Steve Parrish announces NZ tour

International sportsman, practical joker and media personality Steve Parrish is set to bring his ‘Mad Adolescent Dad’ Tour down-under for the first time, speaking at the Taupo Golf Course on Saturday 2 May at 7.30pm.

Other New Zealand shows will follow on Monday 4 May in Christchurch and Tuesday 4 May in Auckland.

The shows in the United Kingdom are usually introduced by Steve’s daughter Frankie and Steve highlights many tales from the paddocks, pits and hotels of Grand Prix and International racing antics from his 30-year career as a racer.

A renowned practical joker Steve is still banned from Macau for blowing up a brothel and once posed as a medical doctor to allow John Hopkins to fly from Japan to the Australian GP.

Steve Parrish is also the International Guest at the NZ Truck Racing Festival at Taupo Motorsport Park on 1-3 May, which features the final round of the NZ Super Truck Championship and the final round of the Enzed Central Muscle Car Series.

Steve Parrish is a five-time FIA European Truck Race Champion, as well as a 500cc Grand Prix star of the 1970s. He became Barry Sheene’s best friend as a Suzuki ‘Works’ rider and came 5th in the 1977 World 500cc championship, won three British 500cc titles plus the British Superbike Championship.

Steve Parrish is a leading TV motorsport commentator in the UK for BBC and has covered British Touring Car Championships, British & World Superbikes, Moto GP and does the Isle of Man TT for ITV4.

A qualified pilot, Parrish is also a commentator for the Red Bull Air Race series for Channel 4. During the meeting Steve will do hotlaps in a race truck, on a motorcycle, in a race car, and also fly some laps in either a Tiger or Gypsy Moth.

Tickets for the M.A.D Tour and Truck Festival are available on the iTicket website.

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