A notorious practical joker, Parrish is known to have carried out various pranks. Steve appeared in Beadle's About pranked by one of his best friends. Beadle launched a military assault in the back garden of the ex-champion motorcycle racer. Divorced from wife Ruth, the couple have two children.
He also won the British Shell 500 title in both 1979 and 1980, and a British Superbike title in 1981. He also won the British Shell 500 title in both 1979 and 1980, and a British Superbike title in 1981. From 1990, he commentated on the British 125 championship for the BBC, before transferring to their Moto GP coverage, in conjunction with Charlie Cox until the BBC lost its contract at season-end 2013.
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The most successful truck racer ever, he retired in 2002 at the age of 47 to hand over to Terry Rymer.  Parrish regained the prestigious European crown again in 1996 in Jarama.  The pair had a rapport and commentated on a number of series for the BBC from the late 1990s, including British Touring Cars, British and WorldSuperbikes and now MotoGP. Parrish took both the European and British Truck Racing championship titles in 1990, then held the British title for four years and retained the European title for three years driving for the BP-Mercedes Benz team. #ParrishTimes #Ponchos #hats #tshirts still flying out the door! Sportsman, media man and ace practical joker! Away from television, he regularly tests various vehicles and racing machines, and is an expert witness for motor racing incidents. Expert Witness – Steve Parrish Racing Steve Parrish Expert Witness Steve also carries out Expert Witness Duties for Motorsport accidents, by virtue of his expert experience, skills and knowledge of racing and tracks. Parrish was a team mate to Barry Sheene on a Suzuki in the 1977 500cc world championship, finishing fifth overall, but returned to British-based riding to become the 1978 500cc ACU 'Gold Star' Champion. In 1985, Parrish started commentating for the BBC radio, and then transferring to television with Sky with Barry Nutley. , Parrish turned professional at the age of 22 in 1976, winning the ACU Solo title in the British Motor Cycle Championship. Steve Parrish Racing ltd Sportsman, media man and ace practical joker! He once posed as Barry Sheene in a qualifying session when the two were team-mates, as Sheene had turned up to the session with a hangover. After Dinner Speaker & Host – Expert Witness – Contact You can find all about my past in my Biography page minus the stories too dangerous to print! You can find all about my past in my Biography page minus the stories too dangerous to print! If you haven't been along, it's a great evening of stories and laughter even if motorcycling is not your thing. The calendar tells you where I'll be over the coming months including dates for the next round of the MAD Tour 2019 featuring Parrish Times Uncut, stories we couldn't put in my new book Parrish Times! He also owns a fire engine and once hosed down the inside of a friend's packed pub on a Sunday afternoon. He upset his fellow village residents by registering PEN 15 as his car number plate. Parrish holds the Guinness Book of Records world record for the "Fastest Speed Achieved in Reverse" (85 mph) using a Caterham car.. Parrish remarried in December 2017, to Michelle, a television outside-broadcast floor manager. Parrish turned professional at the age of 22 in 1976, winning the ACU Solo title in the British Motor Cycle Championship. , After retiring from motorcycle racing in 1986, Parrish led a dual career both managing a successful Yamaha factory team to three British Superbike championship titles; and starting a successful truck racing career, winning the 1987 British Open Truck Racing Championship. "Stavros " Parrish (born 24 February 1953 in Cambridge, England) is a British former professional motorcycle and truck racer, who is now a motorsport television commentator and speaker/entertainer. Stephen J. After Dinner Speaker & Host – Expert Witness – Contact, Copyright All Rights Reserved © 2015 onwards – Made @NoticingMe.
Parrish commonly goes by the nickname of Stavros, named by Barry Sheene back in his racing days, after the 'Stavros' character in the TV show 'Kojak' who had a similar mop of black curly hair.  A qualified pilot, Parrish is also a commentator for the Red Bull Air Race series for Channel 4. 5,478 Views. Parrish owns an ambulance and has been seen using the ambulance to park on double yellow lines with the doors open in visits to his local bank. Beadle's About - S02E04, This page was last edited on 26 September 2020, at 19:15. Hier sollte eine Beschreibung angezeigt werden, diese Seite lässt dies jedoch nicht zu.
, (key) (Races in bold indicate pole position) (Races in italics indicate fastest lap), This article is about the former motorcycle and truck racer. With journalist and broadcaster Nick Harris, Parrish co-authored Barry: The Story of Motorcycling Legend Barry Sheene (2008), a biography of his former team mate Barry Sheene. Parrish put on Sheene's helmet/overalls and qualified on his behalf, then put his own clothing back on and qualified further down the grid as himself. Parrish was a team mate to Barry Sheene on a Suzuki in the 1977 500cc world championship, finishing fifth overall, but returned to British-based riding to become the 1978 500cc ACU 'Gold Star' Champion.