A Brackenhall motorist is hoping to swap his bashed up banger for a brand new car.

Ashley Carter, 35, of Ferndale entered the Real Radio competition and is down to the final 10 fighting it out to win a brand new Volkswagen Take Up.

Father-of-three Ashley has been driving round in his 18-year-old Vauxhall Cavalier and is in need of an upgraded motor.

Ashley said: “I have to push it through the MOT each year. I am a van driver for work so when I heard the competition on the radio I just had to give it a go.

“They phoned me up and asked me a general knowledge question and I got it right so now I have had my car branded up with Real Radio stickers and have two weeks to get people to vote for me.”

The competition dubbed Car Wars 2 will see one of 10 finalists drive off in the VW car, which was named The What Car? of the year, from Volkswagen Huddersfield on Leeds Road.

To vote for Ashley text car one to 63344 or go to the website for details on emailing your vote.

Voting closes on Sunday September 15.

And if you cast a vote for your favourite contestant you’ll also have the chance to win £500.