When Steve Simpson of Tudor Glass in Bury takes a break from his day job, he is still surrounded by reminders of the Pilkington product range he works with on a daily basis. A keen and successful amateur rally driver, Steve’s car is now emblazoned with the logo of Pilkington Activ™, the world’s first self-cleaning glass. The car is a Hyundai Accent and the distinctive Pilkington logo adorns the sides and bonnet of the vehicle.
Steve and his team-mate Mark Booth have been successful in their rallying, winning the prestigious North West Stages in 2005, a motor sport event held in conjunction with the Marie Curie Cancer Care Centres. Steve and his car were recently on show in Blackpool, where dignitaries including the Mayor of Blackpool took part in a photoshoot to celebrate his Stage win. In the recent Tour of Epynt in Wales, Steve came an impressive fifth.
“Having worked with Pilkington glass since I launched Tudor Glass 21 years ago, it was an obvious choice to use their logo and advertise their product,” comments Steve. “I work with Pilkington glass professionally. The launch of Pilkington Activ™ and Activ Blue™, has added a new product to the range and I already have used it for a number of applications. It seems only natural that the Pilkington logos on the side and front of the car represent the driving force behind the wheel!”