Shine on you crazy driver – Floyd daugh­ter flips car

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HER fa­ther is a mo­tor rac­ing fa­natic who re­cently diced with death at the wheel of a £3 mil­lion (R49.22m) su­per­car.

And now Holly Ma­son, daugh­ter of Pink Floyd drum­mer Nick Ma­son, also walked away from a dra­matic crash this week.

Ma­son flipped her pink Austin A35 twice as she took a cor­ner at 80km/h dur­ing a prac­tice at the Sil­ver­stone track in Eng­land.

The 42- year- old, who is mar­ried to Scot­tish rac­ing driver Marino Fran­chitti, was pulled out of the £40 000 car un­scathed.

Wit­ness Barry Pom­fret said: “The car rolled over twice and came to a halt on its side, so it was fairly dra­matic. It would have been like be­ing in a wash­ing ma­chine. The med­i­cal team was on the scene quickly.

“They had to bring the car back on to its four wheels be­fore get­ting Holly out.”

It is un­der­stood Ma­son was prac­tis­ing for next month’s Sil­ver­stone Clas­sic, an an­nual event show­cas­ing his­toric cars.

In March, her fa­ther – the only mem­ber of Pink Floyd to have ap­peared on all 15 of the band’s stu­dio al­bums – had a scare when his McLaren F1 GTR skid­ded off a track.

Nick Ma­son, 73, said: “What mat­ters is that she’s okay. I’m hardly in a po­si­tion to crit­i­cise – I did a lot more dam­age to the McLaren. We are se­ri­ously con­sid­er­ing tak­ing up snooker as a fam­ily sport!’ – Daily Mail

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