Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Top Gear's "The Stig" unmasked - Owns an Audi

. Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Top Gear's resident "tame racing driver" The Stig was officially unmasked late last month, revealing his true identity in an upcoming autobiography as racing driver, Ben Collins. While literally hundreds (if not thousands) of news agencies are covering this story, we found one tidbit of information about Collins to be especially relevant to our readers. Britain's The Daily Mail reported that Collins personally owns a "brand new" Audi A5.

Considering Collins, in his role as The Stig, has driven just about every performance, luxury and supercar the world has to offer; his choice to own an Audi (in addition to a "Mercedes people carrier") certainly says a lot. Although, how could we be surprised.

For those of you not familiar with The Stig's recent identity controversy, here are few articles of interest. (or, just search Google News for "The Stig")

The Stig, outed as racing driver Ben Collins, faces axe from Top Gear over autobiography - dailymail.co.uk

The Stiglets: Pictured taking his girls for a spin, the driver at the centre of the Top Gear identity row - dailymail.co.uk (this is the article mentioning Collins' Audi A5)

Jeremy Clarkson: the Stig is 'sacked' - guardian.co.uk