Pink Floyd drummer racing at Feilding

Last updated 13:13 09/01/2012
race xs

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

Relevant offers

Capital Life

Upper Hutt's 22nd annual giant charity book sale returns this weekend Hutt Valley couple enjoy two-wheel trek from London to Wellington Mother and daughters to do the Jennian Homes Mother's Day Fun Run/Walk together Upper Hutt quiz master put to the test in Sunday's Mastermind NZ opener A weekend in Wellington, the world's coolest little capital Hutt students tackle New Zealand War history in Dog & Bone production Founder of charity that supports Vietnamese street kids to attend Wellington fundraisers New raw food catering company avoids refined sugar No standing, only dancing at Wellington's International Dance Day Wellington Saints player Dion Prewster's secrets to basketball

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.

Ad Feedback
Special offers
Opinion poll

Will you go to CubaDupa, the Cuba St carnival?

Yes, it looks like it'll be amazing!

I'll see what the weather does

No, it's basically just another community fair

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content