We enter our 2018 season with continued support from friend of the museum, Guy Martin.
Guy Martin's collection was the centrepiece of the 2017 season at GTM, and with his continued generosity, 2018 will see some real delights on display!
Having begun his relationship with the GTM in 2016 with the loan of several TT racing motorbikes, we are excited to bring you a renewed 2018 collection.
What you can expect to see...
Guy's Volvo Vox “Amazon” estate car. Rumoured to be one of the fastest cars in the UK with almost 800BHP on tap it is undoubtedly a beast! Guy’s own perception is that it matches a Suzuki GSXR with 220 BHP up to 100 mph but leaves it trailing between 100 mph and 200 mph. Not many Volvo Estates will accelerate to 60 mph in under 3 seconds.
Guy's first car as a young man was his Saab 96 from 1972, which he purchased for £300 before his career as a TT racer and TV personality began. Unused for 15 years and stored away from public gaze, we're the first museum to display it. It certainly needed cleaning when it arrived!
His racing bicycle which was featured on his Speed tv series, the very same bike which he rode to break the British cycle speed record by reaching 112mph.
Back by popular demand will be his Merlin Spitfire engine, first shown in the museum in 2016.