Red Torpedo at the NEC

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  Red Torpedo have a big stand at the NEC Bike show, up in the race truck area. They’ve got a load of mint new designs and existing classics, that aren’t even on the website yet (and we haven’t got pictures of the for blog). Once you’ve checked out the new gear go and see the Wall of Death in …

Pre-65 Trials

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  Now then, cant beat a bit of British weather. I’m not designed for that Australian stuff. The flat cap will be out soon.   Pre-65 classic trials, now we’re talking. You can have your TTs, Megavalanch, cheese rolling or whatever, this is where it’s at. Good old George lent me his Triumph Tiger Cub to do the Poachers Classic …

For Sale: One family member

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  Well it’s nearly all over for the bike racing for another year. It was The Classic Race of the Year last weekend at Cadwell. I’ve got a few short circuit races in Australia end of the month and that’s me. I had a good do at the race of the year. I didn’t win owt but I enjoyed it, …

7th October update…

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  Now then, winter is getting here, eh? I was out on my pushbike last night and got soaked, so its offical. They’ll soon be advertising Christmas stuff.   Interesting weekend just gone. I worked early early Saturday morning then went to Manchester airport to catch a flight to Belfast, for a Red Torpedo Hein Gericke day. I did a …

Land Speed Legend

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  This looks like a good do that my mates Gary and Boastie are involved with. Chris Carr has just broken the land speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats at 367mph. And he’s doing a one-off talk in Peterborough. Me and my dad are trying to get down there on Thursday night. See you there?   Details at www.sideburnmagazine.com

Meet Guy – loads more times

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  It’s worth double-checking the times with the shop the day before the events (or check back on the blog), because some of these times may alter…

Meet Guy in Leeds this Saturday

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  Sorry for the short notice, but Guy will be at the Hein Gericke store in Leeds from 2-5 this Saturday afternoon. Here’s the official blurb. It says all day, but Guy’s pretty sure it’s just the afternoon…   Road racing superstar and all-round top lad, Guy Martin, will be making a special appearance at Hein Gericke Leeds on Saturday …

Scarborough Gold Cup press release

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  Guy Martin overcame a tough weekend at Oliver’s Mount, Scarborough to win the International Gold Cup Trophy for the seventh consecutive year. Riding Tommy Hill’s spare British Superbike machine at the 2.43-mile public road circuit, the Hydrex Honda ace suffered a spill on Saturday and endured a number of technical gremlins but it all came right in the feature race and …

Tightrope walking and stickers

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  Not much to mention, but harvest is getting there and the truck job is same as usual, all go, no go. The Manx GP was an education. The organisation was spot on, it was let down a bit by the shit weather. Yon man upstairs hasn’t been playing the white man, that’s a local saying but you get the …

Ulster GP Update

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  Now then folks, how’s it all going out your way? Getting held up with tractors every way you turn I bet? Anyway, ta very much for the info on the onion front. It’s cleared it up a bit, but there are a few different ones to choose from so I’m not sure what to do on the sticker front. …

Friday update…

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  More tea vicar? Do you think he does? Hmm not sure. Just at work. Job’s as busy as ever so I’m out of mischief.   Anyway, more importanly, it’s Mount St Anne this weekend, the sevent round of the UCI World Downhill Cup. Good, I know but Shaun Palmer is making a comeback. Now this man is a legend. …

Proper Southern 100 Update

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  Now then all, hows the job looking?   Just sat in a tea hut in Northern Ireland getting brewed up before we set off down to Kells road race for this weekend. Got on the ferry at half-five this morn after the Southern 100 in the Isle of Man. I reckon we got ten tea vouchers at the start …

Wedding bells and stolen bikes

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  Is that light on the western front? Not sure, but my sister Kate and her fella Paddy are getting married. How cool is that? She’s my little sister and any bloke that has any interest in her usually gets my deathly silence or a back-hander. But to my relief Paddy is the man. He’s a world champion in sidecar racing, …

Guy’s TT conclusion

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  Now then all, Isle of Man 09, eh? Not too bad, but could have been better is the verdict. Ok, three podiums is more than anyone else got but I’d still like more, and the number 1 spot. But I’m back in one peice so it could have been worse, couldnt it?   Straight off the ferry on Saturday morn …

Thursday night update

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  Well, it’s Thursday night and we’re just getting ready for tomorrow’s Senior TT race by watching the Le Mans qualifying. I’m hoping for an Aston Martin win, they’ve got three cars out in LP1 and have put in a massive amount of effort. Did you know the new v12 in the Lola Aston Martin has got direct injection? That’s …

Guy’s 2009 TT 2nd update

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  It’s Tuesday night here, and I’ve just had a feed with the lads in the team. We’re now watching a tribute to The Stone Roses on MTV 2. I’ve listened to the albums to death but never seen the videos, they are proper. Tonight’s practice went ok. After the first practice on Saturday night I thought ‘Sod me, we’ve …