DC Competitions T&C’s

These terms and conditions apply to all prize competitions promoted on the website www.driveclassicscompetitions.com  (the Website) as a ‘DC Competitions’, ‘DCC’ or ‘Drive Classics Ltd’. In these terms and conditions, each such competition is referred to as the Competition.

  • Introduction
    1. The promoter of the Competition is: Drive Classic Ltd, company no. 13330077, the main trading premises of which are at: 50 Shenley Hill, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 7BD.
    2. In these terms and conditions:
      1. references to we, us or our refer to DCC; and
      2. references to you, your or an Entrant) are to an entrant to the Competition.
    3. By submitting an entry to the Competition, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms and conditions.
    4. Our competitions are in no way sponsored or endorsed by Facebook, Instagram and their affiliate businesses.


  • The Competition
    1. The Competition is a prize competition in which the prize will be the car (or vehicle) described on the Website as the prize for the Competition.
    2. The Competition requires every Entrant to answer a skill-based multiple-choice question or questions set by us for the Competition, each of which is intended to require the Entrant to demonstrate knowledge relating to a vehicle or the vehicle industry and therefore to exercise skill, knowledge or judgment to answer (a Competition Question). All Entrants to a Competition will be asked the same Competition Question(s). The answer to each Competition Question will be factual and correct on the basis of our research, and there will be one correct answer to each Competition Question.
    3. Where a valid entry is submitted with the correct answer to each Competition Question, the entry is a Qualifying Entry. All Qualifying Entries will be included in a pool (the Draw Pool) from which the winner will be randomly selected in a draw (the Draw). An Entrant will be informed if their entry has or has not qualified for the Draw Pool. There is a maximum number of Qualifying Entries for the Draw Pool, which is as stated on the Website (the Maximum Qualify Entries).
    4. An entry which gives an incorrect answer to a Competition Question will not be included in the Draw Pool. For the avoidance of doubt, the entry fee referred to in clause 5.1 shall still be payable by the Entrant and shall not be refunded.
    5. Every Qualifying Entry in the Draw Pool shall be allocated a unique entry number between 1 and the number of the Maximum Qualifying Entries (‘Entry Number’). No two Qualifying Entries will be allocated the same Entry Number. The Website will display the number of Qualifying Entries in advance of the Draw.
    6. The winner will be selected at random from the Draw Pool using Google Random Number Generator. Such Draw will be adjudicated by at least one representative of DCC and shown via a live video recording on DCC’s Facebook or Instagram page. A recording of that video will subsequently be available to view on the Website.


  • How to Enter
    1. Entries to the Competition may be submitted from the date and time specified on the Website (the Opening Date) until:
      1. the closing date and time specified on the Website; or
      2. if earlier, the time at which the number of Maximum Qualifying Entries is reached (the Closing Date).
      1. If the number of Maximum Qualifying Entries is reached in advance of the closing date and time referred to in clause 1.1, the Draw may be run earlier than such date.
      2. All entries must be received by us by no later than the Closing Date. All entries received after the Closing Date will be automatically disqualified.
        1. In the case of a Website Entry (as referred to in clause 5.1), this means we must receive electronic notification of the entry having been made before the Closing Date.
        2. In the case of a free Postal Entry (as referred to in clause 4.2), this means that the Entry must reach our address as specified in clause 4.2 before the Closing Date.
      3. In order to submit either a Website Entry or a Postal Entry, you must first create an online account on the Website (Website Account) and submit valid and accurate address, email and telephone details for yourself in connection with that Website Account. An entry will not be valid if an Entrant does not have a Website Account at the time of submission or the Draw.
      4. An entry may be submitted either:
        1. via the Entrant’s Website Account (a Website Entry) by paying the fee applicable to the Competition, as stated on the Website; or
        2. To enter the competition free by post, send post card via 1st or 2nd post class to: Drive Classic Ltd, 50 Shenley Hill, Radlett, Hertfordshire, WD7 7BD (a Postal Entry). A Postal Entry must be made by sending a postcard headed ‘DC Competitions’ with the following information:
          1. the Competition prize (so that we can identify the Competition to which your entry relates);
          2. your correct answer(s) to the Competition Question(s);
          3. the email address for your Website Account; and
          4. your name, address, telephone number, date of birth and DCC account number, all of which must match the details held for your Website Account.
          5. when all details have been checked and verified we will issue you with a personal voucher code to redeem your ticket within your Website Account.
          6. Only one free postal entry per household (people living at the same address) will be accepted
          7. Paying to enter a Competition does not increase your chances of winning a Prize. The option of a free entry route to enter each Competition means that the Competition does not fall within the definition of a lottery under the scope of the Gambling Act 2005 and can be operated legally in Great Britain without the need for a licence.
        3. We will not accept entries that are:
          1. automatically generated by computer;
          2. completed by third parties or in bulk;
          3. illegible, have been altered, reconstructed, forged or tampered with;
          4. photocopies and not originals; or
        4. If an entry does not meet the requirements set out in this clause 3, it will not be valid and will not be considered for entry to the Draw Pool.
        5. We do not and will not accept:
          1. responsibility for Competition entries that are lost, mislaid, damaged or delayed in transit, regardless of cause, including, for example, as a result of any postal failure, equipment failure, technical malfunction, systems, satellite, network, server, computer hardware or software failure of any kind; or
          2. proof of posting or transmission as proof of receipt of entry to the Competition.
        6. Once submitted, an entry cannot be withdrawn and will not be returned.
        7. Entries for delivery are limited to one entry per unenclosed postcard.
        8. We will process all postal entries at 9am on the Monday of each week. Entries must be received before 9am each Monday to qualify for entry. Entries received after the processing period will not be counted. Sending a postal entry does not guarantee entry to a draw. Postal entries will not be counted if a prize sells out before they are processed. It is advised that you give your entry plenty of time to arrive, we cannot be held responsible for Royal Mail’s delivery times. The postal entries will be treated in the same manner as the online entries, in addition the postal entries will be entered into the ‘Live Draws’ in the same manner.


