The Great British Bake Off is over for another year, giving judge Paul Hollywood a chance to indulge in his other passion: cars.
Hollywood was one of hundreds of petrolheads firing up their classic motors on Sunday 2nd November, in a race that was hit by torrential conditions.
The Bake Off judge drove the 60 miles in a 1904 De Dion Bouton, a French car loaned to him by the National Motor Museum, Beaulieu. He made it to the south coast in one piece, but only after getting drenched.
“Just parked up after completing the London to Brighton run..and yes I’ve got a soggy bottom !! It poured down,” Hollywood wrote on Instagram.
A thick black raincloak and wide-brimmed hat were the order of the day for the Bake Off judge. Not quite a match for Mary Berry’s floral bomber jackets in the fashion stakes, but it’s still a look.
Hollywood, who last week revealed on The Jonathan Ross Show how Mary Berry ‘vandalised’ his car by writing her name in permanent marker on the side, drove the whole route exposed to the elements. Around 500 cars took part, but many of the older vehicles struggled to finish thanks to the wet conditions.