Top Gear UK Reveals the Secret Life of The Stig Through a New Book [w/Video]

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If you're a gearhead, you no doubt know The Stig, the mystery man in the white racing suite who appears on Top Gear's television shows with the main host (i.e. Jeremy Clarkson in the original UK series) always using the "Some say" tagline to introduce him to viewers before he tries out a car on the track.

The time has now come for Top Gear to "tell the life story of The Stig", as it claims, through a new book titled "The Stig. The Untold Story", which was written by a journalist who followed our driving hero over the past year.

Here's a short description from the publisher of the book, Ebury:

"The book is no ordinary biography and the Stig wasn't a willing subject. The journalist spent a year following a Stig shaped trail to discover the truth of the man in the white suit. How as he got so many celebrity friends, where does he come from and how exactly did he influence Punk? The year-long quest took him from Surrey to another part of Surrey to the very ends of Surrey and then, unexpectedly, to Finland before returning to Surrey. Along the way he unearthed remarkable information about The Stig's influence in areas as diverse as motorsport, international politics and the punk movement. he also got covered in a strange green substance."

Ebury adds that the book also features interviews with his co-stars and "respected figures" from the World of formula 1, while it also filmed a video of The Stig attempting to buy all the books from a Tesco Watford store stuffing them into his orange Lamborghini Aventador.