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post #1 of 4 Old 03-10-2017, 03:29 PM Thread Starter
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post #2 of 4 Old 03-10-2017, 05:10 PM
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RIP...He certainly did LIVE a great life.

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A few years back I saw him at the Barber Vintage Festival. He drove 1 of the Ferrari F1 cars and rode 1 of the MV bikes that he won the world championships in & on. Great sight & sounds.

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A real class act he was.
In a way, I have a sort of connection with him, OK, I'll claim one.
I have a good friend living in another country, that was tasked with making a new shift drum for J S's MV Agusta, as in the one in J S' private collection.
There were no drawings, just the old badly ruined part.
My guess is that it was one of the best tasks given to him when he was still a machinist at an extremely specialized shop.
You can hear that bike running by going to YouTube and looking for "John Surtees MV Agusta GP Bike firing up".
Such music !
I'll take the megaphone per cylinder exhaust notes over a collector system every time !

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