Monday, March 20, 2017

Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason Crashes Race Car

Over the weekend, Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason smashed the $3.7 million car he was driving off a race track in West Sussex, England.

The 73-year-old rocker, who is an experienced racing car driver, lost control while at the wheel of a McLaren F1 GTR supercar during a demonstration lap at the famous Goodwood Circuit on Sunday.

Footage of the lap live-streamed on YouTube showed Mason's car sliding across a grass verge before smashing into protective banking.

The clip showed the musician emerging unscathed from the crash, but his $3.7 million vehicle was less lucky as its front end was left severely damaged.

Stewards were forced to wave red flags halting the event while the stricken car was towed away.

The accident occurred during Goodwood's 75th Members' Meeting, a motor sport event that sees enthusiasts engage in a weekend of racing and demonstration laps.

Mason has long been a motor sport devotee, having previously competed in the prestigious Le Mans 24 hour race.

His daughter Holly also shares his passion for cars, as she is married to British racing driver Marino Franchitti and has also competed in amateur races.

Mason owns one of the world's most extensive collections of classic cars, including a rare Ferrari 250GTO valued at around $31 million.