Classic Car Show
Season 1 SABC3 17:30
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.