It was reported last week that The Stig, the famous secret Top Gear driver, was a married man in his 30s who lives in a £300,000 house ($434,656 USD) and drives a £15,000 car ($21,732). After many months and years of speculation, the true identity of The Stig has been revealed today as 33-year old former Formula Three, Le Mans, GT and NASCAR racer from Bristol – Ben Collins. He supposedly revealed his identity to two Bristol gallery owners who he had asked to help him produce a limited-edition print of The Stig in action.
“I was absolutely amazed when he said he was The Stig, it was quite a big thing in a weird way,” said gallery owner Simon Whitehead.
Jason Goody, a Bristol builder, also reported last week that he saw The Stig’s suit and gloves on display at Collins house during some work he was doing at his house last week.
Perry McCarthy, the original black Stig, was “killed off” after his true identity was revealed. A Top Gear spokesman said: “We never comment on speculation as to who or what The Stig is.”
We’re just wondering what color the next Stig will be.