Stars' Cars - Jo Beth Taylor
A REGULAR on our television screens since the early 1990s, Jo Beth Taylor is a familiar face to many, but what about her life with cars? We threw our questions to the Audi Sunshine Coast ambassador to find out.
What was your first car?
A white Mazda Capella. I was 17 and drove it across the Nullarbor Plain from Perth to Melbourne. It was still going when I sold it.
What are you driving now and what do you love about it?
A 2016 red Audi A3. There are so many things to say. The colour for a start is stunning. Black leather interior with a sunroof, titanium wheels, and all the tech packs such as driver assist that make it such a safe car. I'm not into technology so the fact it pairs my phone so simply is great, and I love my music through the sound system.
What cars did your family have while you were growing up?
My dad was a car sales manager for 30 years so we had different cars all the time. Chryslers, Fords and Mazdas, all makes and models.
What's your greatest frustration on the road?
People who text while driving is always one that can frustrate me, but people who throw cigarette butts and rubbish out of their car is my pet hate.
Let them have a messy stinky car - not us have a messy stinky world.
Do you have any preferred driving music?
So many different genres, however R&B is always at the top of my Spotify list.
Some of the older artists as well such as Fleetwood Mac, Prince, Stevie Wonder and anything I can turn up loud and sing along to while no one's watching.
Who's your ideal road trip companion?
His Holiness the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela doing Carpool Karaoke singing songs by Bob Marley. Think I've had that dream before.
What is your dream car?
The new Audi R8 as a choice for a new one (hint hint).
If I could also have a classic it would be any one of the older James Bond cars (Aston Martin DB5), or I have always loved the look of the Batmobile: it looks hot and has so many functions.
Who: Jo Beth Taylor
Born: May 29 1971, Perth.
Resume: Began signing aged five, released a music video aged 15 and was signed by Molly Meldrum's Melodian Records in 1989. Toured with Indecent Obsession as the support act for Debbie Gibson, who ultimately wrote and produced five tracks on Taylor's debut album 99 Reasons.
Took over the hosting role of Australia's Funniest Home Video Show in 1993, co-hosted Hey Hey It's Saturday in 1995 and worked in various roles in stage, radio and television since, including as contestant on Dancing with the Stars and I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here!
See her: As brand ambassador for Audi Centre Sunshine Coast.