Ben Collins Speaker

Ben Collins

As The Stig on BBC’s acclaimed TV show, Top Gear, Ben Collins captivated a global audience of 500 million viewers as the mystery man behind the helmet

Ben Collins: Biography highlights

Ben Collins is best known for being “The Stig” from the BBC’s EMMY and BAFTA award-winning Top Gear TV show.

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For 8 years he kept an audience of 500 million viewers worldwide guessing his identity. However not so many people know that Ben is also an Elite motorsport professional, Hollywood Stunt Driver, TV Presenter and keynote speaker. He is the best-selling author of two books; “The Man in the White Suit (The Stig, Le Mans, The Fast Lane and Me) and the international best-seller “How to Drive”.

Jackie Stewart watched the young Ben Collins win a Formula 3 race and was blown away. He later said “when you see the likes of Ben Collins in Formula One, remember you saw them here first”.

Ben did indeed become an elite motorsport driver in his own right, winning races across the diverse arena of motorsport from the Le Mans Series to GT and Nascar. And, as a stunt driving expert, he has worked on numerous Hollywood blockbusters including 3 James Bond movies (including the smash-hit SPECTRE) and the latest Batman movie.

During the 8 years that Ben was ‘The Stig’ on Top Gear, nobody ever saw his face or knew his name and the audience increased from 2 million viewers to 500 million worldwide and the phrase ‘Who is The Stig?’ became one of the most popular searches on Google. He also coached hundreds of celebrities around the Top Gear racetrack including household names such as Tom Cruise, Cameron Diaz, Mark Wahlberg, Jeff Goldblum, Christian Slater, Simon Cowell, Hugh Grant, Jamiroquai and Tom Jones.

As the Stig, Ben was the benchmark of speed against which all the other celebrity drivers set themselves and the man that everyone including Formula One World Champions Nigel Mansell and Jenson Button tried and failed to beat.

With many other achievements to his name including being a professional Le Mans 24-hour Racecar Driver, a bestselling author, a TV presenter, a world record breaker and a multiple award-winning Hollywood stunt driver, Ben has plenty of experience from which to draw when engaging audiences from the platform.

Additionally, Ben co-ordinated high voltage car chases and tested hundreds of priceless cars, which lead to a second career as a vehicle development expert.

As an international speaker, Ben engages with his audiences putting them in the driving seat of every known supercar.

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Available for:

After Dinner Engagement
Awards Hosting
Entertainment
Moderating and Emcee

Watch Ben in action

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Ben Collins 2014 Reel
Ben Collins 2014 Reel
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Former Stig, Ben Collins, on that Top Gear crash, Grand Tour & being Vin Diesel | Road & Race V011
Former Stig, Ben Collins, on that Top Gear crash, Grand Tour & being Vin Diesel | Road & Race V011
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The Stig on his rift with Jeremy Clarkson
The Stig on his rift with Jeremy Clarkson
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Ben Collins | The Stig | Oxford Union
Ben Collins | The Stig | Oxford Union
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Michelin

We were delighted to use Ben on and off the track, speaking about driving exercises to guests and describing his honest impressions from driving in the context of tires.'

British Airways

'Ben was fabulous to work with and made a special effort to build a better experience for our colleagues, people said they had the time of their life.'

Bank of America

'Ben has a unique and compelling style for conveying to the audience what it really feels like to be in the hot seat. We enjoyed his talk enormously.'

EMC2

'Absolutely brilliantly received both during his presentation and also afterwards at the party.'

BAFTA

'Fantastic as our first presenter of the night.'

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