He’s famed for his silence and secrecy, so perhaps it’s not a surprise that Top Gear‘s The Stig has reacted so badly to a new book claiming to tell ‘the truth of the man in the white suit’.
The UK’s most famous car driver has been caught by CCTV camera vandalising displays of the book at Tesco Watford, tearing down in-store ads and apparently shoplifting the store’s entire stock before loading them into a Lamborghi.
One passing shopper who caught the whole thing on his phone said the car was filled with copies of the book.
There are reports of similar incidents in other stores around the country.
The book at the centre of The Stig’s outrage – The Stig: The Untold Story – is no ordinary biography and the Stig wasn’t a willing subject.
A journalist spent a year following a Stig shaped trail to discover the truth of the man in the white suit. How as he got so many celebrity friends, where does he come from and how exactly did he influence Punk? The year-long quest took him from Surrey to another part of Surrey to the very ends of Surrey and then, unexpectedly, to Finland before returning to Surrey.
Along the way he unearthed remarkable information about The Stig’s influence in areas as diverse as motorsport, international politics and the punk movement. he also got covered in a strange green substance.
The book features interviews with co-stars and respected figures from the World of Formula 1.
It’s the book he doesn’t want you to read but, despite The Stig’s efforts, our friends at Amazon have some in stock.