Silver Dream Racer

Starring singer David Essex as a motor bike racer and Beau Bridges as his American rival, the $5 million film was shot – largely on location – in 1980. With Clarke Peters as Essex’s buddy and Cristina Raines as his love interest, Silver Dream Racer is a classic tale of enthusiastic amateur becoming a courageous winner through sheer determination.

Based on an idea by actor Michael Billington, and directed with David Wickes’ usual style and visual flair, Silver Dream Racer remains a popular television staple.