Quentin Willson to speak at Bourne Motor Racing Club anniversary

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Bourne Motor Racing Club look forward to welcoming consumer motoring expert Quentin Willson as their flagship speaker for 2015.

Quentin is a regular face on BBC Breakfast and ITV Daybreak, appears on scores of TV and radio shows including Radio 4’s The Today Programme, writes a weekly motoring column for the Sunday Mirror and Classic Cars Magazine and is the author of 10 best-selling motoring books. He won Motoring Writer of the Year in 2004 and is a BAFTA film judge.

As well as being the original host of Top Gear, in the 1990s Quentin spearheaded the campaign to bring new car prices in line with the rest of Europe, saving UK consumers £3 billion and over the last two years has torpedoed 12 pence worth of government fuel duty rises with his FairFuel campaign - now the UK’s most successful public protest petition.

His efforts have saved the UK economy another £8 billion in needless fuel duty costs.

Committee member Richard Bostock said: “We’re really excited to have Quentin as our guest speaker for January. Next year marks 20 years of Bourne Motor Racing Club, and so having such a well-known figurehead of motoring come to talk will be a great way to start our anniversary year.

“During the evening, Quentin will look back over his broad and varied career, as well as addressing topical motoring matters, and there will be plenty of opportunities to ask questions.”

Quentin’s talk will take place on Thursday, January 8, at the Bourne Corn Exchange. Tickets are £10, and go on sale on Saturday, November 1. They can be purchased online at www.BourneMotorClub.co.uk/Quentin.