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Driving Ambition Tv Series - Mini Special Saloon Race 1984

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#1 mab01uk


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Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:43 PM

Thought I would re-post this rare video clip here as it was one of Taffy's favourite TV series and I remember how pleased he was to at last get a copy of the series on dvd, copied from my collection of old Mini vhs tapes.

Mini Special Saloon Car race at Brands Hatch from the BBC 'Driving Ambition' TV series shown in 8 episodes one hour long in 1984 and repeated on UK Gold a few years later.
Now known for his Mini Miglia, Peter Baldwin was the 'real' driver of his own Ford BDA engined race Mini. Other 'real' race drivers of the time include Ginger Marshall and David Enderby.
"Eight-part serial about a middle-aged housewife who is obsessed with making her mark in the man's world of fast cars. Script by Paula Milne. BBC1 tx 1984/03/03 - 1984/04/21 (Sat) 8 eps. x 50 mins."

* A class of their own (21/04/1984)
* Big torque (14/04/1984)
* The thin red line (07/04/1984)
* The Late breaker (31/03/1984)
* Manifold depression (24/03/1984)
* Five O'Clock shadow (17/03/1984)
* Dream Machine (10/03/1984)
* A little differential problem (03/03/1984)

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 02:57 PM

do you know of anywhere i can down load it ?

used to watch that as a youngster

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Posted 16 October 2011 - 03:10 PM

I used to watch it as well, from what I can remember it was about a housewife who decided she wanted to be a racing driver and started off racing her Mini. I can not remember much more than that apart from a scene where whe was learning about the racing line on a whiteboard but it was a "must see" series at the time. About the same time as Auf Wiedersein Pet and Minder and all the other great series that they just can not seem to make anymore!

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Posted 03 December 2011 - 08:48 AM

Yes, he was very pleased to watch this series and to be honest we both thought it could have done with a second one.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 11:26 AM

I have the novel of the series, love to see the program again.

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Posted 13 November 2015 - 08:08 PM

The complete TV series is now available here:-


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