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Old 01-19-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
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Default The Stig reveals himself, and will undoubtably be silenced... by death (spoiler)



Ben Collins was very much accepted as the man inside the helmet in the Top Gear crowd, but it was never confirmed. And people liked it that way. Now he went and ruined it all. Thanks Ben, it's been a good run.

Who is "The Stig?" It's Ben Collins! But wait, who is Ben Collins? More importantly, how was he outed at an art gallery?

For starters, Ben Collins is James Bond's stunt double from the recent 007 thriller Quantum of Solace. As to how he was outed, well, It seems Collins revealed his secret identity to a Bristol art gallery owner in order to commission an artwork commemorating his exploits on Top Gear. In 2002, Perry McCarthy revealed he was the black Stig, prompting his firing from the series. It’s believed that Collins could now suffer a similar fate.

Collins’ non-secret driving credentials are beyond reproach: he’s raced in Formula 3, NASCAR and Le Mans, as well as providing stunt driving services for television and movie production. As we've already said, he was even Daniel Craig’s stunt double in Quantum of Solace.

Collins has been tipped as the Stig before. This video from 2007 compares The Stig’s voice to Collins’ and last year a builder discovered a white racing suit and helmet while working on Collins’ home.

The BBC has declined to comment saying, “We never comment on speculation as to who or what The Stig is.”

The Telegraph, via Jalopnik
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Old 01-19-2009, 11:57 AM   #2
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A new mystery will open if they fire him to take another one ....
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:11 PM   #3
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what now? a pink stig?
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Old 01-19-2009, 12:45 PM   #4
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Yeah! 32 bit true colour Stig! B&W are outdated!
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Old 01-19-2009, 01:35 PM   #5
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Yeah! 32 bit true colour Stig! B&W are outdated!
Says man with a B&W car as his avatar.
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Old 01-20-2009, 01:57 PM   #6
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they'll probably pull in Stiggys american cousin as a buffer till they find a new guy
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:29 PM   #7
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if they want to appeal to more people, they need to get Danica Patrick as the new stig, make her wear a bikini and a helmet

I promise to watch every top gear, commercial breaks and all if this happens
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Old 01-20-2009, 09:40 PM   #8
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Originally Posted by 10000rpmlover View Post
if they want to appeal to more people, they need to get Danica Patrick as the new stig, make her wear a bikini and a helmet

I promise to watch every top gear, commercial breaks and all if this happens
I'd agree to even Milka if she was wearing a bikini!
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:04 PM   #9
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"he’s raced in Formula 3, NASCAR and Le Mans, as well as providing stunt driving services for television and movie production"


that's damn impressive! Always suspected that there had to be some serious training to drive the way he does. but yeah I would to not know who the Stig is.
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:34 PM   #10
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The Stig brings in more viewers than Jezza but doesnt get the pay or recognition.. and the idea is a lttle stale now - how many more "It is believed the Stig pisses petrol" anectdotes can they come up with
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Old 01-20-2009, 10:48 PM   #11
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^I don't know. I think there still is room for a mysterious Stig figure.
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Old 01-21-2009, 03:18 AM   #12
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always has been and always will be room for a stig.
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Old 01-21-2009, 10:32 PM   #13
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ladies and gentlemen, the officially revealed.. in a sense

http://www.topgear.com/us/blog/more/...g-is-revealed/

you cannot believe how many readers got absolutely trolled in autoblog.com

http://www.autoblog.com/2009/01/21/t...hes-even-more/
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Old 01-22-2009, 11:59 AM   #14
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Originally Posted by EvolutioniuM View Post
you cannot believe how many readers got absolutely trolled in autoblog.com
Autoblog is entirely composed of idiotic trolls.
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