Guy Martin Bike Collection at the Grampian Transport Museum from April 1

Isle of Man iconic figure Guy Martin hanged his racing leathers for the moment, but he has not severed his ties with the racing world. An exhibit comprising motorcycles and engines from his private collection will be on display starting April 1 at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, Aberdeenshire, north-eastern Scotland.
Guy Martin and his Gravity Racer 1 photo
A skilled mechanic, Guy Martin is also a keen motorcycle racer and a very charismatic TV host who enjoys wide popularity in the UK and even outside the country. However, this is the first time he takes some of the most prized items in his collection to have them on display in a museum.

A 1942 Rolls-Royce Merlin aircraft engine used in Spitfires is one of the main attractions

The most prized piece in the Guy Martin collection is a Rolls Royce Merlin engine built in 1942. The name itself may not be as relevant to many of you, but adding that these engines have been used in Spitfire fighters and Lancaster bombers in World War II should make a whole lot of a difference. Martin's engine comes from a bomber and is still in full working order.

A Martek race bike is another example of Guy Martin's engineering prowess. He built this custom race bike himself, starting off from a Suzuki GSX-R1000 and taking it to 1,277cc, and then adding a turbocharger and heading for the 2015 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb race.

Also, the exhibit will include Guy's custom Triumph Daytona 675 machine he rode in the Supersport race at the 2015 Isle of Man TT, and the most prolific race-winning machine, his 2003 Suzuki GSXR 1000 K3.

The Gravity Racer Guy built together with the engineers of the Sheffield Hallam University and which he raced down the Mont Ventoux, a part of the popular Tour de France, will also be in the Alford Museum, albeit in the same state Guy left it after the crash.

Guy Martin managed to set a new gravity racer record, and went downhill at 85.61 mph (137.7 km/h), but crashed spectacularly on the final run, while attempting to reach 90 mph (144.1 km/h).


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