  • Eligibility
    1. Entrants must be at least 18 years old but cannot be:
      1. employees of DCC or its holding or subsidiary companies; including of spouses of the above.
      2. employees of agents or suppliers of DCC who are professionally connected with the Competition or its administration of the Website; or
      3. members of the immediate families or households of 1.1 or 4.1.2 above. ‘Immediate families’ is defined as; father, mother, brother, sister, son, daughter, spouses, partners or step of any of the above.
    2. Subject to clause 3, a maximum number of twenty Entries may be made per Website Account, unless the Website states a different maximum number specifically in respect of the Competition.
    3. Where there is more than one Website Account registered to a member or to members of the same household, the maximum number of permitted Entries specified in clause 2 refers to the maximum number of Entries which may be made in total by members of that household and not to each Website Account. Any additional Entries received from members of that household in excess of the maximum will not be eligible.
    4. In entering the Competition, you confirm that you are eligible to do so and eligible to claim the prize. DC Competitions will require you to provide proof that you are eligible to enter the Competition.
    5. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
    6. If there is any reason to believe that there has been a breach of these terms and conditions or that you have acted in a way which we reasonably believe may be unlawful, or if your conduct is contrary to the spirit or intention of the Competition, we may, at our sole discretion, reserve the right to disqualify your entry and/or exclude you from participating in the Competition.
    7. Any person who attempts to make an entry from outside Great Britain must ensure that he or she is not contravening the law of that country. We cannot accept any responsibility for any breach of the law by an entrant in such circumstances, which are beyond our control. The Entrants and the Promoter recognise that the Competition, its administration and all associated activities are governed by English Law. They recognise that the County or High Courts of England shall have exclusive jurisdiction in the event of any dispute arising our of the Competition or its administration.
    8. Any winning entries (winners) from outside of the UK are solely responsible for arranging of the collection and the costs associated with collection of The prize. In case of the prize not being collected within 7 days DCC reserves the right to re-run the competition of the very prize to the next winner.
    9. Entrants from countries and regions legally not allowed to take part in our competitions will be unable to make purchase on our website.


  • The Prize
    1. The prize is a automobillia or a vehicle of the make, model, year and condition as described on the Website in connection with the Competition (the Vehicle) and there is one such Vehicle available to be won.
    2. Unless We agree to collection, the prize includes free UK mainland delivery, the winner must produce photo identification (a passport or UK driving licence) which matches the details we hold for your entry and Website Account.
    3. If the Prize results in any overseas travel; all costs and paperwork relating its legality is the responsibility of the winner.
    4. Any costs and logistics relating to travel beyond UK mainland is the responsibility of the winner.
    5. In the event of collection, agreed by ‘DC Competitions’, the Vehicle will be available for collection at a specified location following the Draw during normal office hours.
    6. The description of the Vehicle on the Website may indicate that the Vehicle is not currently roadworthy or does not have an MOT (if one is required). In this case, the winner will not be able to drive away the Vehicle.
    7. The vehicles offered will have comprehensive description however the vehicles are of ‘classic vehicle’ status and are of a significant age and are likely to and will show signs of age-related wear & tear to the interior, exterior and mechanical & electrical equipment of the vehicle as well as some age-related damage even if specified as fully restored and therefore we are unable and will not offer any warranties and/or guarantees.
    8. The prize does not include any road tax or insurance for the Vehicle, which will need to be arranged by the winner.
    9. We do not provide any warranty or guarantee for the Vehicle.
    10. Any costs that are incidental to the fulfilment of the prize, including collection or transportation costs of the Vehicle or its tax or insurance, are the responsibility of the winner.
    11. We reserve the right to substitute the Vehicle with a cash alternative of equal or greater value. For the avoidance of doubt, an Entrant cannot elect to receive a cash alternative.
    12. The prize is not negotiable or transferable.
    13. Company makes no representation or warranty concerning the appearance, safety or performance of any Prize awarded. No insurance or warranty is provided with the Prize, and Company cannot be held responsible for the Prize after the Winner has accepted it. Where the Prize is a road-legal vehicle, it will be provided in a road-worthy condition with a current MOT. Any further expenses including, but not limited to, road fund license, fuel, and costs of collecting or transporting the Prize, are the responsibility of the Winner.
  • Winners
    1. The result of the Draw, as announced by DC Competitions, will be final and we will not enter into any discussion or correspondence about the decision with any Entrant who is not the winner.
    2. DC Competitions will contact the winner personally as soon as practicable after the Draw, and in any event with 7 days, using the telephone number and/or email address provided by the winner for their Website Account. Entrants are solely responsible for providing contact details which are/will be correct at the time of the Draw and for at least 7 days following the Draw and DCC will not amend any contact information for an Entrant once an entry has been submitted. If the contact details are incorrect such that we cannot make contact with the winner by telephone or email, the Draw will be re-run and a new winner will be selected. If DCC are not able to make contact with the competition winner within 7 days of the Draw, we reserve the right to re-run the draw to find a new winner. The original winner who supplied incorrect contact details or failed to respond to our attempts of contact will have no claim to the prize.


