Perry McCarthy (The Original Stig)

One of Britain's top racing drivers and known to millions of motoring enthusiasts as 'The Original Stig', Perry is the mysterious racing driver from Top Gear. As an expert in hard work, resilience and determination, Perry is able to simplify the most complex of ideas, to help audiences realise what it takes to pursue excellence.

C: £5K - £10K
"Perry was interesting and entertaining with funny anecdotes. He kept the audience entertained."
Spar UK Ltd

Perry McCarthy’s incredible story is legendary. He is a championship winning racing driver, best-selling author and was ‘The Stig’ from the BBC Top Gear motoring show. With over 1500 corporate appearances to date, Perry is in high demand to deliver inspirational and motivational speeches linking his unique experience and attitude to the world of business and its requirements.

From working on North Sea oil rigs to becoming a Grand Prix driver, he constantly overcame huge hurdles, including serious injury, to pursue his dream. In fact, according to F1 supremo Bernie Ecclestone, with no financial backing, ‘the odds of Perry actually reaching F1 were about a million to one’.

McCarthy’s bubbly character coupled with his determination, resilience, and absolute refusal to concede defeat has made him a highly popular personality within the sport and as a keynote speaker.

The Telegraph headlined him as ‘a new cult hero’ and F1 World Champion Damon Hill said; ‘I have constant admiration on how he turns a no hope situation into some sort of triumph’

Perry McCarthy entertains and engages audiences by speaking with humour and passion, about the fiercely competitive demands of international motor racing and what it takes as an individual and as a team to survive and progress in it.

As an esteemed motivational speaker, after dinner speaker and host, Perry can do it all, and will win over any audience with his brilliant sense of humour and inspirational journey to success.

For further information or to book Perry McCarthy, call us on +44 (0) 20 7607 7070 or email


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What people said about Perry McCarthy (The Original Stig)

  • "Perry was interesting and entertaining with funny anecdotes. He kept the audience entertained."
  • Spar UK Ltd

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