Supermodel Jodie Kidd and chef James Martin team up with antiques experts Philip Serrell and David Harper on a road-trip through Sussex in a pair of Jaguar E types.
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Some of the nation's favourite celebrities...
Why have I got such expensive taste?
One antiques expert each...
-That is good, isn't it?
-I love it.
And one big challenge.
Who can seek out and buy the best antiques at the very best prices?
Answers on a postcard.
And auction for a big profit further down the road.
Definitely having them! Ace!
Who will spot the good investment? Who will listen to advice?
-Do you like it?
-No, I think it's horrible.
And who will be the first to say, "Don't you know who I am?!"
Well done, us.
Time to put your pedal to the metal.
This is Celebrity Antiques Road Trip!
On this Road Trip, two petrol-head celebs are vying for poll position.
Let's kick this show up a gear with James Martin and Jodie Kidd.
I'm actually quite impressed with the E-type Jag.
-I've never driven one before.
-I think they're lovely.
-They're really smart.
-Very smart. Got quite a bit of power.
Supermodel Jodie Kidd began sashaying the catwalks as a teenager
in the mid-'90s.
'The competition kicked off when supermodel Jodie Kidd appeared.'
Since then, she's become one of the most recognisable faces in fashion.
She's also harnessed her glamour in other arenas.
And she's something of a high-born adventuress,
competing in polo, show-jumping and golf.
But it's her motor-racing skills that have really put her off the charts,
topping the leader board on Top Gear.
-Bloody women drivers!
-Here we go.
Chef James Martin first sauteed his way into our favours
on Ready Steady Cook.
James Martin, you know?
Since then, he's presented a wide variety of cookery series
as well as turning his hands and heels to a goodly few more challenges.
You were spinning there like a food mixer!
And he now tastes the nation's taste buds on much-loved brunch bash
That's really good.
This is Saturday Kitchen Live!
James also loves his cars
and has a large collection of classic vehicles.
Today, this high performance pair
are driving a stunning '70s chick, the Jaguar E-type.
It's a lovely car.
Oh, my goodness gracious me!
And in an E-type all of their own,
this morning are a couple of antiquarian experts
who are also motor mad.
I'm really quite excited about today.
I'm very excited being in an E-type V12. Hello!
This is one of the sexiest cars on the planet!
Road Trip veteran Philip Serrell runs a Worcestershire sale room
and certainly has a great face for auctioneering.
What gets me is you get a really sexy car and you've got me!
How does that work?
While David Harper is a County Durham antiques meister
who brims with confidence, no matter what the occasion.
That's why it's the sexiest car in the history of mankind
-because we're in it!
-You're utterly deluded.
What I'm really excited about is that we've got James and Jodie
and you and I are utter petrol-heads.
They are two ambulance petrol-heads!
On this trip, all four of them begin in Lewes, East Sussex,
take a mini tour of the south-east,
and end up at auction... Oh, back in Lewes.
So now we're just pulling in to Lewes.
Is it "Lewis" or "Loos"?
I've no doubt "voiceover" will tell us!
It's "Lewis". And don't call me "voiceover"! I'm Tim!
No less than the legendary designer William Morris said of Lewes,
"On the whole, it is set down better
"than any town I have seen in England."
So, an ideal place for our four to meet.
-It's going to be exciting.
-Here we are.
-Good to see you.
-Hi, lovely to meet you.
Let's get teamed up. Jodie will pair with David,
making James and Philip our second twosome.
That's the downside! I must say I'm actually quite pleased.
I would rather be with you than with him!
Both teams start the Road Trip with £400 to play with.
James and Philip are heading off into their first shop of the day,
This is it. Our first shop.
-First one. And they've got a cafe. You might get a part-time job!
Hey, cheeky Philip! They're meeting the proprietor, Andre.
Hello. How are you doing?
Nice to meet you.
Crikey, he's a big lad!
I'm going to find a stool to stand on!
-Thanks for coming round.
You're shopping, Philip. Look smart. Andre's shop is a sprawling beast
crammed with items and in proportions befitting of the man himself. Get going, then!
I haven't got a clue what I'm looking for, to be honest.
How much is that cupboard there?
Andre, you're not really trying!
It's not mine!
If I did this in my restaurant,
"Well, steaks. It could be 18 quid, could be 43 quid.
"I dunno. We'll let you eat it first, then we'll decide."
Andre the giant is quite a character,
and definitely not to be trifled with.
I hope I'm not intimidating you too much?
What? No, no, no(!)
Lord help us!
Quite frankly, I just want to get out of here.
I've got one of my headaches coming on!
So, luckily for Philip's fragile noggin - and ego -
it looks like James might have spotted something upstairs.
I can't remember where he bought them, but originally they came from East Germany.
You know, the sort of railway station job.
How much could they be, Andre?
I'll have to ring the chap who owns them.
It's an East German wall clock, possibly from an industrial property.
Philip thinks it might date from the 1960s.
What's the best you can do on those?
40 quid. 40 quid, chaps.
35 and he's got a deal.
35 and you've got a deal, Simon.
-Is that good?
-Is that good enough?
-That's good enough for me.
I don't think you need the phone, Andre. Simon could probably hear you anywhere!
Simon, it's a deal. 35 quid, OK?
Deal done. But maybe it's an idea to actually pick it up?
-How old's that, then?
-That's actually brand-new!
A timely discovery, Phil, now you've bought it(!)
What's the year on it? They have been controlled in 1989.
Hmm. It's really not as attractive a proposition with that '80s provenance.
But there's another time-piece which does look like it ticked through the 1960s,
back in the old GDR.
I would go for this one, actually, if I were you.
-That's quite a nice retro one.
-I would go for that one.
Jolly good. Now for the bargaining skills of a Yorkshire man. James?
Phone up your mate and get a better deal,
-cos that was 35 quid for a big one and this is smaller.
-We want the smaller one. Those are brand-new.
