John Surtees Day – Brands Hatch 1981 (video)
John Surtees retired from competitive racing in 1972. Nine years later his unbelievable two and four-wheeled motorsport career was celebrated in spectacular fashion as part of a two-day event at Brands Hatch.
This awesome video was shot on the 24th and 25th of May 1981. The venue was Brands Hatch, and the occasion was the celebration of the amazing career of John Surtees. The two-day festival saw Surtees reunited with friends in the form of racing bikes, cars and people.
The seven-time Motorcycle World Champion actually placed third at Brands Hatch in 1964 whilst driving for Ferrari, the same year in which he would win the Formula One World Championship.
Greats from both two and four wheels were there, including Giacomo Agostini, Phil Read, Roy Salvadori, Barry Sheene and Frank Williams. We hope you enjoy this video, reflecting on the ‘car’ portion of the festivities.