Top Gear's Stig: Man Not Machine?

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Some say he's a space alien, a specialized robot, or a secret genetics experiment. All we know is that he's a very talented driver who has a very mysterious identity. Until now. This new photo that has surfaced clearly shows a man behind the mask. So he's human after all. But which human?

Illustration for article titled Top Gears Stig: Man Not Machine?


The identity of the original Stig was revealed to be former F1 driver Perry McCarthy when the black-suited Stig was "killed-off" of the show, tragically driving a Jaguar XJ-S off the flight deck of HMS Invincible. Since then, the identity of the current white-suited Stig has been a hot topic of speculation. Most agree The Stig is not merely one man; there are multiple men that have worn the the Stig mask. For instance, according to the Swedish tabloid newspaper Aftonbladet, Swedish snowmobiler Dan Lang wore the white suit during the Winter Olympic Special's snowmobile on a ski-jump stunt. Even friend of the show, stunt driver Russ Swift, said in an interview that The Stig is not played by just one person. Maybe the real question is, do we want to know who The Stig is? Ignorance is bliss, right?
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Jeff Glucker

This is Major Stig to Ground Control

I'm driving through the turn

And I'm drifting in a most peculiar way

And the roads look very different today

For here

Am I sitting in a tin can

Far beyond the limit

This Lambo here is blue

And there's plenty she can do

Though I'm past two hundred miles per hour

I'm feeling very still

And I think my car knows which way to go

Tell my wife I love her very much (she knows!)