Wednesday 10 June 2009


Specialist Cars in Kirkcaldy has made history by becoming the regional winner in all five categories of Volkswagen’s Paint and Body Shop Awards 2008.

Caxton Place retailer stormed to victory and went on to represent Scotland against six other UK regions to compete for the national title.

Specialist Cars beat off stiff competition from 19 other Volkswagen retailers in Scotland to achieve the feat.

The retailer scooped first place in all categories beginning with Regional Body Shop of the year 2008. The individuals listed below were awarded the following regional awards:

Body Shop Superior – Tom Wilson
Spray Paint Technician – Brian Bell
Mechanical Technician – Stuart Miller
Panel Beater Technician – Graham Ramsay

The body shop team includes seven Volkswagen specialists who have, all but one, worked together since it opened in 2001. Each individual had to undertake a series of online activities designed to measure their product and technical knowledge. They then had to complete three separate onsite assessments which monitored their customer relations, craftsmanship and skills in full.

Specialist Cars’ brand manager, Paul Lanni, said: “This is an amazing achievement and highlights the expertise and service we have at Kirkcaldy. The team thoroughly deserve the awards as they are always striving to deliver total customer satisfaction.”

Picture caption: back l-r, The Kirkcaldy Paint and Body Shop team, Tony Wilson, bodyshop supervisor, Kenneth Watt, spray painter, Brian Bell, spray painter, Roderick Davie, aftersales manager. Front row, l-r, Stuart Miller, panel beater technician, Graham Ramsay, bodyshop foreman, John Bradford, spray painter technician, Alec Burns, panel beater technician.

If you are interested in this story please contact Sue Foster on 01902 714957 or email

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