  • Winners’ Publicity
    1. If you are the winner, you authorise DC Competitions to publish your name and county on the Website following the Draw in order that we may comply with the CAP Code (UK Code of Non-broadcast Advertising and Direct & Promotional Marketing) and any legal requirements and also for publicity and marketing purposes. If you object to such information being published in this way, please contact us using the contact details below in clause 1. Notwithstanding any objection, you recognise that DC Competitions may still be required to give your name, county and winning entry to the Advertising Standards Authority on request.
    2. If you are the winner, you also agree to allow DC Competitions to take and to use, for publicity and marketing purposes, a photograph and/or a video (Media) featuring you with the prize and you agree that:
      1. DC Competitions has permission to publish the Media on its Website and other marketing materials for publicity purposes in any country; and
      2. you do not object to DC Competitions storing copies of the Media for as long as necessary for these purposes.
    3. DC Competitions will be the controller and responsible for any personal data comprising the Photograph and your contact details.


  • Claiming the Prize
    1. If you are the winner, you must do the following in order to claim the prize:
      1. answer or respond to our telephone call or email to you (referred to in clause 2) within 7 days of the Draw; and
      2. unless we agree to collection, the prize includes free UK mainland delivery, the winner must produce photo identification (a passport or UK driving licence) which matches the details we hold for your entry and Website Account.
    2. The Vehicle cannot be collected by a third party (e.g. a car transportation company) on your behalf unless we specifically agree to this in advance (and, for the avoidance of doubt, we may not agree to this). In such a case, you must still provide identification which matches the details provided in your entry and your Website Account, and also provide your written instructions confirming the third party’s authority to collect the Vehicle on your behalf.
    3. The car must be taken off the Premises at the time of collection unless we agree otherwise and you agree to pay any storage costs we specify.
    4. We will transfer the prize to a winner by completing the vehicle logbook (V5) with the winner at the Premises at the time of collection.
    5. If you do not meet the requirements set out in this clause 8 within the relevant time period(s) specified your claim may be invalid and we may re-run the Draw or the Competition, at our discretion. We do not accept any responsibility if you are not able to take up the prize in these circumstances.
    6. For the avoidance of doubt, in the event that the Draw is re-run, the original winner will no longer have any claim to the prize, and these terms and conditions will apply to the new winner as if he/she was the first winner selected in the Draw.


  • Terminating the Competition
    1. Prior to commencing the Competition, we will determine the minimum number of paid Entries which must be received in order for the Competition to be guaranteed to proceed, and if such threshold is not met before the Closing Date, we reserve the right, at our discretion, to extend or terminate the Competition.
    2. DC Competitions reserves the right to hold, void, suspend, cancel, extend or amend the prize competition where it becomes necessary to do so.
    3. In the event that we terminate a Competition under this clause 9, all Entrants will be informed and all entry fees will be returned to Entrants in full.


  • Limitation of Liability

Insofar as is permitted by law, we, our agents or distributors will not in any circumstances be responsible or liable to compensate the winner or accept any liability for any loss, damage, personal injury or death occurring as a result of taking up the prize except where it is caused by our negligence or that of our agents or distributors or that of their employees. Your statutory rights are not affected.

    1. Ownership of Competition Entries

All competition entries and any accompanying material submitted to us will become our property on receipt and will not be returned.

  1. Data Protection

DC Competitions will process your personal information as set out in our privacy policy. Please also see clause 7, with regard to the announcement of winners.

  • General
    1. DC Competitions can be contacted by post sent to the Premises; by completing the contact form on the Website; or by telephone on +44 (0)77 3838 7282.
    2. These terms and conditions shall be governed by English law, and the parties submit to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales.
    3. The Potential Winner may be required to sign and return an affidavit of eligibility and release of liability, and a Publicity Release (collectively “the Prize Claim Documents”). No substitution or transfer of a prize is permitted except by Company.


  • Legal Undertaking

1.1 By entering any Competition operated by DCC the Entrant is confirming they are legally permitted to do so, and they are deemed to have read, understood and agree to all the terms and conditions set out in relation to each Competition they choose to enter. Company cannot be held responsible for any Entrant entering a Competition unlawfully. For the avoidance of doubt, refer to EIGIBILITY terms to check and confirm your Eligibility prior to entering any Competition.