelander 1 more recently. ‘I followed every step of the rebuild,’ says Andy. He’s clearly delighted with his new toy and doesn’t stop smiling the whole time. So what are his plans for it? ‘I live right near the Quantock Hills in Somerset and I enjoy taking my dogs up there; now I’ve got the ideal vehicle for the job. I love the colour, it’s very striking. I can’t wait to get in it and drive it down the road, everybody will be looking at it,’ laughs Andy.
‘He’ll have a good 250-mile, five-hour test drive home today,’ smiles John, ‘I’ll be following him back in his other car.’
Andy isn’t the only LRO reader to win cool stuff from Sealey Power Tools. Regular readers will know that alongside each instalment of the Defender rebuild featured in LRO, there was also a fantastic additional prize from Sealey Power Tools. What you won’t know yet, is who won what. Now you do:
Spring – 24v 1/2in Sq Drive Cordless Impact Wrench – R.B. Bautista, Ware
May – Brake & Clutch Bleeding System, Ratcheting Flare Nut Spanner, Brake & Fuel Pipe Tool, Brake Service Kit, Cleaning & Decarbonising Brush Set – M. O’Grady, Birmingham
June – Three-tonne Professional Trolley Jack and Cross Beam Adaptor – Nicholas Graham, Durham
July – Shot & Soda Blasting Kit – Ms Carole Clark
August – Air Operated Wax Injector Kit and Threaded Nut Rivet Kit – Carole Clark, Glasgow
September – SRW4300 Self-Recovery Winch – Jason Sheppard, Porth