The Telegraph meets the ex-Stig
http://tinyurl.com/38534bb Ben Collins, formerly known as the Stig, takes The Telegraph's Lloyd Hook on a hair-raising drive. He reveals everything from tumble-drying the white suit to the surprising car he keeps in his own garage.
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.
Car Review of the Nissan Leaf by The Stig (Ben Collins)
Some say he's a former SAS soldier, Others say he's from Bristol. All we know is, He's called the Stig. Oh wait, He's just Ben Collins.
2 things Top Gear hate in the same video: Electric Cars and Ben Collins.
Ben Collins or The Stig reviews the Nissan Leaf.
The Stig (Ex-Stig) Ben Collins Interviewed & Driving at Trax 2011
Following his book "The Man in the White Suit" Ben Collins (ex-Stig) appeared in the Live Arena at the Trax Car Show 2011 at Silverstone to the delight of many of the car fans at the show. Ben discusses his days on Top Gear, the famous apple discussion with Jeremy Clarkson, and various celebrities he has met such as Tom Cruise before showing off some of the extreme car control and driving skill which made him famous as The Stig.
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THE WHITE STIG REVEALED - 1st sep 2010 - TOP GEAR
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.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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Win a Passenger Ride with the Ex-Stig, Ben Collins!
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The Stig Funny Moments
Some say.. he grows an extra leg when he sees a pretty lady, and that its been so long since I've done one of these, that I can't think of another. All we know is he's called.. The Stig