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Old 01-19-2009, 10:14 PM   #1
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The Stig Revealed?

Fans of Top Gear might want to prepare themselves for another Stig death soon. When "Black Stig" Perry McCarthy revealed himself, Clarkson, Hammond and May offed him. Now, according to the UK's Telegraph, the "White Stig" has apparently ended the mystery, revealing himself as 33 year-old Ben Collins. Collins has raced professionally in everything from NASCAR to LeMans, and most recently served as Agent 007's double for sequences of Quantum of Solace that required fancy wheel work. It's been such a secret for so long, how did the veil of silence come to be broken? Collins himself apparently revealed his day job to the owner of an art gallery in Bristol, England when asking for help producing a limited-edition print of The Stig plying his trade.

A builder had also come across the famed white suit and gloves on display in a cabinet while doing work at Collins' home, and there has been conjecture in the past that Collins is The Stig. Now that the cat is out of the bag, we wonder if there's much wailing and gnashing of teeth in the halls of Top Gear's offices. Secret identity or no, Collins has proven himself as a fantastic driver as The Stig, and with this latest revelation, he potentially faces "The Sack" as they say in Merry Old.

No confirmation yet from Clarkson, Hammond or May on this revelation, and the only word out of Top Gear is that they "...never comment on speculation as to who or what The Stig is." Hmm. In any case, we are left to wonder... what color will a new Stig be? Red? Gold? Blue? Thanks for the tip, Richard!

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/19/t...stig-revealed/


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Old 01-19-2009, 10:33 PM   #2
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From one of the commenters at Autoblog which gave me a laugh.

"Ben Collins isn't the Stig. Stig just dresses up in a Ben Collins costume when he's checking out humanity."
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Old 01-20-2009, 12:43 PM   #3
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They didn't off the old Stig because people found out who he was, Perry McCarthy had outside racing obligations that eventually got into the way and he needed to leave. As far as I can recall at least.
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it was kidna neat nto knowing who he was or if theer ways many difetn stigs ect

now they can nto make stig jokes no more boooooooooooo
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bah the morons ruined it. it was fun not knowing who it was. the entire point was to have a "standard" to compare track times. if they kill off this Stig, then you can't really compare the times anymore (unless they kill off the Stig, but get the same guy to be the next Stig, which would be kindof funny)
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well a lot of cars on the board were set by the 1st stig anyways.
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(unless they kill off the Stig, but get the same guy to be the next Stig, which would be kindof funny)
That's an awesome idea haha!
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