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Published 27 April 2012

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Cult TV star Jesse James set to return...

With the Baja desert racing Trophy Truck

In 2009 wild American TV star Jesse G. James made his first - and to date only appearance on British soil - wowing the Festival of Speed crowds with his crazy driving antics in his Baja desert racing Trophy Truck.

Three years on, this larger-than-life television personality is set to return to the Festival of Speed (29 June-01 July) in the latest racing incarnation of his Baja-style Trophy Truck, with daily hooning around throughout the spectacular Goodwood Park landscape.

As well as making his mark at Goodwood, Jesse James is familiar to millions of YouTube viewers around the world as the presenter of cult TV shows such as Monster Garage and Motorcycle Mania, in which he rampages across deserts and through houses.   Through his hit US TV show Jesse James Is A Dead Man, the presenter also holds the world land speed record for a hydrogen powered vehicle, when he hit 199.7 mph at the El Mirage Dry Lake Bed in California.

Although his driving is expected to be marginally more sedate at Goodwood, James still promises to enthral the Festival of Speed goers with his exciting and unexpected antics behind the wheel of his sophisticated space-frame chassis truck.  Following his memorable Festival antics in 2009, this year promises to be a spectacle that few will forget.

In addition to hosting his high-octane television programmes, California-based Jesse James is the CEO of the cult custom motorcycle shop West Coast Choppers, as well as owner of the Cisco Burger restaurant, publisher of Garage magazine and head of the Chopperdogs fan club.  He is also related to the famous 19th Century outlaw Jesse James.

To get a flavour of his driving exploits at the Festival of Speed, search for Jesse James at Goodwood on YouTube, or watch a three minute highlights video of the 2009 event|

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