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Design and Drive 2012 winners announced

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Bailey took the top spot at this years Design and Drive competition, organised by the Caravan Club.

After three rigorous days of judging the 51 motorhomes entered, the Bailey Approach SE 745 was named as the overall winner of the 2012 competition.

Judges voted on their top motorhome from the winners of each category: East Neuk Fifer Touring S (Van Conversions under £40,000); Murvi Morocco (Van Conversions over £40,000); Bailey Approach SE 745 (Coachbuilts up to £45,000); Bentley Cerise (Coachbuiilts £45,000-£55,000); Bentley Oulton (Coachbuilts over £55,000) and Carthago Chic e-line I49 (A-class).

The Bailey impressed both driving and habitation judges coming in first in the largest category (Coachbuilts up to £45,000). The 745 offers a British take on a popular European layout, with a longitudinal bed and adjacent washroom at the rear, central kitchen opposite the habitation door and a half dinette (with rear travel seats) and sofa making up the lounge.

Read more about this with a free supplement that will be available with the Summer issue of MMM (on sale 28th June) or the August issue of Which Motorhome (on sale 12th July).



The winners and runners up are as follows:

Van conversions under £40,000

1. East Neuk Fifer Touring S
2. Hyundai i800
3. Wheelhome Skarpa EBS

Van conversions over £40,000

1. Murvi Morocco
2. Vantage Sol
3. Auto-Sleepers Sussex EB

Coachbuilts up to £45,000

1. Bailey Approach 745 SE
2. Bailey Approach 625 SE
3. Tribute T-715

Coachbuilts £45,000 to £55,000

1. Bentley Cerise
2. Bentley Amber
3. Bessacarr E582

Coachbuilts over £55,000

1. Bentley Oulton
2. Bentley Mallory
3. Auto-Sleeper Cotswold FB ES

A-class

1. Carthago chic E-Line i49
2. Dethleffs Esprit i7010
3. Pilote Reference G640 LR

See how the Design and Drive award winners compare to the MMM/Which Motorhome awards, by CLICKING HERE

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