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Safely Insured Customer Car of the Year: VOTING IS OPEN

Author: Tina Playle
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We`re excited to finally bring you the first Safely Insured Customer Car of the Year Competition! We've had such a wide array of fantastic cars enter this year. You can find them below, but first let's recap what's at stake.

Obviously we wanted to up the stakes for the first Customer Car of the Year Competition under our new name sake, so there`s not only one brilliant prize up for grabs for1st place, but 2nd and 3rd too.

1st place prizes:

  • £100 Halfords Voucher
  • 4 x tickets for Ford Fair OR Japfest 2021 – you can pick one.
  • 1 x years subscription to Evo Magazine
  • Dedicated feature article written about you and your car

2nd and 3rd place will receive

  • £50 Halfords voucher
  • Dedicated feature article written about you and your car

Below you`ll find all the fantastic entries, make sure you make a note of your favourite and cast your vote further down this page.

Voting is open until the 18th June 2021.

Once all the votes are counted, the top 5 will be brought forward to a panel of our in-house car enthusiasts who will decide the top 3 positions.

But enough from us! Let`s show you to amazing entries we`re proud to insure below!

Richard's Hyundai Veloster turbo 2013

Hyundai Veoloster Turbo 2013

Mods: Engine bored out (1612cc) for slightly larger forged pistons and rods along with being ported, Borla exhaust, sports cat downpipe, k&n intake and front mount intercooler, Android head unit, 2016 model cluster,  Rewrapped steering wheel with high quality leather.

Power: 235 horsepower at 6500 rpm, 270ftlbs of torque at 2750rpm

"I love having something pretty unique that puts a grin on my face every time I get in." - Richard

Ricardo's Audi S3 8V Saloon

Audi S3 8V Saloon

Mods: Full exhaust sytem ramair induction kit forge intercooler stage 2 mapping

Power: 400 bhp 2litre turbo

"I love everything about my car its fast and lovely." - Ricardo

Brandon's VW Golf MK6 R

VW Golf MK6 R

Mods: Built motor (forged Supertech pistons and ZRP rods), APR HPFP and LPFP, Garret G25-660 turbo mated to Nortech manifold with downpipe, AEM WMI with direct port injection (4 x 250cc nozzles), RPC manifold, Revo CAI, Wagner Competition IC, AKS high flow injectors, EMP custom exhaus and more.

Power: This is a 2.0 TFSI currently running 538bhp / 428lb ft With ECU tune by EST Performance and TCU tune by TVS

"What I love the most is the way the car makes me feel every time I take her out.. The power on tap just makes me giggle like a little kid on Christmas who got everything they ever wanted a

l in one go." - Brandon

Nicco's Nissan GTR R35 BO05 TLB

Nissan GTR R35

Mods: Liberty walk bodykit, wrapped in Orange, carbon steering wheel, air suspension, vossen wheels

Power: 3.8 Twin Turbo 660 BHP

"My car represents me everywhere I go." - Nicco

David's Ford Focus ST225

Ford Focus ST225

Mods: Wheels, Suspension, Engine mods, Big Brake upgrade , the visuals are all made by myself, 2.5L 5 cylinder Turbo

Power: Approx 350+ bhp

"I love the sound, the way it handles, the way it stops and how it looks. It's a bit of me, I just love my fast Fords and always will. I love taking my kids out because they love it as much as I do. It's well looked after with no expense spared. A true labour of love." -  David

Oliver's Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6, T400 GSR

Mitsubishi Lancer Evo 6

Mods: ILSTEIN B16 with RalliArt top mounts, AP racing 6 pot 330mm kit, Turbo Technics S209, Link G4X with wideband, Tomei cams, Russ fellows exhaust

Power: 2.0litre and will be approx 450bhp and 430lbft

"I love the fact that the rallying heritage and homologation sculpts every aspect of this car." - Oliver

Lewis' MK2 Ford Focus ST 225

MK2 Ford Focus

Mods: 3inch kms section 18 exhaust system 4.5 in tips, chrome airtec crossover pipe. ramair induction kit turbo too crossover pipe, forge dump valve  rs spoiler full wrc vinyl kit custom sunstrip kode steering wheel, front splitter

Power: 2.5 turbo engine from.the volvo t5 currently running 225bhp

"The reason I love this car is the pure looks and sound, looks angry and sounds even better the growl of the 5pot engine when you put your foot down is something else!" - Lewis

