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VINTAGE HAND SIGNED JOHN SURTEES BW PHOTO 4 BY 6 FORMULA 1
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John Surtees Enzo Ferrari F1 GP Legend signed autograph Memorabilia With Frame
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John Surtees Enzo Ferrari signed autograph A Memorabilia Formula 1 FRAMED
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GEORGIA MARKETING PROMOTIONS GMP 118 LOLA SPYDER 1966 JOHN SURTEES MIB
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Scalextric C3834A Legends McLaren M7C John Surtees 1970 Dutch GP 1 32 Slot Car
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Spark Model S1825 Lotus 18 9 John Surtees 2nd pl British GP 1960
Spark Model S1825 Lotus 18 9 John Surtees 2nd pl British GP 1960
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Vintage John Surtees Formula 1 Racer 136 Scale Corgi
Vintage John Surtees Formula 1 Racer 136 Scale Corgi
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FERRARI 158 7 JOHN SURTEES MEXICO GP 1964 1 18 MODEL CAR BY LOOK SMART LS18RC01
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Sir John Surtees World Champ Autographed Motorcycles by Moonlight 2010 Poster
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Spark 1 43 S1825 Lotus 18 9 2nd Place British GP Silverstone 1960 John Surtees
Spark 1 43 S1825 Lotus 18 9 2nd Place British GP Silverstone 1960 John Surtees
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GMP 1967 JOHN SURTEES 7 LOLA SPYDER NIB
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LSRC13 LookSmart 1 43 Ferrari 512 1 3rd British GP 1965 John Surtees 1964 WC
LSRC13 LookSmart 1 43 Ferrari 512 1 3rd British GP 1965 John Surtees 1964 WC
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GMP 1967 JOHN SURTEES 7 TEAM SURTEES LOLA SPYDER
GMP 1967 JOHN SURTEES 7 TEAM SURTEES LOLA SPYDER
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Chevy Lola Spyder John Surtees 3NEWSEALEDMINTCLASSICADD 2 UR COLLECTION
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JD2 396 65 FRENCH GRAND PRIX AUTO RACE JOHN SURTEES ORIGINAL 35MM COLOR SLIDE
JD2 396 65 FRENCH GRAND PRIX AUTO RACE JOHN SURTEES ORIGINAL 35MM COLOR SLIDE
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John Surtees Ferrari 1512 1 3rd Grobritannien GP Formel 1 1965 143 LookSmart
John Surtees Ferrari 1512 1 3rd Grobritannien GP Formel 1 1965 143 LookSmart
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Corgi John Surtees Donington Collection Racing Car Ferrari 312B2 F12
Corgi John Surtees Donington Collection Racing Car Ferrari 312B2 F12
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John Surtees Lola MK4 28 4th Monaco GP Formel 1 1962 143 Spark
John Surtees Lola MK4 28 4th Monaco GP Formel 1 1962 143 Spark
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Corgi John Surtees Donington Collection Racing Car TS9 Ford Cosworth V8
Corgi John Surtees Donington Collection Racing Car TS9 Ford Cosworth V8
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JOHN SURTEES 1967 US GRAND PRIX FORMULA 1 COLOR CAMERA TRANSPARENCY PETER BASCH
JOHN SURTEES 1967 US GRAND PRIX FORMULA 1 COLOR CAMERA TRANSPARENCY PETER BASCH
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John Surtees My Incredible Life on Two and Four Wheels Hardcove 9780992820923
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JOHN SURTEES FERRARI 1512 1 3rd United Kingdom GP Formula 1 1965 143 LOOKSMART
JOHN SURTEES FERRARI 1512 1 3rd United Kingdom GP Formula 1 1965 143 LOOKSMART
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Ferrari 1512 John Surtees Formel 1 British GP 1965 143 Looksmart RC13
Ferrari 1512 John Surtees Formel 1 British GP 1965 143 Looksmart RC13
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Ferrari 158 John Surtees Formel 1 GP Monaco 1965 143 Looksmart RC12
Ferrari 158 John Surtees Formel 1 GP Monaco 1965 143 Looksmart RC12
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JOHN SURTEES LOLA MK4 28 4th Monaco GP Formula 1 1962 143 Spark
JOHN SURTEES LOLA MK4 28 4th Monaco GP Formula 1 1962 143 Spark
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Lola MK4 Climax John Surtees Formel 1 GP Monaco 1962 143 Spark 1814
Lola MK4 Climax John Surtees Formel 1 GP Monaco 1962 143 Spark 1814
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Spark 1 43 Resin Cooper T81 Winner 1966 Mexico GP 7 John Surtees S3521
Spark 1 43 Resin Cooper T81 Winner 1966 Mexico GP 7 John Surtees S3521
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John Surtees 1819 1915 Oil Painting Land Riverscape Chateau Lake Swans Canvas
John Surtees 1819 1915 Oil Painting Land Riverscape Chateau Lake Swans Canvas
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John Surtees Can Am Champion giclee John Surtees  Nicholas Watts signed ONE
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LookSmart 118 Ferrari 158 7 Mexico F1 GP 1964 World Champion John Surtees
LookSmart 118 Ferrari 158 7 Mexico F1 GP 1964 World Champion John Surtees
