Author(s): Phil Wain
"Speed and danger don't always go together, but it's proper fun when they do." - Guy Martin Truck fitter, ace racer, daredevil, speed junkie, all-round 'character', Guy Martin is just a normal guy, driven to succeed by a passion for speed, whether it is on his daily 20-mile cycle to work - his exploits on the track and for television are extra-curricular and he always makes up for his time away - or on his collection of prized motorcycles. Renowned for a loveable if scattergun personality, Guy is a down-to-earth hero, a modern-day celebrity motivated not by wealth and fame, but by his love of his bikes and trucks. He considers his biggest successes in life are not his race wins or his celebrity status - but his truck MOT pass rates!Guy Martin: Portrait of a bike legend charts his eventful life in pictures and recounts Guy's career in front and away from the spotlight. It is the first illustrated biography of a man who doesn't do things by half - if it's not a challenge to life, limb and sanity, then he isn't 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.