Ian's Nissan Skyline R33 GTS-t

Ford Focus RS MK2

Mods: Wheels, coilovers, suspension arms, bodywork, hybrid turbo, MaxxECU, exhaust & custom details

Power: 2.5l, 360BHP

"What I love most about the car is the interesting people I meet along the way and how working on it has been a lifesaver in terms of my mental health." - Ian

Sean's Ford Fiesta ST180

Ford Fiesta ST180

Mods: Miller Exhaust system, ITG filter, R Sport Turbo crossover, MaxD remap, multiple strut braces, H&R springs, engine dress up kit, full low line kit, Delta spoiler raiser, MSRT grill, custom carbon fibre touches, short shifter, rear quarter wrap, custom steering wheel, polybushed, and a whole heap more!

Power: Engine Size: 1.6, BHP: 267bhp, 407nm torque

"This car is fun to drive regardless of the scenario it's in. Whether it's popping to the shops, or out on the country B roads, it handles it all so well. Building this car over the last 3 years as taught me not only how to build a car right, but also how to survive. It has been my tool to help battle both my physical and mental health issues and allowed me to come out the other side a stronger person. I love being able to look at it every morning and say thank you to it for making me survive everyday." - Sean

Connor's Mazda Eunos/mx5

Mazda Eunos MX5

Mods: Turbo charged, Forged rods and pistons, roll cage, coilovers, wide arches. BGW.

Power: 1.6 / 300BHP

"How versatile it is, and how good of a car it is round a track straight out of the box without any adjustments. And of course all of the sideways action." - Connor

Matthew's Skoda Octavia VRS

Skoda Octavia VRS

Mods: K03s,Dump valve, Frount mount, Tinted windows, Audio system, Mapped

Power: 1782 280 at fly

"It's my baby I enjoy the noise it makes and the way it drives my passion is cars" - Matthew

Jamie's Honda Prelude Type S

Honda Prelude Type SMods -

Mods: Kswap Engine + Rotrex supercharger, Ksport brakes, Rays Wheels ze40, S2000 cluster, S2000 steering wheel, Custom recaro seats, Wire tucked, Shaved Engine bay, Pearl white paint , Custom 3inch exhaust.

Power: Engine 2.0 Litre K20 - 405 Bhp

"What I like about my car is its one of one and a rare import for the UK. Its incredibly nice to drive and you have a bomb to step on to have fun."

Sonny's BMW M4


Mods: Bootmod stage 1, Lowered on Eibachs, 20" 763M wheels, Carbon splitter and spoiler

Power: 3 litre, 500bhp

"I love this car not because I drive it fast, but because it just looks fast!" - Sonny

Stuart's Volkswagen MK7 Golf R

Volkswagen MK7 Golf R in Blue in front of a wall with Spider Man Street Art

Mods: Celtic tuned stage 2, Racingline lowering springs, Airtec intercooler and hard pipes, Zaustworx res removal, Milltek decat pipe, Ebc black diamond discs all round, Ebc yellow stuff pads all round, P3 boost gauge, Forge short shift, Maxton low line body kit, Maxton spoiler extension, Vibe audio amps and sub, Baf motorsport k brace, Rts organic clutch.

Power: 2.0ltr turbo running 411bhp

"I love everything about it if I`m being honest it`s such a good car." - Stuart

Max's Nissan Skyline R34 GTR Max 952x

Nissan Skyline R34 GTR

Mods: Auto select carbon front canards, Nismo side skirt extension, Nismo rear bumper extension, Nismo carbon bonnet,Bonnet catches,Japan racing wheels,, JDM Autolink rear LED tail lights, Idg injectors, Oil cooler, Radiator,Hks bov, Garrett 2860r-4 turbos, Nismo fuel Pump, Blitz full hard pipe kit, Kakimoto regu plus r Exhaust, Kakimoto down pipe & more.

