Perry McCarthy
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Perry McCarthy The Original Stig

Perry McCarthy is quite simply unique. He combines his experience as a top Formula One driver with becoming the original ‘Stig’ (from BBC Top Gear) to delight audiences at home and abroad with either a hilarious after dinner speech or a captivating motivational address. 

McCarthy’s rise through the ranks along with close friends Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert and Mark Blundell, has been against all odds and in a sport dominated by finance he recalls how he ‘started with nothing and then lost it all!’

Perry’s 10-year fight to reach the sport’s elite paid off in 1992 when he was chosen to drive for the fledgling Andrea Moda Formula One organisation. The dream however turned into a nightmare as the team stumbled from one disaster to the next and in recent years he has turned his attention away from Grand Prix to Le Mans and the demands of Sports Prototype racing.

As always, Perry’s exploits are well chronicled but when he is on the track his talent and determination shine through. His sense of humour is legendary and is frequently aired in his articles for leading publications and in his work as a TV commentator and programme presenter.

Perry’s bubbly personality and absolute refusal to concede defeat have made him popular with the press; The Telegraph headlined him as ‘a new cult hero’ The Times called him ‘the world’s unluckiest racing driver’ and America’s Sunday Express described him as a ‘comedian locked inside a racing driver’s body’.

In a career spanning over twenty years, McCarthy is still smiling and still fighting. Along with Germany’s Frank Biela and Finland’s Mika Salo, Perry was chosen as a works driver for Audi UK’s high profile 2003 assault on the famous Le Mans 24 Hour race. However, away from the track, Perry has used his experiences to become a superb ‘after dinner‘ and ‘motivational’ speaker who gives a highly amusing insight to the world’s most glamorous sport.

Event organisers and their guests like meeting and working with Perry: If the requirement is fun and laughter ... that’s what you get. If the requirement is a little more serious, again, that’s what you get.

Perry is in high demand to give inspirational and motivational speeches which link his background, experience and attitude to the business world and its requirements.

Perry's presentations cover:

  • Team work, organisation, communication
  • Building from success and building from failure
  • The power of the individual and personal performance
  • Risk and reward
  • Commitment, excellence, performance, achievement.
  • The fact that he was the original ‘Stig’ has a crowd cheering before he’s even started talking!

To book Perry for your event, please call Parliament on:

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