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John Surtees quote


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I just read Go Like Hell, a book about Ford and Ferrari at Le Mans back in the sixties. It has a chapter on John Surtees, with this quote:

The highlight of my career was the moment that sparked it all, at 17, winning a relatively unimportant road race in Wales riding a Vincent which I largely built myself. It was the first time I felt man and machine came together. I’ll never forget the vibe I felt knowing I was part of the bike. It flowed . . . I was flying . . . That was the day the future was born.

The quote is from Speed King Who Ruled Golden Age, Daily Telegraph (London), March 5, 2003.

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