Despite a successful career in motorsports in the UK and US, Ben is one of the most famous drivers whose face remained hidden for years. Ben was Top Gear's The Stig.
Better known as The Stig from BBC’s internationally acclaimed Top Gear TV Show. Ben Collins coached hundreds of celebrities from Tom Cruise to Lionel Ritchie around the race-track, organised high voltage car chases and tested hundreds of priceless cars to the brink. Ben holds many credits: As a Championship Winning Le Mans Racecar Driver, Bestselling Author, TV Presenter, World Record Breaker and Hollywood Stunt Driver.
As the Stig, Ben Collins was the benchmark of speed against which all other drivers set themselves, and the man that everyone from Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell to Jenson Button tried and failed to beat. He has raced successfully in almost every class imaginable, from Formula 3 and Le Mans 24 Hour competition to American Stock Car Racing. Jackie Stewart watching a young Ben winning a Formula 3 race, was blown away, "When you see the likes of Ben Collins in Formula One, remember you saw them here first." It was, however, the moment Ben disguised himself in white suit and helmet, that he became instantly recognisable.
Ben Collins has published a book about his time on Top Gear entitled The Man in The White Suit, is a writer for Autosport magazine, and has presented Nascar coverage for Sky. He also runs a team of stunt drivers and consultants, is an advanced driving instructor, and holds a World Record for the maximum distance driving a car on two wheels.