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Speed: How To Make Things Go Really Fast Hardcover – 2 Jan 2014

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Virgin Books (2 Jan. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0753541068
  • ISBN-13: 978-0753541067
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 2.7 x 25.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (42 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 40,685 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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The ultimate book for speed freaks and thrill seekers, a mix of engineering, science, and going flat out. Has Guy got what it takes to be the fastest?

Warning: do not try this at home!

About the Author

Guy Martin is a British motorcycle racer and mechanic, and in his spare time he presents TV programmes. Born in 1981, he followed in his father’s footsteps by racing bikes, and in 2011 starred in the BAFTA nominated cult documentary film TT: Closer to the Edge about the Isle of Man TT. Guy has previously made documentary series’ with North One Television – one for the BBC, called The Boat that Guy Built and How Britain Worked for Channel 4 and now Speed, which combines his passions for engineering and racing very, very fast.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Dave taylor on 13 Feb. 2014
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Very interesting book about a very good programme, probably why it wasn't on for long enough !! If you like speed, order it, took me a week of bed times to read it cover to cover !! couldn't put it down. Bang on !!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Retro Brit on 9 Mar. 2014
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Various interesting ways at improving speed from self propelled, flying bike and other things, boats and cycles etc. All the different projects have a great and enthusiastic (Guy Martin) feel about it all.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Big Jim on 7 Feb. 2014
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Brilliant book, right up to half way through the last story, the one about the snow sled. It just stops half way through.
Its as though the last few pages didn't make it back from the printers before it was bound up into a book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By X on 4 May 2014
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If you do not care about Guy's eccentricity you will forgive this book for the absence of about half the last chapter. It's a good insight into the brilliant, brave mind of a motorcycle legend, and a presentation of extreme examples of that particular British brand of world-beating inventiveness.

Worth every penny.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Justin Meredith on 21 Feb. 2014
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Good read! Guy Martin is a star. There's bits in the book that wasn't on the TV show so well worth buying this book.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By fred on 30 Jan. 2014
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I was quite disappointed that it didn't cover the complete guy martin speed tv serious, as it stops at guy martin looking for snow it doesn't mention that he broke the world record by 30mph and brought it back home to England other than that brilliant book and I really enjoyed it
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alice on 11 Feb. 2014
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My son loved this book and also his tv programmes excellent really well done good gift for someone who likes challenges
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Carole Weight on 11 Mar. 2014
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Interesting subject material and great to find out more details behind the TV series. Like the layout as well Looking forward to biography :)
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