A MAN from Hampshire dismantled a Vauxhall Corsa in the quickest time to win the chance to crush a car.

Curdridge Country Show hosted a competition to see who could dismantle a part of a 2004 Vauxhall Corsa the fastest.

Competitors were asked to remove a coil pack and two spark plugs from the salvage car on the Silverlake Stand at the show, with the top 10 times featuring on the leader board.

The winner will get to crush a car at Silverlake Automotive Recycling, Shedfield in August.

Luke Beirne a carpenter and joiner from Botley, took three attempts to come out on top.

Luke, 32, who owns LB Shepherd Huts said: "I was really up for trying my hand at removing the coil pack and spark plugs against the clock when I saw the competition on the Silverlake stand. I had a few goes to secure my place at the top of the leader board and the £1 I paid to take part each time went straight to their charity scheme UDonateacar.com.

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“Winning has given me such a buzz. I can't begin to imagine what it's going to be like at the Silverlake site and the equipment I'll get to use to crush the car - I cannot wait."

Luke's first attempt was 1.06 minutes, his second attempt 53 seconds, before his final time of 48 seconds beat second place by 1.8 seconds.

The competition was part of the 63rd Curdridge Country Show on Saturday, July 16. Children were invited get creative and paint a salvage car whilst the adults got to dismantling.

All proceeds from the Silverlake stand will got to its charity initiative, UDondateacar.com.

Allen Prebble, managing director at Silverlake, said: “The Curdrige Country Show is a fantastic community event and we have supported it for many years. Coming back after the pandemic, 2022 was great fun for everyone and we loved being part of it.

“We have committed to raising £20,000 in 12 months through UDonateacar.com and we are determined to hit that target. Community charities play a vital role. Sadly, they can sometimes get overlooked in favour of the bigger charities, so we are delighted to be able to generate some attention and fundraise for them through our partnership with Global.”

Silverlake handles all the paperwork and transfers 100 per cent of the donation to the scheme’s national charity partner, Global’s Make Some Noise, which provides grants to small charities.

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