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Perry McCarthy

Racing Driver and Corporate Speaker

Perry McCarthy is truly unique – he is an ex Formula One driver, a bestselling author and was the original secret racing driver from BBC’s Top Gear - 'The Stig'.
In the world of International Motor Racing, Perry McCarthy is known for his speed and humour. But he is also famous for his incredible determination, opportunism and deal making abilities.
Perry’s motto is ‘Whatever it takes’.
His unique attitude and against the odds journey from working on Oil Rigs to Formula One driver, best-selling author to becoming world famous as ‘The Stig’ on Top Gear has been exceptional.
Damon Hill, 1996 F1 World Champion, said of McCarthy ‘I have constant admiration for how he turns a no hope situation into some sort of triumph
There were so many difficult times for Perry and his young family, but he would not give up, either on or off the track, and he always found a way to make things happen.
Perry’s quick wit and ability to deride himself, and others, has entertained spectators, race guests and even rival teams and drivers, in pit lanes, paddocks and bars across the world.
Perry engages audiences internationally with hilarious after dinner speeches or captivating business, inspirational and motivational speeches

Aug. 24, 2022

A Chat with Top Gears Stig Perry McCarthy

Perry McCarthy is truly unique – he is an ex Formula One driver, a bestselling author and was the original secret racing driver f…

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