Ok - some responses
Throbbing Donkey - "You would be amazed how many of the present grid girls like talking to me when they find out what car I drive!" - err..... it's a Lamborghini.
Next: For the record TelegramSam, I have never wanted to be a 'Babe' of any kind - well, not since I gained control of my digestive system, so thank you Sam, but I won't ask you to vote for me.
But thank you anyway.
The competition may have been 'fair', but since Laura had more votes than others who got contacted, that seems a little contentious. If they stated that they would be selecting on the basis of winning votes and 'other factors', then it would at least have been honest.
But then, the main aim is to attract sign-ups and internet traffic, so perhaps it's only to be expected?
Baileyman - I don't know which year your daughter won the MCN competition and I'm happy for her - hope it leads on to bigger and better things. However, we can only comment on the year we knew about, which was blatantly fixed and many of the girls who get selected have not even entered the competition. As a working (well, sometimes) journalist, I've been at the show many times when people have been selected and frankly, have spoken to girls who wouldn't know which way to sit on a bike, let alone ride one. In fact, a couple of years ago a question asked on the stage was "Car or Bike" and more than one said "Car".
I'm not denigrating your daughter's achievement and it's nice to hear about one of our own winning - which is EXACTLY the point about Laura and Miss V. Both are bikers in the truest sense and both are considerably more attractive than some of the silicon-enhanced faked-tanned brainless pouting bimbos who enter.
(And for the record, it's the 'brainless' I object to most)
Barbie, I expect entry to the pits, an HM Plant Baseball cap, a signed program and a big hug
(and yes, I will forgo one of those, but not saying which)