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Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Who is the Stig?


Answers on a postcard to Curly K please? We all know that the previous incumbent was Mr. Perry McCarthy but is the current Stig one famous driver or numerous individuals? If it is in fact numerous individuals I think I shall write to the BBC and ask if I can have a go - what better way to meet Clarkson, Hammond and May???

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34 comments:

winds said...

I have always suspected that it's Damon Hill.

Curly K said...

See, I don't know anymore, starting to think that The Stig is in fact The Stigs and there is more than one person behind that helmet.

parnellpr said...

Just came 2 u via blankpaige. I agree her blog is great. U could have met "the stig" at this years motorshow at excel in london. I would be willing to bet that there were one or 2 that were tempted to rip the helmet off his head. Personally i just think he's a test driver. Awesome job he has though. Pippa

Steven said...

Damon Hill did an F1 lap in the Suzuki Liana though. Would that not disqualify him or was it all part of a cunning plan?

If you can forgive the rather contorted source of information.

The friend of my friend of my friend is the girlfriend of the Stig. Apparently he is a military driving instructor.

When did we find out that the previous Stig was Perry McCarty? And why did he leave the show?

Thank Paige as well.

Curly K said...

Pippa, would definitely have been tempted to rip his helmet off!
Steven, love convuluted sources of info. The Perry McCarthy thing info is floating on a lot of websites - apparently it was made clear in his book after he resigned!!

Anonymous said...

One thing... The Stig has to get to Dunsfold Park every week, so someone must see him (or her) come and go...

Omaniblog said...

The beauty of the blog: it is made for convoluted sources of information.

Does this mean that Top Gear is one of your favourite programmes? That you would rather stay in on a Sunday night? That you smile and laugh all the way through? That you revel in its irreverence?

Too.

Omaniblog said...

Sorry... Ignore those last comments. I forgot you had recently posted on Top Gear. I've been back to read it and your comments. Oh, we do love that programme.

John said...

a while ago someone at a party told me that the stig is actually irish racing driver sarah kavanagh. dunno if its true, but it'd confound expectations on this most alpha of tv shows if their clutch grabbing hero was a heroine.

Curly K said...

John, wouldn't that be fantastic a paddy woman showing em how it's done - love it!

Gil said...

Hmmm.... "Paddy Woman" as opposed to "British Twat", eh?

Buzz said...

Well, We know that The Stig is refered to as "he", and I think that The Stig is also a constant, as opposed to a character who is different every week or so, because The stig is always said to be a good teacher, and it would jepoardise the statue race times if it was a diferent person every week.

patrick said...

your all missing one point ,,,, yes there is 2 stigs , one short (jonny herbert) and No 2 damon (TALL) if you numptys whatched motor sport more you would see it !
god bless top gear and all who sails in her .
oh and hampster

nobby96s said...

If you go to youtube and search top gear, there is an interview by dutch tv that comes up in which the stig speaks!
It is not Damon Hill, But there are rumours floating around that it is a racing driver by the name of Ben Collins, who has appeared on the show (when the bloke parachutes into the back of the Merc)

Anonymous said...

mmm...i know a guy who apparently knows one of the stigs, he seems to say it is damon hill

Marco said...

it's not Damon Hill, has been told on another blog. He's too busy these days......so, it's better not knowing who the Stig really is.

Anonymous said...

I Know for a FACT it is NOT Damon Hill. I know the stig personally and its worth more than my life to tell you all. But I can assure you that you will all know soon.

Anonymous said...

The Stig is actually Stephen Evans who drives in th EDC (European Drift Championships)

jon said...

Well i thought people already knew, but for those who haven't heard, the stig is in fact Alan Mcnish

Anonymous said...

:) Stig is actually 2 people.
Nigel Mansell and Damon Hill. They share it because commitments keep either one of them from being there all the time they are needed. I work there, I have seen the both of them compare times inn the cars many times....

Simon said...

The Stig, it's Elvis. Obvious really, loves jumpsuits, wants to keep his identity secret, always has some music on, but still can't resist a bit of showbiz.

Anonymous said...

I was told on very good authority that the Stig was actually Dan Clark - Champ Car racing driver!

Anonymous said...

The STIG is Johnny Herbert!!!!

Anonymous said...

The Stig is better known as Dyno-Dan and lives in stoke-on-trent

Anonymous said...

Your all wrong.................. But one thing is sure, by next April you will all know....

jellybean said...

The stig is julian bailey!
and that is true!!
xx

AM said...

I am the Stig

Anonymous said...

thereare 3 stigs one is j herbert martin blundell and damon hill and that is a dead cert

Anonymous said...

The Stig is 5 different folks - male and female. The whole "Stig" identity thing is just done to keep up the interest. They have different roles so the same person can keep consistency for teaching the Star in the Reasonably Priced Car while other "Stigs" can do other varied appearances (the journeys in varied vehicles, etc.). Don't any of you folks know how TV works? It's all smoke and mirrors! I know some of their names (yes, I'm another of those sad folks who work in TV) but professional discretion keeps me from revealing them - yet! Also it's hard to see all of them for all this smoke...

Mr Claus said...

You're all wrong! I'm the Stig
Love S. Claus

Nick said...

It's Ben Collins btw.

Anonymous said...

ITS JENSON BUTTON

ITS THE ONLY THING HE WILL EVER WIN

HA HA

Anonymous said...

Tupac!!

Dciuz said...

Strong rumor is that once The Stig has been Heikki Kovalainen.The Stig had a birthday and as a present for him was to drive Renault F1.There was Heikki as The Stig.