Ben Collins " Motor Racing - The Stig ? " Sport Signed Cards Autograph £15.00
This is an In Person signed white card 5" x 3" by the British Motor Racing driver obtained in 1997 at Silverstone when in Formula 3. It has been strongly rumoured that he was the driver behind The Stig on Television's Top Gear.
Ben Collins (born 13 February 1975) is a racing car driver from Bristol, England. He has competed in motor racing since 1994 in many categories, from Formula Three and Indy Lights to sportscars, GT racing and stock cars. Collins was placed second in the Marlboro Masters Formula 3 championship event in 2000. He set the pace at the 2001 Le Mans 24 hours race in his first season for approximately four hours during the rain at night. After winning the European Stock Car Championship in 2003 ASCAR stock car racing he was signed by PDM Racing to do selected rounds of the 2004 Indy Racing League, but the car never appeared. In 2005, he competed in the British GT Championship in a Porsche 996 GT3, winning races on the way before moving up to the FIA GT Series with Ascari where he led races and scored several pole positions. In addition to racing, Collins' company Collins Autosport provides precision and stunt driving services, particularly for BBC Television, including Top Gear and Top Gear Live, as well as for the film industry, such as driving James Bond's car in Quantum of Solace and Casino Royale. In August 2010, several British national newspapers reported on an allegation made by The Sunday Times that Collins may be one of the identities of The Stig 'an otherwise unidentified character on the Top Gear show' on the basis of financial filing made by the Collins Autosport company.