Video: The Irish Race Team With a Rally Car Uplift

Jan 8, 2019
by Tom Caldwell  
Views: 12,553    Faves: 50    Comments: 1


I got an invite in October to hop across the pond to Northern Ireland, to visit Mech Monkey - a shop nestled in the city with a team of pinned young lads all sat under the radar. Shop owner Louis Gray, used to be the team mechanic when I worked on the Propain World Cup team, and he promised me good trails, good craic and potentially a rally car to play with on a private road. I certainly couldn’t turn that down so mid-December I headed over to see what all the commotion was about.

Track - Louis XIV - God Killed The Queen
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32 Comments

  • + 8
 Absolutely brilliant looking craic....first time I have watched a video that genuinely had me laughing.

Great edit and great shop keep up the good work MECH MONKEY \M/
  • + 6
 Hon the beys
  • + 2
 -The most economical
-How secure the rack really is (attach to rally car)
-Price
-How many bikes can fit
- etc...

cough cough, pinkbike do this... cough cough
  • + 1
 This is the future of bike and component testing. Forget about the riding bit. - Do a high speed recording of the huck test and inspect the deformations. Obviously using wide angle filming equipment like cellphones and action cameras. - Mount the bike to a rally car, take an uplift and have Caldwell film it with a proper dad-cam. - Scrutinize the geometry chart.
  • + 1
 haha the best bit is that they gave subtitles, cracked me up! (originally from N.Ireland, but living in NZ knocking on a decade, so know how this can be an issue!!)
  • + 2
 that's funny, my stepbrother is jason hill. of louis the 14th. wonder if he knows this vid is out there. cool edit
  • + 2
 No way.. Small world. He knows how to make some rad tunes. Thanks man!
  • + 1
 I wonder how many times they had to stop and put the bike back on the car before they got to the end... It's got some serious wobble in the bends going on there.
  • + 3
 Strangely not even once, the roof has all support cut out so was very wobbley but it stayed on all day. We we're impressed
  • + 1
 It comes unstuck when he E brakes it right before pulling it off of the roof! 38 seconds in!!@MechMonkey:
  • + 1
 @MechMonkey: Wow! What rack is it?
  • + 1
 @landscapeben: Its a Seasucker
  • + 1
 @MechMonkey: sweet thanks Beer
  • + 1
 Yep, you can see it failing to stick attached at the moment the car stops. It was a bumpy ride up I acknowledge but not what I would expect from a seasucker having my rig on it!
  • + 3
 Makes more sense than taking a chair-lift up 350 vertical feet.
  • + 2
 You need lancia delta evo) nice video))
  • + 1
 Great too see an up lift that can get too the top quicker than you can ride down?
  • + 1
 i would throw up when i got out of the car, like the guy in the Taxi movie..
  • + 1
 Great lads and great bike shop work! Highly recommended. I wish they could fix shoulders.
  • + 2
 If i didn't have a van id be buying that bike rack strait away!! ha
  • + 1
 Are they using that Treefrog bike rack with suction cups. Never heard of it until this bike review:

enduro-mtb.com/en/canyon-torque-cf-9-0-review

It probably works great but I have a hard time trusting something like that. I'd probably be afraid my roof is too dirty and the underpressure in the cups will decrease while driving until my bike will come off unexpectedly and all I'll be left with is my front wheel.
  • + 4
 @vinay: Seasucker also makes a similar rack.
  • + 2
 @NRZ: Looks more like the Seasucker Talon to me, if that aint a good advert for one, I dont know what is!
  • + 1
 www.youtube.com/watch?v=JRp5TsQP4xk

crap video quality but the bikes stay on...
  • + 2
 @vinay: looks to have come un-stuck during that handbrake turn 35 seconds in. Looks as if they can take a beating though!
  • + 1
 looking at the bike swaying while the car corners *cringe*
  • + 3
 Yer a miserable oul c*nt though, aren´t ya.
  • + 1
 wouldnt mind being a shuttle b*tch for this kind of shuttle Smile
  • + 1
 Class video - great edit!
  • + 1
 What a great shuttle.
  • + 1
 VOD!!!! Love this energy

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