Bristol Street Motors Ford Worcester is continuing its support for workshop technician Paul Harris as he contests the full British Cross Country Championship (BCCC) for the first time.
After winning the trophy class for two successive years, Paul this year moved up to compete at the highest level of the sport.
With support from Bristol Street Motors, Paul hopes to be competitive in his BMW V8 powered GSR Maxilight.
Simon Parsons, General Manager of Bristol Street Motors Ford Worcester, said: “All of us at the dealership are excited for Paul this season and proud of his achievements.
“Paul is a valued colleague, who always goes the extra mile for our customers, so it is great that we can support him in this way.”
Paul has had a passion for mechanics ever since he left school and in his spare time he has managed to build two off-road vehicles which are both used for racing, with his first being a Tomcat, which is raced in Holland and the second, a GSR Maxilight which is used for the championships and is featured on Paul’s own website.
Paul said: “I am very grateful to the dealership here at Worcester and Bristol Street Motors in general for continuing to support my racing. I’ve always loved cars, ever since I was small, so motor mechanics is a life-long passion which was a fantastic career choice for me.
“As well as the sponsorship, I’ve had a great deal of support from my colleagues at Bristol Street Motors. It’s a great company to work for, and I think this sponsorship just shows how much everyone here values and supports their colleagues. The money will really help my cause and I’m hoping that I can successfully defend my title in what promises to be a very exciting season.”
The GSR Maxilight was bought by Paul as a bare frame two years ago and has been transformed into the championship winning off-road car.
Paul has his own seven tonne transporter which he uses to convey the car to and from events.
Simon Parsons added: “We are proud to sponsor Paul in something that is a great passion of his and something that he has worked so hard on after building his off-road car from scratch. Hopefully Paul will have another fantastic season and everyone here at the Worcester dealership is supporting him all the way.”
For more information about Paul visit his website by going to www.offroad-racing.co.uk and to find out more about the BCCC visit http://www.marches4x4.com/bccc.html