The Untold StoryBook - 2013
"The Stig is known to millions as Top Gear s tame racing driver , famed for his skillful driving and his legendary reluctance to speak. Yet almost nothing is known about the man behind the visor. Where did he come from? What is his motivation? Did he really once punch a horse to the ground? Simon du Beaumarche ( Princess Margaret Gin & Gentility ; Keith Chegwin Tears Of An Idiot ) has devoted over two years to getting inside that trademark white helmet. He has pursued The Stig sometimes literally in a relentless quest to unearth the truth and now, at last, his findings can be revealed. Through extensive research and in-depth interviews with celebrities, motorsport experts and Top Gear presenters Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, du Beaumarche has built up an unprecedented picture of what lies beneath the white suit. His quest threw up many questions- can Stig-like characters really be seen in the hieroglyphics of ancient Egypt? Was The Stig present at some of the most pivotal moments in history? Why is a driver of The Stig s considerable ability not in Formula 1? How can anyone not understand how stairs
Publisher: London : BBC Books, 2013, c2012.
Branch Call Number: 828.9202 DuBea
Characteristics: viii, 312 p. : ill. (chiefly col.)
Alternative Title: Top Gear (Television program)