-It's got to be 25 quid for that one.
It's tiring this job, sometimes!
Simon, look, tell me, how much are the small ones, the little one? The little square one?
30 quid, he says. 30 quid.
25 quid, we've got a deal.
-He says actually 30 quid for a small one.
-Are we going to buy this?
OK. We are making it 30 quid, Simon.
Quick, let's get out of here. Let's get out of here!
-Thank you. Bye-bye!
-I take the money.
-Lovely to see you. Bye!
Now, Jodie and David are only a short stroll away.
And Lewes, actually I don't think I've ever walked down the main street
or had a little snoop around in the shops.
With their own budget of £400,
they're heading into the stoutly named Emporium Antiques Centre.
-There's a lot.
-Welcome to my world.
Thank you very much!
David is keen to impart his antiquarian wisdom to Jodie.
This business is very much instinct-led.
You've either got an eye, or you haven't.
So, what sort of taste does Jodie have?
Do you furnish your home with antiques?
I'm very luck to have got a lot of things from my grandmother.
I'm a country girl, and I like things that are all country.
-I would say very traditional.
Traditional taste inherited from an illustrious family, perhaps.
Jodie's great-grandfather was the first Lord Beaverbrook
and there are titles on both sides of her lineage.
And she's also a keen sportswoman.
How might that impact on proceedings?
You seem kind of competitive.
-No, really? Yes!
-I am, especially when it comes to James. I've got to beat James.
Is there some history there?
Yes, cos we love cars, and we've raced against each other and things like that.
-We have to win, then.
What happens to me if we don't win? Am I in trouble?
-I'm going to have to, kind of...
-What, kill me?
-OK. Fair enough. At least we know exactly where we stand.
Quite. And with that in mind,
Jodie's spotted something she thinks might be a winner.
-That's really cool.
-It is cool.
Is that really £12?
It's an East Asian table
dating from the 19th century.
Ticket price is a tiddly £12.
A beech frame, and then we have a lacquer top.
It's quite cool. If we can get it for like, eight...
-I'm such a bargainer.
-Are you good at that?
Can you get it less? Let's see how good you are at negotiating.
Dealer Steve doesn't know what he's in for!
-Pleased to meet you. How are you?
-This is Jodie.
Jodie's interested in the little Victorian tilt-top table.
But it is in a real mess and a lot of work needs to be done here.
-It's yours for a tenner.
-Want a bit more than that, don't we, Jodie?
I'll do it for eight quid, as it's taking up space.
-Eight quid. We'll shake on that.
-OK, no problem.
Thanks for that. That's marvellous. Thank you very much.
Deal done, at a bargain eight pounds.
But Jodie's soon found something else she thinks might be a copper-bottom buy.
-Right. Copper hot water cans. No?
-That's really quite interesting.
It is. I must admit, I was brought up in a house where we did have copper. We cooked with copper.
-My mum always loved bits of copper hanging around the kitchen.
Let's have a look at it.
It's very good. It's something that I would like. It's a cool kettle.
It's the coolest kettle I have ever seen! And you, as well?
It's the style and the design that's appealing because it's Arts & Crafts.
The pared-down artisan style of the turn-of-the-century Arts & Crafts movement
is indeed very saleable. Well spotted, Jodie.
I think I want to buy it personally.
It's fantastic. I said earlier on about having the eye,
and I'm not just saying this, I promise you.
-You have the eye. You've got it.
-Do I? There's hope for me yet!
-I'm going to give up modelling.
-No money in modelling.
Just become an antiques dealer like me!
Well, let's not be too hasty, eh?
The ticket price on the kettle is a hefty £89.
They could be in hot water, unless Steve can do them a deal.
What's the best on that, bearing in mind we're going into a general sale?
I think there's a very small margin of people that would like that.
£70, at a push.
Can you do any better than that, because...
-You sink or swim with this, don't you?
-Sink or swim, yeah.
With a general auction, we're going to be in real trouble at 70.
I think you're right. 50 would be better.
-50 would be...
-Do you want to make a phone call?
-I'll try. Make a phone call.
Steve will call the dealer who owns it.
You've got 89 quid on it at the minute.
Ah, he's back.
-Can I have it for 45?
-No, no, no!
-Ooh! Where did that come from?
Jodie is a hard-haggling natural at this,
and they've got the kettle for £50.
Thank you very much. That's brilliant.
-Two really good objects.
And they're heading onwards.
Very good. You are a queen shopper.
-You are good at shopping.
But there's no respite for dealer Steve today
as James and Philip are wandering on to his shop.
-That's quite cool.
-We'll have a look at that if you like.
And they've developed a plan to look for items that reflect James's twin passions in life.
We've developed a cooking theme.
And a bit of a car theme.
And they've already spied something in the window.
-I like this. Can I grab it?
-Yeah, grab it, yeah.
-This is quite cool.
-What does that do, then?
I think it does pounds to kilos and grams to ounces.
It is, indeed, a little cookery tool for converting Imperial measurements
to their metric equivalents and vice versa.
So eight new pounds is probably one old pound!
Ticket price is eight pounds - and zero ounces!
I like that.
-Can we put that by?
-It's cheap enough, isn't it?
Put it by and we'll look at it in a minute.
It's the first candidate to be included in a job lot of kitchenalia that they want to try and build.
I like that.
And they've soon spotted something else on a gastronomic theme.
-What is it?
-It's like a wine holder of some sort, isn't it?
I don't know how old it is, but it's got a bit of a look.
-Can we have a look at this, please, Steve?
-What is that thing there?
-I've no idea!
Now, we can all read, Steve!
A wine pitcher. A wine cooler?
-Is it a wine cooler?
-I guess, yes.
-To put a wine bottle in.
-Let's have a look.
-Shall I open it?
-If we can have a look, please.
It's a so-called handled wine holder, or jug,
made by early 20th-century French artisan Gerard Lafitte.
