Chicagoland MG Club: Champion Surtees, Profile of a Ledgend
Champion Surtees, Profile of a Ledgend

This DVD is in European format and will not play on a standard player. It does however work fine on both my laptop and desk computers. The Telegraph Newspaper was handing a copy out when one bought a Sunday paper at the Goodwood Speed Festival, so how could I say no?

John Surtess is the only person to have won world driving championships with both motorcycles and Formula One. The first part of the video has a lot of vintage film footage (color and B&W) of 50s motor cycle racing on both race tracks and such places as the Isle of Mann. Even though I am not a motorcycle guy, I found it to be quite interesting, especially where they jump bikes over an MG-T. The second part has less race footage; it is more of an oral history by Surtess about the 60s and his switch from bikes to cars, driving for Reg Parnell, winning with Ferrari, moving to Honda, then starting his own race team.

~~ Bill Mennell

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