Ben Collins

Top Gear's Stig & Hollywood Stunt Driver

Sports speaker, Ben Collins, is an expert in motorsports, due in part to his experience as BBC2’s The Stig – a masked, silent character whose purpose was to drive, and drive fast. Additionally, he is also renowned as a prominent stunt driver and competitive racer, with a daring passion for success. Ben’s after dinner speeches explores his professional story, teaching lessons of peak performance, and the determination needed to succeed at an elite level.

Prior to spending four years in the army, Ben graduated from Exeter University with a degree in Law. During his time in the army, Ben’s driving ability was realised while he was a Special Forces driving instructor. The position cultivated his love of cars, so when he left the army Ben continued to race competitively. In 1994, Ben’s life changed forever when he debuted in his first race. With a taste for tight corners and straights of hundred mile an hour wheel to wheel racing, he later featured in the Le Mans Series and Formula 3. Ben’s story is filled with examples of his dedication and resilience, an inspiration to his audience he has the ability to motivate others to chase their dreams like he did.

In 2003, Ben took to the screen. Featuring in Top Gear as The Stig, he spent seven years driving cars to the limit of what they can achieve – for viewers of the show, Ben was an integral figure in the show. After he left, Ben released his autobiography which gave an insight into his experience as The Stig, entitled The Man in the White Suit. In his after-dinner speeches, Ben takes his audience behind the scenes of one of the nations most loved shows, telling stories that viewers of the show wouldn’t hear. Insightful and interesting, his unique experience makes Ben a valuable addition to a number of events.

As a respected figure in the world of motorsports, Ben has additionally been the stunt driver to some of the biggest blockbuster films in modern cinematic history, including The Dark Knight Rises, Quantum Of Solace and most recently Skyfall. Thanks to his fearless approach to driving, Ben is a common figure on high profile film sets. With a career like Ben’s, it is no surprise that he is a highly sought after sports speaker. Comical and eloquent, he shares strategies on managing pressure and chasing your dreams.

To book Ben Collins as the motorsports speaker for your corporate event, function or conference, simply contact the Champions Speakers agency by emailing agent@championsukplc.com 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