The Stig Costume at Top Gear Show


I received a wonderful email today from loyal MD reader and Hall of Fame member Courtney Coombs!

She’s a big fan of popular British car show Top Gear, and the famous “tame racing driver” known as The Stig. Recently, Top Gear performed a live show in Sydney, Australia. Courtney made a costume, and went to the show dressed as The Stig!

You really must read the full story on her blog. At one point during the show, the Top Gear crew pointed her out and the entire arena admired her costume as the cameras zoomed in on her.

How cool is that? What a cute costume, and very clever idea.

From her blog:

A little later there was a game where one half of the audience played against the other in a virtual car race. We were given green and red cars to control it. For the lap times wall the hosts had to pick a representative from the audience.
Jeremy chose me. It was all a bit of a blur, it was so surreal I couldn’t take it all in but I think it went like this:

He says “well I know who I’m choosing, because there is a person up there who’s dressed as The Stig.” I don’t even notice that the camera has panned onto me or that I have the attention of an entire arena. I just stand up and fold my arms in the slow, precise robotic way that The Stig does.

Before that, from Jeremy’s perspective he could probably only see my head. Then he realises I’m a girl and he says “Oh I’ve definitley got to get a photo”. And thus I am currently in Clarkson’s iPhone.

So all in all, I’d say it was one of the best days of my life. And remember, never underestimate the power of a costume.

Yes! NEVER underestimate the power of a costume!







Read the whole story on Courtney’s Blog!

Thanks for sending this in, Courtney. Congratulations on your costume achievement!

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  • Chajiko

    Wow–that is EPIC! Major kudos to Courtney for being so awesome.

  • Courtney Coombs

    Aww, your too kind.
    Thanks for featuring me!

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  • Leigh

    Where did u get the helmet????