After the huge Pink Floyd success after the classic album “The Dark Side of The Moon” (1973), that band was finally able to spend a lot of money. The drummer Nick Mason decided to spend a lot in his favorite hobby: motor racing.
In a special video made British GQ, he talks about the music industry and Pink Floyd of course, and his special car collection.
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In the other video below a few months ago you can see his $40 million classic Ferrari.
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Mason’s career outside music
As Pink Floyd’s recording and touring schedule grew more sporadic, Mason was left with more time to pursue his favorite hobby: motor racing. This interest was documented in the 1986 short film Life Could Be a Dream. He owns (through his company Ten Tenths) and races several classic cars, and has competed successfully at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
His collection has been a subject of his 1998 book, Into the Red, in which he documents his experience with his cars, along with some histories. He is also a qualified pilot, and flies an Aerospatiale AS 350 Squirrel helicopter in specially painted colours.
Mason was invited by Ferrari to purchase one of their 400 Enzos, which he let Jeremy Clarkson borrow for reviewing purposes on the BBC motoring programme Top Gear. Mason agreed, on the sole condition that throughout the review, Clarkson promoted the release of the book Inside Out: A Personal History of Pink Floyd.