NEWS Saturday 13th June 2020, 8:00am
Scott Wilson joined John and Liam for Sunday Lunch last week to talk all things Monarchs 100, speedway and beyond.
John and Liam welcomed Scott fresh off the back of the very successful Monarchs 100 Auction which took place less than 24 hours previously. Scott, still hoarse from his spectacular three hour auctioneer stint, was able to update fans on the amount raised, "The total we had was around £3,700. So just under four grand for an afternoon's work which was really, really good.
"Derek the bus driver [Wilkinson] is my partner in crime in the Monarchs 100 because he's the one that comes up with the ideas and then prods me. So I must primarily thank Derek and his wife Freda who has been absolutely amazing."
Scott went on to thank many people who are instrumental in the success of Monarchs 100, "There are many people who fly under the radar but these people need flagging up as well as all the fundraisers who dig deep.
"Our motto is to put the fun in fundraising. A lot of money is raised from what is effectively having a laugh."
At the end of 2018, Scott completed his 22 year stint as Monarchs presenter due to increasing work commitments. Scott reflected on his time in speedway, "I miss the people. There are a lot of great people involved."
Recalling his favourite Monarch during his spell, Scott answered without hesitation, "My favourite rider was Peter Carr, who also comes under the heading of most reluctant interviewee. With Peter you had to craft the questions in your mind to make sure they were open questions. If you asked a closed question you were going to get a yes or no answer and he'd just look at you like 'right, what's next'.
"He was always great to watch. It was better if Peter didn't gate because you knew he was going to come from the back."
If you missed last weekend's Sunday Lunch, you can watch now over on EMTV.
John and Liam return for another live Sunday Lunch With... question and answer session tomorrow (Sunday 14th) from midday. Their special guest will be popular ex-Monarch and four-time Scottish Open champion Rory Schlein.