-So what is it? Is it oak?
-Right, this is oak.
This is beaten copper and it's typical of late Art Deco.
Ticket price is £56.
-Shall we put a little parcel together.
-Yeah, I quite like that. It's unusual.
With a couple of items reserved,
they're looking for anything else that could add to the lot of kitchenalia.
What about these sweet jars?
Books. You haven't got a James Martin cookbook in here, have you?
We could get you to sign it, couldn't we?
That's why I was hoping for a chopping board.
But once again, the volume of stock seems to be rather daunting them.
There's got to be a Plan B.
-Have we got a Plan A?
If we've got a Plan B, Plan A will come!
Ever the optimist, Philip!
I'm going to have a quick fly downstairs...
-I'll put it back!
Let me have a quick look downstairs, then we'll go back to the front shop.
This doesn't get easier... CLATTERING
Something's dived off the top step.
Careful, Phil. It might be safer for everyone if you two split up for a while.
James will search in another room.
It's really difficult, I tell you. It's not easy.
See, I've spotted it. I was trying to find these.
These are what I love. Old rolling pins.
They don't make them like this any more. They've got grease all the time on them
and these are much better than the modern new rolling pins.
Is it six quid? Three quid, signed?
Underestimating the value of your autograph there, old fruit!
Meanwhile, Philip's upstairs and has found two items that chime with their automotive theme.
It's a pair of very modern column clocks
bearing the enamel badges of Jaguar and Rolls-Royce.
We're driving a Jaguar, and James has got a Rolls-Royce.
They may or may not be... There's no age to them.
But they might be good fun things.
Ticket price on the pair is £24.
Phil is keen. But will James agree?
Mate, we've got to have them!
-Do you like those?
-Definitely having them!
They're definitely interested in the copper jug, or wine cooler thing.
Two badged clocks.
And a metric/Imperial converter and rolling pin,
the latter two being the start of a job lot of kitchen items.
They're quite fun.
So this pile would give them three lots total from this shop.
Combined ticket price on all of it is £94.
-The idea of that...
-Putting James Martin. Fantastic.
-I think that's fun. Has that been here long?
It looks like it's 45 quid's-worth to me, really.
I think you're right.
-45 quid it can be.
-Really? I'm talking about all of it!
No, I AM talking about all of it!
You're serious? Oh, no!
He is. And Phil's resorting to his customary bargaining tactic.
That is demeaning your front window.
That, the James Martin autographed rolling pin, no-one bought any of those.
And we don't know what that is!
Give us 50 quid and draw the line. 50 quid. That's fair.
Do you know, I'm too soft!
Deal done at 50, despite Philip's grumblings.
-We've been robbed, haven't we?
Have you got a big black felt tip I can borrow?
-Look at this. What a boy.
There you go. Do you want me to do Jamie Oliver's, as well?
That won't be necessary, James. Let's hope they're now on a roll!
Jodie and David are in the car and motoring onwards.
They seem to be enjoying the E-Type.
Hey, how cool is that?
They're driving to Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex.
Both Jodie and David share a passion for cars
and Jodie has even raced competitively.
With this in mind, they're going to take their feet off the accelerator this afternoon
and pay a visit to Bexhill Museum
which celebrates the town's proud place in the history of high-octane motoring
and commemorates the special role of one unusual car in particular.
And here on Bexhill sea front,
they're meeting museum chairman John Betts.
-Are you John?
-We've found you. Hello, John.
-Welcome to Bexhill.
Thank you very much. David Harper. This is Jodie.
Hello, John. How are you? Pleasure to meet you.
So why have you asked us to meet you here?
Well, this is where British motor-racing all began
Bexhill-on-Sea is indeed the cradle of British motorsports.
It was here in May 1902
that the first ever British race meet was held.
The vehicles careering, in fact, over this very spot.
The track then was starting up the top there.
-And we're down in the middle of it here.
So racing right along the sea front?
-One kilometre from just up there.
Motor racing in those days was largely the preserve of the moneyed and titled.
It was a local landowner, the 8th Earl Delaware,
who was responsible for bringing motor racing to Bexhill.
Delaware had been bitten by the motor racing bug on a visit to France
and decided to bring the new sport back home to share with his rarefied social circle.
-So Bexhill was quite a cool place to be in the early 1900s?
The early motor racing at Bexhill ran sporadically in various forms
over the next few years.
These race meetings, would he have drawn crowds from all over...
60 to 70,000.
What a sight that must have been to people that were so used to horse and carts still in those days.
The vehicles back in 1902 were, of course, different to the super-charged racers of today.
In fact, many of them didn't even run on petrol.
All forms of propulsion were used.
There was steam, alcohol, petrol, electric cars...
-Yes, there were electric cars then.
The speed record was held by a steam car.
-It came here...
-It held the world speed record of 75 miles an hour.
-Well, I never!
-It was the last steam car to hold the world speed record.
John's going to take Jodie and David into Bexhill museum
where they have a replica of this extraordinary vehicle.
-Ah, I say, John!
-That's really cool.
This is the Bexhill Museum motoring gallery.
The world-beating car was made by steam carriage manufacturer Serpollet.
So was she a French car?
-Yeah, the original was a French car.
It was known as the Oeuf de Paques, or Easter Egg.
Vive la difference!
It was named that because the racing took place on Easter weekend,
at least when it took the world speed record.
Did this race here at Bexhill?
It did. At Bexhill it was 54 miles an hour,
which was Britain's highest speed record.
This is a modern replica of the Easter Egg,
but its method of production is scarcely less extraordinary than the original's.
This was built by local schools in 2002, to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the races.
-You have some seriously brilliant children!
It's as near a copy as you can get
without having any original plans.
The original cars disappeared in France somewhere.
And so this is a copy taken from a photo.
-I need some water!
-Did they build Concorde?
I think they probably could!
Little brainiacs of Bexhill!
