Perry McCarthy

Perry McCarthy combines his experience as a 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.

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’ andAmerica’s Sunday Express described him as a ‘comedian locked inside a racing driver’s body’.

Perry literally clawed his way to the top with very little backing but, with talent, dedication, determination and that famous sense of humour he always gets everyone’s attention. The fact that he was the original ‘Stig’ has a crowd cheering before he’s even started talking!

In the world of International Motor Racing, Perry McCarthy is known for his speed and humour. But he is also famous for his determination.

Perry’s route to formula 1 was plagued by a huge lack of finance but, against the odds, he somehow found the determination and drive to keep his dream alive of becoming a Grand Prix driver.

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 writes bespoke speeches to echo a client’s key messages and can include the themes of:

  • 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

Simulator Challenge

As an extra to Perry’s after dinner or motivational speeches, many clients and their guests have enjoyed the opportunity of challenging the original Stig and pitting their driving skills against his

The simulator is just like a Formula One car but delivered and set-up in the comfort of the event venue.

The operator will choose a circuit from the F1 World Championship, which is displayed on the screen ahead of the cockpit and the excitement begins! Perry gets in and establishes a target lap time.

Afterwards. guests practise for a few laps each and then, with full concentration and their friends cheering them on, they attempt to set their best possible qualifying lap. The times are recorded and placed on a leader board to see how well they’ve compared against the original Stig and each other. Photos can be taken of each guest racing and prizes can be awarded if required