Discover an interview with Tiff Needell, who grew up in Weybridge and he tells John Thynne how he fell in love with cars and racing at a young age in this month’s edition.
I HAVE REALLY ENJOYED putting together this issue.
October, with its darker evenings, is one of those months when you need some seriously good reading and you’re in luck because we have three cracking interviews.
Oz Clarke, Tiff Needell and Penny Vincenzi grace our pages and a more entertaining trio you would struggle to find.
You may have seen Oz in Cobham last month when he was chatting to the public about his love for wine.
As Kirstie Brewer found, when it comes to enthusiasm, Oz’s cup – or should I say glass – runneth over (p12).
Tiff Needell grew up in Weybridge and he tells John Thynne how he fell in love with cars and racing at a young age (p18); it was a little bit of luck, however, that really helped his driving ambition.
I caught up with the writer Penny Vincenzi in the middle of the media circus surrounding her latest book.
This former librarian and fashion editor, dubbed the ‘doyenne of the modern blockbuster’, was charm itself (p42).
Finally, thanks to all of you who have become followers of @TheElmbridgeMag on Twitter. It’s been great fun, and I defy anyone who claims not to enjoy it – after all, where else would you discover that Apprentice star Stuart Baggs visited Shepperton Studios, a six-tonne satellite was falling to earth and that gastric surgery has been carried out at St Peter’s Hospital for the first time? Marvellous.