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Best 1 43 Lola T70 1966 Riverside John Surtees
Best 1 43 Lola T70 1966 Riverside John Surtees
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Surtees F1 Ts14 7 Gp Italian 1972 John Surtees Dark Blue Spark 143 S4000
Surtees F1 Ts14 7 Gp Italian 1972 John Surtees Dark Blue Spark 143 S4000
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John Surtees Chaparral 2H 4x6 Photograph at Laguna Seca
John Surtees Chaparral 2H 4x6 Photograph at Laguna Seca
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John Surtees working on Chaparral 2H 4x6 Photograph at Laguna Seca
John Surtees working on Chaparral 2H 4x6 Photograph at Laguna Seca
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John Surtees Chaparral 2H 4x6 Photograph at Laguna Seca 205
John Surtees Chaparral 2H 4x6 Photograph at Laguna Seca 205
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JOHN SURTEES Italian Grand Prix Monza 1964 FERRARI Jesse Alexander Photo Print
JOHN SURTEES Italian Grand Prix Monza 1964 FERRARI Jesse Alexander Photo Print
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JOHN SURTEES Formula One World Champion 1964 F1 Scuderia Ferrari 8 X 10 PHOTO
JOHN SURTEES Formula One World Champion 1964 F1 Scuderia Ferrari 8 X 10 PHOTO
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JOHN SURTEES F1 Formula One World Champion 1964 F1 Scuderia Ferrari 8 X 10 PHOTO
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John Surtees Motorcycling Book John Surtees 1961 ID59742
John Surtees Motorcycling Book John Surtees 1961 ID59742
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JOHN SURTEES Formula One World Champion 1964 F1 1965 TEAM HONDA 8 X 10 PHOTO 1
JOHN SURTEES Formula One World Champion 1964 F1 1965 TEAM HONDA 8 X 10 PHOTO 1
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John Surtees My Incredible Life On Two And Four Wheels New Hardcover Book John
John Surtees My Incredible Life On Two And Four Wheels New Hardcover Book John
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S3515 Spark 1 43 Cooper T53 18 5th Place German Grand Prix 1961 John Surtees
S3515 Spark 1 43 Cooper T53 18 5th Place German Grand Prix 1961 John Surtees
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LookSmart Ferrari 158 Italian GP 1964 World Champion John Surtees 1 18 Scale
LookSmart Ferrari 158 Italian GP 1964 World Champion John Surtees 1 18 Scale
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Ferrari 158 no 18 Monaco GP Formula 1 1965 John Surtees
Ferrari 158 no 18 Monaco GP Formula 1 1965 John Surtees
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Spark S4000 Surtees TS14 7 Italian GP 1972 John Surtees 1 43 Scale
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Spark 1 43 Surtees TS14 7 Italian GP 1972 John Surtees
Spark 1 43 Surtees TS14 7 Italian GP 1972 John Surtees
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Surtees F1 Ts14 7 Gp Italian 1972 John Surtees Dark Blue Spark 143 S4000 Model
Surtees F1 Ts14 7 Gp Italian 1972 John Surtees Dark Blue Spark 143 S4000 Model
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Ferrari 158 Gp Messico John Surtees 1964 Brumm R291 143 Modellino Diecast
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Surtees RS Leech John illus Mr Sponges Sporting Tour Hunti
Surtees RS Leech John illus Mr Sponges Sporting Tour Hunti
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1966 Press Photo John Surtees Former World Champion Racing Driver Hospital
1966 Press Photo John Surtees Former World Champion Racing Driver Hospital
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JOHN SURTEES SURTEES JOHN NICKS MIKE CON ROSSI VALENTINO FRW VETTEL
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John Surtees World Champion 1991 1st Edition HC BOOK
John Surtees World Champion 1991 1st Edition HC BOOK
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Ferrari 158 Monaco GP 1965 John Surtees LookSmart 143 LSRC12
Ferrari 158 Monaco GP 1965 John Surtees LookSmart 143 LSRC12
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Spark 1 43 S1815 Lola MK4 No14 German GP 2nd 1962 John Surtees
Spark 1 43 S1815 Lola MK4 No14 German GP 2nd 1962 John Surtees
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Spark 1 43 Lola MK4 28 4th Monaco GP 1962 John Surtees S1814
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John Surtees
John Surtees
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John Surtees XL 18x12 SIGNED Ferrari 158 F12 British GP Silverstone 1965
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John Surtees  Chris Irwin SIGNED 12x8 British Grand Prix Brands Hatch 1966
John Surtees Chris Irwin SIGNED 12x8 British Grand Prix Brands Hatch 1966
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John Surtees SIGNED 10x8 BW Oulton Park Gold Cup Portrait 1970
John Surtees SIGNED 10x8 BW Oulton Park Gold Cup Portrait 1970
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John Surtees SIGNED Fiorano Portrait 2010
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Enzo Ferrari - His Story by Billy Bonds

