How Guy Martin attempted Steve McQueen’s Great Escape jump on a Leicestershire Triumph

In the original 1963 film Steve McQueen outruns a pack of Germans – only to end up tangled in barbed wire

Mechanic-turned-TV presenter Guy Martin has used a Leicestershire built bike to recreate the famous Steve McQueen jump scene for the Great Escape.

Guy decided to see if he could pull off the stunt – jumping across a border fence to the safety of Switzerland – that the Hollywood A-lister attempted in the hit 1963 movie.

And as well as bringing in stunt...
source: Leicester Mercury

2019-12-08 11:38
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