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« on: March 10, 2017, 07:44:23 PM +0000 »

A sad day indeed.

A truly great sportsman man who was, and always will be, a Legend.

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« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2017, 08:10:54 PM +0000 »

Indeed Clive. Was very sad to hear his passing.

A winner on both two wheels and four. Not many can claim that on their list of accolades.

RIP John.
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« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2017, 08:12:13 PM +0000 »

Yes a very very sad day.  As a life long motorcycle racing fan he was one of my heroes.
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« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2017, 09:43:30 PM +0000 »

One of my motorcycle racing heroes too.

My intention for this season was to emulate him by taking the Honda for the 67 Privateers series.  This makes it a bit more poignant now.  I only wish I had fraction of his talent.

Exactly 14 years to the day after Barry Sheene too.  There's one heck of a grid up there.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2017, 11:12:46 PM +0000 »

Very sad news.

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« Reply #5 on: March 11, 2017, 12:47:00 AM +0000 »


Yes he was a famous driver in Germany too, my father was a big fan of him,
we saw some great races in Hockenheim in the late 50s where we often met him in the paddock.

In the early 60s we drove to the Solitude to watch him driving a F1 car

He was famous for inventing the "Surtees style" -
"Inventor of a new style that was challenged and that is at the roots of today’s riding technique with the body outstretched towards the inside of the curve"

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« Reply #6 on: March 11, 2017, 07:20:37 AM +0000 »

Beautiful this photo Axel!

R.I.P. great John

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« Reply #7 on: March 11, 2017, 12:22:58 PM +0000 »

Very sad loss, undoubtedly one of the all time greats. RIP

Great photo Axel, Must have took some fitness to chuck a Vincent around a circuit even in race trim.


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« Reply #8 on: March 11, 2017, 12:34:18 PM +0000 »

My favo driver from back in the day, in the Dutch GPL leagues my nick was Flurtees...

RIP John Surtees, a true legend in life already!
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« Reply #9 on: March 11, 2017, 01:16:06 PM +0000 »

Allo allo allo, who do we think we are sir, Stirling moss? No, i'm John Surtees.
That actually happened!
Never knighted tho Rob. Murray was on the radio this morning, saying its an indictment of the civil system that he never got one. I agree.
cant seeing that 2&4 ever happing again. Legend!
RIP big John.
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« Reply #10 on: March 12, 2017, 05:37:31 PM +0000 »


In the RA301 practise for 1968 Dutch GP Zandvoort , Saw a lots of Big John at different venues in single seaters and Big sports racers , a real racer

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