Born in Emilia-Romagna, and raised in Modena, Italy, Enzo Ferrari grew up with little formal education but a strong desire to race cars. During World War I he was a mule-skinner in the Italian Army. His grandfather, Alfredo, died in 1916 as a result of a widespread Italian flu outbreak. Enzo became sick himself and was consequently discharged from Italian service. Upon returning home he found that the family firm had collapsed. Having no other job prospects he sought unsuccessfully to find work at Fiat and eventually settled for a job at a smaller car company called CMN redesigning used truck bodies into small, passenger cars. He took up racing in 1919 on the CMN team, but had little initial success.

He left CMN in 1920 to work at Alfa Romeo and racing their cars in local races he had more success. In 1923, racing in Ravenna, he acquired the Prancing Horse badge which decorated the fuselage of Francesco Baracca's (Italy's leading ace of WWI) SPAD fighter, given from his mother, taken from the wreckage of the plane after his mysterious death. This icon would have to wait until 1932 to be plastered on a racing car. In 1924 he won the Coppa Acerbo at Pescara. His successes in local races encouraged Alfa to offer him a chance of much more prestigious competition and he was lauded by Mussolini. Ferrari turned this opportunity down and in something of a funk he did not race again until 1927 and even then his racing career was mostly over. He continued to work directly for Alfa Romeo until 1929 before starting Scuderia Ferrari as the racing team for Alfa.

Ferrari managed the development of the factory Alfa cars, and built up a team of over forty drivers, including Giuseppe Campari and Tazio Nuvolari. Ferrari himself continued racing until the birth of his first son in 1932 (Alfredo Ferrari, known as Dino, who died in 1956).

The support of Alfa Romeo lasted until 1933 when financial constraints made Alfa withdraw. Only at the intervention of Pirelli did Ferrari receive any cars at all. Despite the quality of the Scuderia drivers the company won few victories (1935 in Germany by Nuvolari was a notable exception). Auto Union and Mercedes dominated the era.

In 1937 Alfa took control of its racing efforts again, reducing Ferrari to Director of Sports under Alfa's engineering director. Ferrari soon left, but a contract clause restricted him from racing or designing for four years.

He set up Auto-Avio Costruzioni, a company supplying parts to other racing teams. But in the Mille Miglia of 1940 the company manufactured two cars to compete, driven by Alberto Ascari and Lotario Rangoni. During World War II his firm was involved in war production and following bombing relocated from Modena to Maranello. It was not until after World War II that Ferrari sought to shed his fascist reputation and make cars bearing his name, founding today's Ferrari S.p. A. in 1945.

