But when he’s not scrapping with the government about petrol prices he’s got a serious weakness for classic cars. As well as creating the first TV classic car show on the BBC, The Car’s The Star, he’s written loads of books, been a columnist for hard-core old car magazines for years, and bought and sold hundreds of pensionable old motors from Mini Coopers to Maserati Ghiblis.
He remembers classic car facts like you and I remember holidays, and can magically predict which classics are going up in price – or down. Oh, and he actually owns and drives things like a Rolls-Royce Corniche convertible, Ford Mustang, three Daimler Darts, a Bentley and one of the cutest 1959 Minis you’ve ever seen. Quentin has an untreatable affliction for old cars.