Pink Floyd drummer racing at Feilding

MOTOR RUNNING: Former Pink Floyd drummer and car collector Nick Mason.
MOTOR RUNNING: Former Pink Floyd drummer and car collector Nick Mason.

Former Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason will be the guest of honour at a vintage car rally event in Feilding later this month.

The 67-year-old British rock star and car collector will show off his skill behind a steering wheel, rather than a drum kit, at the Manfeild circuit on January 21.

He will drive a rare 1934 Alfa Romeo GT and a V8 Gulf-GT40 Ford in two races that form part of the New Zealand International Vintage Car Rally, which begins in Whanganui on January 17.

Mason is unlikely to be fazed by his first time on Manfeild circuit, with five Le Mans' 24-Hour races under his belt and a genuine GT40 amongst his large personal collection of classic racing cars.

Manfeild chief executive Heather Verry said the rally was expected to generate $12 million and attract in excess of 30,000 people - one of the biggest events Whanganui has ever hosted.

Mason was one of the original members of Pink Floyd when the band formed in 1965. He is the only member to feature on every one of their albums.