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The best Sidepodcompetition... in the world - Win tickets to Top Gear Live at Earl's Court, London

Published by Christine

Welcome our very first official Sidepodcast Competition, coming to you courtesy of Shell V-Power. We've played games, set challenges and held contests in the past, but this is the first time there has been a real prize on offer - and it's a good one.

MPH featuring Top Gear Live, is coming to Earl's Court in London and you can win a pair of tickets.

Top Gear Live

Before we get to the competition, first, a bit of background to the event. The annual MPH exhibition is dubbed The Prestige and Performance Motor Show, and features a collection of rather expensive sports cars including the Veyron and some others that aren't quite as gorgeous.

The more exciting part of the show is the inclusion of the Top Gear Live arena, which attempts to turn the BBC television show into what Jeremy Clarkson describes as the "most spectacular motoring theatre show in the universe". Which is quite some claim. Jeremy will of course be present, along with Richard Hammond, James May and the anonymous guy in the white overalls.

I'll Get a Hammer

There are two of these events happening this year in the UK, so don't get confused and remember this competition is to win tickets to the Earls Court event, specifically for the 8th November, 2009. Doors open at 9.30am and close at 7.30pm, it is recommended that you arrive before 10:30am. There are several live performances throughout the day at 11am, 2pm, and 5pm.

In addition to watching the live show, the lucky winner and his/her guest will enjoy a 'behind the scenes' paddock tour, where they will get to go backstage, and meet with the show’s stunt drivers. The winner will then have the opportunity to experience the power and performance of Shell V-Power whilst riding in the stunt car during the Top Gear Live show.

How awesome does that sound?

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All you have to do, to be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize, is to answer the following very simple question:

Question: Shell have a unique FMT formulation that is one of the added benefits when using V-Power fuel in your vehicle. What does FMT stand for in this instance?

Once you have your answer, submit your name, email address and answer using the form below.

NOTE: Entry to the Top Gear Live 2009 Competition has now closed. Thank you to all who participated.

Please note: Closing date for entries is midnight on Monday, 2nd November 2009 (GMT). Entries are restricted to one per person and we require a valid email address be submitted. Travel and accommodation is not included, entrants are expected to be in the UK and able to get to London of their own accord. Entrants must be aged 16 years or older.

Full terms and conditions
  1. To enter the competition, simply answer the question and complete the entry form published on the web site. By entering into the competition you agree to the terms and conditions stated herein and acknowledge that failure to comply with the rules may result in disqualification.
  2. VIP tickets to Top Gear Live comprise of two tickets to the event. Not included in the prize are travel costs, accommodation, travel insurance and any other out of pocket costs.
  3. Only one entry per person is permitted. Multiple or incomplete entries will be deemed to be invalid.
  4. Unless otherwise stated, entries must arrive no later than the published closing date for the competition. Entries received after this time will be allowed only at the discretion of Editors who may extend the closing date without prior notice.
  5. Proof of emailing will not be accepted as proof of delivery and no responsibility can be accepted for entries lost, delayed, mislaid or for any technical failure or for any event which may cause the competition to be disrupted or corrupted.
  6. Employees of Sidepodcast, Shell or any associated companies, their agents or members of their families are not allowed to enter any competition. Subject to that rule the Editors' decision as to eligibility will be final.
  7. All entries, photographs, and other material submitted as part of a competition entry shall become the property and the copyright of Sidepodcast. Editors reserve the right to publish them in whole or in part or use them in any way they think fit without the permission of the entrant or payment for such use but subject always to the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1988.
  8. Only one individual winner from the double package of tickets will have the opportunity to participate in the stunt vehicle. As such, all entrants must be 16 years or older in age.
  9. Unless otherwise stated, Sidepodcast accepts no responsibility for the return of entries, photographs or other personal effects or for loss or damage to such items. Under no circumstances does Sidepodcast accept responsibility for the safe return of any material or its return in an undamaged condition or any liability for loss of or damage to such material.
  10. Except where it is expressly stated that the winner will be the first correct entry drawn from the total entries submitted, or that some other mechanism will be applied, all competition entries will be examined and the prize or prizes will be awarded to the entry the judges consider to be the best. Other prizes will be awarded in accordance with the order of priority stated in the rules of the competition.
  11. The Editors reserve the right to change the rules applicable to any competition or to void any competition at any time and for any reason. In the event that any competition is so voided, all entry fees will be returned. In particular, in the event of unforeseen circumstances the Editors reserve the right to offer alternative prizes of equal or greater value.
  12. In the event of an error, howsoever caused, whether a printing error or otherwise and whether obvious or otherwise, which affects the competition in any way, the Editors reserve the right to administer the game as though the error had not occurred. Where the Editors deem it appropriate and/or feasible Sidepodcast will notify entrants of the error and correct it through the relevant medium.
  13. If the winner of a competition is unable to take up a prize for any reason Sidepodcast reserves the right to award it to an alternative winner, in which case the first winner chosen will not be eligible for any share of the prize whatsoever.
  14. Failure to comply with any of these rules may result in the disqualification of the entry. Editors reserve the right to disqualify any entry at their absolute discretion.
  15. Editors' decisions are final in all matters concerning a competition. It is a condition of entry to any competition that the entrant agrees to be bound by these rules whether they be published in the relevant online editions of the newspaper or not, and that the decisions of Editors and judges on any matter whatsoever arising out of or connected with the competition are final.
  16. By entering the promotion participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by the terms and conditions which will be interpreted in accordance with English law and subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.

Good luck to everyone. Remember, you are only up against other readers and listeners of Sidepodcast and if you have any further questions, please let us know in the comments. You only have a week in which to enter, so don't delay.