Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Some say...

I'm sure car fans - and if you are a car fan, you are most likely a Top Gear fan too - have been following this furore surrounding the up and coming HarperCollins publication which is said to reveal the identity of the anonymous racing driver on that legendary TV series.

There is no denying, and there is nothing to be sad about, but I am a huge Top Gear fan. I've been an avid watcher since 2004 when a friend introduced it to me. This led to my catching up of every single episode since 2002. There is also a rather large forum dedicated to motoring shows in the UK of which I am a member and actively contribute.

But for me, a lot of the intrigue of The Stig went away shortly after the show's producers killed off the Black Stig and brought in the White Stig. I was no longer actively reading the theories online of who he actually is.

What matters, my dear fellow fans, are those absolutely phenomenal laps that he (or indeed, they) does (or do). That lap in the Renault F1 car, the lap in the Aston Martin DBR9 racer... Jaw-droppingly fantastic.

I don't give a flying **** who The Stig is. He is a fictional character on a TV series watched by millions. His only, and most important contribution is that he drives some of the world's most amazing cars, and blasts them around a tiny "race track" built on some airfield in Southern England. And he does it with style!

Look at The Stig as who you want to be. We all have a 5 year old boy inside of us when we see the Ferrari Enzo, the Bugatti Veyron or the Carrera GT. The Stig is full filling that dream of ours to take those beasts and wrangle it around a circuit allowing it to give all it can give. And what a dream that is!

British tabloids should really find something else to report on. Not only are you trying to ruin a show watched by millions of people around the globe, but you are actively trying to destroy dreams and hopes of the younger generations.

Do you not feel any kind of shame? Destroying children to sell tabloids (who's reporting credibility is supremely low, by the way).

Take your trashy reporting and shove it!

Some say he is Ben Collins, and others claim that James May has said The Stig is actually Captain Slow. But all we know is, he is a mirror of all of our automotive ambitions!

Image source: The Telegraph

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