John Surtees

  • MV Agusta celebrates its 75th birthday

    MV Agusta celebrates its 75th birthday

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    Exotic Italian marque first appeared in 1945 They’ll need a massive cake in Varese this week – because the good folks at the MV Agusta factory will be blowing out 75 candles as they celebrate three-quarters of a century making sweet motorbikes. Launched by Count Giovanni Agusta as a subsidiary of his aviation firm (which…

  • Which motorcycle legend would you like to enter Motor Sport Hall of Fame in 2018?

    Which motorcycle legend would you like to enter Motor Sport Hall of Fame in 2018?

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    Twelve of the greatest names in motorcycle history have been shortlisted for the Motor Sport Hall of Fame Awards in 2018 – and you’ve got until April to cast your vote! The 2018 nominees are: •             Mike Hailwood MBE: few could forget the victorious late-1970s TT return of ‘Mike the Bike’, a fabulous encore for…

  • Lewis Hamilton to visit Valentino Rossi’s Ranch

    Lewis Hamilton to visit Valentino Rossi’s Ranch

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    British Formula One driver, Lewis Hamilton has expressed his desire to visit Italy’s most famous ranch, the Il Dottore ranch. The three-time Formula One World Champion is a lover of speed, whether on four or two wheels – and on more than one occasion he’s expressed an interest in MotoGP. Lewis Hamilton stated in an…

  • OUT NOW: Classic Racer #185 – where the racing greats live on

    OUT NOW: Classic Racer #185 – where the racing greats live on

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      Make sure you get this! The latest issue of Classic Racer magazine is out now, so get your rush on for a fantastic fix of the true greats of racing in this special John Surtees memorial issue. The issue is packed with big names and brilliant articles from the best writers and experts in the…

  • Freddie Frith’s 1948 Velocette World Championship winning GP race bike headlining Bonham’s auction at the April Stafford Show

    Freddie Frith’s 1948 Velocette World Championship winning GP race bike headlining Bonham’s auction at the April Stafford Show

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    The ex-Freddie Frith, World Championship winning 1948 Velocette 348cc KTT MkVIII Works Special Racing motorcycle will highlight the Spring Stafford Sale at the Carole Nash International Classic Motorcycle Show. That’s the world’s first 350cc GP championship winning bike up for sale. If you fancy going to the brilliant (and huge) Stafford Showground for the show then…

  • Video: John Surtees in conversation

    Video: John Surtees in conversation

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      In light of the passing of the racing legend John Surtees, we’ve decided to show you a video we made with the man a few years ago. During the interview, made in 2014, Mr Surtees talks about the racing world of his heyday and the more modern world of competing on both two and…

  • John Surtees has died at the age of 83

    John Surtees has died at the age of 83

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    Motorcycle and Formula One former world champion John Surtees has died at the age of 83, the Henry Surtees Foundation has confirmed. A statement from the Surtees family, issued on the Henry Surtees Foundation Facebook page, read: “It is with great sadness that we announce the death of our husband and father, John Surtees CBE.…

  • Valentino Rossi inducted into Motor Sport Hall of Fame

    Valentino Rossi inducted into Motor Sport Hall of Fame

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    Valentino Rossi inducted into Motor Sport Hall of Fame.   Five racing luminaries were inducted into the Motor Sport Hall of Fame on Tuesday at the Royal Automobile Club’s Woodcote Park country estate. This year was the first time the inductees were decided by the public and, after over 25,000 votes were placed, the new…

  • John McGuinness awarded the Segrave Trophy

    John McGuinness awarded the Segrave Trophy

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      The Royal Automobile Club, today, awarded the Segrave Trophy to Isle of Man legend John McGuinness. Acknowledging the Lancashire man’s success, the citation read: “An outstanding contribution to motorcycle road and circuit racing, including setting the outright lap record at the 2015 Isle of Man TT.  He is the greatest living exponent of the…

  • ‘Blood on Board’ project receives two new vehicles from the Henry Surtees Foundation

    ‘Blood on Board’ project receives two new vehicles from the Henry Surtees Foundation

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    Two Vauxhall Mokka 4×4 vehicles were handed over to two charities – Northumbria Blood Bikes and Blood Bikes Cumbria – which provide vital transportation of blood in the region. The donation was made by the Henry Surtees Foundation in support of the Blood On Board project, which allows the Great North Air Ambulance Service (GNAAS)…

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