Freddie Giles, 72, is a local businessman who lives at Seend Park Farm, Semington, which he has opened to the public.

He has travelled across the globe rallying and racing in British vintage and classic cars. In 2000 he won the Around the World Rally trophy with his wife, Jan. He's written an autobiography called Must I Grow Up?

How would your best friend describe you?

That's very difficult to know that. They would think I'm very confident and a bit of a know-it-all, someone who is very successful and a person who has done quite a lot in his life.

Where would you recommend for a great evening out?

I've been very competitive all my life and now I don't want to be. So a great night out is to go and play bridge.

We're not terribly night people, but we like the quiz nights at the golf club in Erlestoke.

We also enjoy having people over for dinner.

What do you do for fun?

I love my surroundings. We have 60 acres of farming land open to the public and I planted a wood here 16 years ago and I like to go up there and the public can use that too.

I thoroughly enjoy taking any of my motor cars out.

Market day in Devizes is a great thing for me because I love socialising.

What motto or phrase do you try to live your life by?

I like to treat people as people treat me.

Who in the public eye do you most respect and why?

I admire Baden-Powell for what he did for our youth and Margaret Thatcher, not because I'm a political person, but because she helped our country a huge amount.

What is your biggest regret?

I don't have any regrets, I really don't. I regret people that I've lost but there's very little that I would change.

What is your favourite TV programme or film and why?

We rarely watch TV or film but I'm a great fan of The Archers. Shrek was very good I have to say.

What makes you sad?

I'm really not a sad person. I'm just not sad. I think I'm full of life and happiness but not sadness.

Describe your perfect day.

There's so many perfect days in the world. We love having our Christmas party in August every year.

The bleakness of winter isn't the greatest time for a party therefore we have our family Christmas party in August.

We have a big barbecue in the barn. Everyone is together and the children can bring their friends.