Diversions: Books - Lunches With Mr. Q

Diversions: Books – Lunches With Mr. Q

Lunches With Mr. Q: An Auto Industry Titan on Business, Life and Sports Car Dreams.

One day, author Kevin Nelson walked into the office of Kjell Qvale, expecting one thing to happen. Instead what happened was a series of lunchtime conversations and adventures that have led to the book Lunches With Mr. Q: An Auto Industry Titan on Business, Life and Sports Car Dreams.

The “Mr. Q” of Lunches With Mr. Q is automotive entrepreneur Kjell Qvale, who was 92 years old when he first met the author. But what surprised Nelson the most about Mr. Q — as his friends and employees call him — was how youthful he was. “Here was perhaps the biggest difference of all between us,” writes Nelson. “Within shouting distance of his ninety-second birthday, he had a more forward-looking and yes, youthful view of life than I did.” In Lunches With Mr. Q, the writer and Mr. Q get know each other in a series of lunches and adventures together. In the process Mr. Q, a millionaire many times over, shares his philosophies on automobiles, business and life. Mr. Q, who emigrated from Norway to the United States, founded British Motor Car Distributors, was a majority shareholder of Jensen Motors and producer of the popular Jensen-Healey convertible.

The official release date for the 2012 hardcover edition is Nov. 15. For info, visit luncheswithmrq.com.

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