Winning will

RAC patrolman Will Shepherd scoops BBC Young Mechanic of the Year telly talent show

Published:  24 November, 2009

/>The programme was broadcast last night (Monday 23rd November) after months of filming and testing involving young mechanics from throughout the

/>The competition was open to anyone aged between 16 and 25 and was judged by eccentric reality TV mechanic Bernie Fineman and leading high-performance tuner Dave Massey – son of technical expert Frank Mas

/>24-year-old Will completed initial rounds of practical and theory tests before beating 5 fellow finalists. Tasks involved installing an immobiliser, solving a wiring fault, performance tuning a vehicle and an intense technical interview with Bernie and D

/>Will said he relished taking part in the show. “It was an amazing experience; one of those once in a lifetime things to do, even though it was really nerve-wrack

/>“I got the result I wanted but I still couldn’t believe it. Being number 1 in the whole country is an amazing feeling.


/>Will, from Oldbury in the West Midlands, has been an RAC patrolman for four ye

/>“One of the best things about my job is helping people in their hour of need. Everyday is different and it’s a challenge never knowing what sort of vehicle you might get called out to.


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