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Guy Martin Spitfire rebuild

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Can't find this posted anywhere else so apologies if I've missed it, but I've just been told of this programme on Channel 4 at 7.30 on 12th October.
Should be worth a watch...?

http://www.channel4.com/info/press/news ... e-spitfire
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Of course some of us don't need to watch it cos we was there :biggrin:

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I've met Guy a few times through my other pastime, Marshalling at Motorcycle races around the UK, and he is a genuinely nice bloke. (Only had to pick him up once!) His last few programmes, Speed, How Britain worked and The Boat That Guy Built were all well filmed and presented. I reckon it will be a "proper job" to steal one of his favourite lines. :smile:

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So let me get this right,

Judging by his previous 'entertainment' output, he'll pick up a screwdriver, maybe fasten something, or perhaps put a wheel on, but the spin in the show will be that he's rebuilt the aircraft!

The guy makes me billious, as does Jamie Oliver!

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Unread postby Inthrustwetrust on Wed 24 Sep 2014, 6:20 pm
So let me get this right,

Judging by his previous 'entertainment' output, he'll pick up a screwdriver, maybe fasten something, or perhaps put a wheel on, but the spin in the show will be that he's rebuilt the aircraft!

The guy makes me billious, as does Jamie Oliver!

Made for TV tat which won't show the blood sweat and tears that actually goes into aircraft restoration and preservation.


Really?! Guy is actually a full time mechanic! He know's what he is talking about! Own's his own Merlin engine aswell apparently. Genuinely nice bloke and as mad as anything. Had a really long chat to him once....about tractors!
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Inthrustwetrust wrote:Judging by his previous 'entertainment' output, he'll pick up a screwdriver, maybe fasten something, or perhaps put a wheel on, but the spin in the show will be that he's rebuilt the aircraft!

Made for TV tat which won't show the blood sweat and tears that actually goes into aircraft restoration and preservation.


Motorcycle racer and lorry mechanic Guy Martin is a huge Spitfire fan - he joined the restoration team for its two year re-build. In this special film, he celebrates the people behind this famous fighter and its heroic pilots - the factory workers who risked their lives building the aircraft and the mechanics who worked around the clock to repair, reload and refuel the planes and speedily send them back into the skies to defend Britain.


So where does it say that he actually rebuilt the aircraft. It says 'he joined the restoration team for its two year re-build' no where does it say he restored it and as for 'TV tat' the programme is about the daughter of the pilot of that very Spitfire being reunited with the aircraft her father was shot down in.

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Pen Pusher wrote:
Inthrustwetrust wrote:Judging by his previous 'entertainment' output, he'll pick up a screwdriver, maybe fasten something, or perhaps put a wheel on, but the spin in the show will be that he's rebuilt the aircraft!

Made for TV tat which won't show the blood sweat and tears that actually goes into aircraft restoration and preservation.


Motorcycle racer and lorry mechanic Guy Martin is a huge Spitfire fan - he joined the restoration team for its two year re-build. In this special film, he celebrates the people behind this famous fighter and its heroic pilots - the factory workers who risked their lives building the aircraft and the mechanics who worked around the clock to repair, reload and refuel the planes and speedily send them back into the skies to defend Britain.


So where does it say that he actually rebuilt the aircraft. It says 'he joined the restoration team for its two year re-build' no where does it say he restored it and as for 'TV tat' the programme is about the daughter of the pilot of that very Spitfire being reunited with the aircraft her father was shot down in.

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Lucky you Brian. Me and the missus are big fans particularly with his TT and Isle of Man connections. His auto biography is worth a read too. :up: Could even liken him to a younger Fred 'did 'ya like that' Dibnah to a certain extent I suppose?
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You know what.... I really disagree with some of the opinions of stuff on here. Only one so far in this thread however, and it's not me.

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Wish I'd never bothered now, it was only to let people know the programme was on :dunno:
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keithjs wrote:Wish I'd never bothered now, it was only to let people know the programme was on :dunno:


I appreciate this! thanks

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keithjs wrote:Wish I'd never bothered now, it was only to let people know the programme was on :dunno:


I'm glad you did. Should be good viewing

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rich1876 wrote:
keithjs wrote:Wish I'd never bothered now, it was only to let people know the programme was on :dunno:


I'm glad you did. Should be good viewing

Far too many posts on this site end up in slanging matches, don't take it personally Keith. :smile:


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Thanks for the heads-up Keith, I'm looking forward to it as well.

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It's going in my diary too....

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Thanks for the heads-up, will definitely be checking that out.

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keithjs wrote:Wish I'd never bothered now, it was only to let people know the programme was on :dunno:



glad you did thank you
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keithjs wrote:Wish I'd never bothered now, it was only to let people know the programme was on :dunno:

Some of us appreciate that you did Keith, thanks.
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Yes thanks for the heads up.. must say I never really knew much about him before the speed series and he is a very likable bloke

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Thanks for the advance notice. :smile:
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Well I for one at least am really looking forward to seeing the programme. I've no preconceived opinions about anyone involved, which is how it should be.
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Really enjoyed that
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Very enjoyable!

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Very good program. Thoroughly enjoyed it and thought it did a very good job to show the restoration, history and the emotion of seeing the spitfire fly once again. Though one question that popped into my head during the program was, What happened to the pieces of the wreck that couldn't be used in the restoration?
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Excellent. Learnt a lot from that, especially how painstaking it was to make a wing. Who knew?

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Very well done I thought as all Guy Martins exploits have been. I can remember seeing John Romain as a lad helping out at Duxford years ago, hasn't he done well. Only thing that I found odd was focusing on the .50 cal machine gun which didn't feature on the Spifire until 1944.
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