I think it's just absolutely brilliant.
It is. But it's time for Jodie and David to be motoring on.
Now, James and Philip are still back in Lewes
and have ambled towards their next shop, Cliff Antiques,
where they're meeting dealer Chrissie.
-James. Nice to meet you.
-Hi. Philip. Good to see you. All right?
-Well, thank you.
-How are you on shellfish, James? Any good?
35 quid for a plastic lobster.
Here you go. These. Three quid.
I like the sound of this already!
What's that? A potty.
-You wouldn't want that looking at you!
-You've got to buy that!
So, failing a commode that stares at you,
James has found a couple of items that bring back happy memories
of how he first got into cookery.
When my granny passed away - she was the person who taught me how to cook -
she had nothing. She had the old enamel gas stove
that she used to make amazing bacon sandwiches on.
And she would serve it on these boards.
These are the only things I've got to remind me of her.
I think they're fantastic, the great feel of them.
She was the matriarch cook, was she?
She was the inspiration in everything I do and everything I still do.
She'd collect her pension on a Thursday and go to the shops and squeeze every loaf of bread
to get the softest milk loaf and get the best bacon.
She'd serve it on boards like this.
-Are your bacon sandwiches as good as hers?
Hers are just legendary.
-My mother's roast potatoes are better than mine.
What's your mum's secret? Is it duck fat?
I don't know what it is. She won't tell me!
Combined ticket price on the two bread boards is £15.
James really wants them for his cookery-themed job lot.
-I tell you what.
I'll give you the money. I'm not going to give you any more.
Philip's going to give James only £10 to do the deal with.
You're a stern taskmaster, Philip!
I'm going to sit down and take this in. Soak in the atmosphere.
-Right. I would like these.
-I would really like these.
-Certainly that three pounds.
-What about this one?
-That one could be ten.
All I've got is a tenner.
Can you do them both for a tenner?
-Can you do that?
-Fantastic. Thanks very much.
Well done, James. He's got the two boards for very little bread!
And with that, all our happy Road Trippers are back in their cars
and bidding the day a fond adieu.
Night-night, my beauties.
But nothing can keep teams this competitive off the bargain trail for long.
Morning greets them back on the road
and comparing notes on the ride so far.
David told me I should act on gut.
I should walk in and whatever I initially see or what interests me we should get.
-So you bought a pair of shoes, then?
-What did you buy?
-I bought some really weird things.
I bought things that were totally out of my comfort zone
and that were... One was Oriental...
Careful, Jodie. It's an unwritten Road Trip rule
that teams try to keep their buys secret.
Why would you show him your hand?
-What was it? A wok?
-No, it wasn't a wok!
-What was it?
-It was a table.
-Yeah, it was like a beech table...
And there were stunning revelations in the other car, as well.
I've got some six-foot-three hulking great Yorkshire bloke in the car,
-and you've got a gorgeous girl. How's that worked out?
She's six-foot-two, David!
She probably seems taller from down where you are!
It's the coolest kettle I've ever seen! Is it you, as well?
So far, Jodie and David have spent £58 on just two lots.
The Arts & Crafts copper kettle
and the Victorian East Asian table,
giving them a generous £342 to spend today.
That's marvellous. Thanks very much indeed.
While James and Phil have been shopaholics by comparison,
spending £90 on four lots.
The industrial wall clock...
-Quick, take the money.
-Thank you. Bye-bye!
..the copper wine cooler,
the two car-themed column clocks
and the job lot of kitchenalia.
So they still have £310 left.
It sounds like yesterday's buying has given James the measure of this game.
-I quickly realised after the first ten minutes, this antiques business, they just make it up!
Don't tell anyone, eh?
They're starting off today in Horsham, West Sussex.
Horsham holds the proud honour of being the place
the heaviest hailstones recorded in Britain fell.
That was in 1958.
They were almost the size of tennis balls.
Golly. Happily, today's weather looks much more clement.
-How does the barnet look after that?
-The barnet looks good.
-Does it look all right?
It does. Let's get paired up and on the road.
-We warmed it up for you.
You'll need it!
James and Philip are on their way to the environs of Weybridge in Surrey.
I'm really looking forward to Weybridge.
Yesterday, Jodie and David discovered the cradle of motor racing at Bexhill.
Today, James and Philip are heading for Brooklands Museum
to find out what happened next.
-I've never been there.
-The home of motor sport. Never been?
-No, no, no.
Motor mad James and Philip both collect cars.
So they're in for a real treat this afternoon.
Navigating them through this heroic tale
will be museum director Alan Wynn.
-Welcome to Brooklands.
-Hi, there. James. Nice to meet you.
-Philip. How are you?
-Philip, good to see you.
Nice motor car.
Once Bexhill had pioneered racing on existing roads,
the next logical step was to build a purpose-built race track.
The very first in the world started construction here in 1906.
It was here that motor racing really took off
and began to evolve into the sport we know today.
The track here was constructed with two huge, hazardous, banked sections
of nearly 30 feet in height
which allowed the new racing vehicles to attain previously unheard of speeds.
On it, the great victories of early British motorsports played out.
Alan's taking our lads to see one particularly special car from the 1920s
which raced in another very important Brooklands first.
Look at this!
What have we got here, then?
The 1926 Halford Special.
This is one of seven cars that took part in the very first British Grand Prix
which was held here at Brooklands in October 1926.
-The very first Grand Prix.
-First British Grand Prix.
Motoring Grand Prix originated on the continent
but it was here that these competitions first came to Britain.
This is quite a powerful car.
It's about 150 brake horsepower.
These were really advanced cars for their era.
Alan's taking them on to see another beautiful vehicle
which is unique in Brooklands history.
Whoa! It's like a toy shop in here!
-Look at that.
-This has got to be one of the most famous cars around here?
It certainly is. The fastest car ever around the Brooklands track.
It did an average speed of 143.44 miles an hour in 1935.
