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Old 19th January 2009, 17:26   #46
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Who is the Stig? The answer - Telegraph

Again BBC has refused to comment and so has Ben Collins himself as he would face the sack for it!
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Old 19th January 2009, 22:16   #47
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Default Top Gear's 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!

Source Top Gear's Stig Revealed! - Autoblog

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Old 19th January 2009, 23:46   #48
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Wow, guess thats the auto world's equivalent of knowing who 'deep-throat' was!!

Will they change stig now?
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Finally Times Online too has revealed the Stig's Identity as Ben Collins. Yesterday.
We can only wait and see if they'll change the stig or not

Identity of Top Gear's The Stig revealed as Ben Collins
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I think all this is got up and doctored. This is nothing but PR stunt by Clarkson to raise the popularity of his show. Ben Collins was probably going to be taken off in any case and they have done a big media show about it to get some publicity. Not every TV show gets written about in mainline dailies in England and this seems to be a less expensive option to get written about by the media.
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The mystery over the identity of Top Gear test driver The Stig has been reignited following claims that he is played by four different men - as claimed in the Telegraph.

Stig mystery reignited amid claims he is played by four actors - Telegraph
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Some say that he actually sleeps inside out.

And that he sometimes moonlights as a rickshaw driver on the streets of Pune....

All we know is.... He is called The Stig!

IIRC, Ben Collins was also named as the show's high speed driving consultant , during the investigation following Hammond's crash.
Some stigs were definitely different, like the snow mobile jumping stig, and the perhaps even the one who commuted in London using public transport.
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That's why the BBC outlet has just issued a statement identifying their white-clad road warrior. The Stig has been revealed to be...wait for it....Graham Hill.
Graham Hill!! Source - Autoblog
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Wow who would have guessed THere was some speculation that it could be Damon but this takes the cake
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Default stig to be revealed..

just got this. Sorry if its already been posted.
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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Top Gear's Stig 'to be unveiled'

p.s: i guess its gonna be a joke such as a helmet under the helmet or some person u least expect etc. with clarkson going "On that bombshell..."
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BBC NEWS | Entertainment | Top Gear's Stig 'to be unveiled'

p.s: i guess its gonna be a joke such as a helmet under the helmet or some person u least expect etc. with clarkson going "On that bombshell..."

If you guys do not want any spoilers, please do not visit the Jalopnik site before the showing. They have a HUGE spoiler on their front page and flat out say who the Stig is...
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May be they are killing the white Stig and getting a Red one?
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Michael Schumacher the stig!!!!! Awsome!!!! You gotto love the Stig now!!!!

Sorry if i blew it for those who havent watched it yet... but could'nt hold back the excitement...

Just amazing...
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Michael Schumacher the stig!!!!! Awsome!!!! You gotto love the Stig now!!!!

Sorry if i blew it for those who havent watched it yet... but could'nt hold back the excitement...

Just amazing...
Cant believe it .. he is the STIG !! and he drives a Fiat 500 and a Fiat Croma !!
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On second thoughts was he only there to drive the FXX??? Awsome lap...Just shows how fast car actually is..
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