Video: Rob Warner's 1995 Race Against a Rally Car

Jan 22, 2023
by Ed Spratt  

Jump back to 1995 as Rob Warner races a rally car for ITV's 'You Bet!' Rob has also shared some more retro classics with his feature on MTV Sports.



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105 Comments

  • 81 0
 Jet!! She will always have a special place in the hearts of Brits of a certain age!
  • 2 0
 Concur.
  • 2 0
 I was more of a lightening fan myself
  • 18 1
 I feel somewhat sad at being described as ‘of a certain age’…
  • 15 0
 Today's elderly are getting pretty sensitive.
  • 10 0
 Ahhh Jet, the one that got away.
  • 4 0
 Prime Carol Smilie
  • 8 0
 I remember someone proudly writing into MBUK to say they'd worked out they could reorder the stickers on their Met Jetstream to Arsemeat Jet Big Grin
  • 3 0
 She actually used to ride mountain bikes as well (maybe still does) but I got to go for a ride with her many years ago when she was at a bike shop test weekend /mini bike festival type of thing that was being held in the Surrey Hills. Good times.
  • 4 0
 @Woody25 name checks out
  • 15 0
 " Jet from Gladiators to host Millennium barn dance at Yeovil aerodrome.Properly policed.Must not,repeat must not turn into an all night rave."
  • 3 0
 @YetiStew: you've made my week already. Cashback!
  • 2 0
 @YetiStew: Back of the net!
  • 2 0
 I was always more of a Rhino/Hunter kinda guy. For moving furniture and things like that. Big strapping guys. I'd make them cold drinks and just watch them re arrange my lounge. Nothing kinky.
  • 1 0
 woops!
  • 1 0
 @Woody25: Are you referring to the young lady in the sweater dress with the mic speaking to Rob Warner?

If so, I concur, She's "a bit of ol'right!" Smile
  • 40 0
 Suspension = 3 inches of hideous movement.
  • 17 0
 The "long travel" and "downhill" definition back then. But other than the crap suspension, just think about those tires. You wouldn´t fit them to the bike of your worst enemy.
  • 10 0
 He makes the bike look tiny.
  • 108 0
 3 inches of hideous movement. Sounds like my lovemaking technique.
  • 2 0
 @Helmchentuned: it depends on the enemy
  • 5 0
 @tremeer023: the bike makes the bike look tiny!
  • 23 1
 They should edit it and get him to commentate on the run, ”and he’s down like a fat woman on a cruise ship”
  • 16 0
 "And he hit the deck like an old lady on a cruise ship!"
  • 1 0
 He is down like a homesick mole!!
  • 2 0
 "he went into that corner harder than Ryan Gigg's into his brother's wife"
  • 19 1
 I'm 44 now and watching Rob reminds me my first mtb attempts. Was so fun doing first drops on little 14" frame (I'm 6.1" Smile ). But despite this I much prefer my current enduro bike and prepared enduro trails. I just regrate I was born to early Smile .
  • 2 0
 I'm over 50 and been mtbing for the last 5 years. I wasn't born to early as I would most likely be dead in a bike park. My 4 year old son is pretty much the only thing that keeps me in check when I drop in a gnarly trail ( at least in my perception of gnarly).
  • 1 0
 @crazyfrenchy: Well, I know this pretty well. When I took my older one (14) on dirt jumps,in the first day he was jumping much better than me Smile . Higher, further and with better style Smile . That's age. One day they will find same feeling with our grandsons for sure Big Grin .
  • 14 0
 Can we get him to do a voice over for this?

“LOOK AT THE TIME!!!”
  • 10 0
 LOOK AT THE HAIR!!
  • 4 0
 “LOOK AT THE BIKE!!”
  • 1 0
 No one is going to say it?
"HOW DOES HE SIT DOWN WITH BALLS THAT BIG?!!!
  • 1 0
 @dirtyburger: Warner looks likes he's just laded a staring role in planet of the apes
  • 14 0
 Everything was better in the 90s because I was young!
  • 9 0
 All hail the egg
  • 6 0
 This reminds me of the movie 'Chainspotting' which featured a young Rob Warner shredding mtb and hitting dirt jumps with long hair and no helmet. It was great.
  • 5 0
 Being from the UK, I remember watching this live!
How times have changed?
I wonder if rob still has the medal and that really tight asparagus suit lol
  • 4 0
 I'd imagine he would have been more interested in getting Jet's number...
  • 6 0
 So did Rob and Jet swap hair care techniques or what?
  • 7 0
 Based on what I’ve heard about Gladiators I doubt it was hair care tips they were swapping.
  • 3 0
 @Superburner: 90's and the Gladiators... what where they swapping? Steroids, cocaine, STD's or a combination of the following?
  • 3 0
 @Sscottt: Yes, Yes, Probably. Add to that: domestic abuse, blackmail plots and that fact that some of the Gladiators were drunk during filming it’s a wonder it aired so for so long.
  • 3 0
 I think they definitely swapped something...
  • 2 0
 @Superburner: I that it will be making ANOTHER comeback (in the UK)... This time on the BBC.
  • 6 0
 Far too much pedalling needed for Warner to be in contention.
  • 5 0
 I remember Rob being on a dating show back then too.
  • 2 0
 That I'd love to see
  • 2 0
 I reckon he'd be well up for Naked Attraction
  • 4 0
 if anyone has a pair of those TLD sweatpants can you hit me up, serious $$/££ waiting!
  • 5 0
 Kriss Akabusi “It’s a FORD lol lol lollol
  • 2 0
 These days, some dh racers are going as fast as highway speeds! Watching them on camera may not seem fast, but they are easily hitting 50mph. Insane!
  • 2 1
 Love that one and tonight matthew im going to be rob warner yes i kniw its a diffrent game show as this was you bet but hell we all love a warner moment just look at that hair lol
  • 3 0
 Just need Davina McCall's report from the '95 Malverns with Rob and you've got the full set!
  • 1 0
 haha - this one! www.trailforks.com/video/157501

