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Fuzz Townshend teams with Autosessive to find UK’s top car enthusiast

The Parts Alliance’s car parts and accessories ecommerce website, Autosessive.com, has teamed up with National Geographic’s Car SOS presenter Fuzz Townshend for a competition to find the UK’s best car enthusiast, the Autosessive Awards 2016.

First launched in 2010 in conjunction with our online retail brand Autosessive, the contest aims to find the country’s most obsessed car fanatic. Be it through their endless dedication to modifying, detailing, touring and collecting, or just their sheer level of auto obsession.

Fuzz, who knows a thing or two about being an Autosessive, is part owner of Westgate Classics in Walsall, a car restoration company that’s also the set for Car SOS.

The competition is a chance for car enthusiasts from across the country to showcase their prized possessions. Previous entrants have included Jonty Wydell, the Yorkshire man who converted his garage into a lounge, all so that he could stare at his Ferrari while his girlfriend watched TV. Plus who could forget Chris Redford, the Volkswagen addict who’s covered from head to toe in tattoos of his beloved brand, and even incorporated the initials VW into his daughter’s name.

The winner will receive £500 worth of parts and accessories to use on their pet project, as well as an Autosessive hamper to keep their vehicle in tip top condition.

Competition entries are being accepting up until Wednesday 31st August 2016, after which the top contenders will be determined by a public vote and a panel led by Fuzz Townshend and the Autosessive team. The winner will be announced in early October.

For details regarding the competition, please visit www.autosessive.com/awards.

Matt Neal gains sponsorship from Parts Alliance & Delphi in this season’s BTCC

Delphi Product and Service Solutions has partnered with the Parts Alliance to sponsor Matt Neal, three times winner of the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

Neal, who was crowned champion in 2005, 2006 and 2011, finished third last year but hopes to achieve a record-equalling fourth title in 2016. He will again be driving a Honda Civic Type R as part of the Honda Yuasa Racing team. Neal made his BTCC debut at Silverstone in 1991, with 2015 marking his 25th year contesting Britain’s biggest motorsport series. In that time he has participated in 583 races, winning 56 from 15 pole positions. He has finished on the podium 155 times and set 47 fastest laps.

It is Matt’s continued passion for performance and quality, not to mention drive and determination that excites both Delphi and the Parts Alliance. These characteristics are shared by both organisations and make them perfect sponsorship partners for the BTCC legend.

The Parts Alliance is the largest distributor of Delphi parts in the UK automotive aftermarket. Its procurement and product management teams work closely with Delphi to select the best quality parts and get them to market as fast as possible.

Simon Moore, Head of Marketing for Parts Alliance Group, said: “Just like the Parts Alliance, Matt Neal has been on top of his game year after year. He’s one of the country’s most successful drivers in a sport watched by tens of thousands at trackside and millions around the world on TV, including America. The BTCC is extremely demanding. It requires consistent high calibre performance, from driver and car, a quality we look for in the autoparts we sell and which Delphi, as the Parts Alliance’s braking supplier, gives us.”

“We can’t wait for the new season to start and we’ll be backing Matt all the way, hopefully to another championship.”

With a legacy of more than 100 years of OE heritage, Delphi designs and manufactures advanced vehicle components and systems for the top 25 vehicle manufacturers worldwide, and has the resources, reach and original equipment expertise to create real-world innovations for the global aftermarket.

Delphi’s aftermarket parts are essential to the smooth operation of independent garages. Technicians must diagnose problems, order parts, remove and install, and provide satisfaction to their customers. Delphi understands the importance of providing reliable parts for thousands of vehicles, backing up its dedication to quality with expert training and support. Delphi’s Marketing Director EMEA Simone Strimber comments “Our commitment to performance, quality, drive and determination has culminated in the joint sponsorship of one of the country’s most successful drivers.”