Throughout his entire motor racing career, Perry was renowned not just for his speed and determination, but for his sense of humour and sideways look at life.
His 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.
His popularity has since catapulted him into being in high demand for large and small corporations all over the world. With his unique and alluring style, Perry engages audiences with hilarious anecdotes and tales of highs and lows.
Perry’s speeches are fast paced and include stories about his role as the original Stig (from Top Gear), his rise to Formula One, some misadventures at 200 miles per hour and comic sketches on Michael Schumacher, Lewis Hamilton, Kimi Raikkonen, Nigel Mansell, Murray Walker and of course, Jeremy Clarkson.
Perry happily invites audiences to ask him questions about cars, driving, Top Gear and Formula One before signing autographs (if required).
“Perry's natural blend of knowledge, expertise and enthusiasm, coupled with humour and an engaging style enabled him to put complex subjects across easily and succinctly to a non-expert audience. He was a popular hit with clients and media, whether public speaking to large groups, or giving technical explanations on a one-on-one basis.”
Jon Tracey. PR Director, ING F1 Sponsorship Programme
“Perry’s talks never fail to impress, amuse and delight the audience … is there no end to this man’s library of tales?”
Graeme Taylor, Marketing Manager, Bang & Olufsen
“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.”
David Ingram - Audi PR Manager
“Very entertaining speech by Perry. Great that he used short stories to entertain. Much appreciated and would recommend him for future work.”
“I have been delighted to work with Perry on a number of very high profile events for Auto Express magazine and he's always delivered the goods professionally and above all entertainingly, prepared to do that little bit extra to make things work. We'll be working together again soon and I look forward to it!”
Phil Parker, Group Publishing Director, Auto Express & Evo
“Perry was very well received by our audience. He did a great presentation that they could all relate to.”
“Just a short note to say thank you for being part of our kick off last week in Kuala Lumpur and I hope you enjoyed it as much as we did having you there. You and the team really connected which they appreciated immensely as some visitors get put off a little by this kind of attention however I know you’re not that shy! Please keep in touch.”
Bill Lisle. Chief Executive Officer. AIA Berhad
“Thank you so much for providing great entertainment and banter last week. We have had so many positive comments and feedback - the guys loved you!”
Jill Moir. Head of Corporate Affairs & Communications, Talisman Sinopec Energy UK Limited
“Perry was superb speaker at our recent business conference and mixed the perfect dose of fast paced humour, interest, business messages and fun! The delegates loved it and bombarded him with over half an hour of questions during the open session at the end of his speech! I am not sure how we will top this for next year!”
Claire Burrows, Marketing Manager, De La Rue Identity Systems
“Perry McCarthy, race driver, author, raconteur and Business speaker’’ are but a few of his skills - believe everything you hear about him, and more! Perry is a larger than life character who has proved time and again that life holds no fears for him. He tackles each new hurdle with his own unique blend of tenacity and irreverent humour. I think he should run for Prime Minister!”
Johnny Bute, Mount Stuart
“All our guests had so much fun. The chance to challenge the original Stig proved irresistible and is something they’ll remember for a very long time!”
Mark Pinnock, Managing Director, Madasco
“Perry is the most fantastic after lunch speaker – extremely entertaining, exciting and humorous. The question and answer session was absolutely brilliant with participation from the whole room – not in the least contrived in any way. The rapport he had with his “audience” was nothing short of brilliant!”
“Grand Prix Tours offers complete packages for race fans to go and see the races and includes cocktail parties hosted by race celebrities as part of the race weekend. Perry has hosted many of our race preview parties and is always very candid, informative and extremely entertaining. Perry’s talks are always a highlight of the race weekend and our clients love him!”
Cherry Cooper – Grand Prix Tours
“Thank you so much for the brilliant drivers’ briefing you did for the Revival. You had everyone in stitches and it was definitely the highlight of his whole weekend.”
Charles March, Goodwood