STV Online Interview with Glynn Geddie
Saturday 15th January 2011
Aberdeen motor racing driver Glynn Geddie is a young man in a hurry who really does live life in the fast lane.
He's still only 20 but is gearing up for his biggest professional season as he sets his sights on breaking the American market.
Globe trotting Glynn, who finished second in the British GT event last season and came fourth in the Porsche Carrera Cup, revealed his favourite things about Aberdeen.
I've been lucky enough to enjoy a number of fantastic different restaurants all over the world thanks to my racing schedule.
However, I love nothing more than dining at Yan Oriental Restaurant in Westhill. The place is a home from home for me. The food is superb and my family has known the owner Bryan Li for a number of years so we're always well looked after.
I'm not the biggest drinker because my training schedule means I really have to watch what I eat and drink. But McGinty's Meal an' Ale on Union Street is a great place to relax and enjoy a pint. You always receive a warm welcome from the bar staff, they serve good traditional pub food and show the football. What more could you really want?
Favourite place in Aberdeen:
I've got a few to be honest but I've got a real soft spot for a garage called Motorwerks in Forest Avenue Lane. I often spend any spare time off I get tinkering about in there. I just love cars and the guys there Scott Douglas and Dave Cameron have been lucky enough to work on some fantastic models. I can be in there for hours working on my own cars or helping out the lads and at times I tend to forget just how long I'm in there for.
An ideal day out in the city:
I'm a keen sports fan and a passionate football follower and take a real interest in the Highland League. My Dad is involved with Keith so a perfect day for me would be to head up to Kynoch Park on the train to watch a match and sample some of the local hospitality.
Hopefully we'd be treated to a good performance and three points. If Aberdeen were to win as well that would really top things off for me.
Favourite Aberdeen player:
Without doubt it has to be Russell Anderson. He might not have been the most vocal on the pitch but he was a real leader when he played for the Dons. I used to love watching him fly bravely into tackles and he would do anything he could to help Aberdeen succeed.
I don't think Aberdeen have ever really managed to replace him since he left. You never know he might end up back at Pittodrie under Craig Brown.