John Surtees

The son of a London cycle dealer, John Surtees is the only person to win a Grand Prix World Championship on 2 and 4 wheels.  A four-time GP Motorcycle Champion 1956, 1958, 1959 and 1960 racing the Mv Agusta brand . . . he then went on to drive Formula One cars and captured the World Championship in 1964 driving a Ferrari.  The Italians had a name for him which translated to; Son-of-the-Wind.  Surtees was known as a fast (but very calculated) racer.  The best kind I feel.  I'm sure his racing performance helped bring about the saying, "Don't (expletive) with British road racers."

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