John Richard Keith ‘Fuzz’ Townshend is a British drummer of the band ‘Wonderstuff’ and presenter of the show ‘Car SOS.’
His mother, who had never learned to drive, won the car Vauxhall Chevette in a national newspaper when he was ten.
So, she decided to take the prize in cash and bought her son a drum kit.
After learning from local jazz musician Al Reed, he made his stage debut at the age of 12 in March 1977.
After graduating, he started working for a local bus company, the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive as an intern.
He joined the band 'General Public' which later toured the USA under the disguise of 'Ranking Roger.'
His first solo release, 'Hello Darlin' was released in 1996 and charted at number 51 in the UK.
He signed with Echo Records in 1997 and released his first album, 'Far In' in the UK in 1999 and US in 2001.
He also became a part-time college lecturer in 2004, delivering speeches in music practice and music technology.
Fuzz worked as a Technician Editor for 'Practical Classics' until March 2011, when he turned to freelance.
He started a classic car restoration business named Westgate Classic, but in 2016, he left his business to set up a new garage in Oldbury.
He set the new garage called To-Ta Classic (Townshend and Tassell Classic) with fellow car enthusiast Dave Tassell.
He was given the position as the TV presenter after a TV production company approached him to do a screen test for a new show, Car SOS.
The show airs on National Geographic Channel in the US and on Channel 4 in the UK.
More4 is showing the show's first and second season; its third season was released on April 9, 2015, on the National Geographic Channel.
He currently resides in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, with his wife, Cressida and three children Honour, Oscar and Johnny.
In an interview with Birmingham Mail, Fuzz revealed that he owned a 1959 Jensen 541R, a 1933 Austin 7, a Land Rover Discovery, a BMW Isetta Bubble Car, and a Morris Minor I Traveller.
If we take this into account, we can believe that his estimated net worth is $5 Million.