Year: 2008

Eagle Rock Films

Duration: 6 x 60 



Camera: Kyle Smart


Rome Location Producer:

Catherine Mann


Executive in Charge of Production: Alan Ravenscroft


Executive Producers:

Terry Shand & Geoff Kempin


Director & Producer: Lionel Mill



Chef and petrolhead James Martin sets his sights on the gruelling Mille Miglia, the annual thousand mile race through Italy in which over three hundred classic cars compete.


We follow James as he searches for the right co-driver and the right car, a 1948 Maserati, which blasts a £600k+ hole in the Martin finances. Now that’s a lot of omelettes! Will the car stay the course? Will co-driver Sarah measure up? Is James as tough as he thinks he is? Can a non Italian actually win? Crucially what makes 700+ grown men and women drive headlong through the elements for three days with little sleep and less comfort than that offered by many a sit-on lawn mower?