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Series 1 Episode 8

The one with Gambon corner

Series 1, Episode 8 (2002)

Michael Gambon nearly rolls our reasonably priced car and renames a corner on the TG track as a result. Lotus builds a Lada, Richard drives some hottish minis and a Maserati gets Stigged…

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