Made for 'Veronica Vibes', we went backstage at Top Gear. And although the BBC press chief didn't like it, we got our interview with...The Stig (camerawork by Martijn de Vré and Chilo, thank you Mirco)
THE WHITE STIG REVEALED - 1st sep 2010 - TOP GEAR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s86kxYQN3v8 - FOR MORE VIDEO'S
.BEN COLLINS is The STIG - The Stig is the name given to the racing driver character on the BBC Television show Top Gear. In the show he is cast as a mysterious "Tame Racing Driver". He is credited alongside Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May as a presenter in the end credits.
The Stig's primary functions on the show are to post Power Lap times in various cars around the Top Gear Test Track in Dunsfold Park, and to train each week's celebrity guest in setting a lap time in the "Star in a Reasonably-Priced Car" feature on the show. In addition, The Stig carries out other driving and personal appearance duties when the need arises. The Stig has also appeared on some of Clarkson's motoring specials, such as Heaven and Hell, Supercar Showdown, Thriller, and Duel.
The original Stig actor, Perry McCarthy revealed his identity in his autobiography. in 2002. In 2003 his character, the 'Black Stig', was killed off, and replaced with the 'White Stig'. The BBC have refused to disclose the current Stig's identity, attempting to gain an injunction against the publication of the autobiography of the White Stig actor, who, in several newspapers, was named as Ben Collins, based on Collins' company records. His identity, as Ben Collins, was confirmed on 1 September 2010.
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JDM Option Vol. 39 - CRASH! 2007 D1 Grand Prix Fuji & Ikaten New Jersey
JDM Option Volume 39
(CRASH! D1 GRAND PRIX ROUND 2 IN FUJI SPEEDWAY)
Here's the BIGGEST ACCIDENT in D1 history at Fuji Speedway. In the best 8, there had repeated run, ONE MORE TIME for Kawabata and Saito, it happened at 120mph.A big spins for 2 machines like spinning wheels. With good protection by the safety regulation, both drivers were safe, and would come back to the next D1 round.
(GOGO DAIJIRO: THE WIND CHALLENGE)
He listens to TOP D1 drivers, Nomuken and Masao Suenaga, for their driving techniques and for their machines. Then he tried the speed of D1 drifting at Fuji Speedway by his own face. Out of the top of the roof, his face without the windshield feels the WIND directly on his face.
(IKATEN NEW JERSEY --D1 DRIVER SEARCH)
This month, we took longer than normal to release this new title, since we included our first US filmed footage by our staff-cam, IKATEN NEW JERSEY, of 20 minutes long. Though it's covering full segments of driver search and interviews due to the machine recording troubles, we hope it still interesting as US driver search footage.
（富士スピードウェイCRASH! D1 GRAND PRIX ROUND2）
ここで富士スピードウェイでD1史上最大の事故があります。ベスト8では、反復が実行した、川端と斎藤のためにONE MORE TIME、それは回転車輪のような2台のマシンのために120mph.Aビッグスピンで起こった。安全規制により、優れた保護を、両方のドライバが安全であって、次のD1ラウンドに戻ってきました。
（IKATEN NEW JERSEY-D1ドライバー検索）
我々はによって私たちの最初の米国の撮影映像スタッフカム、IKATEN NEW JERSEY、長い20分が含まれて以来、今月、私たちは、この新しいタイトルを解放するために通常より長くかかりました。それはドライバの検索と機械録音のトラブルによるインタビューの完全なセグメントをカバーしているものの、我々は、米国のドライバの検索映像として、それはまだ面白いと思います。
Boys in Burkas - Top Gear - BBC
The boys are travelling through the desert where they encounter insect bites, yet more car failure and a nasty injury for James. Then on the road to Damascus they take an unusual approach to travelling incognito! Fantastic HD clip from the Top Gear Middle East Special. Go to http://www.youtube.com/TopGear to see a full list of all high quality videos available on the Top Gear YouTube channel and don't forget to visit http://www.topgear.com for all the latest news and car reviews
Rowan Atkinson Crashes His McLaren F1...AGAIN!
Mr Bean actor Rowan Atkinson cheated death tonight after crashing his high-powered McLaren F1 supercar.
Atkinson, 56, was driving the £2,000,000 car, which has a top speed of 240mph, when it is believed he lost control and spun it several times before smashing into a tree and then a lamppost.
The car came to rest at the side of the carriageway before catching fire.
The actor managed to get himself out of the driver's seat and it's understood that another motorist looked after the shaken star until emergency services arrived at the crash site on the A605, near Haddon, Cambridgeshire, shortly after 7.30pm.
Firefighters put the blaze out and Mr Atkinson was taken to Peterborough City Hospital suffering from a shoulder injury.
A spokesman for the East of England Ambulance Service confirmed: "We attended the scene of a single vehicle RTA earlier this evening and took a man with minor injuries to hospital."
One onlooker said: "Rowan is lucky to be alive."
Around the time of the accident, TV station Dave was showing a repeat of the comedy star's appearance on Top Gear earlier this year, where Atkinson became the fastest star in a reasonably priced car.
The Blackadder writer owns a collection of vintage and classic cars and has written articles for specialist car magazines.
It is the second time he has crashed the supercar he bought to celebrate the success of his movie in the role of Mr Bean.
The front of the car was wrecked in the previous collision with the rear of a Rover Metro in Lancashire, in October 1999.
Honda Civic Type-R review - Top Gear - BBC
Jeremy Clarkson takes the new Honda Civic Type-R out onto the test track. The old car had been an instant hit, thanks to its razor-sharp handling, super-eager engine and big dollops of practicality. But what's the verdict on the new incarnation? Go to http://www.youtube.com/TopGear to see a full list of all high quality videos available on the Top Gear YouTube channel and don't forget to visit http://www.topgear.com for all the latest news and car reviews.
Ben Collins - The Man in the White Suit
The Stig gets his kit off and reveals how he came to be Top Gear's iconic racing driver and so much more - including what it's like to thrash an Aston Martin DBS, train for the Army and face the terror of Jeremy Clarkson's underwear...
When the Black Stig disappeared off the end of an aircraft carrier in 2003, we were introduced to The White Stig. faster. Stranger. Harder to keep clean. And ever since, millions have wondered -- who is The Man in the White Suit? They're about to find out.
Ben Collins caught the car the bug young, kicking his dad's boss in the balls for not giving him a company Jag. This was the attitude that eventually led him to spend seven years sharing a cabin with Jeremy Clarkson's underwear, James May's PhD thesis and Richard Hammond's hairspray. Because he is The Stig.
Now he tells all about life inside the iconic white helmet. What it's like to guide a blind ex-RAF officer around the Top Gear track; pit a drug dealer's Mitsubishi Evo against a Trojan tank; set a Vauxhall Monara against Chloe the dancing Ninja; and race double-decker Routemasters against bendy buses. Not to mention all the inside stuff on how the show's amazing driving sequences are made.
He also reveals how he got to be there -- setting
a Dunsfold lap time faster than Michael Schumacher's. Breaking records with the best of the best at Daytona and Le Mans.
It's an awesome story, told by an amazing man.