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Ben Collins is The Stig in the UK version of "Top Gear" that airs on BBC America in the U.S.

Ben Collins has coached hundreds of celebrities from Tom Cruise to Lionel Ritchie around the race-track, organized high-voltage car chases and tested hundreds of priceless cars to the brink. He is a championship winning Le Mans racecar driver, a best-selling author, a TV host, a world record breaker and a Hollywood stunt driver.

As the Stig, Collins was the benchmark of speed against which all other drivers set themselves, and the man that everyone from Formula One World champion Nigel Mansell to Jenson Button tried and failed to beat. Collins has raced successfully in almost every class imaginable, from Formula 3 and Le Mans 24 Hour competition to American Stock Car Racing. Jackie Stewart watching a young Collins winning a Formula 3 race was blown away, "When you see the likes of Ben Collins in Formula One, remember you saw them here first." It was, however, the moment Collins disguised himself in white suit and helmet, that he became instantly recognizable.

Collins has put every known supercar to the test, racing the world's greatest cars, from the Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari 430 Scuderia to a London Routemaster. From the anonymity of his white helmet, he taught some of the world's most famous stars how to lay down a fast racing lap, managed to catch a parachutist in his moving car and coached a blind man how to take on a chicane. Few others, if any, have taken on a British Army tank division in a Mitsubishi Evo 7.

Collins is most famous for his role as the Stig, but he is respected as a focused and successful businessman. Collins Autosport has supplied precision drivers for "Top Gear" and Hollywood, with Collins commanding James Bond's Aston Martin in the recent James Bond films and performing as Nic Cage's stunt-driving double. Collins' company offers the ultimate driving challenge in some of the fastest cars on the planet to an international clientele who are looking to take driving to a whole new level.

Collins' best-selling memoir, "The Man in the White Suit (The Stig, Le Mans, The Fast Lane and Me)" charts a life of passion, commitment and a determination to succeed in the highly competitive adrenalin fuelled world of motor sports.

As a motivational speaker, Collins has addressed corporations all around the world, using the extremities of his profession to highlight how core beliefs can overcome the most challenging situations in our lives and business environments.

Collins spent his early days as part of a local swimming team, where by the age of 7 he was swimming nationally at junior Olympic standard. In later life he passed selection to join an Elite Airborne regiment of highly-trained Army reservists, where he also served as an evasive driving instructor. And of course he had a hugely successful career in motorsports, covering his experiences of winning in Formula Three, NASCAR and Le Mans where he and his Team recently captured the Championship Title.


How old is Ben Collins? Find out here.

Age: 41 years old
Birthday: February 13, 1975

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