Guy Martin - Author

About the Author

Guy Martin is a British motorcycle racer and mechanic, and in his spare time he presents TV programmes. Born in 1981, he followed in his father's footsteps by racing bikes, and in 2011 starred in the BAFTA nominated cult documentary film TT: Closer to the Edge about the Isle of Man TT. Guy has previously made documentary series' with North One Television - one for the BBC, called The Boat that Guy Built and How Britain Worked for Channel 4 and now Speed, which combines his passions for engineering and racing very, very fast.

Featured books by Guy Martin

Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter

Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter

Author: Guy Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 05/05/2016

'The maddest 12 months of my life. The journey starts with an oddball race up an American mountain and ends with me checking myself out of hospital with a broken back. Again...' As Guy Martin's grandfather Voldemars frequently reminded him,'When you dead, you dead.' So, before it's all over, Guy Martin is making the most of the time he's got. In this past year alone, Guy has raced the Isle of Man TT and finished on the podium; bike trekked through India; competed in solo 24-hour bicycles races; flown a stunt plane; broken a go-kart speed record down a French mountain and dusted himself off after a dramatic crash at the Dunrod 150 Superbike race. And he's done all this around his day job as a truck mechanic. But let Guy tell you about it himself: This book starts in a Transit, ends in a Transit, and in between I've raced a few pushbikes, raced a few motorbikes and got a fair few stories to tell you. (Spot on).

eBooks of the Month
Guy Martin: My Autobiography

Guy Martin: My Autobiography

Author: Guy Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/05/2015

Shortlisted for the Autobiography of the Year at the British Sports Book Awards 2015. Find out what motivates Guy Martin to confront the dangers of road racing, you’ll experience the heart-stopping moments when things go wrong and can contrast this adrenaline rush to the joys of winning. If you want to feel the speed and danger first hand – there’ll be nothing more high-powered this year! ~ Sue Baker   Like for Like Reading That Near Death Thing: Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World, Rick Broadbent Speed: How to Make Things Go Really Fast, Guy Martin

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Guy Martin: My Autobiography My Life at Breakneck Speed

Guy Martin: My Autobiography My Life at Breakneck Speed

Author: Guy Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2014

Find out what motivates Guy Martin to confront the dangers of road racing, you’ll experience the heart-stopping moments when things go wrong and can contrast this adrenaline rush to the joys of winning. If you want to feel the speed and danger first hand – there’ll be nothing more high-powered this year!   Like for Like Reading That Near Death Thing: Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World, Rick Broadbent Speed: How to Make Things Go Really Fast, Guy Martin 

Speed How to Make Things Go Really Fast

Speed How to Make Things Go Really Fast

Author: Guy Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/12/2013

Guy Martin, lorry mechanic, motorcycle racing legend and favourite of the Isle of Man TT, lives for the buzz he feels racing his bike round terrifying bends at 200mph. Nothing, he claims, can match it. Or can it? Guy is about to find out . Guy faces four dangerous and thrilling world-record challenges, pushing the boundaries of speed, and his body, to determine just how fast one man can go. Together with the best of British engineering and design, scientific research, ground breaking technology and a Gold-medal-winning athlete or two, Guy attempts to pedal a bicycle over 100mph by using the slipstream of an articulated lorry; build the world's fastest human-powered aircraft; hydroplane a modified motocross bike across a two kilometre lake and become the fastest man on a toboggan. Tying in with the Channel 4 television series, Speed offers the inside track - the feats of engineering, the science behind the speed, the history of the challenges and Guy's adrenaline fuelled, jaw-dropping attempts to break the records. How do you create an aeroplane frame that's super light but safe enough to crash? What should you fill your bicycle tyres with if common air will explode under the heat of 100mph speeds? And why is the shape of a peregrine falcon the ideal model for a toboggan? Exploring aerodynamics, surface tension, friction, gravity and ground effect, Guy discovers how and why things go really fast.

eBooks of the Month
Guy Martin: Worms to Catch

Guy Martin: Worms to Catch

Author: Guy Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/05/2017

'I was never going to sleep in and take it easy, there were worms to catch.' Breaking records on the world's biggest Wall of Death, cycling 2,745 miles across the length of the United States (while sleeping rough), attempting to be the fastest person ever on two wheels and travelling to Latvia to investigate his family's roots, it's been a busy year for Guy Martin. There's been some thrilling racing too, including wild Harley choppers on dirt and turbo-charged Transit vans through the Nevada desert. And don't forget there's the day job to get back to in North Lincolnshire - the truck yard and the butty van. Guy has done more in one year than most people do in a lifetime, and with his gift for story-telling, he takes you with him to the outer limits of human endurance, and on a dizzying adrenalin high, all in a day's work.

