Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Mike Brewer on his journey from automobile seller to TV presenter


Fuelling Round is again for sequence 4, and hosts Jason Plato and Dave Vitty zoomed off from the beginning line with Wheeler Sellers presenter Mike Brewer. 

Brewer, who has been on British tv screens for over 25 years, is arguably probably the most educated petrolhead they’ve had on the podcast, which is powered by Adrian Flux, joins the boys to reminisce on a sequence of tales and laughs along with his outdated pal Plato. 

Mike Brewer on rejecting his first TV supply 3 times

Brewer had constructed up a automobile dealership enterprise along with his enterprise associate Dave and on a uncommon time off, the TV presenter determined to go to a automobile public sale. On his approach dwelling he referred to as into his automobile dealership to verify in along with his co-owner Dave, who was sitting behind his desk. 

“As I walked in I stated ‘alright Dave?’ he stated, ‘no I had a extremely dangerous curry final night time and I’m nearly to blow up,’” Brewer advised Plato and Vitty earlier than bursts of laughter. 

“So he ran off into the bathroom and as he did, the cellphone rang and it was his desk cellphone. I picked it up and it was a girl from Channel 4, so he’s within the crapper having a crap and I answered his cellphone. And that’s the place it began. 

“She stated on the cellphone that I sounded nice and requested me to speak a couple of Golf GTI, I advised her in regards to the Golf as if she had been a buyer and he or she stated I sounded wonderful. I stated ‘effectively it’s my job; I promote automobiles’ and he or she requested if she might come down and see me. I stated ‘would you want a check drive?’ and he or she stated ‘no, I need to see you, to see if you wish to be on a automobile present’ and I nonetheless requested ‘do you need to purchase a automobile?!’ 

“I advised her I wasn’t serious about doing a automobile present and he or she turned up the subsequent day with a handheld digital camera saying she’d lose her job if she didn’t return with some footage, so she filmed me speaking in regards to the Golf and he or she advised me to come back in for a display screen check. I stated I’m too busy with work to do this.” 

The lady then gave the tape to her bosses, who proclaimed Brewer was the right match for what they had been searching for. They phoned him up and invited him in for a display screen check, which he rejected once more, however he gave them his cellphone quantity and provided his companies to present recommendation for the present in the event that they wanted it at no cost. The present turned out to be Offers on Wheels, which first hit screens in 1997. 

Three months later, his cellphone rang and he was advised Channel 4 had been trying to change the format of the present and needed an genuine automobile seller to current the present. Brewer rejected the supply for a 3rd time earlier than discussing it along with his spouse later that night, who satisfied him to go for a display screen check, which resulted in him ultimately getting the job. 

Take pleasure in loads extra Fuelling Round

There are seven extra episodes to come back from sequence two as extra petrolhead stars put together to leap in Dave and Jason’s passenger seat.

However for those who can’t wait till subsequent week for episode two, worry not, you’ll be able to take heed to the entire backlog of Fuelling Round, together with the most effective bits, to whet your urge for food.

It’s also possible to pay attention and subscribe to the favored automotive providing on Spotify and Apple podcasts.



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