The Getaway Car S01E11 HDTV x264-TMAug 27
Another day, another delirious set of teams putting their relationships to the test on the purpose-built, crazy and chaotic Getaway Car obstacle course in South Africa. The thermometer is stuck on hot, the cars are gleaming in the Cape Town sunshine and Dermot O’Leary is slathered in factor 50 yet still looks impossibly cool. Which of today’s teams will spin out on the Hazard Highway, Off-Road Rage or the Drive-Thru, and who will be going helmet to helmet in a £10,000 midnight chase with the Stig?
Behind the wheel today are:
South London best mates Lorraine and Helen – the florist and the civil servant. Neither profession is noted for its reckless driving, but there’s always a first time.
‘Our Ian’ and ‘our Gary’, brothers from Liverpool and pretty in pink… racing suits. Hopefully some nifty motoring moves will soon spare their sartorial blushes.
Husband and wife Eddie and Karen are perplexing. Karen is the driver, but Eddie drives for a living. He is a white van man and the roads of the UK are his horn-honking playground. Karen had better be a bit handy or Eddie may have some words of advice normally only heard in a 1975 Ford Transit.
Italy and cars go hand in hand- think Ferrari, think Maserati, think Mario who lives in Plymouth and makes hydraulic pipes for tractors and his long-suffering daughter Kate. Mario might have left his native Italy 40 years ago, but his Mediterranean passion still runs high and he sure thinks he’s a good driver. Kate thinks he’s a twit.
Boyfriend and girlfriend Mark and Kelly are literally the happiest, bounciest couple in the world. If cars were fuelled by joy and optimism, then they would be guaranteed to make a turbo-charged race to glory. And who’s to say they won’t?