Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by rob565uk » Fri Jul 10, 2015 9:11 am

I think his expressions, especially at the start, reveal a lot! Interesting concave profile on the front tyre, unless it's not yet inflated - which seems likely.

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Post by Pegasus » Fri Jul 10, 2015 10:29 am

The Castrol Rocket has always been a gorgeous bit of kit and it will be interesting to see how Guy gets on with his new challenge but let's not kid ourselves that this is a British effort, this is very much a North American inspired adventure. Should make for mega TV though!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qt7GQx1Uibo

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Post by malcolm uk » Mon Jul 13, 2015 9:29 am

You might have thought that a coat of paint would have been applied for his new ride?

Because of salt conditions Guy will have very limited testing time before the BMST meeting. As the bike was not built for him he will have some familiarisation work before the event.

One thing I admired from his last TV series was his personal preparations for any of the speed attempts he was undertaking - especially Pikes Peak altitude - so he should be fit for the salt and its temperatures ...................... if they can find enough heaters in Great Grimsby.
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Post by ace_chris » Tue Jul 14, 2015 11:25 am

A proper legend! How long will it be before he is announced as one of the new Top Gear presenters?

Would definitely recommend reading his book "Speed" - it was interesting to read that after struggling to come to terms with the fame brought about by his media work, Guy was diagnosed with Asperger syndrome.

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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by ace_chris » Wed Jul 15, 2015 7:12 am

Hi Mike, thanks for the correction, my bad. Looking forward to the follow-up book coming out!

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Post by Terminator » Thu Jul 16, 2015 11:59 pm

Guy Martin wins the southern 100 on the Isle of Man for the 3 time in a row. This equals Joey Dunlops record of wins at this smaller event held after the initial TT 2015. It's just a pity he is not looking good to win a senior TT which most people would like to see him do. However I am really looking forward to this Triumph Speed Record Attempt, looks a nice bit of kit does that. :D not sure of his new skin head look though sported at the southern 100 :?
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by Terminator » Fri Jul 17, 2015 12:01 am

Oh yes and the sound of Guys Merlin Mike is to die for just love it :D
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Post by mtskull » Fri Jul 17, 2015 11:04 am

Terminator wrote:Oh yes and the sound of Guys Merlin Mike is to die for just love it :D
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Lovely to listen to but would be even better to see it powering something. ;)
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Re: Other Speed Record Breakers Are Available!

Post by ace_chris » Tue Jul 21, 2015 3:23 pm

Malcolm Campbell's Bluebird running today!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-33613145

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Re: Michael Schumacher/Formula 1

Post by Ste » Wed Jul 22, 2015 12:00 am

Not exactly F1 - but highly relevant motorsport I think

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/video_and_aud ... e/33613152

Moved to the appropriate thread -Mike

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