Perry McCarthy (A.K.A Black Stig)
Perry McCarthy (A.K.A Black Stig) is one of Britain’s top racing drivers and is already part of motor racing folklore. His appeal however has been dramatically widened to car lovers everywhere after being disclosed as ‘The Stig’ as seen on BBC Top Gear.
About Perry McCarthy
Perry McCarthy is in high demand to give inspirational and motivational speeches which link his background, experience and attitude to the business world and its requirements. It has been said that he talks with the same passion and conviction he displayed in his own career.
Perry McCarthy rose through the ranks along with close ‘Rat Pack’ friends Damon Hill, Johnny Herbert and Mark Blundell 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 McCarthy’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 drivers body’.
Having attended events worldwide, McCarthy is a highly sought after and experienced speaker. Inspiring and entertaining an audience comes naturally to McCarthy, who has made over 1500 appearances to date for corporate and private audiences, including a number of blue chip companies such as: Coca-Cola, Audi, and BP. His renowned speeches cover all aspects of his career from life as the Stig, to his rise to Formula One and all the of the adventures in between. Equally as relatable to a business environment, McCarthy explores risk management, technology, data, and marginal gains.
"With Perry you can always guarantee that your guests are going to have a fun time. His ability to grab everyone's attention and make them laugh has ensured that we book him on a regular basis."
"Bang & Olufsen UK have used Perry McCarthy on many occasions as a guest speaker for our highly discerning customer network. Perry's talks never fail to impress, amuse and delight the audience … is there no end to this man's library of tales?"
Bang & Olufsen
"Perry was interesting and entertaining with funny anecdotes. He kept the audience entertained."
Spar UK Ltd