Penny Mallory

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Penny Mallory

Penny Durban Mallory (born 1966) was the first woman in the world to compete in a World Rally Car, a rally car specification introduced in 1997.[1]

Mallory became National Ladies Champion Rally Driver in 1993 and went on to be one of the UK’s top rally drivers. Prior to that, she was a graphic designer.[2][3]

She also worked as a precision stunt driver, playing both ‘Papa and Nicole’ in one of the famous Renault Clio commercials.[2]

Mallory is also a television presenter; she co-anchored Channel 4's motoring programme Driven alongside Mike Brewer and Jason Plato and Accident Black Spot. She also co-hosted with Jason Dawe on the Used Car Roadshow, which is broadcast on ITV4 and Men & Motors.[2] She presented "Classic Car Club" for Discovery with Edd China, Tony Mason and Alex Riley. She also co-presented Channel 4's World Rally Championship programme until it was taken over by ITV in 2004.[2] Mallory used to run her own bed and breakfast.[citation needed]


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  1. ^ "Penny Mallory - Personally Speaking Bureau". Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Used Car Roadshow on Men & Motors". Retrieved 8 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "My first home: Penny Mallory - Telegraph". Retrieved 8 May 2015. 

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