Silver Dream Racer (1980) is a motor-racing film starring British pop star David Essex and Beau Bridges. The film was produced, written and directed by David Wickes. It would become the last film to be distributed by the Rank Organisation.
David Essex stars as Nick Freeman, a motorcycle racer who, following the death of his brother, inherits a revolutionary prototype motorcycle, and is determined to race it at the British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
Nick Freeman is an aspiring motorcycle racer. But after Nicks brother dies before he is able to test and race the new experimental motorcycle hes developed, Nick inherits the responsibility to prove his brothers design. In spite of a series of tough setbacks, including the loss of his girlfriend, Nick goes into the big race at the British Grand Prix with all his energy and concentration bent on winning. But underhanded American racer (Beau Bridges) is also among the competitors and he is determined to ruin Nicks chances. Numerous incidents happen before Nick crosses the finish line in first place.
This would be last feature film made by Harry H. Corbett.
Some scenes were filmed during the 1979 Grand Prix at Silverstone, Northamptonshire.
Barry Hart designed the Silver Dream and was built by James Valence.
The film was not a commercial success at the box office. It holds a 30% fresh rating on review aggregate site Rotten Tomatoes.