20 January 2009

No Class as Usual

It's always a media wannabe that demostrates no capacity for context, reverence or tradition. Wow - you figured it out; I guess you're going to heaven before the rest of us . . .
To the viewers of Top Gear, he is part man, part machine, with veins that course with petrol. But the true substance of “the Stig”, the BBC programme’s so-called tame racing driver, was revealed yesterday to be somewhat more prosaic.

The identity of the character, who test-drives cars around the Top Gear track, was divulged at the weekend as Ben Collins, a Bristol-based former American speedway driver and stuntman who doubled for Daniel Craig in the latest James Bond film.

Congratulations. Now go back to being nobody.

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