It’s early, too early, 5.35am to be exact. Being media types we are not used to that, we like 10.30am starts, with a Bloody Mary with extra chilli for breakfast to clear the head from that ‘morning after the night before’ press launch’. But today ‘It’s all for Charity Mate’ and what a good one. Stand Up For Cancer heavily supported by the Isle of Wight Festival. My choice of transport, a F-Type S. V6 3.0 Coupe. The Cat’s loaded and Portsmouth is logged into the Sat-Nav, other than the usual M25, A3(M) hustle the journey is a doddle, arriving in plenty of time to meet the rest of the M&M crew.
2 May 2017
Back in the broadcast day of Men & Motors Neil Winnington created Kits ‘n’ Cruisin’ the Worlds first magazine programme featuring kit cars and hot rods. Neil worked for ten years in the specialist car industry as a prototype car upholsterer before joining Men and Motors in 1998 becoming the series producer.Still an avid fan of the kit car Neil gives us the low down on his Quantum Saloon. “I like the car, Sir,” the security guard smiles as I drive past into Men and Motors HQ “Thank you,” I reply, glowing with the feel-good freebee that such a nice compliment always brings.I hear that a lot driving the Quantum Saloon and the other question people always ask is “What is it?”That usually follows the first comment if I’m not driving past at the time. It feels special getting this attention and even better that it always comes with a smile.
2 May 2017