Van And Kombi Add Gold Standard To GB
Great Britain Speedway Team are getting the Gold standard from two-wheeled winners John McGuinness, Dougie Lampkin and Danny Buchan.
The legendary stars of TT, trials and superbikes all use the four wheels that are brand partners of the GB team. Van and Kombi are also driven by the most successful British Speedway rider of all-time, three-times World Champion Tai Woffinden. Now the bosses of the coolest van brand in the world want that gold medal Midas Touch to rub off on the Great Britain team.
Van and Kombi are owned by Richard Cotton and Oliver Twigg, himself a trials ace and are passionate for long-term success for the Red, White and Blue. Cotton said: “John McGuinness, Dougie Lampkin, Danny Buchan and Tai Woffinden are our brand ambassadors and we’re very proud of that. We believe they represent our vans in the perfect way. We also are delighted that Great Britain are in that sector and we want them to succeed.
“We’ve been involved at the very beginning of this new Great Britain set-up and it’s something we are very passionate about. In my mind the country has a successful future. Right from the very offset of the GB Academy I’ve always believed that the Under-21 team could be World Champions in the near future. This next generation of riders can be real stars. Great Britain have a very professional and ambitious outlook and we want to play our part in that success story.”
Ironically Van and Kombi was born thanks to Great Britain joint team manager Simon Stead a handful of years ago. His van prompted a collaboration between Cotton and Twigg and their other firms Rentruck and Westbourne Professional.
The end result are Volkswagen Kombi vans which look absolutely sensational with black alloys and an aggressive sporting intent throughout. VW have always held a cult following when it comes to vans from the 1960s onwards and this is undoubtedly increased with Van and Kombi’s brand ambassadors at the wheel.
Great Britain are heading out to Denmark this weekend for the FIM World Team Under-21 Championship final in Outrup and Van and Kombi are helping to drive that bid for success. Cotton continued: “Obviously two wheels are crucial to Speedway riders. But so are four wheels and that’s where we want to be an integral part of the team. We’ve got some great motorsport legends driving our vans. We truly believe that their glory can be repeated by the Great Britain Speedway boys.”