News Details

'Original Stig' discloses more Top Gear secrets

British racing driver Perry McCarthy has revealed new details of his time as the original Stig on the BBC motoring show Top Gear.McCarthy was the first person in embody the TV show's iconic faceless test driver in the first two seasons of the show after its relaunch in 2002 and 2003. He wore a black firesuit and helmet to conceal his identity, but he was eventually exposed by a Sunday newspaper report and 'killed off' in a stunt.His replacement - in white firesuit and helmet this time - was Ben Collins, who worked on the show for eight years until he decided to reveal his own identity to the world in an autobiography in 2010, despite legal moves by the BBC and the Top Gear production team...
Full Story »
2y ago from 0

You May Also Be Interested In...

Hamilton surprised to beat Vettel's Top Gear time

Lewis Hamilton may not have got the better of Sebastian Vettel in Formula...
2y ago from

Grosjean: New approach works already

Romain Grosjean believes that he has already been able to show his new...
2y ago from

Alonso’s Ferrari quickest in third day of testing

Fernando Alonso steered his Ferrari to the quickest single lap of...
2y ago from

Elsewhere On The Network

Popular On

Rossi takes fourth Monza Rally win

Valentino Rossi has taken his fourth win at the Monza Rally Show, taking...

Marquez admits engine troubles after double fall

After going down twice on the final day of testing at Jerez, Marc...
1d ago from

Is Valentino Rossi the greatest of all time?

He may have missed out on his 10th World Championship by a whisker, but...

Rossi and MotoGP announce Rossi: The Game

The 2016 official MotoGP game will take on a new look upon it’s release...

Popular On

RACER Video: Robin Miller on Phil Krueger

Phil Krueger never won a race or a championship, but he did win miles of...
5h ago from

Graham Rahal and Courtney Force married Saturday in an...

Verizon IndyCar Series driver Graham Rahal and NHRA Funny Car driver...
1w ago from

INDYCAR: Karam, Ganassi part ways

Open-wheel phenom Sage Karam is no longer under contract with Chip...
6d ago from

IndyCar season review: Tony Kanaan

What will you remember the 2015 IndyCar season for? Juan Pablo Montoya's...
3d ago from

Popular On

Weekend specials for WRC stars

Gilbert, Neuville and Hirvonen made guest appearances.
10h ago from

Østberg and Camilli join M-Sport

Østberg’s return to the squad, with whom he spent three seasons...
16h ago from

M-Sport confirms Ostberg and 'surprise' Camilli

M-Sport has announced an all new driver line-up for the 2016 World Rally...
15h ago from

Tänak to drive for new DMACK team in 2016

Estonian will tackle 14 rounds with the DMACK World Rally Team
3d ago from

Popular On

Arsene Wenger Reveals Deal To Sign Bayern Munich Star...

Arsene Wenger has revealed he nearly signed Bayern Munich star Kingsley...
1h ago from

Spurs ready to go head-to-head with Arsenal for Ligue...

Spurs are ready to go toe-to-toe with bitter rivals Arsenal for the...

Mariner: I'm staggered Wenger played Sanchez

FC's Paul Mariner can't believe that Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger chose to...
1h ago from

Arsenal's Santi Cazorla is first to make 1k passes in...

Arsenal midfielder Santi Cazorla the first player to complete more than...
3h ago from


Hottest News

Horner: Ron Dennis won't be very happy with our engine

Uncertainty has morphed back into mystery as Red... Read More »
16h ago from

Red Bull likely to run Nissan branded engines in 2016

Catch up on all F1 news, here at Grand Prix Times... Read More »
3h ago from

Work hard, party hard

Looks like triple world champion Lewis Hamilton... Read More »
9h ago from

Recent News

2014 is not responsible for the news headlines and associated descriptions and images it indexes, the content of externally linked sites or the comments & postings of its users.

This website is unofficial and is not associated in any way with the Formula One group of companies. F1, FORMULA ONE, FORMULA 1, FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP, GRAND PRIX and related marks are trade marks of Formula One Licensing B.V.