This year, Toyota saw exceptional results from thousands of young contestants in their 2018 Dream Car Contest, revealing our car designers of the future!
More than 800 entries nationwide were received by Toyota UK after they called out for children to mix their artistic skills with their engineering ideas to produce the car of their dreams. The future of transport is in these youngsters hands, quite literally, as they put pencil to paper and let their imagination go wild!
Toyota were especially looking for cars of the future to think about how we can protect the environment and care for our planet. With this in mind, the judges made a decision on which masterpiece would come first, second or third across three age categories.
For the lucky winners, the super prizes on offer were an official award and a Toyota goodie bag. What's more, the winners would also qualify for consideration for the competition’s global final, and the chance of winning a trip to Japan. And now the best of the best have been revealed!
In the under-eight age category, Martin Wellstead took gold with The Friendly Underwater Cleaning Car that keeps the oceans clean without disturbing sea creatures.
The winner in the eight to 11 category was Tess Hudson with her Deep Freezeconcept. This vehicle moves around the ocean and acts as an ice-pack for the Earth, lowering ocean temperatures.
Among the 12 to 15-year-olds, Saraya Kingsley took first place with her Tree-mendous Travel Car, a machine that travels the world searching for homeless people who are then provided with a place to live in a tree.
Robin Giles, HR and Corporate Operations Director for Toyota GB, said: “At Toyota we think it is essential to listen to the thoughts and ideas of young people when we think about future innovations for mobility and for protecting our environment. We were amazed by the creativity and imagination shown by this year’s contest entrants, which made the task of choosing the winners very difficult for our judges. Our thanks go to everyone who took part and our warmest congratulations go to the winners.”
Gold:The Friendly Underwater Cleaning Car by Martin Wellstead, age six from Dorset
Silver:Toyota Gym Car by Dylan Kay, age seven from Dudley
Bronze:Protect the World Car by Jacob Potochnic, age seven from London
EIGHT TO ELEVEN
Gold:Deep Freeze by Tess Hudson, age ten from Cheshire
Silver:The Helpmobile by David Potocnik Hahonina, age eight from London
Bronze:The Dronemobile by Anna Potocnik Hahonina, age ten from London
TWELVE TO FIFTEEN
Gold:The Tree-mendous Travel Car by Saraya Kingsley, age 14 from Stockport
Silver:The Disaster Recovery Car by Harriet Myers, age 13 from Leeds
Bronze:The Converter by Quazi Mahdeen Zaman, age 12 from Aberdeen
Snows Group has seven Toyota dealerships in the South and South West, located in Exeter, Hedge End, Honiton, Paignton, Plymouth, Southampton, and Waterlooville. The Group prides itself on its reputation and dedication to delivering excellent customer service, and is rewarded by the fact that over half of its business comes from returning customers. With Snows Group, driving becomes an experience, rather than a chore.
Author: Sophie Taylor
Please contact Sophie Taylor using firstname.lastname@example.org or 02380 707750 with all press enquiries.
Posted on 22/02/2018