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John Surtees

Post by oilrag » Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:50 pm

Passed away today ,a long time friend and inspiration ,thanks John .


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Re: John Surtees

Post by ScimmyMike » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:16 pm

Sad day for British motorsport as a whole, great inspiration to many
RIP John
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Re: John Surtees

Post by peter freeman » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:31 pm

Oh dear what a shame - such a unassuming and nice man.



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Re: John Surtees

Post by Edzed » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:45 pm

RIP. Should have received a knighthood years ago for his achievements on both two and four wheels.


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Re: John Surtees

Post by *JP* » Fri Mar 10, 2017 5:50 pm

RIP
Unique double world champion and never got a knighthood.
I suppose he never sucked up to politicians or did superficial charity work whilst enriching himself.
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Re: John Surtees

Post by Corky » Fri Mar 10, 2017 6:06 pm

Very sad news indeed. RIP


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Re: John Surtees

Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:10 pm

That's very sad news. RIP


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Re: John Surtees

Post by Coupe Racing » Fri Mar 10, 2017 8:12 pm

We have lost a legend .
A real gentleman and a great talent.
Rest in peace .


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Re: John Surtees

Post by gtmart » Fri Mar 10, 2017 11:20 pm

Motorsport supremo on 2 and 4 wheels as well as being a great spokesman for the classic car movement. RIP big john.



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Re: John Surtees

Post by DARK STAR » Sat Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am

A great hero of my youth, a racing driver (/rider) in the real spirit of the age.
RIP John.


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Re: John Surtees

Post by richardvernon » Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:31 pm

Mentioned John Surtees's death today to my dad -who is the same age- and he was quite shocked & recollected seeing him race in the early 1950s on a Vincent Comet (racing version Grey Flash?). My old fella's comment "....he was on an outclassed bike -half a Black Shadow- and no-one could get near him....." says it all about his skill.

He also said he always seemed to be a nice, genuine, normal bloke. RIP


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