King's Lynn pupil Josh's winning Mini design inspred by Hull Tigers
PUBLISHED: 13:01 23 November 2017 | UPDATED: 13:42 23 November 2017
Not many seven-year-olds get to turn a brand new car into a tiger.
Josh Barnes beat off hundreds of other youngsters to design a livery for the latest Mini.
The competition was run by King’s Lynn-based Listers Mini dealership.
The firm’s sales manager Michael Jones brought the car to Howard Junior School, where Josh is a pupil, for its official unveiling.
“It’s brilliant, we’re so proud of him,” said class teacher Georgie Peate. “There were a lot of entries from our school and from other schools.”
Mr Jones said the car would be used as a demonstrator and static exhibit at events.
“The idea is to get Josh his 15 minutes of fame around Norfolk,” he added.
Josh said the tiger design was inspired by Hull Tigers, his favourite football team and the Number 10 shirt of his favourite player Abel Hernandez. Seeing the finished car for the first time, he said it was “awesome”.