So what power is this, then?
A 24-litre Napier Lion aeroplane engine,
535 horsepower at 2,500 RPM.
A massive torque.
It would be good for about 165 miles an hour.
That record is held by the legendary racing driver John Cobb, a local man.
-Now you're sitting where John Cobb sat.
It's proper, isn't it?
That's how you would go record-breaking in the 1930s.
This is incredible! An incredible thing.
-We've got to see some more cars.
-It's a big boys' playground, this!
-It is, yeah! I'll catch you up.
A car nuts' playground this is indeed.
The museum houses cars and displays
which bring the story of motor-racing right up to the present day.
In another room, there's a simulator that allows visitors to see
what it would have been like to drive on the Brooklands track.
but in a modern McLaren Formula 1 vehicle.
-Perhaps you'd like to drive the Brooklands circuit?
-Is it me?
-If you want a go. It's you.
Ready Steady Cook!
Very good, Phil!
130 mile an hour plus around here.
They were brave guys.
If you made a mistake, you'd only do it once.
-I'm on it now.
-He's going for it.
-Turn left here. Whoa!
-You told me to turn left!
You were doing 140!
An unusual way to park!
So, no luck on the virtual track.
How about a go on the real thing?
The historic track's surface is very uneven.
James needs to take it easy on the precious Jag.
Phil, on the other hand, has no such worries!
Call yourself a driver?
Once again, history is made on this iconic track.
The first time an E-type Jag has been overtaken by a golf buggy!
Right, you two. Now that you've desecrated this hallowed ground,
time to get back on the open road.
-See you later!
-Thank you very much!
-Enjoy the race!
-Do you want to go up there?
-That is incredible, isn't it?
So they'd have been going round here at 140?
140, maybe, yeah.
Now, Jodie and David are in their car
and en-route to their first shop of the day.
Jodie's reflecting on why she likes antiques.
I suppose I was brought up in a house that always had everything handed down.
-So I'm not a modern person.
I don't like modern bits and pieces and new architectures.
-I'm a real olde worlde girl.
-The dream woman, Jodie, in so many ways!
Aw! Bless your heart!
You're smitten, aren't you, David?
Who wouldn't be, mate?
They're aiming for Dorking in Surrey.
Pretty Dorking in the Surrey hills
can lay claim to a place in world history.
One of the Pilgrim Fathers who sailed to America
hailed from the town.
Let's hope David and Jodie can be as bold this morning,
as they head for their first shop.
Talbot House Antiques Centre, where assistant manager Wendy will assist.
-Here we go.
-Ooh, very posh.
-I'm David. Hi, there. Marvellous.
-Nice to see you.
-We've got a lot of work to do.
-We'd better get stuck in.
They still have a generous £342 left to spend.
So I had a very interesting conversation with James.
-When we were overtaking you.
No, not about cooking. About what they bought.
-You didn't tell him what we'd bought?
-Well done. Good. OK.
-Let's get going.
-We'll get going.
Don't say I didn't warn you, Jodie!
But the good eye Jodie displayed yesterday
seems to be carrying her through.
That's a great hip flask.
-That is a good hip flask.
-Edwardian cut glass.
It's a hip flask dating from around 1910,
fashioned of glass and silver-plated metal.
Ticket price is £64.
Let's have a look at this.
-If I give it a bit of a pull...
-There's your cup.
-Isn't that wonderful? It's fantastic.
-Oh, I love it!
-That is good, isn't it?
-I love it.
But what are this hard-bargaining team going to offer for it?
Realistically, what do you think?
Let's be honest, it's going to be estimated at 30 to £50.
Shall we try and push for 30?
That would be a really, really tough hard bid.
Wendy will call the dealer who owns it.
Hello. I wonder if you could do me a best price on an item here.
-For Team Jodie.
-For Team Jodie.
-That you're a member of!
Apparently I'm a member of this Team Jodie!
-For the television show.
Versus James Martin. That terrible chef!
Oi, the gloves have really come off, now!
Well, they're asking sort of 30, 35.
Best is 45.
That's going to be the higher end of the auction.
It's going to be too difficult. We've got to pay commission as well.
He's not part of the team.
Ask him if he wants to be part of the team. Just ask him. Does he want to be part of the team?
David's asking if you'd like to be part of the team!
-He means can we do a better price.
-Shall I have a word with him?
Hold on a moment, Andrew. I'll just pass you over to David.
Andrew, I want you to be part of the team.
I'm going to put you now onto Jodie Kidd and she's going to try and do a bit better.
-Target for 30. Charming.
Hello, how are you? I'm sorry for us kind of completely hassling you,
but it's very important that I beat James Martin.
It's all about that chef, that terrible chef.
(Five.) OK, 35.
-Is he in the team?
-Yes, he's in the team.
-He's in the team.
-He's in the team. Right. Bye! Hang on.
Thank you, team member number four. I'll put you on to number three.
A most unusual bargaining tactic.
But it has secured them the hip flask for a bargain £35.
-Lovely. Thank you very much indeed.
-Number three, you've done remarkably well.
Now, James and Philip are still in search of more buys
and have doubled back to Horsham.
They're aiming for their first shop of the day,
Queens Street Antiques, where dealer Jonathan resides.
-Good morning, gentlemen.
-Jonathan, how are you?
-James. Nice to meet you.
James has soon unearthed another item for his lot of kitchenalia.
One that's quite out of this world!
Oh, for God's sake!
-We've got to buy this!
-This bloke's mad!
-You've got to buy this.
I've never seen one of these before.
It's a light. A lamp.
He's speechless, James!
This is a first!
It is clearly a lamp made out of an old tin of instant mash.
No, I want to go now!
-This would be brilliant!
-OK, you can have it.
But there's no ticket price on it
so best get upstairs and ask Jonathan what it can be.
If this makes 800 quid, you'll be laughing.
