LUXE LAPS: MARK LEE

Mark Lee, 42, is originally from Darlington, but now lives in the North Pennines near Derwent Reservoir with wife Lindsey, two dogs and four horses. He work from home running the family property business.
LUXE LAPS: MARK LEE

Childhood car crush >>

My dad always had Jags as far back as I can remember, and when I was young I always wanted one.

What’s in the garage now >>

Daily drive is a 1995 Land Rover Defender 90 300TDi and the weekend toy is a 2000 TVR Chimaera 450

If you could own any car >>

Probably a TVR Tuscan 2S or Porsche 911.

Captain Slow or Jeremy? >>

In the Land Rover it is Captain Slow, but in the TVR it is most definitely Jeremy!

Who should present Top Gear? >>

I think Chris Harris is doing a great job himself.

Tracks of your tyres >>

I was brought up on MeatLoaf in the car, but anything with a rock or blues vibe is fine – no modern pop though!

Dream road trip >>

Through France to the south coast via the Millau Viaduct and then into Italy, working our way up to the Italian lakes and then heading back home over the Alps.

Who with >>

My wife Lindsey of course!

Memorable car moments >>

Picking up my TVR.

What’s in the glove box? >>

TVR – owner’s manual.

Land Rover – all sorts of junk!

How clean is your car >>

Not very – I’m not that into polishing any more.

Scary moments? >>

Driving home having first picked up the TVR for the first time and flooring the throttle in cold, damp conditions.  How I kept it in anything near a straight line was a miracle.  I was a bit more circumspect for a while until I got used to the light weight and power.


 

Seaham Hall

Related Stories

  • AT THE WHEEL: BMW X5

    AT THE WHEEL: BMW X5

    As I’m writing this review the winter’s sprinkling of snow has arrived and caused its usual havoc. My Golf is usually great in the snow, and as it’s been...
  • NICHE NICE: AUDI Q8 TEST DRIVE

    NICHE NICE: AUDI Q8 TEST DRIVE

    Audi seem to have a car for every niche and the latest model to be launched by the company is the new Q8. This car is basically Audi’s answer...
  • LUXE LIFE: JEFF AINSLEY

    LUXE LIFE: JEFF AINSLEY

    Luxe places >> For a weekend > Our North East coast – I love living in such a great part of the world. A long holiday > Caribbean for...
  • Mercedes CLS

    BOB ARORA: AT THE WHEEL

    I can’t believe the original CLS was launched over 14 years ago. The car literally had no competition whatsoever and it went on to sell really well for Mercedes....