Power: 512BHP

"It`s the car I`ve always wanted since playing GT on the ps1! Still puts a massive smile on my face every time I have the pleasure of driving her." - Max

Jamie's 2006 Toyota Crown Athlete

Mods: Job design full body kit, Work schwartz 19 inch alloys, greddy coilovers aftermarket exhaust

Power: Engine 3.5 v6 - 315bhp

"One thing I love is how unique it is and I most likely won't see another car like it." - Jamie

Ed's Abarth 595c Competizione OUI 3988

Abarth 595 Competizione Oui

Mods: 695 Biposto Type 124 with Tricolour strip on leading edge, hydro-dipped front fog lights, carbon fibre sill extensions, wheel spacers, Aluminum wing shields, rear spoiler wrapped in metallic black, 695 Maserati Neptune 17" allow wheels in powdercoated blck, carbon fibre door pillars and posts and more.

Power: 1400cc and 180hp

"The combination of looks, performance, image and brand made personal by my vision for the ultimate bespoke Abarth." - Ed

Sam's Toyota GT86

Toyota GT86 in Red

Mods: Airlift Performance 3p Suspension, Work Meister M1 Wheels,PB Big Brake kit,Full Car Wrap,Rocket bunny V2Bodykit, Seibon Carbon Fibre Bonnet, Liberty Walk Ducktail Spoiler, Aftermarket headlights & Tailights, Mishomoto Intake, HKS catback exhaust,

Power: 2.0L Boxer engine making Standard 200bhp,

"The journey it's had over the last few years and the fun it's been building and working on the car every step of the way!" - Sam

Patricks Volkswagen MK5 Golf GTI Edition 3

Volkswagen MK5 Golf GTI

Mods: R-tech Stage 3 ECU + DSG Remap, Venom 450 Hybrid Turbo, Airtec Interooler, APR RSC Turboback with Sport Cat, Evoms Intake, BC Coilovers

Power: Engine 2L - 417 BHP / 426 LB-FT

"The car is well documented on YouTube by TR-Hamza as this was his hatchback project. He influenced he to get a Golf GTI MK5 in the first place when he modified a high mileage MK5 GTI.

I was in the process of doing the same but when I found out he was selling his finished project with the same set up and power figures I was aiming for, it was a no brainer and I messaged him on his Instagram and rest was history." - Patrick

Craig's Civic Type R Ep3

Civic Type R

Mods: Kpro Ecu, Japspeed manifold, Solid Fab 3” Exhaust, Teg intake, Carbon bonnet, Volks Rays forged wheels

Power: 2.0 245BHP N/A

"The rawness of the drive. It makes you grin every time you plant the throttle."

Robert's Nissan Skyline GT R34 

Nissan Skyline GT R34

Mods: z tune body kit, hks exhaust system, greddy boost gauge, greddy front mount intercooler, greddy turbo timer and coilovers.

Power: Engine size 2.5l rb25det neo approximately 300bhp.

"I love this car because it's so raw. It's noisy and requires full driver involvement. It attracts a massive amount of attention wherever I go. " - Robert

Billy-Jo's Nissan 370z

Nissan 370z

Mods: "I don't have any mods as of yet but lots in the pipeline! (I mean, they are to drool for as standard)" - Billy-Jo

Power: naturally aspirated 3.7 V6 with 326 bhp

"I love the fact that the colour of him is deceiving. In most light he looks black but infact when that glorious sunshine hits him, his xirallic paint glistens black cherry, so allsorts of purple/burgundy. A definite head turner for sure!" - Billy-Jo

Sam's Volkswagen Golf MK7 R

Volkswagen Golf MK7-R

Mods:  Built Engine, Full Frame Big Turbo, Syvecs S7 Standalone ECU, Fuelling Mods, Methanol Injection, Bilstein B16 Ride Control Coilovers, Brembo 8-pot Big Brake Kit 370mm Floating Discs, Michelin PS4S Tyres, Neuspeed RSe 102 Wheels and lots more.

Power: Engine 2.0L 4-Cylinder Turbo - 750HP and 933NM/688LB-FT Torque (to the crank)

"The best thing about it has to be when the boost kicks in and sets your heart racing - but I love the daily drivability of my car with oodles of power on reserve. I also love the control, flexibility and management offered by the Syvecs ECU - rolling boost and antilag are great fun to use!" - Kanwar

Steve's  2017 Ford Fiesta ST200

Steve Ford Fiesta

Mods: Garrett GTX2860T Turbo, Garett Intercooler, AP BBK, KWV3 coilovers, Forged internals, Uprated cams, Bespoke, side exit exhaust, Monkeywrench headlights, Bespoke hubs

Power: 1600cc, 391bhp/382lb/ft torque (fly)

