In January 1999 a TV crew spent the day filming at the JMR workshop. The 6 minute segment was shown in the second programme of a six part series, ‘Stars & Cars’. Originally broadcast on May 6th 1999, it includes archive footage of my previous incarnation as drummer with punk rock band Buzzcocks, VW drag racing from Santa Pod, a tour of the JMR workshop, including an engine being tested on the JMR dyno and Rob Tomlinson retelling some his encounters with non VW drivers in his JMR 2276cc engined 1954 Oval.
I wasn’t sure why I’d been invited to appear on the show – the majority of the other guests were footballers, actors and actresses or people who were at least somewhere on the lower rungs of the celebrity ladder. Turns out presenter Henry Cole was a huge Buzzcocks fan. When he heard about my interest in VWs he invited me on the show. Despite the freezing cold Manchester winter weather, it was a fun thing to do!