Club unveils competition to give away unique caravan

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Tuesday 18 February 2020

The Camping and Caravanning Club has launched its big competition for 2020 to give away a unique – and colourful – caravan to one lucky winner.

The competition prize is a new Basecamp 4 Special Edition crossover camping vehicle, or CCV, from Swift Group that will be adorned with a design by a world-renowned artist.

Graham Dews, who is better known by his graffiti name tag Paris, will create his work of art on a Basecamp 2 at this year’s Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show at the Birmingham NEC on Tuesday 18 February. The design will then be transferred to the Club’s competition prize, which is a new model being launched at the show.

The Swift Basecamp, which has been designed for action-loving caravanners, is a fitting artistic subject for Paris as it already comes with a choice of striking exterior graphic packs including a Union Jack style and a target design.

Paris will put his artistic stamp on the Basecamp at the show using his bold style, which has also featured on Coldplay’s live stage sets and on the cover of the band’s Mylo Xyloto album. He has also created large scale pieces of art for the Glastonbury Festival.

The Camping and Caravanning Club’s Simon McGrath said: “This is an incredible prize to win and one that will turn heads on any campsite. Visitors to the first day of the show will see Paris create something truly stunning.”

The competition prize also includes a Vango porch awning, one year’s free Club membership plus a week’s free camping on a Club Site, together worth over £22,000.

The competition highlights well-matched car and caravan combinations as part of the Club’s ‘No B+E? No Problem’ campaign. Drivers who passed their test on or after 1 January 1997 automatically hold a B car licence, which enables them to drive car and caravan outfits with a combined maximum authorised mass of up to 3,500kg.

Despite this licence restriction, there are still hundreds of tow car and caravan combinations that fall within this limit that can be legally matched and safely towed, including the Swift Basecamp 4.

The Club’s Technical Manager, Ian Hewlett, added: “Advancements in technology and improvements in the manufacturing process mean that caravans are becoming increasingly lightweight and easier to manoeuvre than ever before.

“There’s now more choice for caravans than ever to help give owners confidence they’re buying the model that is best suited to their needs.”

To enter the competition visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/competitions. You can also enter on the Club stand (Hall 5 stand 200) or the Swift stand (Hall 4 stand 150) at The Caravan, Camping and Motorhome Show, NEC Birmingham from 18-23 February 2020.

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Notes for Editors

1. The Camping and Caravanning Club is 119-years-old and is the largest and oldest Club in the world for all forms of camping. It has 103 award-winning sites throughout the UK and, through a partnership with Forestry England, runs and manages a further 15 Camping in the Forest touring sites.
2. To see some of Paris’s recent artwork visit www.instagram.com/paris_mmx/.
3. Get involved: for the latest news, information and inspiration from The Camping and Caravanning Club, and to engage with those who’ve enjoyed holidays with the Club, visit www.facebook.com/thefriendlyclub, www.twitter.com/campandcaravan or check out our Instagram page www.instagram.com/campandcaravan.
4. For more information on driving licence entitlements (related to trailers, caravans and driving motorhomes), visit www.campingandcaravanningclub.co.uk/drivinglicences.
5. To view the Club’s comprehensive video directory, visit www.youtube.com/thefriendlyclub.
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