Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Congratulations John Surtees, CBE

Henry and John Surtees CBE

 In case you were wondering who was the ONLY person to EVER win BOTH a motorcycle world championship AND a Formula 1 world championship, the answer is John Surtees. John won four titles on two wheels, and one Formula 1 title (on four wheels most of the time!). In case you thought that accomplishment was worthy of some sort of official recognition, maybe from someone who, you know, is officially "OFFICIAL", then you'll be happy to know that he was recently named a Commander of the British Empire by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. FI Story LINK

John's son Henry was also a racing driver, but following his death in an accident in 2009, John created the Henry Surtees Foundation in memory of his son, Henry, to assist people with accidental injuries & help young people to develop their capabilities. You can check out their web page at Henry Surtees Foundation LINK or on their Facebook page:  HSF Facebook LINK

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