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NOW CLOSED Send in your pics of your DCs dressing up as RAC patrol or playing with cars and be in with a chance of winning fab prizes

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TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 23-Nov-12 11:37:39

We're so excited about the fact you can now add photos to threads on MN that we're working with the RAC to run a photo-based competition!

You may have seen RAC's new winter TV ad which features a child RAC patrol getting his friend's vehicle started, and is meant to be a fun way of reminding people that winter driving comes with its own unique challenges. Here's what RAC says about it: "Last year we were called out to 385,000 car problems at home. This winter RAC will give you Free At Home cover if you select our Roadside and Recovery package, so we'll rescue you at the roadside, at home or take you and your car anywhere in mainland UK."

What RAC would like Mumsnetters to do is share photos of your DCs doing one or more of the following:

~ Dressing up as RAC patrol
~ Having fun playing with cars, toy garages etc
~ Just generally enjoying winter at home (we've got our fingers crossed for snow!)

So please upload your best photos - we really want to see your DCs enjoying themselves - maybe they have a favourite toy car you can't get them out of? Or perhaps they're fixated with Rory the Racing Car? Or Top Gear?! Whatever it may be, we'd love to see your photos.

There will be a prize draw open to all MNers who post a photo on this thread - one randomly selected poster will win a £70 ride-on retro Speedster and another will win a children's RAC-style patrol uniform.

RAC will then choose their top 10 from all of the photos posted on this thread. Mumsnetters will be asked to vote for their favourites in a competition running on Mumsnet in December. The 3 MNers whose photos get the most votes will win a Deluxe Metal Woody Wagon Pedal worth more than £250, a £70 ride-on retro Speedsters or a children's RAC-style patrol uniform. This will be done separately to the prize draw on this thread.

To be in with a chance of winning, post your photo(s) on this thread. We'll announce the top 10 by Thurs 6th Dec.

Thanks and good luck!

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Fri 18-Jan-13 11:24:25

Hi all - just to let you know that the following MNers won prizes for the photos they submitted that featured in a December competition on MN:

SmethwickBelle won a Deluxe Metal Woody Wagon Pedal

justshootmenow won a ride-on retro Speedster worth £70

AnAirOfHopeForSnow won a RAC-style patrol uniform

Congratulations! And thanks again to all who posted photos here.

Littlebearlost Sat 15-Dec-12 18:30:58

Where do I find the competition page?!

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Tue 04-Dec-12 17:38:56

Hi all - I have an update!

RAC loved your photos so much that they couldn't pick just 10 to be in the competition, so they've picked 12 instead! The 12 MNers whose photos will appear in the December competition on MN are:


Please keep an eye out for your photos appearing on the competitions page of MN from this Thursday!

Also, we've done the separate prize draw for this thread, which was open to everyone who posted a photo on this thread (whether you were picked to be in the competition or not!) and the two winners are:

hammyhunter who has won a ride-on retro Speedster, and

Dharmabumpkin who has won a children's RAC-style patrol uniform

Congratulations! I'll PM you to get your details!

TheOtherHelenMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Dec-12 09:50:25

Thanks all for posting your pics - we'll send this off to RAC now and will let you know if your pic will appear on the competition on MN!

annehathaway Sun 02-Dec-12 22:23:48

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Littlebearlost Sun 02-Dec-12 00:04:58

Last one - who knew I had so many photos of my child in various vehicles??

Littlebearlost Sat 01-Dec-12 23:58:38

And driving the golf buggy on holiday. Sort of.

Littlebearlost Sat 01-Dec-12 23:57:09

Diggers in the snow

Littlebearlost Sat 01-Dec-12 23:55:21

Being a firefighter

Littlebearlost Sat 01-Dec-12 23:52:11

Try again, in his first car!

Littlebearlost Sat 01-Dec-12 23:47:31

Ted in his first car

YourHandInMyHand Sat 01-Dec-12 22:18:14

Hmm don't think that has uploaded properly. ?

YourHandInMyHand Sat 01-Dec-12 22:17:14

Doing a few repairs at the garage.

AniceCupOfTeaPlease Sat 01-Dec-12 20:28:22

Oh, its really not playing ball tonight and wont upload. I give up...huff!

AniceCupOfTeaPlease Sat 01-Dec-12 20:13:41

Routine maintenence of her favourite little car...A clean car is a happy car! must heed own advice grin

hammyhunter Sat 01-Dec-12 12:57:40

DS in Heaven driving a tractor

littlecharlieboy Fri 30-Nov-12 22:49:40

I'll try again.

littlecharlieboy Fri 30-Nov-12 22:45:37

Charlie getting ready to fix his car.

SmethwickBelle Fri 30-Nov-12 21:42:32

My picture didn't load. Humph. Hope it works this time, seems to on the preview... Attached a link as backup. No one likes playing cars as much as Joe. Fact.

Here's a link if all else fails

SmethwickBelle Fri 30-Nov-12 21:21:38

Joe (3 today) loves his tiny cars. Lines them up, in the round - his favourite thing is one long line - he calls them "grumble lines" - aka traffic jams... I have about a zillion photographs of different configurations...

pinkandsparklytoo Fri 30-Nov-12 15:52:44

Both boys

pinkandsparklytoo Fri 30-Nov-12 15:51:31

Driving Daddy's car

thisthreadwilloutme Fri 30-Nov-12 12:44:06

J with his favourite car and fire engine

thisthreadwilloutme Fri 30-Nov-12 12:41:15

J takes his driving very seriously. grin

eteo Thu 29-Nov-12 23:26:27

Kieran in paris disneyland

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