If that makes 800 quid,
I will take my clothes off and whistle three choruses of Rule Britannia
whilst eating a pack of Crawford's crackers dry.
-Can I put that online, as well?
-How much is this?
-Where did you buy that from?
-I made it.
-You made it?
It's fully electrically safe, as well. Even earthed.
But Phil's not convinced at a fiver, so they're browsing on
and it looks like Phil's been doing his homework.
I looked online last night, and I am now in the presence of a champion carrot slicer, aren't I?
-You diced a carrot...
-No, I didn't...
-I'm in the Guinness Book of Records...
-Come on, Bugs!
The Guinness Book of Records for the world's fastest peeler and chopper of carrots!
-28 carrots peeled and chopped in one minute.
That's impressive, James.
You're clearly a cut above!
They've thoroughly cased this joint,
but James's heart is really set on the instant mash lamp.
So, armed with a solitary one pound coin, Phil's going to try some hard bargaining.
Can I buy the Smash light for that?
-But it's such a small amount of money.
-Go on, Jonathan, be a gent!
I'll do it for three.
Two and you've got a deal.
Don't throw it away!
Two and you've got a deal.
-Otherwise we can't get it.
-We can't get it.
Jonathan, we're mad.
-Thank you very much.
-Yes! I've got my lamp!
And that's as excited as anyone's ever been about instant mash.
Now, Jodie and David are still back in Dorking
and about to trip off into their next shop, Christique Antiques,
where the owner goes by the name of Chris, funnily enough.
-Lovely to meet you.
-Thanks for coming.
-Hi, Chris. I'm David.
And Jodie's got a strong idea of what she's looking for.
-Anything motor racing, anything horsey?
-Point us in that direction.
One room in here is stuffed with what we might term "mantiques".
Lots of items relating to sports and adventure.
Right up Jodie's street.
A little golf ball there. Oh - motor racing!
Jodie's spotted something with a link to her very well-connected family.
-Douglas Bader was a very good friend of my grandmother.
I've got pictures of him having tea and dinner with my grandmother.
-My gosh! You know everybody, don't you?
-No, my grandmother did.
It's just absolute heaven. I love this room.
-Were you a tom-boy, as a girl?
I think being the youngest of five, I've always had to prove myself
and I've always had to participate in everything.
I couldn't be a quiet little one or I'd have got shoved to the corner!
I had to stand up for myself.
Although there are lots of wonderful things in that room,
David's not sure there's anything they can turn a profit on.
So he's gently steered Jodie back out into the rest of the shop,
where she quickly spots something that simply couldn't be more feminine.
I saw this just as we were walking through.
I think it's what you put perfume in.
I just thought it's really different.
-Oh, my goodness.
-What do you think?
-I think it's absolutely out of this world delicious.
It's a late-Victorian perfume bottle of cut glass and silver,
hallmarked to a Birmingham manufacturer.
Tell me why you like it, then.
It's something you would see in a movie, that's full of the elixir of life or something!
-You know, it's quite...
-I mean that is absolute glamour.
It is. Ticket price is a whopping £232,
but what could Chris do for our ruthless bargainers?
What's the best price to us?
Well, I know you love it, so 110? Is that any help?
110. I mean...
-Chris, would you mind blocking your ears.
-Shall I leave the room?
Put your hands over your ears and don't listen to what I'm about to say.
I think we could even be a little cheeky, in a very nice way.
-If you can get that for 75 or 80 quid...
Blimey! That certainly is cheeky, David!
Luckily, Chris seems receptive to your cause.
Open your ears, Chris.
Would you accept 75?
Ooh, you're really pushing me now, aren't you?
I couldn't go as low as that.
But I'm prepared to go a little bit more. Say 80?
I think definitely. Let me shake on that right now, for 80.
For a ferocious discount of £150, they get the delightful perfume bottle
and they're all bought up.
-I think it'll be a winner.
-That is the best object so far.
Now, James and Philip are still back in Horsham
and strolling onwards.
They've just spotted somewhere that looks intriguing.
It's a stained glass studio.
Clifford Durrant & Son.
-This is stained glass. This might be interesting.
-I love stained glass.
Owner Cliff is kindly willing to help.
-Hi, there. James.
-Good morning, James.
-Hi. Philip. How are you?
-Philip, good morning.
Cliff's firm both create new pieces of art glass
and undertake restoration of antique stained glass.
Oh, this is fantastic.
This is the work bench. This is where it all happens.
They do have a number of glass pieces in the studio
that they might just be willing to part with.
That's nice. What's that?
That's not stained glass, but it's painting on glass.
That's quite an unusual piece that I bought many, many years ago
off of an old stained glass artist.
It's a design for the arms of the Earl of Coventry, reverse-painted on glass,
possibly created for the ninth or tenth earls
who held the title from the Victorian period up to the outbreak of World War II.
Phil seems smitten with it.
-The achievement of the arms of the Earl of Coventry.
-Do you like that?
-I like it.
As a chef, I love all this. Seeing a guy work like that.
I love anything that's hand made.
I can believe that. If we buy this, I want to be fair to you.
Do you know what it's worth?
I've got an idea, all those years ago, I think I paid him £20 for it.
How many years was that ago, for 20 quid?
22 or 23.
It wouldn't surprise me if that went into auction it made 80 quid.
And it wouldn't surprise me if it went into auction and made 500 quid.
Would 150 quid buy it?
If you put 150 smackers in my hand, you can take that away with you.
Shall we get it down?
I think this is absolutely beautiful.
-You can have the dust as well.
-It's absolutely beautiful.
Yeah. Sold. Hand me my money.
So, after spending paltry amounts for nearly two days,
they suddenly splash £150 on one item.
Let's hope the gamble pays off.
You're a gentleman. Thank you very much. Lovely. Thank you very much.
Now, with all their items purchased,
it's time for both our teams to meet up and unveil their buys.
It's a rather lively pub, by the looks of it.
