Meet the Stig

This year we are privileged to have the original STIG from BBC's Top Gear Series at CRC Speedshow.  


You might never recognise him if he walked past you on the street, but CRC Speedshow's special guest for the 2018 event is one of the best known motoring and motorsport personalities in the world.


Perry McCarthy was not only a very noteworthy and successful racing driver who famously made it as far as Formula 1, but he was far better known as his anonymous alter ego - The Stig - in the early series of the world's biggest motoring TV show, Top Gear.


'Killed off' in a spectacular Jaguar crash off a British aircraft carrier, the original Black Stig was not only a ground breaking character who drove the Top Gear test cars to their absolute limits, but was one of the characters who, alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May propelled the show into a must watch for most of the world's petrolheads.


Perry, aka the Stig will be taking part in various activities over Speedshow weekend, including antics in the Live Action Arena, running an open forum called ‘Meet the Stig’, where he will be talking about his experiences as the Stig, as a racing driver and perhaps confirm or quash a few of the biggest questions show visitors might have about the Top Gear phenomenon. Perry will also be taking part in a full-on competition called ‘Beat the Stig’ where show visitors will get a chance to try and beat the Stig on one of our 4 high tech Husqvarna race simulators. The Husqvarna race simulators will of course be using a track the Stig knows well – the Top Gear test track of course!  Any-one who beats or comes close to the Stig’s time will go into a draw to win a very cool prize!   There will also be plenty of photo and autograph opportunities with the Stig throughout the weekend.