Any doubts or questions on whether or not Top Gear USA would have its very own Stig after the whole Ben Collins controversy rocked its UK counterpart may have finally been answered. And we have Tony Hawk and Twitter to thank for it.

This photo was published by Hawk himself in his Twitter account that shows him mugging it on the camera with The Stig himself. They look good together, don’t you think? And unless our eyes deceive us, that car just outside the US Stig’s window looks a lot like an Aston Martin V12 Vantage.

Tony Hawk, US Stig, and a V2 Vantage in the same photo? Top Gear USA’s looking like it’s spending its resources wisely.

We still don’t know who’s inside that familiar white suit and helmet, even though we have heard rumors that it’s Williams F1 driver Rubens Barrichello, but seeing a US Stig on Top Gear USA is a big plus for the show.

Let’s just hope that whoever’s inside that suit and helmet doesn’t have plans of writing an autobiography anytime soon.


Source: Twitter - Tony Hawk

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  (442) posted on 10.20.2010

Knowing that the Stig is Ben Collins I’m not excited anymore.smiley

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