Scotland’s best-known chef, Nick Nairn, will set the race track alight again as he will be racing the guest Tynecastle backed Mini at the Scottish Classic SpeedFair on June 27th. Nick is in high demand as chef, consultant and personality and is a prominent spokesperson on diet, healthy eating and Scottish produce but is taking time out to follow his second passion of driving fast! Previously, Nick has raced the same Mini and in the Fiesta Championship when it supported the BTCC, so he is well used to the challenges of Knockhill.
In 2007 Stirling University recognised this and awarded him an honorary doctorate for his outstanding contribution to Scottish cuisine and work in promoting healthy eating.
Nick has published nine cookery books with sales well in excess of 500,000 copies, and has made a succession of successful BBC television series, from Wild Harvest, Wild Harvest 2 and Island Harvest, to his show Nick Nairn and The Dinner Ladies, which won a Glenfiddich Award in 2004. Notably, he also represented Scotland in the finals of Great British Menu, ultimately winning through to cook his Scottish venison for The Queen’s 80th birthday banquet. These days, Nick appears regularly as a presenter on Landward and The One Show, and remains a regular on Ready Steady Cook and Saturday Kitchen. His latest TV project is co-presenting the flamboyant Iron Chef UK.
Come and cheer Nick on at the SpeedFair. Racing action is on all day from 10am with the 30 lapper/2 driver Mini race, Scottish Formula Ford Festival, two Ferrari racing championships, Formula Juniors as well the Forula One displays and parades. Tickets are available in advance or at the gate.