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Autoquake's Gary Hobson answers Barker's Dozen

Date: 16 June 2008

Garry Hobson, Autoquake

BusinessCar deputy editor Paul Barker puts 13 searching questions to Autoquake boss Gary Hobson

1. What was your first job? Delivering internal post at the National Coal board

2. What was your first company car? Porsche 924S

3. What did you listen to on your last car journey? Dire Straits

4. What one thing do you wish you could do better? Draw/paint

5. What's your biggest achievement? Completing the Great North Run

6. Who are your role models? Mohammed Ali, John Harvey Jones, Homer Simpson

7. What's the stupidest thing you've done? Bungee jump at Brighton beach

8. What was the most hotly debated topic at your last meeting? Likely effect of the current credit crunch on sales

9. What's in your garage? Boxes of junk from the last 22 years of life + a sit on lawn mower

10. What's the worst thing about your job? Excessive travelling

11. What one law would you make or change? Everybody should be required to donate their organs

12. What keeps you awake at night? My daughters living in London

13. Who is your ideal celebrity date? Sandra Bullock