Who is the Stig from TOP GEAR?

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Who is the Stig from Top Gear? (or WAS)

Are you itching to know the answer to the question: "Who is the stig from Top Gear?"

The true identity of the Stig has always been kept a secret by the Top Gear producers. Donning a helmet and white suit to keep people guessing: who is the stig?

Well, here you go...this is the CURRENT [24/05/2010] stig, made famous by driving for Top Gear.

Bristol born Ben Collins [Le Mans, GT, Nascar, Formula Three]  
is the Stig

Colins recently gave away his alter ego after a chat with Simon Whitehead from the Bristol Gallery. He wanted a custom made print of the "Stig in action".

Snippet from the Daily Star Sunday: "I was absolutely amazed when he said he was The Stig, it was quite a big thing in a weird way."- Simon Whitehead

Edit: Thanks to a recent comment, we now have a close up of Ben Collins as the stig. At a recent photoshoot in London UK, the stigs eyes were seen through his helmet, exposing his true identity.

stigs eyes seen through helmet
If you look at these two photos carefully you will see the resemblances.


- Bens blue eyes
- His sweeping eyebrows
- General facial similarities

ben collins racing driver
Other comparisons were made to Tiff Needell and Damon Hill where there was no facial comparison whatsoever.

Summary: The truth is, Top Gear most likely use different "stigs" on different episodes, all depending on what car and what country thay are in. All that aside, Ben Collins has been exposed as "one of" the stigs running upto and beyond 2010.

edit [23/08/2010]: I have found another picture of Ben Collins (the Stig) for those of you who interested. Recent talk about the Stigs new book has brought his identity to light once more!

ben collins the stig

57 Responses to 'Who is the Stig from TOP GEAR?'

  1. gagafamedotcom said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1274887960085#c1624690759396107734'> 26 May 2010 at 08:32

    Didnt expect The Stig to be that person....I say David Beckham for new Stig!!


  2. diet wellness said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1274888314767#c8454914864863235323'> 26 May 2010 at 08:38

    who is that man anyway, i never seen him before
    well, david beckham seems familiar to me


  3. Retro Jim said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1274889364290#c3710048329936749063'> 26 May 2010 at 08:56

    OMG! That is the stig! Take a look at this picture of the stigs eyes you can see through his helmet Picture of the stigs eyes it looks just like him. Will he be sacked now we know?


  4. BlaZe said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1274898152228#c8761959265772562756'> 26 May 2010 at 11:22

    I thought Stig was Eminem :p
    Ahh its freaking though :p


  5. GreenEnergy said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1274917274635#c1993008199567112220'> 26 May 2010 at 16:41

    The Stig was a racing driver all along.. makes sense though.


  6. http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1274940490934#c4702844167147624691'> 26 May 2010 at 23:08

    great one. Thanks for the post dear Admin


  7. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1274946716712#c39458859862233231'> 27 May 2010 at 00:51

    I suppose it does look like him in the helmet. It's true what you say, the stig probably changes identity from time to time but they have a regular (like Ben) to do most of the UK filmed stuff.


  8. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1274952941363#c7963639676728161449'> 27 May 2010 at 02:35

    "I say David Beckham for new Stig!!"
    "well, david beckham seems familiar to me"
    "I thought Stig was Eminem "
    "The Stig was a racing driver all along.. makes sense though"

    Some say the Top Gear audience eat mushrooms for breakfast...


  9. shoeb000 said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1274954238155#c6756832648074717722'> 27 May 2010 at 02:57

    well, we cant compare the eyes 100% with the photo of Bristol born Ben Collins, because the eyes in photo are having lot of other shades also.
    anyways, i guess we dont have anything official to confirm the identity.
    thanks for revealing the fact anyways.


  10. qtp training said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1275292328605#c8474494089018495306'> 31 May 2010 at 00:52

    why David Beckham or Eminem for New Stig

    Let us find a New Name? Can we?

    Any suggestions?????


  11. akuvision said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1275596963755#c2637852046869915253'> 3 June 2010 at 13:29

    is this really stig?, i watch top gear once awhile, but not a big fan of stig though..


