Lucky Winner Scoops £30k of Honda Goodies in Prize Draw


It was one of the biggest prize draws that Honda (UK) has ever staged, with the opportunity to take home one example of every product that the company sells in the UK. And the lucky winner, picked at random from almost 100,000 entries, is… Michael McGovern.

Honda Competition Winner

Pictured with his prizes – altogether worth a staggering £30,000 – the 38-year-old ship’s cook was stunned. “I’ve never filled in any online competitions before and I still don’t know why I did this one,” laughed Michael. “When I was told I’d won my first reaction was that it was a con. It took a bit of time for the reality to sink it. Somebody has to win and it might as well be me! To say I’m happy would be a bit of an understatement!”

The prize draw ran across all divisions of Honda (UK), including Cars, Motorcycles, Marine, All-Terrain Vehicles (ATVs) and Lawn & Garden. It means Michael’s haul consists of:

  • A Honda Civic 1.8 SE
  • A Honda CBR600F motorcycle
  • A Honda TRX420FPM ATV
  • A Honda HRX476QX lawn mower
  • A Honda EU10i portable generator
  • A Honda T271E inflatable boat
  • A Honda BF5 outboard engine

Michael is from Oban, Argyll and works for ferry operator Caledonian Macbrayne on the Oban-to-Craignure route. After collecting his brand new Honda Civic from retailer Phoenix Honda in Paisley, he was impressed by every aspect of the hatchback. “The car is absolutely stunning, a dream to drive and like Doctor Who’s Tardis on the inside. I didn’t think it was possible to have so much space in a car. I could not have won a better one.”

Rebecca Eatwell, CRM Executive at Honda (UK), said the competition had succeeded in creating awareness about the huge range of products that Honda manufactures and sells. “People could enter the prize draw at events where Honda had a presence or online via, and in total 98,959 did so. Congratulations to Michael and he can be assured of many years of high quality service from his new Honda products.”