The Top Gear world is a pretty busy world these days, and not just because there is a new series on. While the TV boys are toiling away in the studio, TG people behind the scenes are embarking on a journey across Europe, taking the Big Stig to Poland.
The reason why Top Gear should do such a thing is actually pretty boring and has to do with some marketing thing BBC has devised for them to promote their new “BBC Brit” channel, to be aired in Poland. Perhaps the better question is what in the world is the Big Stig?
Well, it is exactly what it says on the tin. It is a big version of the Stig, 9 meters tall, and made of fiberglass. It’s not alive, but given the way the real Stig carries himself, you won’t be able to tell any difference. The sheer size of the Big Stig makes its maintenance a bit of a pain in the backside, as it should only be “hand-washed in warm soapy water.”
The Big Stig is currently on a flatbed somewhere near the Top Gear test track, on its way to Warsaw via Amsterdam, Berlin and Poznan.