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Offline andy5405

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Crazy Brits at their best
« on: March 29, 2016, 04:44 AM »
Below is a video of Guy Martin breaking the Wall of Death world record. He's mad as a a box of frogs with balls of steel.  The first record was completed on a custom Indian and his final attempt was on a bike he built himself based on a BSA. That run was 78mph pulling 6.69 constant vertical G.




Offline chewy

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Re: Crazy Brits at their best
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2016, 05:37 PM »
I was relieved to hear the presenter tell him he wasn't allowed to have another go. - I think he'd have carried on until he hurt himself. Great bloke, very likeable [emoji6]

Offline Holmz

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Re: Crazy Brits at their best
« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2016, 08:23 PM »
 I wonder what wood they used for the track, and the sanders and finish  [wink]

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: Crazy Brits at their best
« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 09:53 PM »
Guy Martin is brilliant, a real character and very funny. Loads of world records for speed in a huge variety of vehicles. He talks at 100 MPH too. Absolutely loves motorcycles too. Top man.
Says everything twice he does.  I said he says everything twice he does.

Offline Cheese

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Re: Crazy Brits at their best
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 10:02 PM »
FWIW...it doesn't look like a Beezer to me, looks more like a knucklehead with an extended swingarm. It would have been really interesting to watch the board trackers from 100 years ago though, racing on bad tires, bad suspensions, bad tracks  and questionable mechanical components.

So...who wouldn't want to own and ride one of these?

She's certainly better looking and would be more exciting than a Domino...

« Last Edit: April 01, 2016, 10:27 PM by Cheese »

Offline danbox

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Re: Crazy Brits at their best
« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2016, 09:14 AM »


PoV Guy Martin on board at the TT.

Offline danbox

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Re: Crazy Brits at their best
« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2016, 09:25 AM »
Don't know if you guys across the pond watch Top Gear, I know there was some awe full American version made but it you wondered where the inspiration for your space program came from you copied that from us too, with a bit more success though.  [big grin]


Offline Cheese

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Re: Crazy Brits at their best
« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2016, 10:42 AM »
PoV Guy Martin on board at the TT.

Thanks for posting the Isle of Man vid, fabulous racing footage. I watched the entire thing and there were times I started to become dizzy when they were in the shadows. So much different than track racing.  [thumbs up]

Offline Woodwork Wizard

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Re: Crazy Brits at their best
« Reply #8 on: June 18, 2016, 07:44 AM »
There's a current FOG post about who would you like have a beer with. Guy Martin and John Lydon.
Many musicians and comedians.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2016, 07:54 AM by Woodwork Wizard »