• The Man in the White Suit

  • The Stig, Le Mans, The Fast Lane and Me
  • By: Ben Collins
  • Narrated by: Ben Collins
  • Length: 10 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 04-28-11
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.3 (49 ratings)

Regular price: $16.77

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Publisher's Summary

The Stig gets his kit off and reveals how he came to be Top Gear's iconic racing driver and so much more - including what it's like to thrash an Aston Martin DBS, train for the Army and face the terror of Jeremy Clarkson's underwear…When the Black Stig disappeared off the end of an aircraft carrier in 2003, we were introduced to The White Stig. Faster. Stranger. Harder to keep clean. And ever since, millions have wondered – who is The Man in the White Suit? They're about to find out.
Ben Collins caught the car the bug young, kicking his dad's boss in the balls for not giving him a company Jag. This was the attitude that eventually led him to spend seven years sharing a cabin with Jeremy Clarkson's underwear, James May's PhD thesis and Richard Hammond's hairspray. Because he is The Stig.
Now he tells all about life inside the iconic white helmet. What it's like to guide a blind ex-RAF officer around the Top Gear track; pit a drug dealer's Mitsubishi Evo against a Trojan tank; set a Vauxhall Monara against Chloe the dancing Ninja; and race double-decker Route masters against bendy buses. Not to mention all the inside stuff on how the show's amazing driving sequences are made.
He also reveals how he got to be there – setting a Dunsfold lap time faster than Michael Schumacher's. Breaking records with the best of the best at Daytona and Le Mans.
It's an awesome story, told by an amazing man.
©2010 Ben Collins (P)2011 HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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5 out of 5 stars
By vincent on 05-26-11

Exit Stig Left...

This story is a real buzz. From his early obsession with aircraft, transforming into a junior cart racing and a meteoric rise to Le Mans and beyond Ben Collins tells a great story of overcoming incredible tests of charachter and endurance from special forces training to starring as the clandestine cult icon "The Stig" Lots of laughs, celebrity gossip, unlikely yet verifiably true situations with a touch of humble humanity,True grit and a fair sprinkle of colourful language. No flat spots in this tale, a high octane joyride with chequered flag. All you would expect and more 5 stars Ben

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4 out of 5 stars
By Glenn on 08-11-13

The Stig rules!!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

yes!!The untold story of a man of mystery!!

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Man in the White Suit?

The indepth Army training was an revelation!!

What about Ben Collins’s performance did you like?

Read with conviction and humility.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

Would The Real Stig Please Stand Up!!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Matthew on 06-07-11

Ok, just ok.

Some say he has an ego the size of Brazil......This is poorly written and lacks any real depth.
It would be good to understand a bit more about the ego in the white suit. Why did he leave TG? There is no detail where there needs to be explanation, and an ending which left me most disappointed.

Overall, dull.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 11-30-17

Brilliant and infrormative reading, 5 stars

Superbly constucted story telling, you dont realise how much goes on in "Stigs" world .

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