Author(s): Phil Wain
Enter the world of motorcycling daredevil and cult racer Guy Martin: a down-to-earth guy . . . driven by a passion for speed and danger.
Truck fitter, ace racer, world record holder, speed junkie, and all-round "character" renowned for his loveable personality, racer Guy Martin is a modern-day celebrity motivated not by wealth and fame but by his love of bikes and trucks. Written by an experienced motorcycle journalist who also served as Martin's PR officer, Guy Martin: Portrait of a Bike Legend charts the star's eventful life. Featuring never-before-published photographs, it recounts Martin's career in front of, and away from, the spotlight. This first illustrated biography of Martin captures a man who doesn't do things halfway; if it's not a challenge to life, limb, and sanity, he's just not interested.
Phil Wain has been a freelance motorcycle journalist for almost 15 years and is features writer for a number of publications including BikeSport News and Classic Racer, having also been a regular contributor to MCN, MCN Sport, Irish Racer and Motorcycle Racer. He acted as PR Officer for Guy Martin between 2004 and 2010 and is currently occupying the same role for a number of teams and riders at both the British Superbike Championship and International road races, including 21-times TT winner John McGuinness, Ryan Farquhar and Keith Amor. He is also heavily involved with the organisation of the Isle of Man TT Races, writing all official press releases and race reports and providing ITV4 with statistical information.