Former transport minister and London mayoral challenger Steven Norris flagged off contenders from the Houses of Parliament.
They had to drive a nine-mile route, from Westminster to Hendon’s Metropolitan Police College, as part of the event organised to mark the IAM’s 50th anniversary this year.
Although not a race, Peers and MPs taking part had to demonstrate that they could drive ‘in a safe, progressive style’. An IAM examiner was in each of the special liveried Volvo cars to ensure fair play.
On arrival at Hendon, drivers had to tackle a skidpan and a driving test theory before points were awarded.
At a Parliamentary reception, IAM president Nigel Mansell revealed that the MPs won with 203 points – beating the Lords by just one point.