Jodie and David are up first.
-Don't knock it or whip it off and knock everything off.
That's you told, David.
-Gently. Proper, proper...
-Don't look like that!
Is that it?
Yes, that's it, James.
-They have those in hospitals!
-I was going to say that!
-What is it?
-It's a kettle.
Yes. As a chef, you might have known that, James.
That little bottle's quite nice, though. That's all right.
This is amazing. Then you pull off the bottom and you've got this beautiful cup.
-A drinking cup.
And it's quality, and it's a real antique.
But if you want to see some really good silver, a cracking lump,
that is good enough to stand at any good top-end London fair.
Yeah. I think that might be a bit bafflingly-girly for those two!
-OK. The star item. It's a cracking thing.
I think that could easily do 150. That's our star buy.
-Do you want to see our star buy?
-We really want to see it.
You've been laughing at ours.
Now James and Phil's turn.
You are joking me!
-What is that?
-This is kitchenalia.
I don't think she's biting.
A tenner for two.
He got the bloke in the shop to do it for him!
-What is that?!
-That is my star buy. It's a light.
Not a mash fan, then, David?
It's beautiful, James.
-The man in the shop...
-Its Art Deco!
-He had it for sale for a fiver.
-I bought it for two quid.
I think you got ripped off!
There's mashed potato enthusiasts out there!
That is iconic.
-That's one auction lot?
But surely they like the car-badged clocks?
Jaguar and Rolls-Royce clocks.
-Are they quite modern, then?
-Elizabethan, we thought.
Very good, Philip. What about the hand-painted crest?
-I don't know what that's worth. I've got no idea.
-But we gave him 150 quid for it.
-That's a big punt, I can tell you.
But I think that is fantastic, one of the best things I've bought on Road Trip.
-It's very interesting. You can't knock that.
I think it's time Mr Martin cooked us a meal.
-I think that's a jolly good idea.
-Chef, get on with it.
-Shall we go in the kitchen?
-Lead the way.
-You're washing up.
We always wash up, don't we?
But will they clean up at auction?
Before that, let's find out what they really think about each other's lots.
-A lot of their stuff was kind of fashionable years ago.
-It's old school taste.
-The clock, not really my cup of tea.
But the coat of arms, you just never know.
-I don't know with that. It doesn't excite me.
-It really doesn't.
PHIL: It's a gamble lot in that other people might not see it.
It might only make 80 or 90 quid, but I'll be disappointed if it doesn't make over 250.
You're telling me my lamp is not a gamble?
I have bought dearer packets of crisps than that!
DAVID: Would you swap any of their items for any of your items?
-No. Not one.
-Neither would I, ever in a month of Sundays!
I think what we've done is we have spread the risk a bit.
-Spread the risk!
-Spread the risk!
They all seem relatively confident.
On this trip, our pairs of competitive car nuts
have travelled from Lewes in East Sussex
touring a grand 150-mile journey through three counties
to finally reach their auction here in Lewes in East Sussex.
Lewes, William Morris. Ready for auction, then.
James and Jodie are on their way.
But James is being very naughty this morning.
At the moment I'm tweeting.
-No, don't tweet. That's really unfair.
No, don't tweet! What's a tweet?
If I promise to cook dinner for ten people, using that kitchenalia.
No way are you allowed to do that!
You are most certainly not, James.
Road Trip rules do not allow for freebies thrown in to sweeten lots.
It sounds like he's trying to get his mates to bid as well.
Right. Ten o'clock, online.
You, James, are incorrigible!
Speak to you later. Bye!
They're nearly at the auction house, Gorringes, which has operated in Lewes since the 1920s.
-What a good old car.
Right, you lovely lot, to the sale room!
£100 on this lot? Anyone bid me 100?
Auctioneering today will be the esteemed Philip Taylor.
Before first gavel strike, though, what does he think of our pairs' lots?
I do like the armorial of the Earl of Coventry
with the very nice motto, "firmly and frankly".
The Japanese lacquered table, normally they make 50 to £80,
but with that damage at the top, I think we'll be struggling at ten to £20 for that.
James and Philip started this Road Trip with £400.
They spent £242 and have assembled five lots for today's sale.
-That's a deal.
-You're a gentleman. Thank you very much.
We know exactly where we stand.
Jodie and David also started with £400.
They spent £173 and have only four lots in the auction today.
Today's sale is accepting online bids,
so let's hope that gives them all the very best chance.
First in front of the crowd
is James' and Philip's job lot of kitchenalia.
Signed by James and rather naughtily promoted by him, to boot.
Where are we starting? Start this lot at 20.
Thank you. £20 bid. Opens up at £20. Five anywhere now?
At £20 only bid. 25 now.
At £25 bid. 30, anywhere?
£30 against you. 35 with you now.
-We can sign the chopping boards for Christmas.
It's a signed chopping board.
He might sign it again if you ask him nicely.
At £35 only.
£40 on the internet. On the internet at 40.
Well, someone on the internet's bidding.
Maybe James's cheeky tweeting worked.
45 with you? No? He's shaking his head. It's on the internet
At £45. I'm going to sell it.
-I'm buying it.
-You're buying it? Beg your pardon. All finished at £45.
Well, well. The lovely lady who was taking the internet bids
actually bought it. Well played, madam!
But she isn't a tweeter and was just bidding on the kitchenalia,
so it looks like James is off the hook for dinner for ten.
That really tickled me!
Now it's Jodie and David's East Asian lacquered table.
They think it's shabby but chic.
Philip, today's auctioneer, just thinks it's damaged.
What will the punters make of it?
Any bids at 30? 20 I'll take, shall I? Any bids at 20.
-Yeah, go on.
-Somebody bid me something, surely? 20 to get started.
-In front at 20 only.
-Man of taste.
At £20. It's very cheap at £20.
-I can hardly believe it at 20.
-Come on, guys!
-Jodie Kidd will sign this!
