Guy Martin: When You Dead, You Dead: My Adventures as a Road Racing Truck Fitter

The maddest 12 months of my life. The journey begins with an oddball race up an American mountain and ends with me checking myself out of hospital with a broken back. Once more…’ As Guy Martin’s grandfather Voldemars regularly reminded him,’When you’re dead, you’re dead.’ So, before it’s all over, Man Martin is making the most of the time he’s got.

On this previous 12 months alone, Guy has raced the Isle of Man TT and completed on the rostrum; bike trekked through India; competed in solo 24-hour bicycles races; flown a stunt airplane; broken a go-kart speed record down a French mountain and dusted himself off after a dramatic crash on the Dunrod one hundred fifty Superbike race.

When you’re dead, you’re dead”

And he is carried out all this round his day job as a truck mechanic. However let Guy tell you about it himself: “This book begins in a Transit, ends in a Transit, and in between I’ve raced a number of pushbikes, raced just a few motorbikes and acquired a good few tales to inform you.” (Spot on).

Book Details

  • Publication Date: 22/10/2015
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 320
  • Author: Guy Martin


  • Attention to Detail8/10
  • Writing Style9/10
  • Good entertainment factor10/10
  • Value8/10
  • Readability9/10
  • 8.8/10


    Great book to follow up on the autobiography. Some brilliant insights into what can only be described as a very busy year in his life, he never seems to stop working or trying out new ways to test himself, or his companion Brian.


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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