Guy Martin ... The World’s Fastest Van

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  1. Ghost

    Ghost Senior Member T6 Guru

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  2. Tourershine

    Tourershine Senior Citizen VIP Member T6 Legend

    Loved this Guy, from the first channel 4 episode of him and his mate building a narrow boat, right up to his last. He seems such a normal down to earth chap, who's very entertaining.

    Thanks for that @Ghost
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  3. Loz

    Loz California 204 DSG 4Motion MY17 VCDS User Admin Moderator VIP Member

    I enjoyed a similar one of his where he installed the V6 turbo ecoboost and took part in a time trial. Will watch this one on catch up next week..
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  4. Ghost

    Ghost Senior Member T6 Guru

    I always find guy’s tv programs interesting and entertaining.

    Two of my favourites was about the WW1 Tank and the Vulcan Bomber.

    One I’m keeping an eye out for, is his around Britain cycle ride, but he’s had a setback on that.

    Update on Guy’s around Britain cycle ride - Guy Martin Racing

    I’m sure we will all enjoy watching tonight. :thumbsup:
  5. Wills

    Wills Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    GM is an absolute gentleman and a joy to watch. Reported to have been offered a job on TG, which he sadly turned down. Seems he would have had to retire his spanners etc...
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  6. St4n99

    St4n99 Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    I will be watching this . I have most of his documenterys on DVD and his transit was a great build but had gearbox issues unfortunately . Sounds like this episode it's a new build or rebuild so will be worth the watch . Enything with Guy is worth the watch if am honest as his personality is spot on :thumbsup:
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  7. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Good episode. Just finished watching. How does that fella have time to do a normal job as a spanner monkey as well?
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  8. Ed Webb

    Ed Webb Webber VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Just caught up with this episode.
    Truely inspirational, absolute legend, except his taste in van.
    Would love to spend a day in his company.
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  9. G12RYX

    G12RYX Senior Member T6 Pro

    Same. Not many people out there like him. Was a good watch.
  10. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    People don’t like him because he’s different. That’s because he has aspergers; he is who he is, and for someone who really doesn’t revel in the limelight and prefers to keep themselves to themselves, I think he comes across brilliantly. I just find him totally genuine, no airs and graces.
    His books are bloomin good reads.
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  11. Sjacko20

    Sjacko20 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Always enjoy watching him at work, so genuine and his energy and enthusiasm for all things mechanical is inspiring.
  12. Ghost

    Ghost Senior Member T6 Guru

    Hi all.. if you interested in Guy’s books, his latest one ‘we need to weaken the mixture’ is available from several outlets, and maybe a lot cheaper than the link I posted below.

    The one for sale on his site will be signed and come with a limited edition cover.
    Guy wanted the book to be called "head up me:D" but it was decided it could upset a few folk.

    Full story can be found in the link..

    Signed Guy Martin Special Edition 'We need to weaken the mixture'/ Head up me Arse!!Book!
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  13. Tony&Dawn

    Tony&Dawn Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Yeh agree his books are a good read, his Pub in Kirmo is alright for a bit of snap too if you ever find yourself that way, gets busy mind.
  14. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Just ordered my copy of the new special edition book as defined in @Ghost post above.
    Can’t wait for it to arrive - 9 days to ship it seems a tad excessive! Guess he’s not delivering it in worlds fastest van round the “Ring”.
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  15. richi

    richi Geriatric surfer dude VIP Member T6 Guru

    I ordered a copy too:D

    I will be saving it to add to my holiday reads for next year alongside Malice in Blunderland by Jonny Gibbings:thumbsup:
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  16. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Just googled “Guy Martin Books” and I appear to have missed one, “worms to catch”!
    It’ll have to wait as the other book I want to order at the mo is the new Lee Child one, as I have every one of them, and Jack Reacher is based upon @Fish, just taller, and a different branch of the military. Otherwise the likeness is uncanny.:slow rofl:
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  17. Fish

    Fish Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    You plonker.. !.
    I read(well listened) to Jason Fox's 'battle scars' yesterday.
    Very good read and insight into some military minds.

    On a different note... I have that book I think, I will send it down if you want it.
    Last edited: 15 Nov 2018
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  18. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    If you have a copy, then cheers.
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  19. Tony&Dawn

    Tony&Dawn Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    Get your books here.... CBC30708-7C3A-4521-922E-1DA36FD7E453.jpeg
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  20. DaveyB

    DaveyB Senior Member Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Proper Delboy-esk, dodgy bloke selling hooky gear out of cardboard boxes from the back of an even dodgier van.

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