The Stig Revealed!!

Cadwell

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well who is it! pm me if you don't want to say it here!
 

Cadwell

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so what was the reason for the reveal? Was he tired of doing it and are they going to replace him with a new stig? It won't be the same without a new stig cause you don't know who it is!

this was on wikipedia.......

the name has been x'ed out for your protection in case you don't want it spoiled!!!

In the first episode of the 13th series of Top Gear, broadcast on 21 June 2009, it was 'revealed' that the Stig is xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx.[2] However, at the end of the show xxxxxxxxxx was shown to commit many elementary driving errors in a lap of the test track, causing Jeremy Clarkson to remark "I'm not sure if xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx is the Stig". This, along with xxxxxxxxxx being credited as a guest star, separately from the Stig's presenter credit, both hint towards it being an elaborate joke.
 

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Google it. From all the articles I read, it sounds like it was a special invite, only for the episode because of the car that was driven. Have to wait and see if its for real.
 

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so what was the reason for the reveal? Was he tired of doing it and are they going to replace him with a new stig? It won't be the same without a new stig cause you don't know who it is!

this was on wikipedia.......

the name has been x'ed out for your protection in case you don't want it spoiled!!!

In the first episode of the 13th series of Top Gear, broadcast on 21 June 2009, it was 'revealed' that the Stig is xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx.[2] However, at the end of the show xxxxxxxxxx was shown to commit many elementary driving errors in a lap of the test track, causing Jeremy Clarkson to remark "I'm not sure if xxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxx is the Stig". This, along with xxxxxxxxxx being credited as a guest star, separately from the Stig's presenter credit, both hint towards it being an elaborate joke.


I doubt that "HE" would make "elementary driving errors". LOL, sounds like a funny joke though....
 

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Michael Schumacher? Random guess since I dont watch this show.. but just from what i've read in this thread, sounds like a bluff..
 

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I am The Stig...





Or am I?
 

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Good publicity once again for the top gear crew.

Make your own minds up, but Micheal schumacher gets paid £20million to advise Ferrari and F1 events. It is somehow unlikely he would go to a small airfield at Dunsfold every wednesday to act as the Stig!
Ferrari have sold 30 of those cars at a million GBP and they are returned to the factory for storage after each use by the owners, dont think anyone can just drive one.
 

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I was looking at the photo of the Stig when the flashes went off and you could see inside the visor and I paused it last night when micheal was on and the real stig's eyebrows are really dark and thick compared to schumachers!
 

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very well could be a trick and he was just there to drive his car so it was a perfect time for them to play it off....

And its the BBC channel over there that has the new shows, your correct BBC America is like a season behind. Thats why ya have to download it from finalgear.com
 

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very well could be a trick and he was just there to drive his car so it was a perfect time for them to play it off....

And its the BBC channel over there that has the new shows, your correct BBC America is like a season behind. Thats why ya have to download it from finalgear.com
Thanks, I thought I might have screwed up and skipped a new episode on the DVR...

Thanks,
CT
 

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Features of former F1 champ Michael Schumacher certainly made for some great TV. However, the German race car driver is not Top Gear's Stig. Or, we should say, he's not the only Stig.
Warning: I've already spoiled this for you. Aww, too bad. Suck it up, take it as a loss, man up and move on. You should have been here yesterday if you wanted to be all namby-pamby and spoiler-free.

Despite being the first to tell you that Stig would lift his helmet during last night's episode and it would be none other than Michael Schumacher underneath, we're now going to provide three reminders to everyone that no, the blonde-haired track-meister's not the only Stig.

First, one look at Shumacher's record-setting time around the Top Gear test track in a Ferrari FXX, and you realize he's not the same Stiggie we've seen on the show the last two seasons. Schumi was more balls-to-the-wall around the corners than the previous incarnation of our beloved Stiggie.

Secondly, Ferrari's only going to let an owner drive the Ferrari FXX. Make sense to us then that since they were testing Schumi's FXX, they'd have Schumi be the Stig.

That makes sense given the truth is, as most know, there have been many drivers who've played the Stig. From the original black-nomex racing suit-encased Stig played by Perry McCarthy, former Formula One racer and test driver for the Benetton, Arrows and Williams teams — to "Big Stig" who we're pretty sure was played by Tony Stewart after ingesting a small cow, there is a different Stig for different needs. And we're pretty sure African Stig was not at all Lewis Hamilton. Basically, we've been told by the BBC there's been no less than eight drivers donning the white nomex.

The most high-profile is Heikki Kovalainen, the 27-year-old Finnish Formula One McLaren driver who is Lewis Hamilton's partner. Forty-one-year-old former GT world championship racing driver Chris Goodwin, from London, has also starred as the Stig. As has fellow Londoner Julian Bailey, a 47-year-old former Formula One racing driver who raced for the Tyrell and Lotus teams.

Stunt driver Terry Grant from Bushey in Hertfordshire has also slipped into the white racing leathers to become the Stig. Stunt driver Russ Swift is another who has become the Stig. Then of course there were those Ben Collins rumors.

Finally, Dan Lang, a Swedish snow mobile racing champion played the Stig in a Top Gear stunt where he jumped a snow mobile off a ski jump. So to every Stig there is a purpose and yesterday's Ferrari FXX season belonged to Schumacher. Who will be the next to turn, turn, turn in the white racing duds? We guess we'll have to tune in to find out. Which is really what the BBC wants.

And that brings us to the third reminder. See, this was totally a tongue-in-cheek PR play. And it worked. We went all ga-ga over the Schumi as Stig story and you know what, so did all of you. And that's cool, because frankly, it was entertaining as hell. And when it comes down to it, we don't watch Top Gear to be informed, we watch Top Gear to be entertained.

Incidentally, on an almost entirely unrelated note — there's some serious props that need to go out to the Beeb for figuring out the importance of not only having a clip up on YouTube of last night's unmasking (we've included it again here), but for having it up within moments of the show's completion. Good work by Her Royal Majesty's TV service for understanding there's people outside of the BBC's broadcast network interested in seeing this momentous occasion — and beating out the thousands who'd be dropping pirated clips up and online. Already the clip's got thousands of comments and tens of thousands of views. Bravo, BBC.


http://jalopnik.com/5299269/is-the-stig-really-michael-schumacher?skyline=true&s=i

Its all BS any way everyone knows I am the Stig.:)
 

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or it can only be the beginning for whats gonna happen next!!!!

 
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so now that we know there has been many stig's... which one wants to fess up to wrecking the konisegg?
 

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white stig versus black stig

Micheal Schumacher versus Robby Gordon. both in reasonably priced cars, at the nurburgring.
 
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