NGK organises trip of a lifetime

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is renowned for going the extra mile when it comes to looking after its customers. And that was never truer than when it arranged for garage manager Shane Ferguson to experience the trip of a lifetime when he visited the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

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For the company organised for the 42-year-old to drive up Goodwood’s famous hill-climb in the event’s Mercedes ML63 AMG high-performance course car.

The manager of Coles & Blackwell Garage atWalter’s Ash, High Wycombe said it was a day he will never forget.

He said: “It was an absolutely fantastic experience; utterly brilliant. We went up the Hill like a rocket and when we got to the top there were a host of F1 drivers there including Lewis Hamilton putting their cars through their paces.”

Shane attended the show with his 14-year-old sons Jake and Daniel and had visited the NGK stand with Mark Darvill of Allparts Automotive Ltd.

He said: “I am a friend and customer of Mark’s and had gone to the NGK stand with him when the opportunity came up. I can’t speak too highly of NGK and their staff. The hospitality was fantastic and I can’t thank them enough for organising this for me.

“I always use NGK products. They are straightforward to fit and so reliable and I have never had a problem with them.”

A record 196,000 enthusiasts attended this year’s Festival of Speed which featured a vast array of legendary names from the world of motorsport including eight of the current F1 teams, plus over 150 motor racing heroes; from Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton, to Emerson Fittipaldi and Kenny Roberts.

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd Marketing Manager Gerard Irving said: “I am delighted that Shane enjoyed the day’s experience which was something I am sure that most of the people who attended would have loved to have done.

“We felt it was important that as a major component company we exhibited at the 2013 Festival of Speed alongside many of the vehicle manufacturers and motorsport teams that we supply our products to and we were pleased to see so many of our customers and also the general public on our stand.”

NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd is an original equipment (OE) supplier to most of the world’s leading vehicle manufacturers with whom it works hand-in-hand to produce parts that are manufactured to meet their specific requirements, with the same quality products being supplied to the automotive aftermarket.

The company invests around eight percent of world turnover into R&D to ensure that it can constantly develop spark plugs, glow plugs and NTK Lambda sensors that deliver optimum performance and reliability and has recently introduced original-equipment (OE) quality ignition coils.

For more information about NGK Spark Plugs (UK) Ltd and its products and services, please visit the website at

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