Some say he wears an All Blacks jersey under his race suit and He is in fact Richie McCraw’s cousin
All we know is He is now Kiwi Stig!
An enterprising North Canterbury person has brought the icon to Hanmer Springs and has now been spotted countless times at Hotel Hanmer & Conference Centre (formally the Hot Springs Hotel)
We have been unable to reach ‘Kiwi Stig’ for comment but Kevin Johnson from the hotel was able to answer some of our questions. Kevin said the idea came to him after a visit from the Canterbury chapter of the Studebaker Club. After some negotiations he was able to persuade Stig to move to Hanmer Springs (well so he says).
So far Kiwi Stig (who has his own facebook page http://www.facebook.com/KiwiStig) has entertained the Honda Goldwing Club, two vintage & veteran car clubs, the Hanmer Springs Christmas Parade and the Lord Nelson static car display and is now looking forward to a busy 2013 meeting more clubs and there members.
Kevin went on to say, that he would welcome enquiries from any clubs who wish to visit the venue for day or over night trips and has some great packages to make their next event a memorable occasion.
Hotel Hanmer & Conference Centre
2 Fraser Close
03 315 7799