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

Wellington's Carina Stewart becomes New Zealand's top YouTube food star Wellingtonians the behind-the-scenes stars in Dust Pilgrim by Red Leap Theatre Behind the scenes: setting up Francis Upritchard's City Gallery Wellington exhibition Jealous Saboteurs Despite the plastic pints, Bodega at its best was magical and memorable Weaving love and art Hutt Valley High School pulls the pin on 90th reunion Eco-friendly company Munch recognised at the Naturally Good Expo in Sydney My Secret Wellington: Beth Brash Halberg helps disabled Normandale twins learn to swim Review: Yeay's House, Tawa, Wellington

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