Stig lookalike chauffeurs Ferrari wedding car for lucky groom in Derby
One groom from Derby received an extra memorable wedding gift on his big day. Bride Jennifer Skidmore arranged for a Stig lookalike, the character famous for test driving fast cars on TV show Top Gear, to chauffeur her husband-to-be in a sleek red Ferrari as a special surprise.
The novel gift came as a complete shock to groom Richard who hadn’t a clue he was about to be chauffeur driven in a Ferrari by a well-known face from, British TV, albeit a lookalike. Richard travelled in the Ferrari wedding car along with his best man and his 7-year-old son Joshua. The groom said that both he and his son are big fans of Top Gear so it was the perfect way to arrive at the church.
The groom and his attendants were completely unaware of what was about to happen after they were instructed by the bride to be in their local pub at 10am. 34-year-old Richard said the Ferrari and its famous driver certainly gained them plenty of attention from the other drinkers at the pub in Ripley.
The surprise certainly had the desired effect, and the new Mrs Skidmore was delighted she’d managed to pull off the stunt, as she said: “I wanted to get a wedding present Richard would remember forever and having The Stig lookalike there was brilliant.”