A ride in an Aston Martin and £1,000 to spend on a holiday are on offer to someone aged 10 to 16 for writing a short story.

And the winner’s mum or dad will have the pick of the current Audi car range, free for a week.

Also on offer is a one-hour Driving Academy experience in a new Mercedes A-class model at Mercedes-Benz World at Brooklands in Surrey, with a first-class lunch for winner and family in the Gullwing restaurant on site.

The prizes come from the Midland Group of Motoring Writers and are in memory of one of its members, the late Phil Llewellin who contributed to magazines all around the world.

The Phil Llewellin Award is aimed at budding writers, aged 10 to 16.  To enter, you should write a story of about 500 words on ‘my perfect car and the journey I’d take in it.’

Then email your story to: b.vertigen@btinternet.com

Closing date is December 8, 2012. Please include your full name, date of birth and home address and telephone number. A trophy and the prize package will be presented to the winner in the New Year.