A familiar face to many M-Net viewers, Marius Roberts is a closet petrol-head. Having mastered TV celebrity status and a modelling career, Marius couldn’t get away with his underlying passion for cars – hardly surprising considering he’s related to one of the country’s biggest and most successful motorsport families, the Briggs.
Uncle Gordon Briggs used to have ding-dong battles around the country in his Broadspeed Ford Anglia against Geoff Mortimer in his Renault.
More recently, cousin Michael Briggs is a multiple South African motorsport champion.
Marius remembers every single motorcar he has ever owned and why they became more than metal and working parts, but rather an extension of his personality.
“I wish I could have kept every single one of them – a museum of my life – because like a song, a car brings back the most vivid and fantastic memories and boy have my cars and I enjoyed some incredible journeys,” he muses.
Lindsay Vine brings plenty of experience in the motoring industry, both behind and in front of the camera to IGNITION.
She has had varying degrees of involvement in the presentation and production of three different motoring programmes on the DStv bouquet.
Her award-winning presentation style is fresh and natural and she has years of experience in presenting on radio and TV.
Lindsay’s TV experience has extended into business and property content as well as reality TV and her strategic input has evolved the likes of Summit TV and The Home Channel.
Beyond her passion for TV, she is a motoring enthusiast at heart, fulfilling her love of cars on weekends, racing her 1977 Mini GTS.
“IGNITION is the culmination of a dream to produce motoring TV on the highest level. That I get to earn a living out of everything I love is the reward for having a passion perhaps a little outside of a (female) norm,” she quips.