Guy Martin and a JCB

Guy Martin and a JCB

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Sparky137

Original Poster:

563 posts

129 months

Friday 21st June
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Yesterday Guy Martin set a new UK land speed record for the fastest tractor at 103.6 mph in a JCB Fastrack.

Later this year there will be a program broadcast on TV following this achievement and how it happened.

Well done Guy!

Sparky137

Original Poster:

563 posts

129 months

Monday 11th November
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The program is being broadcast next Sunday (17th Nov) on Channel 4 at 9:00 pm.

Sparky137

Original Poster:

563 posts

129 months

Sunday 17th November
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Quick reminder bump!!!

Higgs boson

766 posts

101 months

Sunday 17th November
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thumbup

Laurel Green

27,209 posts

180 months

Sunday 17th November
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Cheers me dears! thumbup

Jasandjules

63,387 posts

177 months

Sunday 17th November
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I wonder if he will do it... Oh, wait.....

Pericoloso

41,253 posts

111 months

Sunday 17th November
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Spoiler alert !

Sparky137

Original Poster:

563 posts

129 months

Sunday 17th November
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Here are some pictures of the machine when we had it at JCB Power Systems shortly after the record run.










ajprice

16,725 posts

144 months

Sunday 17th November
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Casting shade on the Top Gear effort already hehe

Laurel Green

27,209 posts

180 months

Sunday 17th November
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Not often one hears "we can take two or three tons off it" when talking of race vehicles. biggrin

BaldOldMan

1,145 posts

12 months

Sunday 17th November
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Looking forward to the show

Is there a definition of what constitutes a 'tractor' ?

Goldenballs92

19 posts

91 months

Sunday 17th November
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Good old Ricardo

Grahamdub

3,130 posts

91 months

Sunday 17th November
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His hair isn't doing the continuity much good laugh

ajprice

16,725 posts

144 months

Sunday 17th November
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Grahamdub said:
His hair isn't doing the continuity much good laugh
hehe


DSLiverpool

11,640 posts

150 months

Sunday 17th November
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Try talking like the narrator - it’s just weird!

Adrian W

11,342 posts

176 months

Sunday 17th November
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The charge cooler has been in all the other shots of the engine

GOATever

1,714 posts

15 months

Sunday 17th November
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Good effort, but why not just smack a KB hemi in there, run it on NitroMeth, smack a load of NOS on it, and blow the Yankee Doodle dandies into next week?

Some Guy

676 posts

39 months

Sunday 17th November
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I guess using the JCB lump is good for credibility by keeping everything in house.

Stunning effort though. Awesome machine.

eldar

13,067 posts

144 months

Sunday 17th November
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Colin Furze would install a pulse jet made from an old drainpipe, and make it do 120mph. And only take 3 days.

Probably...

227bhp

9,815 posts

76 months

Sunday 17th November
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Good effort, couldn't understand why they made grooved tyres though and not slicks?