ALL CLASS: Respected Channel 10 news presenter Sandra Sully tackles our searching motoring questions
ALL CLASS: Respected Channel 10 news presenter Sandra Sully tackles our searching motoring questions DAN HIMBRECHTS

Sandra Sully's motoring life

AS ONE of Australia's most respected news presenters, it is little wonder Sandra Sully drives a car almost as classy as her delivery style.

Yet while she has fallen for the charms of German excellence these days, her family car history shows affection for the home-grown Aussie stuff too.

Here's how the veteran Network 10 journalist responded to our searching motoring-related questions.


What was your first car?

It was a white Mazda 323, maybe a 1985 model but I can't recall exactly. It was fairly new and I remember taking out a loan for it. It made me feel very grown up at the time.

What are you driving now, and what do you love and hate about it?

I am driving a black Audi A7 and just love it. It's a super smooth ride with excellent speed ... when you need it.

FINE CHOICE: Sandra Sully has an Audi A7 as her luxurious transport

What car did your family have while you were growing up?

We were a Holden family, so I remember a Black FJ (1953-1957). In hindsight it was very cool, although at the time my siblings and I weren't that thrilled.

We had several Holden station wagons, but my favourite family car was a light green 1967 sedan (Holden HR). It was very smooth with an almost silky column shift which I just loved driving. I do prefer a manual car but in city traffic these days an automatic seems essential.

What is your greatest frustration on the road and why?

Discourteous drivers, especially when you give way. It takes a second to acknowledge a polite driver with a wave.

Do you have any preferred driving music?

Relaxing blues or soul music. I love Van Morrison, Adele and Amy Winehouse to name a few.

If you were to pick anyone in the world to go on a road trip, who would it be and why?

I have to say my husband (banking executive Symon Brewis-Weston), don't I?


Vital statistics

Who: Sandra Sully.

Born: You should never ask a lady...

Resume: Born in Brisbane, the much-respected television journalist began her career presenting Ten Eyewitness News in the 1990s, before securing the presenting gig on Ten's flagship Sydney 5pm weeknight bulletin. Sandra reported on breaking coverage of the September 11 attacks as she was on air when the first attack occurred. Her career includes nearly two decades as the presenter and senior editor of Ten Late News with Sports Tonight, has produced documentaries, presented programs such as Wanted and major news events such as the Federal Budget, the Royal Wedding, Commonwealth and Olympic Games.

Ambassador: For Audi Australia.