Top Gear USA to have its own Stig?
Top Gear USA is hell bent on replicating the success enjoyed by its namesake – and original Top Gear – over at the UK. And while trying to even come within a puncher’s chance of being mentioned in the same breath as the original show is a monumental task in its own right, Top Gear USA is doing its best to do take elements from the UK show and put them into their own.
According to sources that spoke with Jalopnik, one of the elements present in the UK – or at least until Ben Collins outed himself and got fired in the process – that is being rumored to be making its way to Top Gear USA is no less than The Stig.
We don’t know how valid this rumor is, but Jalopnik’s source has said that not only is a U.S. Stig going to be in Top Gear USA, but the car testing site for the US has also been determined to be at the El Toro Marine Corps Air Station just outside of Irvine, California.
All of this is still speculation until an official announcement is made, but we’re secretly optimistic that we will be able see the “U.S. Stig” hit the History Channel starting this fall. Now if only he can learn to drive left-hand vehicles.