Actor Idris Elba (The Wire, Luther) charts the origins and history of the underground racing scene in the USA on the new BBC series “King of Speed”: examining how a love of speed has shaped the cars of today. Elba travels from his childhood home in east London to ‘Motor City’ – Detroit – and then on to New Jersey, where he delves into the history of the first boy racers and explores how the quest for high speed has shaped professional motorsport and popular culture. The full one hour first episode is available above so enjoy!
Erik Adler is the Editorial Director for Alpha Brand Media. An avid cyclist, when he's not working he can be found restoring vintage bikes for his collection. Proud Estonian. Not so proud Ticats fan.