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.