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Penny Mallory is one of the few women in the world of rally driving and motoring journalists who is highly respected as an expert. She is one of the most successful women rally drivers ever and the first woman in the world to compete in a World Rally Car (the Formula One of rallying). She co-presented ITV's 'The Used Car Roadshow' and reported for GMTV.

An accomplished broadcaster she has presented Channel 4's highly successful series, 'Driven', World Rally Championships, 'Accident Blackspots', Discovery's 'Classic Car Club' and narrated the 'Conquest of Everest', 50th Anniversary DVD as the descendant of the legendary mountaineer, George Mallory.

Penny had a passion for all things mechanical from an early age and a real love of engineering. At just fourteen years of age she ran away from her home in Kent to London and eventually found refuge and support in homeless hostels. She realised that to change her situation she would have to apply herself and in time worked her way to becoming a sound engineer and a graphic artist. A chance event allowed her to realise a childhood dream of driving a rally car and she was hooked. Despite being just in her early twenties she was told that she was too old and the wrong sex to start this sport. After just three months of learning how to drive a rally car, she'd put together a two-year sponsorship deal and in 1993 became the National Ladies Champion. Her unique and inspirational story shows there is no limit to what you can achieve with will power and commitment.

Penny is always pushing her own boundaries and continues to learn new skills every year. She has Diplomas (with Distinction) in Life Coaching, Counselling, Psychotherapy and NLP. She has always had to be at peak fitness for rallying and developed this interest further, training for the last year to be a welterweight boxer - she is undefeated! She is also qualified to teach adults (PTTLS) and works in a Category B prison delivering a course in Restorative Justice. Alongside this Penny looks after her two young daughters and Alfie the cocker spaniel.

Her guest features include writing and presenting her own strand 'Dashboard Divas' for This Morning (ITV). 'Watch Dog' BBC, Britain's Worst Roads' BBC and a thirteen part series for BBC UK Style 'Can Ski Will Ski', her own consumer series 'Top Dog' and presenting the flag ship live series, 'Men and Motors Live'.

Penny enjoys getting the best out of life and is keen to help others achieve this also. She ran the London marathon for Bernardos and is an Ambassador for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme, Investors in People and Blackberry.

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