I'm sure Rob is blushing!
  • 2 0
 Haha, ‘You Bet!’ with Matthew Kelly…remember watching this and being so chuffed I knew who Rob was, and some mountain biking was on tv.
  • 3 0
 Wasn't it Darren Day?
  • 1 0
 @jaame: It was in the clip, yeah although I don't remember him presenting it, only Matthew Kelly but obviously he did. Obviously the memories have faded over all those years lol
  • 1 0
 The Vario with a Spring fork is similar to this one, it was my Dreams DH bike when i was a kid www.retrobike.co.uk/threads/1995-vario-no-limit-downhill-prototype.439382
  • 1 0
 I believe it was the Marzocchi DH3 that was an air fork, but according to this article it they had a coils spring upgrade and disc brake adapter. dansbikestuff.blogspot.com/2015/12/from-archives-marzocchi-dh3.html. I had this fork back then and the hair.
  • 3 0
 Knew the chap who did the timing for this. He reckoned Warner exploded quite a few wheels during filming.
  • 1 0
 Ha! this is awesome. MTV Sports where they'd show the sport but no context other than "isn't this rad/cool/extreme"? Either way, mtb wouldn't be where it is today without bits like this.
  • 3 0
 Cheating with french lines! Rob already knew what's good Smile
  • 1 0
 French lines lined with boards no less!
  • 4 1
 the difference between 1995 and 2023? style/lack of it....
  • 3 0
 Did Rob have combination rim AND disc brakes?
  • 2 0
 I'm wondering the same...
  • 2 0
 no, the hope brake wasnt fitted, this is the same bike as the famous JMC ashes picture where he has a Hope disk and wheel but running a Magura up front

There was a guy on FB claiming to be selling this bike but it was likely one of the other 4 team bikes (Titley / Peat / Mortimer)
  • 1 0
 Those videos were posted on robs Yt page yesterday , That’s a GIANT video from way back , looks like he’s gone full circle…..
  • 1 0
 Yes, he's on Giant this year. There is a video clip on his 'gram and you can make out the "ANT" on the head tube, which just so happens to be painted the exact same as a Giant Reign-E...
  • 3 0
 I would like to see the "gopro" they used on his forks!!!
  • 1 0
 The mass of which kept him from getting the “W”!
  • 2 0
 "hold my beer" moment , ahahaaa
  • 1 0
 Good old camera footage for the time and POV,bike forgot about car still in demand and no loss of value
  • 2 0
 Ah I see, Bet is not BET.
  • 1 0
 Hahahaha did the same
  • 2 0
 Russell Brand doppelganger
  • 2 0
 "THIS MAN ON THE FORM OF HIS LIFE"
  • 1 0
 Rob Warner is a F-ING LEGEND and this just brings the status to another level yet!!!!!
  • 2 0
 Can we watch Semenuk race himself now???
  • 2 0
 That would be SICK. Hey Redbull, make it happen!
  • 1 0
 That's the only time I've ever seen Rob pedalling! If Jet had been covering DH races back in the day, he'd have won the lot.
  • 1 0
 Anyone else notice the magura rim brake on the front with that disc brake too?
  • 2 0
 The king of kaprun
  • 2 0
 This is a fan favorite
  • 2 0
 Damn what a hunk
  • 3 0
 You misspelled Drunk.
  • 1 0
 Warner??????Warner?????…….Warner????? New Mexico ‘05.
  • 1 0
 Was this his girlfriend he's riding with in the video?
  • 1 0
 With rim brakes in the mud
  • 2 0
 Ladykiller
  • 1 0
 Haha I remember watching this when I was a kid ha
  • 1 0
 Well that was entertaining. Much like Levy’s daily ride to Tim Hortons.
  • 1 0
 Legend
  • 1 0
 VOD
  • 1 0
 Legend!!
  • 1 1
 Far more lame than modern XC
  • 1 0
 look at the time
  • 1 0
 Me want the Escort !!!!
  • 1 4
 This video again pinkbike?! We'll have to watch it every four years?
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