  12. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1278522063550#c4057328245062724771'> 7 July 2010 at 10:01

    You have spoilt it for me now...


  13. ashley said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1279022351689#c757666711255605820'> 13 July 2010 at 04:59

    He isnt the Stig man, there is no real proof he is the stig


  14. stigman said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1279124627821#c5964029091598216360'> 14 July 2010 at 09:23

    he is the real stig, look at the eyes
    some people do not know proof when it stares them in the face


  15. Yousuf Ahmed said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1279580321823#c4169501028742108593'> 19 July 2010 at 15:58

    Ben Collins is really stig.


  16. http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1279692359266#c416908478753480624'> 20 July 2010 at 23:05

    Nice...For the very least, you have revealed who he is...


  17. Salvage Car said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1280304162661#c1495727437571449390'> 28 July 2010 at 01:02

    Yup.He is the real stig man.


  18. Matthew said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1280913679854#c5292631827303247193'> 4 August 2010 at 02:21

    I demand a recount! Was sure it was Elvis :)


  19. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1281589693595#c5485287745500897705'> 11 August 2010 at 22:08

    Has The Stig ever driven an F1 car on the show? If not, prob not an F1 driver in The Stig rotation. Anyway, whoever drives as The Stig can flat out drive. Awesome watching someone do something like that. The little guy on Top Gear (one of the co-hosts) is a pretty decent driver and could barely get the F1 going. Shows just how hard that thing must be.


  20. Paul said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1281627369479#c6589416354499743096'> 12 August 2010 at 08:36

    Ben is definitely ONE of the Stig's ultimate car drivers around the world have taken part as the Stig phenomenon.

    One day I might get to be a stig!!


  21. Auto transport said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1282046001480#c4236235434802059270'> 17 August 2010 at 04:53

    Great to know the Real Stig man!!Alas got it...


  22. http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1282046458450#c7345658351901390068'> 17 August 2010 at 05:00

    If he is really a stig man then how they expose his identity.


  23. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1282324163076#c4680320236663912210'> 20 August 2010 at 10:09

    i was hoping the Stig was the old man from fifth gear! Tiff! the guy can drive!!!!!!! :)


  24. Alex said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1283171655710#c5970693815361841529'> 30 August 2010 at 05:34

    never mind.


  25. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1283575934066#c1751800844691660589'> 3 September 2010 at 21:52

    I knew that top gear would use multiple stigs but a nascar driver? i was expecting like jenson button or one of those blokes but thats good that one of the stigs is a good race car driver.


  26. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1283621394931#c1596402593355896535'> 4 September 2010 at 10:29

    I am the stig !!


  27. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1285449019297#c1976729685533016485'> 25 September 2010 at 14:10

    wot aload of bullshit


  28. Nathan said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1286355231921#c404932209234854161'> 6 October 2010 at 01:53

    i honestly thought he would be more famous


  29. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1288202280184#c876065834740133340'> 27 October 2010 at 10:58

    how weird... the tame racing driver really was a racing driver...


  30. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1290124981209#c718023373250371201'> 18 November 2010 at 16:03

    well of course the stig was a racing driver! he's on the "F1 Drivers in a reasonably-priced car" wall


  31. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1291436745122#c3602032925170013900'> 3 December 2010 at 20:25

    I thought the stig was obama omg......


  32. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1293178770330#c667051912147884286'> 24 December 2010 at 00:19

    eat my fish!


  33. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1295017644169#c7855082593215598630'> 14 January 2011 at 07:07

    I know who the "Stig" is or one of the many stigs....my uncle. ive seen him drive many of the vehicles on top gear personally. Ive been with him numerous times on the track of top gear. I have been the passenger of some of the vehicles he has drove. and dont let jeremy, richard and james fool you....they know who the stigs are. But keep guessing folks!!


  34. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1296838645492#c2759719648635529989'> 4 February 2011 at 08:57

    in contrast to the above post (14 January 2011 07:07).