"The proudest achievement on the car is how we`ve managed to make it look like an oem factory finish. Best merit. Front cover of Fast Ford (March 2020)" - Steve

Ian's Ford Focus RS Mk2

Ford Focus RS MK2

Mods: Mountune MR375 engine upgrade/Mountune sports exhaust/lowered suspension/20mm wheel spacer

Power: 2.5ltr, 375 BHP

"The warble from the 5 cylinder engine accompanied by the occasional pop and bang from the exhaust plus the Ultimate Green paintwork looks glorious in the Summer sunshine." - Ian

Romeo's 2008 Volkswagon Mk5 Golf R32

Volkswagen MK5 Golf R32

Mods:  R36 3.6 VR6 engine from the VW Passat, Forge induction kit, 3 inch Scorpion exhaust system, Mapped to 340bhp 400Nm, Kw Clubsport 3 way suspension, Front and rear Aluminium sub frame, D2 Racing 6 pot and 4 pot Brakes, OZ ULTRALEGERA alloys, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S Road tyres

"What I love about my car is the sound and the speed that is goes round the Famous Nürburgring! I also love that it's the only one in UK so far. Another thing is the colour, the Deep Blue Pearl, the colour that I didn't actually like in the beginning. Not to mention the YouTube feature on TR Hamza's Channel.

This engine is so rare that people didn't even know that VW had it in the Passat to begin with." - Romeo

Jack's Ford Focus ST225

Ford Focus ST225

Mods: Lowline Kit, Mudflaps, TRC Rear diffuser,  Maxton spoiler lip, Zunsport front grills, Exterior Black details,  Eibach springs, Airtec intercooler, Miltek Ultimate exhaust, Ramair induction.

Power: 2.5L Turbo Inline 5. Remapped. Not be on the dyno but similar cars are 300 – 310 HP.

"The best thing I love about the car is noise the 5 pot Volvo engine makes!" - Jack

Emily's Vauxhall Astra H VXR

Vauxhall Astra H VXR

Mods: Cobra Exhaust System, Airtec intercooler, Courtenay ECU Remap, 18`' Rota Grids, Brembo 4 pot front brake calipers, DNA Rear Lights, Blue SMD conversion, Blue seat belts, Finned Diffuser.

Power: Engine 2L Turbo 300bhp

"I love the colour of my car, how it shines after I've detailed it, the sound from the exhaust and the power!

Actually i love every about my car really it holds sentimental value to me as well, not to give you the sob story but my car belonged to my boyfriend who died in a motorbike accident a few years ago, so over the last few years I've owned it I've not only enjoyed driving it but I've really enjoyed doing the modifications to it and taking it to shows, apart from the cross over delete the car was standard when i bought it so it's amazing to see the changes I've done to it and hear the amazing things about it from people who knew me and my partner when he owned it." - Rachel

Adam's Ford Fiesta ST 180 1.6

Ford Fiesta ST18

Mods: Stage 3 air tech induction with crossover, 3” scorpion non res exhaust with sports cat, Pro gen intercooler with big boost pipes,Xr47 hybrid turbo, Trs custom stage 3 map, Dfb dv, Turbo Actuator, Iridium sparks, Short shifter, Ebc disks and pads all round, Braided break lines, Ebc high performance brake fluid , Front and back black lights (sprayed inside fronts), Team dynamic alloys wrapped in Eagle f1s.

Power: Stage 3 roughly 300bhp

"All round this car makes me smile on a daily basis very fun car to drive extremely proud with what I have done with it. I don`t treat this car as Fiesta st this girl gets a full detail every 6 months - 1 year depending if I get it ceramic coated or waxed Serviced every 6,000 miles.

This car is my pride and joy and very much loved and looked after this is what the modified scene is all about." - Adam

George's Ford Fiesta ST

Ford Fiesta ST in Red

Mods: Full engine bay dress up kit. Full lowline kit. Stage 2 engine upgrade with paired mods

Power: Engine 1.6 eco boost standard 180, Current 250hp

"What I love the most about my car is the colour really pops in the sun." - George

Cast your vote!

Now you've seen the many entries, here comes the hard part: deciding your favourite. You can only cast one vote each, so make it count.

Please note, you'll need a Google account to cast your vote. This is only so we can keep it fair by allowing each voter one vote each! Please be assured we do not collect any of your Google data, purely just your vote.

Good luck to all of our entries!

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