Ben Collins was born in Bristol before moving to California, where he competed as a junior Olympic standard swimmer. When a career as a fighter pilot was cut short by a visit to the optician, Ben switched to cars. He won races in every category from Formula Three to Le Mans Sportscars and GT, and captured the European ASCAR title. When a lack of funding curtailed his racing career, Ben joined the Army Reserves. He also worked as a Hollywood stuntman. In 2003 he became the anonymous fourth presenter, known as The Stig, of Top Gear, coaching celebrities, organising car chases and testing hundreds of priceless cars. Eight years and 13 series on, his alter ego is recognised by millions around the world. Ben loves in the West country with his wife Georgie and 3 children.
Meh. Poorly paced and pretty boring. Needs more about the inner workings of Top Gear.Published 25 days ago by Matt in Colorado
If you are a fan of Top Gear, you will enjoy hearing the background of how the cars are tested.Published 26 days ago by CO Rider
Not finished reading this yet but it's a great book. If you like Top Gear UK, you will like this book. Read morePublished 1 month ago by David Roddick
Ben Collins is a captivating writer. His memoirs provide the perfect insight to the role of the Stig as well as Top Gear. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Meursiicc
A well-written, informative, honest and -sometimes funny- look at the man behind the helmet. I can't say it enough: I LOVE THIS BOOK! Read morePublished 1 month ago by K. Henderson
Not even finished with it yet but I'm thoroughly enjoying it.Published 2 months ago by David Guzman
Interesting book written with love for speeding and kindness for human race. It is surprising how it is possible to make a summary of over 8 years of active live in such a... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ewa Panasiuk