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    RIP John Surtees

    Was able to briefly greet and shake his hand some 25+ years ago at Lime Rock and he was every bit as charming and gentile as you'd imagine. Only racer to win the world championship on both bikes and in cars, a feat that will certainly never be repeated.


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    RIP John.

    I've always dreamed of a "The Crown" style series about the 50's and 60's motorsports world. And of course John would be one of the main players. What a life he lived.

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    Dang.
    Whoomah!

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    True legend.
    Certainly from a different era, but that bike and car titles will probably stay as unique.
    I remember him giving a motogp trophy and I wondered if the winner knew just how great this tiny old guy was.

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    One of the true greats, even if he only got one really solid shot at the F1 title.

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    #JohnSurtees He won on three wheels, too – with his dad Jack, on a Vincent pic.twitter.com/JHON2YWkjo

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    Genuinely one of the greatest and that can apply to both his talent and his character.

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