It was during her tenure as ‘Ring taxi maestro that Sabine first met Jeremy Clarkson on his ‘Meets the Neighbours’ programme in 2002. She clearly made quite the impression.
Sabine really shot to fame among UK Nordschleife fans and car lovers alike following her appearances on Top Gear in 2004, being the only woman for the job of chaperoning the ham-fisted Clarkson on his mission to lap a Jaguar S-Type around the 'Ring. The world got a taste of Sabine’s infectious and lovable personality, as she proclaimed energetically she could beat the time Jeremy set in the Jag, but driving in a van.
True to her word, Sabine got a Transit, had it stripped and hired a be-winged Dodge Viper to follow for some clean air. With the added weight of Richard Hammond in the passenger seat, she matched the 10:08 time Clarkson set in the Jaguar.