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Ben Collins

Bestselling Author, TV Presenter, World Record Breaker and Hollywood Stunt Driver
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    AdventureInspiration & MotivationSomething Different

    As the Stig, Ben Collins was the benchmark of speed against which all other drivers set themselves, the man that everyone from Formula One World Champion Nigel Mansell to Jenson Button tried and failed to beat.  He has raced successfully in almost every class imaginable, from Formula 3 and Le Mans 24 Hour competition to American Stock Car Racing. 

    Ben has put every known supercar to the test, racing everything from the Bugatti Veyron and Ferrari 430 Scuderia to a London Routemaster bus.Ben also set up and now runs Collins Autosport who have supplied precision drivers for Top Gear and Hollywood, with Ben commanding James Bond’s Aston Martin in the last James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, and performing as Nic Cage’s driving stunt double in National Treasure 2

    Ben writes for Autosport and the Sunday Times and is currently a presenter for Channel Five’s Fifth Gear, pitting his skills against ex-professional racers Tiff Needell and Jason Plato.  His bestselling 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.

    Motor racing is a sport that thrives on new technology and is pioneering the energy systems of the future that will replace the use of carbon-based fuels.  ‘High tech’ requires investment, and Ben works continuously with the media and focused organizations to deliver funding for his racing programs. In the modern media landscape of ‘here today, forgotten tomorrow’, racing provides a visceral platform for corporate communication with Ben delivering at the sharp end on and off the track. 

    Ben has a wealth of stories from his eight years as Top Gear’s The Stig, from coaching the likes of Tom Cruise, Ellen MacArthur, Gordon Ramsay, and Cameron Diaz to organized high voltage car chases and testing hundreds of priceless cars. Plus there’s Hollywood – teaching Daniel Craig how to do doughnuts amongst driving stunts during his stint as 007, and filming with Nicholas Cage on the set of National Treasure 2 during which no less than thirty cars were destroyed. 

    Ben has a wide variety of stories from his early days, starting from enrolling at a local swimming team (where by the age of 7, he was swimming nationally at junior Olympic standard), to passing selection for an Elite Airborne regiment of highly-trained Army reservists, where he also served as an evasive driving instructor. Not to mention his hugely successful career in motorsports, covering his experiences with Formula Three, NASCAR, and Le Mans where he and his Team recently captured the Le Mans Series Championship Title.

    Ben is in high demand as a speaker due to his unique career and continuing success. His entertaining anecdotes and tales of incredible stunts make for a truly inspirational talk with a story of strong commitment and an iron will that has helped establish Ben as a world class performer.

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