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We Need to Weaken the Mixture

We Need to Weaken the Mixture

And between 'proper' jobs, over the summer, he was taytie farming on his new John Deere tractor, working in the fields from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. He was thinking of diversifying into muck-spreading, then the truck-fitting job came up.

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ISBN 9780753545478
Barcode 9780753545478
Published 29 October 2018 by Ebury Publishing
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Martin, Guy
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ISBN-13 9780753545478
ISBN-10 0753545470
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Ebury Publishing
Imprint Virgin Books
Publication Date 29 October 2018
International Publication Date 18 October 2018
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Martin, Guy
Category Biography & Autobiography
Biography & Autobiography: Film, Television, Music, Theatre
Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
Road & Motor Vehicles: General Interest
Motor Sports
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 153mm
Height: 234mm
Spine: 24mm
Weight 437g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress SPORTS & RECREATION / Motor Sports, Motor sports
NBS Text Autobiography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 796.75092
Catalogue Code 944639

Description of this Book

'I'm wearing everything out, my brain, my body, personal relationshipsa Why? I don't have an answer. Other than I want to break myself. Then what? I believe the body is a fantastic thing and it will repair itself and I'll go again.' This year Guy Martin is restoring and racing a 1983 Williams F1 car; he's attempting the land speed record in Bolivia; he's going for the fastest ever Channel crossing; he's customizing his Ford Transit for record-breaking circuits around Nurburgring, and he's building a Typhoon. That's exciting - it has to be, otherwise he wouldn't do it. But it's TV stuff. It's not real graft. Real graft is his 70-hour week mending trucks for a local haulage firm. And between 'proper' jobs, over the summer, he was taytie farming on his new John Deere tractor, working in the fields from 5 a.m. to 7 p.m. He was thinking of diversifying into muck-spreading, then the truck-fitting job came up. Oh yes - and besides the day job and the TV, he's bought his local pub, and the most terrifying he's ever done is sing on stage (out of tune) in front of the Kirmington crowd on New Year's Eve. Only Guy lives a life like this, and only his stories, in his own words, can do it justice.

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Author's Bio

Except for one summer spent sleeping inside a truck in a concrete yard in Northern Ireland, Guy Martin has lived within 20 miles of the Grimsby hospital he was born in, on the 4th November 1981. But that hasn't stopped the professional truck mechanic from winning multiple international road races, plus scoring fifteen Isle of Man TT podiums. Nor has it prevented him from becoming a regular face on prime-time Channel 4, presenting critically acclaimed documentaries and travelogues, as well as his popular returning series Speed with Guy Martin. Did we mention he's also the author of three phenomenal number-one bestselling memoirs? Not bad for a truck fitter.

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