At £20 only.
-He's spotted it now.
25. £30, sir? At £30? £30 bid.
-Don't bid any more or I'll tell you what she bought it for!
-Don't worry. James Martin won't sign it!
At £40. Down there at 40. Selling then. All finished on £40.
A delicious profit.
I think that's despicable, below the belt and a cheap shot, actually.
Oh, cheer up, Philip!
There's another try for James and Philip now.
The German clock, bought from Andre's shop.
-What do you say about it?
-Rubbish! Sorry, did I say that?
Lot 70. £20 to get me started on it?
Any bids at ten? Somebody bid me £10 for this clock.
In good working order. I know it's going cos I'm selling it.
Take £10 for it. Surely £10? Thank you. Ten I'm bid.
James Martin will sign it.
You could convert it to a wrist watch if you wanted.
At £10 only. £10 only.
Nein! That one dive-bombs as well.
I thought these were supposed to be professionals?
-I'm doing all right so far.
-But what at?
It's Jodie and David's handsome Arts & Crafts kettle, now.
-Rather nicely made.
-Good looking thing.
-Brass kettle. Start me at £30, surely.
Thank you. £30 bid. 35. 40. Five.
50. Five. At £55.
I'll let it go at 55.
£55. I'm going to sell it, mind.
All done at £55.
Well, it cops a modest profit,
but remember they'll have to pay auction costs on that.
More copper now as James and Philip's wine cooler thingamajig comes up.
Rather well made, this is. Start around £20 for it, surely?
Must be 20. Any bids at £20? Ten I'll take to start it.
Thank you. Ten I'm bid. Only bid now at £10. I can hardly believe it.
Neither can Philip!
At £10 only.
-I'm going to sell it.
-I thought she was bidding, but she's scratching her head.
I've got a sole bid. £10 only.
Oh dear, oh dear.
You're not having a good day, are you chaps?
I just want to go for a beer!
Can't afford it!
Another nip for Jodie and David now
as their Edwardian hip flask meets the punters.
£30 to get me started. Somebody start me at 20 for the hip flask.
-£20 bid. 25 now. £30 bid. 35.
-35. 40. On the right the bid is £40. Only bid at 40. At £40.
-On the right at 40. 45.
45 bid. 50?
£50 bid. £50.
-At 50. And one more, sir, at 50?
-Will you have one more at 50.
-It is lovely.
-Lady on my right-hand side at 50.
On the right at 50 sells.
The bidders have a swig
and it's another nice profit for them.
Now, in this car-themed Road Trip,
a car-themed lot.
James' and Philip's clocks bearing the Rolls-Royce and Jag badges.
Surely these have to speed away?
Start me at £30 for the two surely?
-Must be more.
-A bid of £50.
£50. Opens up at £50.
50 bid. Bid's here at 50. At £50. Opening bid at £50.
PHILIP: What my mother will do with those, I don't know!
All quiet in the room now at 50.
Gone quiet here, and all!
All done at 50? I'll let it go at £50. Two of them £50 only.
Finally, an unabashed winner for James and Phil.
Now it's Jodie and David's favourite lot.
The silver and cut glass perfume bottle.
Can they scent a profit?
I like this lot. £40 to open the bidding on it? Must be 40?
Surely £40 to get it started? Silver mounted one at £40.
-Jodie, encourage them.
-Surely £40. £40 bid. 45 now. 50 bid.
-At 55. 60 bid. At £60.
70, madam? 70 bid.
-Cheap at 70.
Your bid, madam, at 70.
-Somebody tell them!
-75, new buyer.
£75, new buyer. 75. 80 bid. At 80.
85. Will you make it 100, madam? £100 bid.
120, now. 120. 130.
At 130. All done at 130? Finished. Lady behind you at £130.
It's yours madam, at 130.
-We did it.
Well done. Well done. Fabulous.
Jodie did a great job on that lot.
Now it's James' and Phil's star buy,
the glass crest for the Earls of Coventry.
Let's firmly and frankly hope it flies.
If this makes 250, we've won.
If it makes 200, we've lost. If it makes 100 quid, I'm off.
No pressure, then, chaps!
Move on to the interesting lot now.
It's the Earls of Coventry.
Big it up more than that!
Surely £50 to start me on it, must be?
-Thank you. 50. 55.
At 65. 70 bid. 75.
85. 90 bid. At £90.
At 90. 95.
£100. 110. 120.
-150 it's jumped to. 150.
£150. All out of the room, then.
Here's the bid at 150. I'll see it sold at £150.
Ah, what a shame!
Not the flier they'd hoped for.
Nice seeing you guys. It's been great working with you!
So, Jodie and David, it's safe to say, are the clear victors today.
Is it over?
Not that they're gloating(!)
It's a great feeling, winning. Don't you love it?
You do love it. You're very good at it. Come on.
James and Philip started today with £400.
After auction costs are deducted,
they made a not very appetising loss of £24.70,
leaving them with £375.30.
Hard cheese, boys.
Jodie and David also started with £400.
After auction costs, they made a quite lovely profit of £52.50.
And so end this Road Trip with £452.50.
I'm not saying a word.
Well, at least everyone's made some new friends.
God bless, mate. See you soon.
Bye-bye, Jodie. I'm going to miss you, girl!
Take care. Thank you so much.
-I can't get these long legs into here.
-I have the same trouble!
All the profits in this series go to Children in Need.
Subtitles by Red Bee Media Ltd
Raring to go on a road-trip through Sussex, are supermodel Jodie Kidd and chef James Martin. These petrol-head celebs have a passion for fast cars so it's only fitting that they're vying for pole position in a pair of Jaguar E types as they race to find antiques that will make profit at auction. They've got £400 to spend and riding shot-gun are experts Philip Serrell and David Harper who'll help them steer their way to the finish line at auction in Lewes, taking a pit stop on the way at the birthplace of British motorsports.