Motorcycling Journalist Peter Egan, describing his meeting with John Surtees, British seven-times motorcycling world champion (1956, 1958, 1959, 1960) and Formula 1 car world champion (1964). Cycle World, May 2007 p 16.

“You don’t talk to Surtees long before you realize you’re dealing with a racer who has the soul of a mechanic and craftsman, with a deep, abiding love for machinery and its place in history”.