GARAGE of the Year 2009 has been awarded to Dakar Cars, a Land Rover specialist.
Rally star Paddy Hopkirk presented the award to MD Barry Chantler and operations manager Chris Barnett at the Autosport Awards.
The company has an interesting history. Doors opened in 1991, to build the Challenge Anneka off-roader!
Today, it has a 5-bay MOT workshop, and offers diagnostics, tyres and parts services for Land Rovers. It employs 13 staff and is a member of the Good Garage Scheme.
It is to expand further too, with the launch of a trade parts delivery service planned for the coming months.
‘We are all delighted to officially be named Garage of the Year, said Chantler. ‘All the staff have worked hard to achieve this.
‘It’s also confirmation to all of our loyal customers that they really can be confident of getting the very best service when they come to us.’