Snooker star Jimmy White right on cue at new car showroom

Snooker star Jimmy White at the opening of the new Hyundai showroom on Retford Road, Worksop.
Snooker star Jimmy White at the opening of the new Hyundai showroom on Retford Road, Worksop.

One of the legends of snooker, Jimmy ‘The Whirlwind’ White, was right on cue when he helped to celebrate the opening of a new car showroom in Worksop.

White, who reached the world championship final six times, was ths star of a meet-and-greet session at the Read Hyundai dealership on Retford Road.

Read Hyundai took over the site in January and has now completed a major overhaul of the showroom and all its facilities.

White, now 55, is a loyal customer of Read Hyundai, who have supplied him with cars in the past. He is regarded by many as the greatest natural talent snooker has ever produced, and fans from near and far flocked to the showroom to grab autographs and selfies, and to have a chat with the Londoner.

Dealership manager Darren Hunns said: “Jimmy was a true gentleman and lived up to his status as ‘The People’s Champion’. He was great with his fans, many of whom had travelled across the country to see him.

“He was happy to sign all sorts of memorabilia they had brought with them. One fan even took home the ribbon Jimmy cut to officially open the site!”

More events are planned at the showroom in the near future, including competitions to win Jimmy White mementoes.