Posted by: Sarah | June 29, 2010

Top Gear “Stig” Officially Supports Norway

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Eliot and I have just been watching the first episode in the new series of Top Gear.  For those who don’t know, Top Gear is a program in the UK where James May, Richard Hammond and Jeremy Clarkson review cars and take part in challenges.   They are most famous in Norway for the Top Gear Winter Olympics which they filmed in Lillehammer, Norway. 

Anyway, in the episode we saw tonight The Stig declared his support for Norway in the World Cup (right).  He did this by painting the Norwegian flag onto his helmet  and clipping a couple of Norwegian flags onto the doors of the £200k Bentley he was test driving around the track.  Clarkson did try to exaplain that Norway didn’t even qualify for the World Cup
which apparently made The Stig quite angry :-)

I’m not sure if he supports Norway because his name is Stig (typically Scandinavian) or because of the Top Gear’s historical connection with the country.  Either way, I thought it was well deserving of a mention on the blog!


  1. He’s named The Stig because Clarkson and the producer used to call new kids at school Stig (not sure why…) But I really loved that episode, partially because of the Stig supporting Norway, and partially because it was one of the funniest episodes yet!

    • You know that Stig name does sound a little familiar – I think we might have done the same at school. Eliot just loves Top Gear – we went to see the show when it came to Oslo last year. Brilliant!

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