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Mason`s Motoring Mayhem - Tony Mason`s hectic life in motorsport and television

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A full, frank and hilarious account of Tony Mason’s hectic life

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Mason's Motoring Mayhem - Tony Mason's hectic life in motorsport and television
By Tony Mason

160 pages
123 pictures
ISBN: 9781845844394


  • A combination of high profile success in motorsport and television
  • Revisit a golden era in rallying
  • Involvement with a top world rally team as competitor and manager
  • Working with stars of television and motorsport
  • Humorous anecdotes from every era
  • Television out-takes and various filming dramas
  • Travels around the world
  • Performing to audiences
  • Rallying from club to international level
  • Plenty of humour from car calamities and comic people


A full, frank and hilarious account of Tony Mason’s hectic life, from humble beginnings in the Lake District to stardom on television and in motorsport. His story includes his business life, TV mistakes, rallying crashes, appearances on stage and travels to many far-flung places, all packed with laughs along the way.


Few people achieve success and notoriety in more than one field, but Tony Mason has managed it! He joined a local car club before he even had a car, eventually climbing to the top with rally wins in his native Lake District, before joining the prestigious Ford works team and co-driving Britain’s biggest rally star, Roger Clark, to win outright the RAC Rally – Britain’s toughest event of its kind. He started a successful car accessory business then ventured onto the stage for a short while, before being signed by the BBC to appear on its popular Top Gear programme, on which he was a main presenter for 15 years. His cheery presence became a popular part of the programme, and he moved from rallying to driving all manner of vehicles, from vintage Rolls-Royces, Reliant Robins, tanks, fire engines and Eddie Stobart trucks. After he was famously bombarded with snowballs during a report on the Monte Carlo Rally, he became even better known, with the famous out-take being shown on programmes around the the world.

Tony Mason’s light-hearted, jovial persona transfers from television to page in this autobiography, taking readers on a trip from his early life in the seaside town of Morecambe through almost 100 countries, with thrills, spills, ups-and-downs all vividly remembered and often shown in photographs.
Additional Information

Period covered: 1944 to date

Models covered: All rally cars since the ‘60s. Also various cars, trucks, buses, etc. from TV work

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