Episode 30 The Original Stig Perry McCarthey

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How do you go from being the unluckiest driver in Formula One to been the most famous person ever to be fired off a military aircraft carrier a Jaguar XJS?

Perry McCarthy's career began in the North Sea, and it could have ended there had it not been for how that famous TV moment captured the imagination of the fans worldwide.

By his own admission, this is a career that didn't go as planned, but as a result its one of the most fascinating stories in Motorsport.

Guy and Paul meet the racing driver behind the original Top Gear Stig, in episode 30 of Spinning Wheels.

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