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Old 27 August 2006, 10:37   #1
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Who is "The Stig" in Top Gear?

Anyone know?

It must be some famous uk driver?

http://www.answers.com/topic/the-stig

Mansell?
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Old 27 August 2006, 11:01   #2
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The article puts up the name of Julian Bailey:

"A Daily Express article has reported that Bailey is secretly "The Stig" (from BBC2's Top Gear) however Top Gear have never confirmed or denied this."
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Old 27 August 2006, 12:18   #3
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I seem to recall an ex F1 driver having on his website the claim that he is the Stig? I think I read it on Ribnet too.

Can't remember the name though.

God I'm helpful.
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Old 27 August 2006, 12:20   #4
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I've just remembered - it was Perry McCarthy, although it may not be any longer.
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Old 27 August 2006, 14:41   #5
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[QUOTE=Jimbo] I think I read it on Ribnet too.

It must be true then!!
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Old 27 August 2006, 15:12   #6
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I'm the Stig.
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Old 27 August 2006, 15:16   #7
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Old 27 August 2006, 15:25   #8
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Oh no you've all spoilt it for me!! I always thought that it was garF
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Oh no you've all spoilt it for me!! I always thought that it was garF



He's my pit crew. I've never seen anyone get a set of wheels off so fast.

I wish someone would make him give them back afterwards though.
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The current stig is a bloke called Aaron, my forum buddy mate is part of the film crew of Top Gear
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They've just finished shooting a "What happens when a train hits a car?" bit, 8 hours to set up, 30 seconds to do

Workers setting up.
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Clarkson gets there at midday to film his scenes.
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The one before they were shooting this was racing the renault F1 car against a commercial one, don't know when these are showing on BBC2
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Originally Posted by joakimhansson
Anyone know?

It must be some famous uk driver?

http://www.answers.com/topic/the-stig

Mansell?
Well its not me.

But along with every other Alpha Male in the UK I happen to think I'm the best driver in the world. In fact no. I know I am.

Its just that I don't have access to all those expensive cars and nice race tracks.

I bet I'm pretty mean with a diesel 4 X 4 towing a trailer over Britains Pot Holed, sign crazy, crowded, expensive, absolutely third world, Lorry overtaking other Lorry at 1 MPH roads.
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They've just finished shooting a "What happens when a train hits a car?"
Something you can try out at home: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...MEWA%3AIT&rd=1
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Old 28 August 2006, 02:10   #17
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A hidden secret even for uk people

I will take a look at your links.... hmmmm....

How can they keep this secret? Good work then....
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http://www.crash.net/feature_view.asp?cid=26&id=6611

Is this true?
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I was under the impression it was still Perry McCarthy but I could be wrong.
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I've just remembered - it was Perry McCarthy, although it may not be any longer.
Perry McCarthy says it's him in his autobiography - couple of years old now though.

Very good read "Flat out flat broke!"
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