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Driving Force


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The Sealink British Ferries Challenge
Presented by Mike Smith and Stirling Moss from Lydden Hill and West Mailing
Famous personalities are teamed with professional drivers to race a variety of vehicles and to complete a trials car circuit. Actor Oliver Tobias joins rally driver Roger Clark.
Tom O'Connor becomes
Britain's fastest comedian with the help of John Watson. Sarah Kennedy is with Grand Prix champion James Hunt. Pink Floyd's Nick Mason has driven in the Le Mans 24 hours race and now joins world landspeed record-holder Richard Noble.
Television production
(Televised in association with MG productions) (R)


Presented By: Mike Smith
Presented By: Stirling Moss
Unknown: Lydden Hill
Unknown: Oliver Tobias
Unknown: Roger Clark.
Unknown: Tom O'Connor
Unknown: John Watson.
Unknown: Sarah Kennedy
Unknown: James Hunt.
Unknown: Nick Mason
Unknown: Richard Noble.
Unknown: Peter Hylton Cleaver

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