I'm very pleased that spending 12 years largely writing about beige British Leyland products in various publications hasn't been in total vain.
(PRWEB UK) 19 June 2012
CarLeasingUK.com recently announced that they were looking for the nation’s favourite motoring expert, and the results are in.
Launching the poll on the CarLeasingUK blog, readers were asked to nominate their favourite motoring personalities, and then vote upon the shortlisted candidates.
The shortlist was wonderfully varied and included TV personalities, journalists, and broadcasters.
But the winning spot went to Richard Gunn, a journalist who writes extensively on the world of motoring.
This British author boasts several transport-related books to his name, and is currently the editor-at-large of Classic Car Weekly. He also contributes to Practical Classics and Car Mechanics magazine, and is also the historial editor for The Moment, a Cambridgeshire-based lifestyle magazine, with much of his work focused on motoring.
Voting was open for 48 hours, and readers chose Gunn with a whopping 55.56% of the votes.
Simon England, Managing Director of Car Leasing UK said:
“Congratulations to Richard! And thank you to all of our blog readers who took the time to name nomination and vote for their favourite.
“We were really excited to credit those in the motor industry who are passionate about what they do and to be honest, I thought one of the Top Gear team would win it! But, this just goes to show that just because you’re not on TV, it doesn’t mean you aren’t appreciated.”
Gunn commented on his victory:
"I'm delighted to have won this online poll, and hugely surprised as well. All the other motoring journalists featured on the list are ones I admire greatly myself, so to find myself even considered alongside them is a great honour.
“The result is a testament to the fact that traditional motoring magazines still have a considerable following despite all the competition from television and the internet. And I'm very pleased that spending 12 years largely writing about beige British Leyland products in various publications hasn't been in total vain, and people really have been reading my words after all. Thank you very much indeed to everybody who voted for me."