This question excited all those who watched from the very beginningbegan the telecast Top Gear. Who is the Stig? This guy in the rider's equipment tests the cars on the tracks, trains the star guests of the program, showing them how to tame the next high-speed iron "horse". And he is always silent, but his name is indicated in the credits of the program along with the top "Top Gear". Who is the Stig? Do you know?
This image was suggested by Jeremy Clarkson,leading show. Why the mysterious racer in a white suit got the nickname Stig? It's just that they called all the newcomers at Repton's school, where the future presenter of the program was studying.
Stig on the transmission "Top Gear" actsexclusively professional. He sets high-speed records on the tracks and teaches other people to handle fast cars. In doing so, it works without removing the helmet, and appears only when it is needed. Yes, this guy is really unobtrusive. And this is natural, because such is his role in the leading tandem.
As already mentioned above, the Stig is a skillfulrace driver. But not many representatives of this profession can keep in front of the camera and speak beautifully. And then the creators of "Top Gear" came to the fact that the Stig must become a silent character. This move proved to be justified in all respects, because he not only relieves the "white rider" of the need to talk to the camera, but also helps to maintain the veil of secrecy.
This is another conscious move by the creators of the program"Top gear". The understatement, the mystery associated with this character, intrigues the audience. In the circles of fans of the broadcast and the media, debates continue, new and new assumptions are voiced about who the Stig is. Discussions and disputes are good advertising, so "Top Gear" adds interesting viewers who not only want to learn as much as possible about cars, but also hope to receive an answer to the question about the personality of the mysterious rider.
But something about him is still known. This guy is a mutant robot. At least that's what Jeremy Clarkson himself says about him.
But seriously, in the filming of the transfer is already involved the third Stig. Who were the first two and why did they leave?
The first "Top Gear" Stig was black.No, I do not mean the color of his skin. He just wore a black suit. His personality was revealed at the end of the second season of the telecast, the secret was declassified by The Sunday Mirror. It turned out that the Stig is the British racing driver of Formula 1 Perry McCarthy.
After the mystery of the personality of the Black Stig wasdiscovered, there was a tragedy. The driver crashed right on the set of "Top Gear" at the beginning of the third season. This happened when he tried to disperse the car "Jaguar" to a speed of 175 kilometers per hour, moving on the deck of the aircraft carrier. Black Stig was killed, but Perry McCarthy was not injured. Yes, the driver's death was just spelled out in the TV show script.
Next Stig wore a white suit.He regularly performed his duties, and his name remained a secret for fans for a long seven years. The secret was disclosed, as for the first time, by journalists. In the newspaper The Daily Telegraph appeared the title of the following content: "We know who the Stig!". The photo of the declassified character was published in the same material. Steve was Ben Collins, a NASCAR racing driver and stuntman who dubbed James Bond himself in that series of films about his adventures, where the role of a famous special agent was played by Daniel Craig.
Ben Collins was not "killed" by the creators of the program,and he continued to work on the project, but already as a driving instructor who does not hide his face. By the way, about his life in a white suit, Stig Collins was going to write a book. And when he became an instructor for "Top Gear", Jeremy Clarkson repeatedly joked with him: "Do not tell this guy anything, otherwise he will write about your secrets in his book."
The third Stig appeared on the program in the sixteenthseason. Before Christmas in 2010, "Top Gear" was shown an episode where the baby Stig was raised on a special farm. The spectators were then warned that the new rider needed a month to grow up a bit and learn everything. After the Christmas holidays, the third Stig, dressed again in a white suit, appeared on the program. His personality has not yet been revealed, and in the press and among the fans of the "Top Gear" program, new and new conjectures and assumptions are emerging.