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      09-02-2010, 03:22 AM   #1
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Top Gears "The Stig" Identity Revealed!

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100901/...itain_top_gear

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wow i just read this one too!!! i expected this guy to look like Jason Statham (the transporter guy)
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Funny, I had always heard there were multiple Stigs, but I guess they will get a new Stig now. I vote for Sabine Schmitz as the new Stig.
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Ben Collins has been known for a while as "The Stig". This may make it more official but it's been common knowledge for a while.
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Why does it have to be such a secret?
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There were definitely multiple Stigs. But he could be the main Stig.
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Why does it have to be such a secret?
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They feel that the stig should be mystique.
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There were definitely multiple Stigs. But he could be the main Stig.
Always thought this.
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I am the Stig
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There were definitely multiple Stigs. But he could be the main Stig.
Naa. One Stiggy! The lap times would have been inconsistent and car makers would not be happy with that!
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{Ben Collins} drove James Bond's Aston Martin in the 2008 film "Quantum of Solace."
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ben collins is NOT my stig. MY stig does not have an identity.
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ben collins is NOT my stig. MY stig does not have an identity.
Top Gear fans like this are the reason it needs to be so secretive
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We all know that Ben Collins isn't the stig, the stig dosen't talk.
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i still felt that there are multiple "Stig(s)"....test drivers from their factory (Ferrari for example) drive their own factory car around the Top Gear track.

but one thing i'm not sure, is it easier for different drivers to get familiar with the same track....or just one driver get familiar with different car every week?
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"Some say that he isn't machine washable, and that all his potted plants are named Steve..."

Everyone knows the Stig isn't human... but yeah Ben Collins has been kind of an open secret for a while. And for the record, they do have a recording of him talking. Oh, and every star that visits has to talk to him while doing their lap... so they probably know too
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I have a friend who raced karts in the UK and word had been around for a while now that it was Ben.
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i still felt that there are multiple "Stig(s)"....test drivers from their factory (Ferrari for example) drive their own factory car around the Top Gear track.
i agree, at least in the FXX anyway
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i agree, at least in the FXX anyway
+1 Schumi and it's appearance on the show were most definitely not a coincidence. And there's no way Phil Collins jumped that snowmobile.
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that FXX was sooooo sick.. but the veyron supersport owned all in s15 ep4 i think.
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Listen, Ben Collins is the MAIN Stig, meaning the one which tutors the celebs and does most of the power laps and features were driving skill is required. But there has always been 'guest' stigs from professional motorsport and even after Ben this will remain.

People question how different stigs can produce consistent lap times, frankly when you are comparing drivers of this caliber, in relatively slow cars to what they are use to then I doubt the lap time would vary more and a few tenths at most.
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What about the episode last season when Michael Shumaker was revealed as The Stig?
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