The Driver

The Driver
Phil Cassidy talking to Hilary King on a cell phone from inside the Malibu Club as Tommy Vercetti and Ken Rosenberg listen on.
Phil Cassidy talking to Hilary King on a cell phone from inside the Malibu Club as Tommy Vercetti and Ken Rosenberg listen on.

Phil Cassidy talking to Hilary King on a cell phone from inside the Malibu Club as Tommy Vercetti and Ken Rosenberg listen on.
Game GTA Vice City
For Malibu Club
Target Win a street race against Hilary King.
Location Vice Point, Vice City
Fail Death of Tommy Vercetti
Arrest of Tommy Vercetti
Coming second in the race
Death of Hilary King
Destruction of Hilary's Sabre Turbo
Reward $3,000
Unlocks The Job
Unlocked by The Shootist

The Driver is a mission in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City given to protagonist Tommy Vercetti from the Malibu Club in Vice Point, Vice City as an asset mission.


Tommy Vercetti, having obtained the services of locksmith/safe cracker Cam Jones and gun runner Phil Cassidy, tells Cassidy and Ken Rosenberg that he needs a getaway driver for the planned bank robbery. Rosenberg suggests himself but Cassidy recommends and phones Hilary King, who he describes as being a great driver. King agrees to join the team but only if Vercetti can beat him in an illegal street race.

Vercetti meets King outside the Malibu Club in his Sabre Turbo. King advises Vercetti that if he loses he won't assist him as a driver. Vercetti then enters a parked Sentinel and races against King, passing through the various checkpoints throughout Vice Point, Washington Beach, and Ocean Beach before returning to the Club ahead of King despite being pursued by the Vice City Police Department for illegal street racing. King, arriving at the final checkpoint shortly after Vercetti, agrees to assist him in the robbery.


Tommy Vercetti: Things are starting to come together nicely here.

Ken Rosenberg: What's the plan, Tommy? Que pasa, amigo?

Tommy Vercetti: The plan is you keep doing that like a moron.

Phil Cassidy: (laughs)

Tommy Vercetti: Anyhow, we need a driver.

Ken Rosenberg: Tommy, I'll do it. I can drive.

Phil Cassidy: You want Hilary, mister. Not some smart-talking law school chump. Hilary's the real deal. You ain't never seen anyone drive so fast. I'll give him a call here. (dials phone) Hey Hil, it's Phil. How's it going? No, don't talk. We'll reminisce later. You want to do me a favor? I got me a guy from up north. No, no, I don't think he was in the service; but he wants a driver. For a bit of action. Okay, I understand.

Tommy Vercetti: What'd he say?

Phil Cassidy: Well, he'll do it, no problem. Well, there might be a little problem - see, he has abandonment issues. Seems he won't work for anyone who can't beat him. Something to do with his momma. Anyway, he wants to race you first, said he'd meet you outside.

(Screen turns black)

Tommy Vercetti: Abandonment issues! Who is this freak... why can't I meet someone normal for a change?

(Outside the club)

Hilary King: You Tommy? Of course you're Tommy. I mean, why else would anyone want to speak to me? OK. Consider it this way - I'll drive for you IF, and only IF, you can drive properly. Leave me alone - and I'll never forgive you.

(While racing)

VCPD: Illegal street race in progress at Vice Point. Calling all officers. Street racers, this is illegal and forbidden!

(After racing, when Tommy has won)

Hilary King: OK. I'll drive for you, but please, treat me bad.


The reward for this mission is $3,000. The mission The Job is unlocked.


  • The song heard during the opening cutscene is In a Big Country by Big Country. It is not featured on any radio station in GTA Vice City. The song is replaced by The Message by Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five (which is featured on the radio station Wildstyle) in later versions.
  • The song heard inside Hilary's car during the cutscene where Tommy meets him is All Night Long by Mary Jane Girls. It is featured on the radio station Fever 105.
  • This mission can be attempted with a 3-star wanted level or higher, although this is riskier as roadblocks can appear and the player's car tires can be punctured, making the race much harder. Also, the player runs the risk of being rammed with great force.


See also

Video walkthrough

PC Version - GTASeriesVideos