VOTE: I'll beat Top Gear's Stig... in the oldest taxi in town!
SOME say this Grimsby taxi driver has the power to beat the Stig.
Gregory Kavanagh – who owns AA Auto Centre in Stirling Road, and regularly takes to the track as a stock car racer – wrote to the Top Gear team to boast that he had the oldest taxi in the town, but that he could still get the better of the show's mystery driver.
And, as the hit BBC TV show's presenters Jeremy Clarkson and James May were in the area yesterday, they dropped in to personally invite him to make good on his boast.
As reported on www.thisisgrimsby.co.uk the terrible twosome were spotted at Laceby Road Police Station at 10am yesterday and later sighted at various locations in the Grimsby and Immingham areas.
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On Thursday, they caused chaos in Lincoln city centre when Clarkson's white Nissan Leaf ran out of electricity outside the office of our sister paper the Lincolnshire Echo.
He was accompanied by James May – who was driving an electric Peugeot iOn – filming for an upcoming episode of the 17th series of the show, which will air next month.
New Waltham resident Mr Kavanagh told the Grimsby Telegraph: "I wrote a letter to them saying I could put my white Ford Sierra taxi around the track faster than the Stig.
"As they were in the area, they came to have a look at the car and they are now arranging for it to be taken to the track.
"They are doing a small feature on it and they have already done some filming of the car here.
"They're going to write to me and let me know the date for the track day."
For further updates, keep checking your Grimsby Telegraph.