The first open-wheeled race was in Turin in 1948 and the first victory came later in the year in Lago di Garda. Ferrari participated in the Formula 1 World Championship since its introduction in 1950 but the first victory was not until the British Grand Prix of 1951. The first championship came in 1952-53, when the Formula One season was raced with Formula Two cars. The company also sold production sports cars in order to finance the racing endeavours not only in Grand Prix but also in events such as the Mille Miglia and Le Mans. Indeed many of the firm's greatest victories came at Le Mans (14 victories, including six in a row 1960-65) rather than in Grand Prix, certainly the company was more involved there than in Formula One during the 1950s and 1960s despite the successes of Juan-Manuel Fangio (1956), Mike Hawthorn (1958), Phil Hill (1961) and John Surtees (1964).

In the 1960s the problems of reduced demand and inadequate financing forced Ferrari to allow Fiat to take a stake in the company. Ford had tried to buy the firm in 1963 for US$18 million but had been rejected. The company became joint-stock and Fiat took a small share in 1965 and then in 1969 they increased their holding to 50% of the company. (In 1988 Fiat's holding was increased to 90%).

Ferrari remained managing director until 1971. Despite stepping down he remained an influence over the firm until his death. The input of Fiat took some time to have effect. It was not until 1975 with Niki Lauda that the firm won any championships the skill of the driver and the ability of the engine overcoming the deficiencies of the chassis and aerodynamics. But after those successes and the promise of Jody Scheckter title in 1979, the company's Formula One championship hopes fell into the doldrums. 1982 opened with a strong car, the 126C2, world-class drivers, and promising results in the early races.

However, Gilles Villeneuve was killed in the 126C2 in May, and teammate Didier Pironi had his career cut short in a violent end over end flip on the misty backstraight at Hockenheim in August. Pironi was leading the driver's championship at the time; he would lose the lead as he sat out the remaining races. The team would not see championship glory again during Ferrari's lifetime.

Enzo Ferrari died in Modena in 1988 at the age of 90 at the beginning of the dominance of the McLaren Honda combination. The only race which McLaren did not win in 1988 was the Italian Grand Prix - this was held just weeks after Enzo's death, and, fittingly, the result was a 1-2 finish for Ferrari, with Gerhard Berger leading home Michele Alboreto. After Enzo's death, thee Scuderia Ferrari team has had further success, notably with Michael Schumacher from 1996-2005.

Made a Cavaliere del Lavoro in 1952, to add to his honours of Cavaliere and Commendatore in the 1920s, Enzo also received a number of honorary degrees, the Hammarskjld Prize in 1962, the Columbus Prize in 1965, and the De Gasperi Award in 1987. In 1994, he was posthumously inducted into the International Motorsports Hall of Fame. Enzo famously used purple ink in his fountain pen, although the reason for this remains unclear.

After the death of his son, Alfredo "Dino" Ferrari, Enzo wore sunglasses just about every day to honor his son.

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John Surtees TV Documentary Part One

WRC: UK Rally results...........?

.......... after looking on Crash_dot_net, I see the greatest motorcycle racer ever has finished the rally in 12th place !

http://www.crash.net/motorsport/motogp/news/172501-0/valentino_rossi_finishes_12th_in_rally_gb.html

Can any of you guys last remember when a rider / driver did so well, not in their chosen sport ?

I'm thinking of the early 60's with John Surtees, but is there a sportsman after that ?

Your thoughts please.

( also, I can not believe there is not a " Rally " section on Y/A !

Rossi did good, 13Min's off the pace isn't bad for a motorcycle racer on his 3rd attempt at WRC.
Well Damon Hill had no car racing interest, he tried motorcycle racing, eventually getting into a racing car at 24.
Mike Hailwood had 2 F1 podiums, not bad for a biker!
Sthephane Sarrazin had 1 F1 race for Minardi, then went to WRC and did quite well for Subaru, finishing 4Th once in 2003, then took pole position at Le Mans in 2008, one of the most underrated racers of all time.
Actor Paul Newman finished 2nd at Le Mans in 1979.