NOT content with setting a new record and entertaining crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, Terry Grant visit the Cholmondeley Pageant of Power this weekend, and once again he’ll be two-wheeling his JUKE.
Grant will be doing demonstration runs of his two-wheeling ability at the 1.2 mile circuit at Cholmondeley on Jul7 15,16 and 17.
But the circuit could prove to be the most demanding of all with a very sharp hump back bridge to cross.
Grant said: ‘This bridge will definitely upset the balance of the vehicle and until I try it I do not know if I will be able to keep the JUKE upright. Either way I am sure it will make a great spectacle.’
It’ll be the second time this month Grant has taken his JUKE and driven it in an alarming fashion.
Earlier this month, Grant wowed spectators at the Goodwood Festival of Speed – and took a new Guinness World Record by covering the one-mile course in 2 min 55 secs*.
Although Grant made it look easy, it was anything but. ‘It was really hairy… bloody hard work,’ he confessed afterwards. ‘If you know what you’re doing, driving a car on two wheels in a straight line is comparatively easy. But the Goodwood course has corners, inclines and obstacles… there are trees and walls everywhere. I nearly rolled it on every run.’
To get JUKE onto two wheels, Grant used a ramp just ahead of the start line before heading towards Goodwood House and the first corner, a near 90-degree right.
‘That was where it started getting tricky. I had to tease it round, knowing that if I turned the wheel too far – or touched the grass – I’d be on the roof. Not enough and it would fall back onto all four wheels,’ said Grant.
One of the most famous obstacles on the course is a stout flint wall towards the end of the course and which juts onto the track.
‘Driving on two wheels is like driving with one hand over your left eye and another hand obscuring half the right – from where I was, tucked down on the right of the car, all I could see was the bonnet of the car and a bit of sky. I couldn’t see where the wall was at all.’
Be sure not to miss Grant and his JUKE at Cholmondeley Pageant of Power this weekend.
* Pending ratification from Guinness World Records