Clas­sic Car Show

Sea­son 1 SABC3 17:30

TV Plus (South Africa) - - 13 FEBRUARY -

Quentin Will­son knows cars – at age nine, he helped his dad save money on a se­cond-hand car by point­ing out the me­chan­i­cal flaws in it. Fifty years later, he sells cars, writes about cars and talks about them too on TV shows like Clas­sic Car Show (2015-cur­rent).

1 While cars are his life, they weren’t his first ca­reer choice – Quentin’s got a de­gree in English Lit­er­a­ture from the Univer­sity Of Le­ices­ter. Af­ter grad­u­at­ing, he started a lux­ury car deal­er­ship with his twin Ash­ley – it was so suc­cess­ful that he’s never looked back.

2 Quentin was the deputy editor of Buy­ing Cars in the early ’90s, Bri­tain’s only mag­a­zine at the time ded­i­cated to se­cond-hand ve­hi­cles.

3 The pre­sen­ter has three kids with his wife Michaela: Mercedes (25), Max (16) and Mini (10). In Jan­uary 2015, Max, who has Asperger’s Syn­drome, saved Mini’s life while the fam­ily were hol­i­day­ing at a French vine­yard. Mini cut her wrist on glass in the field, sev­er­ing her main artery. Max used the ad­dress on a bot­tle of wine to di­rect an am­bu­lance to the hol­i­day home, us­ing a trans­la­tor app on his cell­phone to give di­rec­tions in French. He used to present Top Gear with

4 Jeremy Clark­son, but long be­fore the ver­sion we know and love (2002cur­rent). He was on the old Top Gear from 1991 to 2001 and has a cor­ner on the Top Gear Test Track named af­ter him. Will­son Bend is the first cor­ner.

5 And while he’s quick on the car ped­als with his feet, Quentin ad­mits that he’s got two left feet on the dance­floor. He was dubbed “Bri­tain’s Worst Dancer” af­ter get­ting the low­est­ever score in sea­son 2 (2004) of re­al­ity dance show Strictly Come Danc­ing (2004-cur­rent): 8 out of 40.

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