Bourne Motor Racing Club kicked off its 20th year in style on Thursday, 8th January, when the motoring journalist and renowned racing driver Tiff Needell entertained members and guests.
Speaking in front of a capacity audience of 220 people, Tiff spoke passionately about how his motor racing career began, and about his experiences working with Murray Walker and Nigel Mansell. He also reflected upon his time as a journalist, working alongside Jeremy Clarkson and Quentin Willson in the early days of Top Gear, and more recently with Jason Plato and Vicki-Butler Henderson in Channel 5's Fifth Gear.
Steering Committee member Richard Bostock was pleased with how the evening went, adding: 'Never before have we seen so many people at one of our Club nights, and this shows as a testament of Tiff's popularity, both with motoring fans and the general public alike. We're really grateful of the support of both Tiff Needell and compere Tracie Hughes, and the event acted as a great way to start Bourne Motor Racing Club's 20th year'.
The second half of the evening saw Tiff take questions from the audience, and afterwards, the audience were given the opportunity to purchase signed copies of posters, and of Tiff's new autobiography, Tiff Gear.
Before the evening, Rutland Radio's Rob Persani caught up with Tiff, to find out about his upcoming talk. You can listen to the interview below: