"The Drive of Life" (Chinese: 歲月風雲) is a TVB 60-episode Grand production, specially filmed to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of The Handover of Hong Kong back to Mainland China from Great Britain 1997-2007. It is a joint production of TVB (Hong Kong) and CCTV (Mainland China). The theme of the series revolves around the automobile industry in China. Told in flashback from 1994, the ups and downs and transformations that Hong Kong has been experiencing before and after the handover is used as a narrative device. The series has finished airing in Hong Kong (airing started on July 16th, 2007).
The series was filmed in Hong Kong, Beijing, Ningbo, and Vancouver from early October 2006 until May 2007. The automobiles featured in the series are from Geely Automobile.
The story is about Wah Man-Hon ( Lau Chung Yan, Damian ), Wah Man-Hung (Liao Jing Sheng) and Wah Man-Shek (Miu Kiu Wai) were all born in mainland China. But as a result of the massive political upheaval and the profound misunderstanding among them, the three brothers have fallen out and now live apart in Hong Kong, Beijing and Canada respectively.
Hon’s business goes down the pan in the aftermath of the Asian Financial Turmoil. The only saving grace is that members of the Wah's from around the world, including Hon’s son Wah Chun-Bong ( Lam, Raymond ) and Hung’s son Wah Chun-Man (Feng Shao Feng), can finally put their prejudice aside and become reconciled with one another. To realize the century-old dream of the family, they decide to work together to develop the local automobile industry. After ten years of struggle, the Wahs have established its own brand of limousine – a brand the whole Chinese nation is proud of. They make a significant and ongoing contribution to China’s automobile industry for they believe that only cars of our own will take us to a better future.