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    Report: Some say... the BBC may sue a UK paper over its Stig lookalike ad

    The BBC and Top Gear are none too pleased with London's free daily newspaper, Metro. Why the frosty feelings? The newspaper recently ran a large ad to promote a green-themed motoring event, and used a Stig-like character in the spot. The driver, called Clive, is wearing a white racing suit ...

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    Ben "The Stig" Collins names the five worst cars he's ever driven

    Over the course of his years donning the white suit and helmet for Top Gear, pro driver Ben Collins has had the chance to drive an enviably wide array of cars. Their track times all went up on the power lap board, but there are better ways of evaluating how a car handles under pressure – ...

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    Video: Stig does donuts in Mitsubishi Evo-based London taxi

    Top Gear Live is the traveling version of the world's greatest show about cars. Part of that extravaganza includes The Stig, and he likes to showcase his driving talents to the crowd. One thing that doesn't require much skill, however, is a burnout. Supply Stiggy with a proper car, let him ...

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    Speed Read: The Man in the White Suit by Ben Collins (The Stig)

    It's been over four months since racer Ben Collins officially outed himself as the skill behind The Stig's otherworldly driving talent. And, despite the bellyaching of fans and critics all around the globe, both Top Gear and life itself have continued to trundle on as if nothing ever happened. ...

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    Top Gear UK opens new season with drive-by Stig shooting session

    If we didn't know any better, we'd think there was still some bad blood between Ben Collins and the hosts of Top Gear. Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond all took a few pot shots at cardboard cutouts of the Stig during this week's episode while trying their respective hands at the art ...

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    Top Gear picks the new Stig, looks like old Stig

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    The process of Top Gear picking a new Stig has always been a mystery, that is until recently when we learned that Top Gear owns a farm in rural Britain where new Stigs are bred. Not all grow up to be tame racing drivers ...

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    Top Gear visits the farm for next Stig

    A Stig who's identity isn't a secret? Why, that just won't do, will it? As you might expect, then, Top Gear presenters Clarkson, Hammond and May are hot on the trail of a replacement Stig, and they've apparently found just the place: a farm. And not just any farm... a farm where Stigs are ...

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    Are you the Top Gear USA test track?

    Spinning off shows from British television into American programs are all the rage these days. Just ask anyone who watches The Office, American Idol, The Shield or Life on Mars. But the one we're most excited about, of course, is the U.S. version of Top Gear. A long time coming, the pilot is set ...

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    Video: Anchors away as 60 Minutes covers Top Gear

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    Few television programs are as intimately familiar with the stop watch as the blokes over at Top Gear. But they're not alone. On this side of the Atlantic, the icon is the rightful property of the CBS News magazine show 60 Minutes. And as many ...

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    Video: 60 Minutes interviewing the Stig on Sunday

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    Good news if you haven't had your fill of Stigate just yet: the world's ex-famous tame racing driver will show up on this week's 60 Minutes. According to CBS, host Steve Croft spent some time across the pond in an attempt to ...

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    Top Gear USA could just become your second favorite automotive television show

    Top Gear USA runs with the bulls – Click above to watch video after the jump
    On Monday, October 18th 2010, Michael Harley and I had the opportunity to attend a taping of an episode of the upcoming Top Gear USA series. As we all know by now, the show is a new version of the BBC original and ...

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    Top Gear America's Reasonably Priced Car outed as Suzuki SX4

    Here in the good 'ole United States of America, we like things big... and small. Over in UK, they can have their reasonably priced cars, we don't need 'em. We're putting a Big Star in a Small Car instead. Naturally, the premise is the same. Take one name-brand celebrity and place them behind the ...

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    Top Gear cheats on GT5, teams with Forza on Stig's Garage collection

    Top Gear defects to Forza Motorsport – Click above for video after the jump
    It seems everyone is losing their patience waiting for Gran Turismo 5 to arrive in November. Apparently, that includes Top Gear, which is now lending its name to special features in the upcoming Forza Motorsports 3 ...

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    Ex-Stig Ben Collins hired by Fifth Gear

    Former Top Gear Stig, Ben Collins, will be joining the cast of rival program Fifth Gear
    With all of the Paris Motor Show coverage this week, we haven't had a Stig update in, like, five days. The last we heard about Ben Collins, he was suggesting a "Who Wants to be The Stig" TV show, or saying ...

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    Ben "The Stig" Collins planning Top Gear rival?

    Remember when any hint of the identity of the vaunted Stig was news? Even after Ben Collins outed himself as the mysterious super driver it took a few days before we truly believed that the biggest secret in British television had been spoiled. Judging by recent comments made by Jeremy Clarkson, ...

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    The Stig's favorite car is... the Toyota Aygo? [w/video]

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    Just when you thought there wasn't any more news to be drained from Stig-gate, Ben Collins has come out and announced his favorite car from his time beneath the white helmet. Surprisingly enough, it's not some high-dollar sports machine. Instead, ...

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    Ben Collins suggests 'Who Wants to Be the Stig?' reality tv show

    Another day, another Stig story. But this one's a bit different. The now ex-white-suited BBC driver Ben Collins has suggested that Top Gear run an X-Factor style contest to find the next Stig. From his interview with the Telegraph:

    "If I were working on the show I'd suggest they do a shoot out ...

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    Ben "The Stig" Collins accuses BBC of bullying

    Ben Collins, the artist driver formerly known as The Stig, is making sure he keeps everyone tabbed on his side of the story. Most recently, he has accused the BBC of bullying him when he informed them that he was writing a book about his years of anonymous lap times. Furthermore, he alleges that it ...

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    Ex-Top Gear employee cashing in on Stig-gate, selling autographed helmet

    The Stig drama continues from the land of Top Gear. Former employee Sophia Vaizey was a production coordinator on the popular television show for 18 months. When she left, she was presented with a helmet worn by the Stig from 2002 to 2005, signed by Richard Hammond, members of the production crew ...

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    Jeremy Clarkson calls The Stig a 'Greedy Tw*t' [w/poll]

    It would seem that the vitriol between the trio of presenters on Top Gear and Ben Collins, the man behind the Stig's helmet, isn't just for show. During a recent charity event, Jeremy Clarkson, arguably the leader of the TG three amigos, made it clear just how he feels about Collins' unmasking of ...


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