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Other books by Guy Martin

Dead Men Don't Tell Tales

Dead Men Don't Tell Tales

Author: Guy Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 28/04/2022

Guy Martin can't sit still. He has to keep pushing - both himself and whatever machine he is piloting - to the extreme. He's a doer, not a talker. That applies whether Guy's competing in a self-supported 750-mile mountain bike race across Arizona, or trying to reach 300mph in a standing mile on the 800-horsepower motorbike he built in his shed. And during his TV adventures, travelling through Japan, winning records for the world's fastest tractor, re-creating the famous Steve McQueen Great Escape jump, discovering the toil and sacrifice of the D-Day landings and trying to cut the mustard as a Battle of Britain pilot. Guy's become a dad now and he's hoping that one day his daughter will grow up to be a better welder than he is. Oh, and he's still getting up at 5am to work on trucks in for service or to be out on his tractor, working the Lincolnshire land he's always called home. This is Guy Martin's latest book, in his own words, on the last four years of his life that make the rest of us look like we're in slow motion. We're here for a good time, not a long time. To Guy, if it's worth doing, it's worth dying for.

We Need to Weaken the Mixture

We Need to Weaken the Mixture

Author: Guy Martin Format: Paperback Release Date: 16/05/2019

The million-copy selling truck fitter returns ***Featured on Channel 4*** 'I can't stop biting off more than I can chew. Maybe I'm wearing everything out, but I believe the body is a fantastic thing and it will repair itself and I'll go again. If it's running too rich, I don't stop what I'm doing, just weaken the mixture and carry on.' Since we last heard from him, Guy Martin has restored a 1983 Williams F1 car then raced Jenson Button in it; helped to build a First World War tank; ridden with Putin's favourite biker gang the Night Wolves; competed on the classic endurance circuit; stood on top of one of Chernobyl's nuclear reactors and taken part in his last ever Isle of Man TT. Then there's the stuff he really can't wait to get out of bed for: 12-hour shifts for a local haulage firm and tatie farming in his new John Deere tractor. Besides all this, he's saved his local pub from closure and become a dad. But let him tell you his own stories, in his own words: 'You're getting it from the horse's mouth. No filter. I hope you enjoy it.'

Parallel State

Parallel State

Author: Guy Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/11/2018

Parallel State by Guy Martin

Guy Martin: Worms to Catch

Guy Martin: Worms to Catch

Author: Guy Martin Format: Ebook Release Date: 20/10/2016

'I was never going to sleep in and take it easy, there were worms to catch.'In August 2015 Guy Martin crashed out of the lead of an Ulster Grand Prix superbike race held on the world's fastest racetrack. He had invasive surgery to bolt his broken spine and hand back together, and within days he decided he needed some time away from road racing. But he wasn't about to take it easy ...In his brand new book, discover how Britain's favourite daredevil fills his time when road racing is taken out of the equation.He set about breaking records on the world's biggest Wall of Death, cycling 2,745 miles across the length of the United States (while sleeping rough), attempting to be the fastest person ever on two wheels and travelling to Latvia to investigate his family's roots.There's some thrilling racing too, including wild Harley choppers on dirt and turbo-charged Transit vans through the Nevada desert. And there's the day job to get back to in North Lincolnshire - the truck yard and the butty van.

Three Ways To Love

Three Ways To Love

Author: Guy Martin Format: Ebook Release Date: 07/10/2014

Tanya feared the teenager who stole her husband until she learned from experiences with other men-and women too-that there were many ways to love-and bring fresh kicks to a stale marriage.

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