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What would you do if you had £25,000 to splash out on creating your own dream custom motorcycle?

That’s the question being posed by Carole Nash, one of the UK’s leading motorcycle insurance specialists, as it prepares to launch its Make Your Mark prize draw at the Motorcycle Live show.

Visitors who get a bike insurance quote from Carole Nash either on the company’s stand or via its call centre will automatically be entered for the draw, the winner of which will be given up to £15,000 to buy a bike and a further £10,000 so they can pimp their ride.

The draw is part of a wider Make Your Mark campaign which highlights how the insurance company is helping bikers protect their bikes from theft with free forensic coding kits. Every biker renewing or taking out any Carole Nash motorcycle policy before December 31st 2011 will receive one of the Carole Nash DNA+ kits, which enables them to mark their bikes with a solution containing a combination of unique microdots, digital-nano particles and a synthetic DNA. This creates a unique identity for the bike and provides irrefutable evidence of ownership.

Stand visitors will also be able to make their mark using technology made famous by TV’s Dragons Den show. Grabbing hold of a can of digital spray paint they will be able to customise a blank motorcycle template on a huge digital display wall.

Of course, Carole Nash is famous for bringing some of the world’s finest bikes to the NEC and this year is no exception. Among those on show will be a trio of spectacular machines from the workshop of multi-award winning Shaw Speed & Custom, with its Heritage Softail Flatliner making its worldwide exhibition debut and Slim Racing its first UK appearance. These will sit alongside the AMD World Championship podium placed Bell Ross Nascafe Racer. Described as “Nascar meets cafe racer” the bike was created by totally stripping an FXSTB Softail Nightrain and rebuilding it with a dropped front end, bespoke exhaust system and many other stunning features, including a timepiece manufactured by luxury watchmaker, Bell & Ross.

Cardiff’s trike kings The Trike Shop will also be displaying Welsh International Custom Show winner, 3 Rod, a striking retro styled one-off which can be yours for a cool £22,000. Another award-winning customiser, Destiny Cycles, is also bringing new creation Rosie to the stand.

Carole Nash is also hosting the final of the last ever Britain’s Got Biking Talent. All twelve bikes to have made it through to the conclusion of the contest will be displayed on a special BGBT stand. The winner will be announced on the opening day of Motorcycle Live and receive their £2,300 prize package from a surprise celebrity guest. All twelve bikes are also featured in the Carole Nash 2012 calendar which will be given away to show visitors.

Editor’s Notes:

1. Carole Nash was ranked as the UK’s 39th biggest UK insurance broker and the UK’s 11th biggest personal lines broker in August 2011 by Insurance Times magazine. The company employs over 300 staff in the UK and Ireland and provides insurance for some 300,000 classic, vintage, modern, custom and off road motorcycles – around 20 percent of all licensed machines. Its market-leading status has also been confirmed by the independent bikers’ survey, RiDER Power, which has found the company the Most Used Broker in 2002, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. The company is also a leading player in the classic car sector with its portfolio also spanning modern car, van, military vehicle, travel and home insurance.

2. For full terms and conditions of the Carole Nash DNA+ scheme visit or for more information.

3. Britain’s Got Biking Talent was launched in 2006 and winners and runners up have ranged from a Malaguti 50 refurbished by a group of Lincolnshire schoolchildren to a Norton NRS restored in a four year, £25,000 amateur project. Celebrity judges have included comic Ross Noble, Hairy Biker Si King, actor Charlie Boorman and motorcycle adventurer Nick Sanders. The first placed bike this year will win its owner £1,000 in cash, a Protect A Bike shed (worth £1049) and an Envy motorcycle lift (worth £249). The second prize is a limited edition five-draw Carl Fogarty rollcab toolbox worth £599 and third prize £250 of bike wear, including a pair of Midnight Blue Sartso jeans, Gerbing G3 heated gloves and a Moto One Baselayer top

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Carole Nash Insurance Consultants, Trafalgar House, Manchester Road, Altrincham, WA14 1NU
Contact: Rebecca Donohue T: 0161 927 2462

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