Ben Collins

Top Gear's Stig & Hollywood Stunt Driver

Ben Collins is best known for being the secretive character The Stig, on BBC 2’s Top Gear. Ben has also forged a career as a successful stunt driver and a highly competitive driver in many disciplines of motor racing. Ben’s talks as an after dinner speaker span his life story, teaching lessons of peak performance, drive and determination needed to succeed at an elite level.

Ben graduated in Law at Exeter University; he went to serve in the army for four years. The army utilised his exceptional driving ability as a Special Forces driving instructor. As a motorsport speaker, Ben describes how he became one of the most formidable racing drivers of his era, representing some of the most prestigious marques in varying formats.

After leaving the armed forces, Ben continued to pursue his dream of racing cars for a living. Ben had his first race debut in 1994, since then he has raced almost every aspect of the sport – from Formula Three to the Le Mans Series across Europe. Ben joined Top Gear in 2003, after seven years of pushing test cars to the limit; Ben left the show and released his autobiography, The Man in the White Suit. Describing his time on the show as an after dinner speaker, Ben can describe events and people that often the camera never catch.

Throughout his racing career and his work with Top Gear, Ben continued a career of hidden notoriety as a stunt driver for Hollywood blockbuster movies. Some recent examples include The Dark Knight Rises, Quantum Of Solace and most recently Skyfall. The ability to drive on the limit on demand makes him invaluable on set.

The diversity of Ben’s life, starting from training camps at Sandhurst to performing on sets of multi-million dollar Hollywood films make Ben an inspiring motorsport speaker and after dinner speaker. Ben’s eloquence, humour and anecdotes will captivate your audience and provide a highlight to your event.

To book Ben Collins as the motorsports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing or by calling a booking agent directly on 0207 1010 553.

When at corporate events, ben is known to cover the following topics:

  • Motorsport Speaker
  • Television & Presenting
  • Peak Performance
  • Motivational
  • Maximising Success

Take a look at Ben’s showreel, here:

“We were thrilled with Ben’s commitment and involvement in our events both at Silverstone and Chateau Impney; he certainly exceeded our expectations.” – Shirley, CT-Live