GUY MARTIN. Road racer, engine builder, downhill mountain biker, tea junkie, dambusters expert... and a member of the Tyco TAS Suzuki Team 2012. There is no limit to this man's range of talents. Seven Ulster GPs, seven consecutive Scarborough gold cups and 13 TT podiums demonstrate that he's none too shabby between the hedges either.

Meet a chance to meet Guy Martin with Mr Porky

Posted by Website Admin
November 3rd, 2014

Mr Porky has teamed up with Guy Martin to offer fans a ‘once-in-a-lifetime’ chance to meet Guy at an exclusive event.

 

Emily Hill, from Mr Porky’s explains: “Mr Porky has been involved with Guy for the last year or so sponsoring his visor. It’s a great association for us; Guy only works with brands he likes. We’ve been batting around ideas for a while of how to do more with one another and in the end we’re doing a couple of different things.

 

“First and foremost we’re offering people the opportunity to not just see Guy, but really meet him. Have a cuppa, a pork scratching and a chat at one of three special events we’ll be holding for competition winners.”

 

Guy Martin explains: “I’m not good with really big crowds but a small group of like-minded folk is great and I’m looking forward to meeting people who are into my sort of stuff - two wheels, four wheels, engines, nuclear fusion, Ghenghis Kahn and pork scratchings, of course!

 

“We were brought up on ‘em in our house. They go with a cuppa or a pint and I love them as they are like me – a bit different, a bit oddball and a bit off-the-wall but they taste spot on. They are proper food not like lentil and basil soup, just honest and, like me I suppose, they are what they are. “I reckon I had my first pork scratching at about age five when me Dad brought some home from work on the trucks, I’ve never looked back since. Mum fed us them as kids and we still all have a bag when we get together, I’m not joking! “Pork scratchings are a great anytime, endurance food. I ate ‘em during the Strathpuffer extreme mountain bike event, which was a 24-hour challenge in the cold, dark forests of Scotland. They definitely helped me to keep going in one of the hardest mountain bike races in the world. Loads of the race boys swear by ‘em”

 

Emily Hill, from Mr Porky’s added: “Guy Martin is a real character; we’re delighted to have such a great partnership with him. Guy’s straight talking nature is the same as Mr Porky. We make great tasting snacks. No porkies. “We wish everyone who enters the competition best of luck. Limited edition packaging is available in all good pork outlets.”

 

Guy added: “I am really looking forward to the event and getting some interesting questions, I tell you what boy, they’ll have a job making me blush. To be honest, I like to be challenged question wise – is that fighting talk?” To enter the Guy Martin Mr Porky competition video, visit www.mrporkycompetitions.co.uk.

 

Mr Porky is the UK’s largest pork scratchings brand, selling nearly 20 million packs per year. It is owned by Tayto Group Ltd, the biggest British-owned crisp and snack manufacturer, which produces five million bags a day across its five sites. The company remains family-owned and has a portfolio of some of the UK’s most iconic snack brands, including Mr Porky, Golden Wonder, Real Crisps, Ringos and Tayto.

 

Jason Miles

Posted by Website Admin
October 29th, 2014

 

Here’s an article by Jason Miles over on his blog. Check it out.

 

 

Speed with Guy Martin Series 2

Posted by Website Admin
October 18th, 2014

Four part series beginning at 8pm on 26 October on Channel 4.

 

http://www.channel4.com/programmes/speed-with-guy-martin/episode-guide/series-2/

 

Speed junkie, motorcycle racer and lorry mechanic Guy Martin loves pushing the boundaries of speed in search of a buzz. So much so, he’s back with a second series of Speed with Guy Martin in which he takes on four new speed based challenges. Whether it’s racing a motorbike at altitude or breaking the speed record for a hovercraft, Guy will seek to find out what makes things go fast by getting his hands dirty in a range of unique engineering projects. To do this, he will have to harness cutting edge science, learn new skills and call on the support of some of the unsung heroes of British industry using the best of our design and engineering talent.

 

Joining forces with a fellow long distance mountain biker, Guy will aim to set the record for furthest distance covered in 24 hours on a tandem recumbent. He will need to study the science of nutrition and exploring how the body reacts to endurance sport as he pushes his own to its limits.

 

Guy will attempt to win the motorbike class at the 2014 Pike’s Peak International Hill Climb – an annual motorsport event held in Colorado, USA. Racing to an altitude of over 4000m, he will learn about the science of producing power in thin air.

 

Guy will attempt to break the outright speed record for a hovercraft. He’ll learn how to harness lift and thrust for maximum speed and find out how a world-first active aerodynamic system should provide extra stability.

 

Using just gravity, Guy will aim to achieve 84.4 mph setting a new record for the fastest speed achieved by a ‘Gravity Racer’- a motor-less vehicle which is raced on a downhill road.  He’ll learn lessons from nature on how to produce the most streamlined shape for his racer to ensure maximum speed.