The Stig may be illegal in 17 American states, and he may be scared of bells, but how good is he at things that aren’t driving? To answer that question, it was time to put the Stig (AKA Ben Collins) through the ultimate crucible – NPR’s Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me! So now, listen to the star of Top Gear answer questions…
Some say that he’s gotten sideways in some of the fastest and craziest cars in the world, and that he has a new book out on how you can be a driving badass too. All we know is he’s Ben Collins, pro racing driver and Top Gear’s former Stig, and he’s hanging around Jalopnik for a bit to answer your questions.
Before Gary Powell had finished his question about the new Bond movie, I’d already said yes twice. Gary was a 007 veteran. In The World Is Not Enough, he perfected flipping the Q speedboat on the Thames by jumping a smaller vessel—wait for it—onto dry land.
Top Gear’s tame racing driver, only known by “The Stig,” has been haunting the motoring show since it first aired back in 2002. Being essentially a racing suit that follows people around and has a supernatural connection to cars, The Stig is actually kind of terrifying. Some say...
When you think about it, Top Gear’s The Stig is actually extremely terrifying. There are many myths, many legends, and many horror stories about those who have come across The Stig, what are your stories? Some say..
Over the years we’ve heard some of the craziest and often terrifying stories said by some about Top Gear’s Stig. For Halloween, how about we round up some of the spookiest, scariest, Stig-iest stories, and try not to wet ourselves.
In CC Mason's new video for "Racecar," former Stig Ben Collins appears to have been typecast as a guy who stands around with his arms crossed. We all knew the Stigs would have to move on with the cancellation of Top Gear, but we didn't know life would be this rough. Now he's been put into a music video, still as The…
And now, the moment you've been waiting your whole life for: here's Darth Vader and the Stig driving a Porsche 550 Spyder in the snow.
A Texan, a Swede and The Stig walk into a WEC race team...and they're here to answer your questions! Between Ben Collins' upcoming new book and Krohn Racing's switch from their trademark lime green Ferrari to a lime green LMP2 next season, they have plenty to discuss.
When you get your hands on an F1 car, you jump in and race for the border. When Top Gear gets their hands on an F1 car, they bungee jump it.
Some say that his helmet is sewn to his face, and that his underwear is actually a suit of bees. All we know is that Ben Collins' white Stig was (is?) the best part of the BBC's Top Gear. Now, with Collins' addition to the Formula E roster, the inaugural season of Formula E racing is really starting to look exciting!
Have you ever wanted to drive on the Top Gear test track? I know I have. I keep showing up there and asking, but they're always like "Go back to America PG, no one wants you here." Well now they can't tell me no anymore — or you either!
When you see it... Via the weekly roundup from our friends over at Deadspin. Sammy Watskins is a player of something called football.
Audi's hot wagons seem to be a natural match for a paint war, so it's not surprise that the Audi RS6 got into a paintball battle in a warehouse. This time we have a big fast wagon, a man who loves running, The ex-Stig Ben Collins, and a lot of paint.
The Stig is one of the most prevalent parts of Top Gear, but he hasn't really made an appearance on the US version of the show since the first season. Well, he's back on Top Gear USA, and he knows how to make an entrance.
Well, we won't know for sure until the next one arrives and, you could argue, it doesn't really matter. Still, I think I have a theory for who is the current Stig that makes total sense. Hear me out.
Ben Collins is famous for being a successful race car driver, author, and Hollywood stunt driver, but you probably know him best as The Stig from Top Gear. Now that the helmet's off he can answer all your questions about being the world's most infamous wheelman and driving for James Bond in the movies.