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Old 07-19-2006, 01:41 PM   #1
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The Stig

Anyone know who he actually is? Incase anybody was wondering (people who dont watch Top Gear maybe?), the Stig is the annonymous racing driver on the show. I have/had my suspisions about who he is, but now I'm not so sure, I initially thought it was ex-touring car driver/TV host Tiff Needell, he has a history with Top Gear and his racing background fits, too. I dunno though, lol. He's obviously someone who can be trusted to drive an F1 car.....in doors (as on the last show). I did think that maybe they varied him, depending on what he'd be driving, like for example, stick the F1 driver who actually drives said car, in the white suit etc.....Any ideas? A good freind of mine said that certain people have seen Tiff leaving the Aerodrome on a number of occassions, but I took it as a pinch of salt.....?
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:45 PM   #2
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Anyone know who he actually is? Incase anybody was wondering (people who dont watch Top Gear maybe?), the Stig is the annonymous racing driver on the show. I have/had my suspisions about who he is, but now I'm not so sure, I initially thought it was ex-touring car driver/TV host Tiff Needell, he has a history with Top Gear and his racing background fits, too. I dunno though, lol. He's obviously someone who can be trusted to drive an F1 car.....in doors (as on the last show). I did think that maybe they varied him, depending on what he'd be driving, like for example, stick the F1 driver who actually drives said car, in the white suit etc.....Any ideas? A good freind of mine said that certain people have seen Tiff leaving the Aerodrome on a number of occassions, but I took it as a pinch of salt.....?
I think you'll fing the Stig is whowever they can get to drive the car on any given day, no doubt a professional that they couldn't afford to keep on retainer all the time. Why else would they make him a mystery man? If they could attach a real name to him, think of the credibility it would add to the show and their performance testing.
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Old 07-19-2006, 01:49 PM   #3
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The first Stig (in black) was Perry McCarthy (which is why there was the change from the black Stig to the White Stig). The White Stig was apparently originally Damon Hill, but everyone's pretty tight lipped about it. Most likely it's simply a collection of drivers, depending on availability.
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Old 07-19-2006, 02:22 PM   #4
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I think you'll fing the Stig is whowever they can get to drive the car on any given day, no doubt a professional that they couldn't afford to keep on retainer all the time. Why else would they make him a mystery man? If they could attach a real name to him, think of the credibility it would add to the show and their performance testing.
I know what you mean about Stig being more than one driver, but I'm not sure about the reasoning, I mean, I think the fact that he's annonymous would do the show more good, in my opinion it just adds to the good humour of the show!

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The first Stig (in black) was Perry McCarthy (which is why there was the change from the black Stig to the White Stig). The White Stig was apparently originally Damon Hill, but everyone's pretty tight lipped about it. Most likely it's simply a collection of drivers, depending on availability.
I just done a quick search about Perry McCarthy, I didn't realise that was common knowledge, lol. The way I see it, the reason they changed his colour was because he drove off that Aircraft Carrier and 'died' lol (obviously not really, lol)...hence the white clothing of the current Stig. I see where you're coming from about changing the Stig and his costume though, due to being a new driver 'n all that.
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Old 07-19-2006, 06:41 PM   #5
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It may sound like im lying but my dad met the current Stig in Falmouth ( Cornwall) hes a Rally Driver! Hes sort of polish/swedish/norweigian, he met him in a surf shop where the owner is a family friend apparently and had a little natter with him, but my dad has a memory like a drain and doesnt remember the name
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Old 07-21-2006, 03:25 PM   #6
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It may sound like im lying but my dad met the current Stig in Falmouth ( Cornwall) hes a Rally Driver! Hes sort of polish/swedish/norweigian, he met him in a surf shop where the owner is a family friend apparently and had a little natter with him, but my dad has a memory like a drain and doesnt remember the name
I believe ya....thounsands wouldn't, lol.....just kiddin'
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Old 07-21-2006, 04:54 PM   #7
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Stig

some good stuff there. not much is definite though
I think its more entertaining if you dont know anyways
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Anyone got the vid of him driving off?
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I thought he really died in Season 3 or whatever lol...I can't find the video, but it was in a V12 Jaguar where he tried to get it up to 100mph on an aircraft carrier...but ran out of space and flew off lol...But if he wasn't dead, who's glove was floating on the surface?
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welcome to CF




i mean hey your back
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I thought he really died in Season 3 or whatever lol...I can't find the video, but it was in a V12 Jaguar where he tried to get it up to 100mph on an aircraft carrier...but ran out of space and flew off lol...But if he wasn't dead, who's glove was floating on the surface?
I'll assume you're joking....lol. Welcome back by the way!
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The first Stig (in black) was Perry McCarthy (which is why there was the change from the black Stig to the White Stig). The White Stig was apparently originally Damon Hill, but everyone's pretty tight lipped about it. Most likely it's simply a collection of drivers, depending on availability.

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You were all wrong. Here's a clip form tonight's show.

It's pretty obvious when they show him but totally unexpected...
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You saw it on tv? What channel? I record it on BBC America but they're all re-runs.
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You saw it on tv? What channel? I record it on BBC America but they're all re-runs.
Not on TV, I have to download it
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