Well, apparently, therumors from last week are true and Top Gear’s famous mystery driver, The Stig, is amidst a legal battle with BBC. What we didn’t know was that the identity of the world’s most mysterious driver would be uncovered before the whole situation got into the courtroom. So, here it is, and it’s official; British media reports that "The Stig’s true identity has been revealed as Ben Collins." The 35-year-old racing driver and stuntman’s identity was revealed this past weekend via a series of financial documents that were provided by the stuntman’s company, Collins Autosport.
The accounts of his company’s finances gave a pretty good picture of the driver’s identity with statements such as recording a "cornerstone year" in December 2003 thanks, in large part, to ’driving services provided for the BBC, mainly in the Top Gear programme." Directors noted the work offered ’good long-term prospects for continuing income."
However, when was asked about these reports, Ben Collins simply said he was on his way to Hungary and then added, "’I can’t speak to you. I’m going into a tunnel."
This isn’t the first time Collins was pinpointed as The Stig either. About a year and a half ago, a builder doing work on the driver’s home claimed he saw the famous white suit in Collins’ closet . A year before that, rumors had already started circulating claiming that The Stig was Ben Collins.
This just goes to show; if it walks, talks, and acts like a duck, it’s probably a duck. Quack, quack Collins.