Mason's Motoring Mayhem!: Tony Mason's hectic life in motorsport and television

Mason's Motoring Mayhem!: Tony Mason's hectic life in motorsport and television

by Tony Mason


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845844394
Publisher: Veloce Publishing
Publication date: 08/01/2013
Pages: 208
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Tony Mason started rallying in the early '60s, winning events both as a driver and navigator. He went on to co-drive for the Ford works team, winning outright the 1972 RAC Rally of Great Britain with Roger Clark. He then moved to television, becoming 'Mr Rallying' on BBC TV's Top Gear. Tony's jovial personality brought him a huge following as he presented a variety of items for 15 years. He appeared on several other programmes and was regularly on TV in Australia and New Zealand.Tony is widely travelled, having visited nearly 100 countries. He currently entertains on P&O cruise ships around the world.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6

Introduction 8

1 Making a splash 9

2 What a way to start! 11

3 Wheels and water 16

4 Growing up 23

5 Home and away 31

6 The beginnings of mayhem 36

7 Back on home territory 41

8 It's shoe business! 65

9 Memory lanes 70

10 More memory lanes 75

11 Getting (slightly) more serious 82

12 Going clubbing 86

13 Into the forests 89

14 Further into the forests 95

15 The RAC Rally - the big one 118

16 Ford calls 134

17 Upping sticks 139

18 Getting down to work 144

19 All change! 151

20 On the road 159

21 On the box! 179

22 TV times 184

23 Oh, and another thing 189

24 No problem, Tony! 193

25 Singing for my supper! 201

Index 204

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