This week we had the pleasure of talking with Charlie O’Donnell, the Sales Manager at Greg Mitchell Motors in Victoria Bridge, Strabane. Greg Mitchell Motors are an independent car dealership established in 2006 who now have two fantastic dealerships with MG and Suzuki, in addition to a handpicked selection of quality used cars and 4x4s ranging from Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, Toyota and Land Rover. You can view Greg Mitchell’s stock here: https://www.usedcarsni.com/used-cars/dealers/gregmitchellmotorsgmm
But now, let’s find out a bit more about Charlie!
|What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? |
I would be described as chatty, up for a bit of craic and surprising (keep reading and you will soon find out why).
|Where are you originally from? |
I am originally from a little place in County Donegal town Maghery, very small but lovely to say the least.
|What was your first car? |
My first car was a Westminster Blue Vauxhall Calibra 16 Valve.
|What is your dream car? |
My dream car is a Porsche Taycan Turbo S (I’m not fussy on what colour).
|How would your friends & family describe your driving? |
At a young age it would have been described as mental but as I have progressed in age it is now safe and steady.
|What is your favourite film? |
Favourite film would have to be the Rocky Series as it is a childhood favourite and I enjoy watching boxing.
|If a film was to be made about your life, who would you choose to play you? |
I would have to say Mark Wahlberg because he is a good actor and I hear he owns a great burger spot.
|What TV show would you recommend? |
It’s ironic but Dukes of Hazard as that is where the car fascination stemmed from.
|What would the title of your autobiography be? |
It would be called ‘Tried and Kept Trying.’
|What title of a film, TV show or book best describes your life? |
That’s easy, Rush Hour because I am never not rushing about the place.
|What famous person would you most like to have dinner with? |
He is no longer around but Muhammad Ali because he is a boxing legend but also was a well-educated man so conversation would be interesting.
|How do you unwind? |
To unwind I would either go to the gym, take my dogs for a long walk or spend time with my family.
|Describe your dream holiday. |
The dream holiday would be travelling around Italy sight seeing.
|What is your personal motto? |
My personal motto that I live by is ‘roll the dice’ meaning why not just give things a try.
|What is your hidden talent? |
A hidden and yet surprising talent is that I make a good cup of coffee as I am a trained Barista.
|What is your spirit animal? |
I am going to have to say a dog because I love dogs.
|What are your top 3 road trip essentials? |
You can’t go wrong with having a good podcast, a cup of coffee and good company.