Perry McCarthy

Ex-Formula 1 Driver & TopGear's Former Stig

Perry McCarthy enjoyed a diverse and extensive career in motorsport, which led him to become BBC producer’s first pick when choosing who to become the first ever ‘Stig’ on the hit BBC show TopGear. Perry has raced and tested in Formula One and Le Mans on numerous occasions, giving him an extensive knowledge of one of the world’s most intense and fastest sports. One of the most highly regarded motorsport speaker, Perry travels around the world giving humorous and insightful stories of his time on track as well as playing the mysterious role of Stig for the BBC.

Throughout Perry’s entire racing career, he was known for his endless hunger for victory, ferocious speed and determination to become the best. As an after-dinner speaker, Perry describes the focus and concentration needed to brush wheels with some of the most talented racing drivers the world has ever seen, as well as deliver anecdotal tales concerning some of stranger and more amusing moments of his time in the fast lane.

McCarthy’s quick wit and popularity have led to him being in high demand as a motorsport speaker around the world. During after-dinner speeches or question and answer sessions, Perry is happy to deliver comical sketches about many of his peers, including Lewis Hamilton, Nigel Mansell, Murray Walker and of course Jeremy Clarkson.

Often described as a ‘comedian locked inside a racing driver’s body’, Perry is a hugely entertaining sports speaker that ensures your event is a success. With a career spanning over two decades, Perry has the ability to motivate and inspire listeners to be the best they can be and achieve their own goals.

To book Perry McCarthy as the motorsports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, Perry is known to cover the following topics:

  • Motorsport Speaker
  • Sports Speaker
  • Achieving Goals
  • Overcoming Adversity
  • Risk & Reward
  • Broadcasting & Media

“Perry was excellent both in his after-dinner speech and in his interaction with our staff and customers”. Caroline Brown, Kubota