    I too, know who the "real" stig is. Collins, photoed above, is 1 of about 4 "Fill Me In's"



  35. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1296897951396#c8452901834798446996'> 5 February 2011 at 01:25

    The stig drives every car that goes through the fast lap on the same track...


  36. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1299194629898#c1984038738990359089'> 3 March 2011 at 15:23



  37. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1300266669734#c6260230591404252657'> 16 March 2011 at 02:11

    WTH?? The stig is a human in some costume?!? This is unacceptable!


  38. Lobster said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1301064922166#c6503131345608263781'> 25 March 2011 at 07:55

    Its Michael Shcumacher... He's revealed on Episode 1 Season 13 :D


  39. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1301231118571#c2632583646018697805'> 27 March 2011 at 06:05

    what the hell everyone who cares who the stig is????


  40. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1303269326892#c3715838811408580411'> 19 April 2011 at 20:15

    Some say he used to sleep with Clarkson, Others say that he had 3 feet, we only know he is Te Stig


  41. evo-rules said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1304712205216#c4482490664742223265'> 6 May 2011 at 13:03

    elvis is stig


  42. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1311081000155#c3473316133817802635'> 19 July 2011 at 06:10

    Tupac is Stig


  43. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1315969142842#c3187200809047222443'> 13 September 2011 at 19:59

    wait the stig wasnt a robot :O


  44. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1318195198212#c8066431370970316137'> 9 October 2011 at 14:19

    jezus is stig


  45. Ryan M said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1322412554926#c5225147839935767326'> 27 November 2011 at 08:49

    Ben had one of the coolest jobs in TV, but obviously his ego wouldn't allow him to go unnoticed. He's tainted something much bigger than he was.


  46. US stig said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1322840205418#c3099000950765652324'> 2 December 2011 at 07:36

    i dont see why the dick gave up his identity if it really even is him after all he had the greatest job in the world driving the fastest cars in the world around a track not having to say shit and letting his skill do all the talking for him


  47. US stig said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1322840694892#c8816195467847925061'> 2 December 2011 at 07:44

    i can out drive the stig any place any time in any car


  48. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1323737448008#c2367933557935279869'> 12 December 2011 at 16:50

    Chuck Norris ftw.


  49. cbvnergf said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1325065484838#c8692838870443182857'> 28 December 2011 at 01:44

    Damn i was hoping The Stig was Ayrton Senna


  50. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1327285235513#c7939335630001398344'> 22 January 2012 at 18:20

    I think a BUNCHIE is the Stig !!!!!!!!!


  51. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1329946498963#c675589953219540565'> 22 February 2012 at 13:34

    he wrote a book about his life of racing and being the stig.... he told the top gear boss and he wasnt happy, so he gave him an altimatum, and he chose the the better path... why hide an awsome job???? if i had that job, i would scream it to the world, brag to every tom dick and harry i see... can u imagine going to work, coming home, having a braai with your mates and cant discuss work, or how ur day was??? wtf???


  52. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1333090699784#c6015099173513371054'> 29 March 2012 at 23:58

    I thought it was Michael Scumacher


  53. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1333497222943#c8452007831484975386'> 3 April 2012 at 16:53

    It is Michael scumacher the fact that it seems like me, you and the guy about 15! Yes 15! Posts ago who has even given the actual episode are the only people in the world that knew that is beyond me


  54. VX said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1337576541081#c3307847401477015920'> 20 May 2012 at 22:02

    Oh no... I really thought it was Michael Scumacher.
    Now I hope that Kimi would be the next Stig or James May? LoL


  55. Anonymous said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1361841678673#c1862465916124456620'> 25 February 2013 at 17:21

    I am the Stig !!!!!


  56. Bruce Wayne said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1404869935680#c8008686694335537473'> 8 July 2014 at 18:38



  57. Bruce Wayne said...
    http://www.whosthestig.com/2010/05/who-is-stig-from-top-gear.html?showComment=1404869991980#c3925636389156030395'> 8 July 2014 at 18:39

    no its obama


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