Join CAR Online at the 2009 Geneva motor show in our exclusive competition
Be a CAR reader reporter at Geneva motor show
13 February 2009 21:30
>> This competition has now closed – and we've finally picked the winners from the list of entrants in the comments section below. After much umming and ahhing, we've awarded our reader reporter passes to tms and car4mh, for mixing poetic dialogue with leftfield editorial. We'll be in touch with you both directly and put you in touch with the three forum members also attending. To everyone else – thanks for taking part; several comments raised a wry smile in CAR Towers. We hope to do more competitions like this in future.
CAR has a pair of golden tickets to give two lucky website users full access to the 2009 Geneva motor show as reader reporters. You'll be mixing with the world's media, as 85 key new cars receive their world and European debuts – and reporting back on the motor show as part of CAR Online's digital coverage live from Switzerland.
You'll attend international press day at the Palexpo hall next to Geneva airport, which kicks off early on Tuesday 3 March 2009. Your ticket gives you money-can't-buy-VIP access days before the show opens to the wider world. You'll see world premieres such as the new BMW PAS, an intriguing new Citroen, the new baby Rolls RR4 and VW Polo – making you among the first people on the planet to see them in the metal.
Geneva remains one of our favourite motor shows on the world stage; it's compact, easy to get around, not hogged by a native industry and is so well regarded that everyone attends and shows off important new wares.
How to win a place as a CAR reader reporter
We've held three tickets back to be distributed to our most active forum members, but two tickets are still up for grabs. For your chance to win, follow the three steps below:
1) Are you free on Tuesday 3 March 2009 and can you make your own way for an early start to Geneva's Palexpo hall slap bang next to Geneva airport for a hard day's work – and bags of fun – writing reader reports live from the Geneva motor show?
2) Do you understand that CAR Online's budget has been blown this month and we can't sadly afford to fly five of you out to Geneva and put you up? Sorry... But the CAR team will promise to look after you on the day and sort lunch and refreshments...
3) If the answer to both the above is 'yes', then it's a cinch to enter. Just click 'Add your comment' on this article and post an entertaining and insightful 75-word response on the Geneva debutant that you're most excited about. You'll need to be a registered user of CAR Online to comment, but it's a doddle to register and you'll get full access to CAR Online and receive our free weekly newsletter round-up of what's going on in Planet CAR.
Entry to our competition closes on midday GMT on Friday 13 February 2009. Then the judges will pick two winners who we reckon are most deserving of being CAR reader reporters at the Geneva motor show. We're looking for a CAR outlook on the automotive scene – so make your comments pithy, punchy and thought-provoking. We'll announce the results on the site on 13 February 2009 and will be in touch with winners directly (so make sure your profiles have your correct latest email address).
>> Good luck and get commenting!