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Perry McCarthy

The Original ‘Stig’ and Ex Formula One Driver
Country: UK

Perry McCarthy is the Original Stig, the masked racing driver from the world famous BBC Motoring Show Top Gear. His skill behind the wheel is unquestionable, and his wit is just as quick as his driving.

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Perry McCarthy is undoubtedly best known as the Original Stig on the BBC motoring show Top Gear, entertaining millions as he squeezed every last second around the Top Gear Test Track from Lamborghinis, Aston Martins and the reasonably priced Suzuki Liana.

Throughout his motor racing career, Perry is renowned for his speed, determination and perseverance. His motto is ‘Whatever it takes’, which he showed at the very beginning of his career, working for two years on North Sea Oil Rigs to fund his way through various racing Formula. His attitude and approach to adversity are inspirational, Damon Hill, 1996 F1 World Champion, said of Perry ‘I have constant admiration for how he turns a no hope situation into some sort of triumph.’   

Perry’s keynotes are fast paced and include stories about his time as the Stig, his journey to Formula One and his experience in the glamorous world of Motorsport. Talking about his interactions with Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Nigel Mansell, Murray Walker and of course, Jeremy Clarkson.

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