Jump to content
  • Welcome to AutoLanka

    :action-smiley-028: We found you speeding on AutoLanka Forums without any registration! If you want the best experience, please sign in. Safe driving! 

The Stig Legal Battle


Lasitha R
 Share

Recommended Posts

Calling it a "victory for freedom of speech," HarperCollins said the book will be published in Britain on Sept. 16.

yeah right, j***a$$ publisher wants to make a quick buck and ruins a key aspect of a program loved world over. They might as well write a book on why santa does not exist and go sell it at preschools.

Edited by Dilesh
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Calling it a "victory for freedom of speech," HarperCollins said the book will be published in Britain on Sept. 16.

yeah right, j***a$$ publisher wants to make a quick buck and ruins a key aspect of a program loved world over. They might as well write a book on why santa does not exist and go sell it at preschools.

its really pathetic after all BBC has done some j***a$$ gets to spill da beans & ruin it all

Edited by Chooti Putha
Link to comment
Share on other sites

santa does not exist

Whaaat?

In related news;

"Obviously I'm now going to have to take some legal action of my own, because I have been the Stig for the past seven years, and I don't know who this bloke is, who's mincing around in the High Court pretending it's him."
- James May

http://uk.cars.yahoo.com/01092010/36/myste...g-solved-0.html

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"The BBC also has the right to spend money on protecting the intellectual property it created, because the truth is that all that stuff – the Stig, the Tardis, the Blue Peter dog – does belong to the licence payer, and not to some opportunists who think they can come along and take a slice when they feel like it."

http://transmission.blogs.topgear.com/2010...tig-he-is-ours/

Link to comment
Share on other sites

i really dont know why BBC dint win this case....

Freedom of speech bro... They are pretty big on it over there, so a majority of the time the courts take the side of the defendant, especially since in this case it been PR managed to look like a Big, Evil Corporation (the BBC) is stomping on a little guy trying to make some money (Ben Collins)..

Everybody seems to have conveniently ignored the fact that Macmillan who are publishing it are also a big corporation lol...

Ah the wonders of the west....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Freedom of speech bro... They are pretty big on it over there, so a majority of the time the courts take the side of the defendant, especially since in this case it been PR managed to look like a Big, Evil Corporation (the BBC) is stomping on a little guy trying to make some money (Ben Collins)..

Everybody seems to have conveniently ignored the fact that Macmillan who are publishing it are also a big corporation lol...

Ah the wonders of the west....

it sucks being the BBC right now machan...imagine after all those years of making the stig famous & then when some publisher comes along asking for freedom of speech....its like someone just stuck a pin into ur balloon....

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Why the Stig outed himself

by Jeff Glucker

The Stig, as we're all now aware, is portrayed by talented wheelman Ben Collins. Stiggie, like the three Top Gear presenters, is beloved by fans around the globe. It's hard to attend a motorsports event without someone claiming to be a fat relative of the white-suited power lap maestro. What would persuade Mr. Collins to give up his clandestine position behind the visor? According to The Daily Mail, it all comes down to money.

Ben Collins' company, Collins AutoSport, has reportedly racked up over $1.5 million dollars in losses over the last five years. He has a wife, three young kids and three other business ventures to support. The other members of Top Gear command handsome sums (rightfully so) and perhaps Collins felt he deserved a larger slice of the BBC cash cake. Removing the helmet allows him to cash in on what's sure to be a substantial number of opportunities. He recently received an advance of close to $400,000 to begin work on his autobiography and there's already talk of a Ben Collins TV Show.

Is breaking the trust of his Top Gear brethren worth the potential financial windfall? In the eyes of many fans, it might not be, yet we imagine Collins' autobiography will be a page-turner. To Collins and his family, however, this bold move might be the fast lap to fiscal freedom. Thanks for the tip, stecki!

http://www.autoblog.com/2010/09/04/why-the...-outed-himself/

Edited by MasterDon
Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 4 weeks later...

Ex-Stig Ben Collins Joining Fifth Gear

Posted October 2nd, 2010 at 12:09 by Viper007Bond in Fifth Gear, The Stig, Top Gear

Ben Collins, who was the main person behind the white Stig until recently, is joining Fifth Gear for at least 5 episodes. He will host segments and in addition perform “Stig-like” roles.

It is believed that multiple people portray the Stig, but Ben Collins has been the main person and the one who sets lap times since 2003 when the black Stig was killed off after Perry McCarthy, who played the black Stig, came out with an autobiography. Ben Collins is now doing the same with an autobiography due out soon.

It is unknown if the white Stig will be killed off and replaced with a third Stig or not.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

AutoLanka Cars For Sale

Post Your Ad Free [Click Here]



×
×
  • Create New...