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http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100901/ap_on_en_tv/eu_britain_top_gear

The Stig's identity is revealed. i felt this was somewhat worthy of discussion due to people often talking about him. discuss all things The Stig

im sure this thread will fail
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#2
The... Stig?
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#3
Never watched the show, but i think he is a pussy for taking off his mask.
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#5
Wow. One of the best drivers in my opinion. Top Gear fans are probably going apeshiit.
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Why isn't he smiling in the picture? Oh, that's right he is English....probably has green teeth.


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#7
Who gives a ****.

"A victory for the freedom of speech."

Pretensious jack ass, there's fun in a little mystery.

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Never watched the show, but i think he is a pussy for taking off his mask.

He's gotta eat, sleep, and go about his buisness dude:/

The press just couldn't let it go.
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#8
I knew it!
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#9
You mean...

he hasn't really got a digital face?

I'm not reading the article.

It'd be like killing Santa.
#10
Stupid press.


I had assumed it was Ben Collins though because I had read several things online that hinted that he was the Stig before this article.
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#12
No doubt they'll "kill him off" and get a new Stig, this time in green overalls or some shite
#16
Why would you publish a book revealing that? What a dick...The Stig's awesome.
#17
I've been really getting into Top Gear lately, definitely not clicking that link haha.
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^Agreed. I doubt Collins could have set the FXX lap.


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#20
Yeah the FXX lap was Schumacher. Anyway this is retarded, sounds like Mr. Collins just wants to cash in. Top Gear better get a new Stig.
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#22


Was fun while it lasted. The BBC need to stop bitching though.


And you clearly didn't read the article guys. The publisher said those things - Ben Collins hasn't said anything. And why the hell wouldn't he be able to? Injunctions are such dodgy things, seems dangerous to try and roll them out for bull like this.
#23
and Harper collins are just cashing in on something that was a bit of fun...Really i love how they ruined one of those things that entertained everyone it was a mystery but nah Harper collins has to be dickwipes.

See if there isnt a stig again i will be dissapointed TG wouldnt be the same.
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and Harper collins are just cashing in on something that was a bit of fun...Really i love how they ruined one of those things that entertained everyone it was a mystery but nah Harper collins has to be dickwipes.

See if there isnt a stig again i will be dissapointed TG wouldnt be the same.


I don't see how knowing he's Ben Collins changes shit? Will you now be going "Oh, well he's clearly not a wild animal, Jeremy. He's Ben Collins."? The fun was how much they hammed it up. This doesn't make a difference.

You sound like the BBC spokesman.
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It's not really news, the media knew years ago, and it was all but confirmed in 2008 with the whole him buying prints of himself debarcle.

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#27
there'll be a new stig anyway. it happened before
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I don't see how knowing he's Ben Collins changes shit? Will you now be going "Oh, well he's clearly not a wild animal, Jeremy. He's Ben Collins."? The fun was how much they hammed it up. This doesn't make a difference.

You sound like the BBC spokesman.


it just ruins the whole point of the idea behind the stig though :S it was what made the stig, THE stig..the whole mystery and that.Besides from what i know theres a contract clause if your the stig where you tell you get sacked.
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there'll be a new stig anyway. it happened before

Yes, but what colour will he be? Green? Brown? Yellow?


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#30
Damn... this is unfortunate. Hopefully not much changes with the show, though. That would suck some serious shit.
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And why the hell wouldn't he be able to? Injunctions are such dodgy things, seems dangerous to try and roll them out for bull like this.


oh, I don't know. Maybe to protect business assets? To stop others from profiting from your work at your expense?

like it or not, the mysticism was part of the reason why it was so successful.

fifth gear have Tiff Needell and Jason Plato as their test drivers and it's a boring show in comparison.

I think they're just silently switching in a new driver without much fuss. Or at least I assume that's the case as there was a White stig in Germany for a top gear live show while this case has been ongoing.

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new stig please.
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#33
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Yes, but what colour will he be? Green? Brown? Yellow?




I like the idea of a female stig.
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oh, I don't know. Maybe to protect business assets? To stop others from profiting from your work at your expense?

like it or not, the mysticism was part of the reason why it was so successful.

fifth gear have Tiff Needell and Jason Plato as their test drivers and it's a boring show in comparison.

I think they're just silently switching in a new driver without much fuss. Or at least I assume that's the case as there was a White stig in Germany for a top gear live show while this case has been ongoing.



He was the driver.

I think Top Gear is successful because of the presenters, not the Stig.
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He was the driver.

I think Top Gear is successful because of the presenters, not the Stig.


this is true, but he does have a reasonable role in the whole fun of the show .
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#38
Top Gear itself will be just fine without The Stig as long as Jeremy, James and Richard keep doing what they're doing. The Stig was just the icing on the cake
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He was the driver.

I think Top Gear is successful because of the presenters, not the Stig.

And part of the Presenter's arsenal were the stig jokes. He was the purposefully anonymous driver who provided some of the show's comic relief.

The stig i.e. the character, not the driver, was what was important. It (amongst other things) separated top gear from other motoring shows. It was a key part of the brand. His skills weren't the key part of the Stig's success. As long as the same driver went out every week, you could have a reasonable comparison between cars, but the anonymity IS important to the character's success.
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And part of the Presenter's arsenal were the stig jokes. He was the purposefully anonymous driver who provided some of the show's comic relief.

The stig i.e. the character, not the driver, was what was important. It (amongst other things) separated top gear from other motoring shows. It was a key part of the brand. His skills weren't the key part of the Stig's success. As long as the same driver went out every week, you could have a reasonable comparison between cars, but the anonymity IS important to the character's success.


Yeah, and they can just do the same again with a new driver. It's really not a big deal at all.
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