Sweeney buff wins dream drive

| 23 Oct 2012

A fan of ’70s police drama the Sweeney has won a drive of the iconic 1975 Ford Consul GT that starred in the show after being randomly picked in a Facebook competition.

Winner Simon Gribble, who also bagged £1975 and a bottle of 1975 aftershave, put the vehicle through its paces last week at the Rockingham circuit and said: “It’s a great circuit. It was a nostalgic day and one I’ll remember for a long time, the car was fantastic.”

Starring John Thaw and Dennis Waterman, the landmark series followed the adventures of two members of Scotland Yard’s Flying Squad, or Sweeney Todd, as Inspector Jack Regan and Detective Sergeant George Carter tackled London’s criminal underworld.

The Sweeney’s DVD box set is now on sale for £39.99.