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John Surtees at 80 – Video

Submitted by on October 2, 2014

John SurteesHe’s the only man who’ll ever become the champion of Formula 1, 500cc and 350cc motorcycle racing. He’s a living legend and at age 80 John Surtees is still captivating on camera.

Watch and listen in awe as John Surtees talks about racing, and life. In this short clip he tells his own magnificent story, including how he ended up racing at Goodwood in a car for the first time.

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Surtees goes on to consider the greatest challenges of his career, before paying his respects to the difficult tasks which face would-be career racing drivers today. He mentions that as a youngster he was quick and that although in his day that was enough, today things are very different.

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Stirling Moss also reflects on the character of the much loved champion. It’s a great little video and we think you guys will really enjoy it, as we did.

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