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  Surtees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Surtees formed the team in 1966 for the newly-formed CanAm series (a winged sports car series), with John winning the championship as an owner/driver in its first year.
Surtees ran the full 1970 season, but John was forced to run the first four races in an old McLaren because of a delay in the construction of his in-house F1 car.
John Surtees drove his last F1 race in the TS14 at Monza in 1972.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Surtees   (1220 words)

  
 R S Surtees Handley Cross
Surtees died in 1864 at the age of nearly 60, his literary life still somewhat masked by the conventional public life of a country gentleman.
However, it must be remembered that Surtees' chief motivation was to entertain; as he declared in the preface, 'the reader will have the kindness to bear in mind, that the work merely professes to be a tale, and does not aspire to the dignity of a novel'.
Surtees was writing in an age of transition, and no other writer is so firmly placed in his historical setting or so obsessed about the minutiae of daily life.
special.lib.gla.ac.uk /exhibns/month/nov2005.html   (2245 words)

  
 John Surtees - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Surtees (Ferrari) at the British Grand Prix 1964
John Surtees MBE (born February 11, 1934) is an English World Champion motorcycle racer and race car driver.
At age 26, Surtees switched from motorcycles to cars, full time in 1960 making his Formula 1 debut racing for Lotus in the Monaco Grand Prix in Monte Carlo.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/John_Surtees   (303 words)

  
 John Surtees says: Women will like this chic car
John Surtees (11 Feb 1934 in Tatsfield) is the only man to win World Championship titles on two and four wheels.
Mike Parkes was a driver for Scuderia Ferrari from 1962-67; John Surtees from 1963-66 en 1970.
Surtees didn't just ride bikes and drove cars very well (quick not not reckless), he also had a deep interest in the workings of his machines.
www.imps4ever.info /library/1965/surtees.html   (1166 words)

  
 GrandPrix.com > GP Encyclopedia > Drivers > John Surtees
Surtees' prowess on motorcycles won him universal respect, and soon after trying out cars for Vanwall and Aston Martin in 1959, he switched full-time to cars in 1960.
Despite the prodigious speed he showed, this was the point at which Colin Chapman was forging his deep alliance with Jim Clark, and Surtees elected to move to pastures new just as the British team really began to establish itself.
After winning the World Championship for Ferrari in a dramatic Mexican Grand Prix in 1964, Surtees quit the Prancing Horse in the middle of the 1966 season after internal pressure became intolerable, and thus left Jack Brabham a clear run to the title.
www.grandprix.com /gpe/drv-surjoh.html   (524 words)

  
 John Surtees - Grand Prix Racing - the whole story
The son of a well-known pre- and post-war amateur racer and garage owner Jack Surtees, John served an apprenticeship with Vincent-HRD at Stevenage before embarking on an international career which would yield seven motorcycle World Championships for the Gallarate-based MV Agusta team.
For 1969, Surtees signed for BRM, but it turned out to be a technical fiasco complicated towards the end of the season when John developed medical complications, including viral pneumonia, as a long- term consequence of his Mosport Park accident.
In middle age, John Surtees mellowed considerably, losing the somewhat dogmatic approach which many of his drivers found made him so difficult to work with during the latter years of Team Surtees's F1 involvement.
www.gpracing.net192.com /drivers/careers/563.cfm   (860 words)

  
 962.com
Surtees and the Lola made a tremendous combination and proved to be very fast in testing.
John Surtees won at Mosport in June and St. Jovite in September.
Besides Surtees, Graham Hill and Jackie Stewart were campaigning the "works" T70s, and cars were now in the hands of such as Denny Hulme who won six out of seven races with Sid Taylor¹s SL71/31.
962.com /other_racing_cars/1969_lola_t70   (879 words)

  
 Alabama Archives: Motorsports Hall of Fame   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
John Surtees was the son of a London motorcycle and sidecar racing rider and salesman.
Surtees, in 1960, retired from motorcycles as World Champion and also competed in his first Formula 1events finishing second in his third race.
Surtees is the only man to win World titles on both two and four wheels.
www.archives.state.al.us /motor/people/surtees.html   (394 words)

  
 Surtees Ford TS 9
Both the McLaren and the Surtees were coloured red with the typical Surtees-arrow on it`s nose scone.
In 1970 John Surtees was driver, team principal and constructor in personal union.
The Englishman John Surtees and the Scot Rob Walker decided for a merger of their teams and a contract with German driver Rolf Stommelen, who had given a promising Grand Prix debut at Brabham the year before, was signed to enter the newly formed equipe, that now was called Rob Walker Team Surtees.
www.research-racing.de /SurteesTS9.htm   (557 words)

  
 John Surtees Signed Memorabilia
On Thursday, July 17, 2003, racing legend John Surtees granted The Motorsport Collector a private autograph session before the start of the 2003 Brian Redman International Challenge at Road America where he was being honored as Grand Marshall.
Surtees signed the first US copies of a new book focusing on his career as a World Champion motorcycle rider along with a selection of die cast models of Formula One and Sports Cars driven to 4-wheel Championships in the 1960's.
In March of 2001, John Surtees made a rare US appearance to serve as Grand Marshall for the prestigious Amelia Island Concours in Florida.
www.motorsportcollector.com /SurteesSigned.html   (484 words)

  
 John Surtees MBE - BRDC Archive Biography
John Surtees MBE is a Life Member of the BRDC, and was elected to the Club in 1962.
John is the only man to win World Championship titles on two and four wheels.
From 1956-1960 John was the outstanding rider of the day, and won a total of seven World Championship titles on 350cc and 500cc machines, and in 1960 raced a Ken Tyrrell Cooper car at Goodwood - and winning.
www.brdc.co.uk /brdcarchive.cfm/flag/2/member_id/134   (165 words)

  
 Famous Jowett Jupiter Past Owners - John Surtees, Peter Ustinov, Red Skelton and more
John Surtees in motorcycle leathers, taken around the time he was a Jupiter owner.
Born in Tatsfield, Surrey, Surtees won seven world titles in motorcycle racing, winning the 350cc championship from 1958 to 1960, and the 500cc title four times, in 1956 and 1958, 1959 and 1960.
Surtees then switched to cars full time in 1960 making his Formula 1 debut with Lotus in the Monaco GP that year.
www.jowettjupiter.co.uk /J_famous.htm   (2714 words)

  
 8W - Who? - Mike Hailwood, John Surtees
When John Surtees, a former motorcycle world champion was racing for his elusive F1 title, another former bike racer, called Stanley Michael Bailey Hailwood just scored his first point in Grand Prix racing.
John Surtees is a curious figure in Formula 1 Racing.
John Surtees was giving more and more technical input into the team and he nearly got a GP win with them.
8w.forix.com /bikers.html   (4896 words)

  
 Motorsport.com: News channel
At the conclusion of the two days John Surtees and Christian Horner will have the difficult task of picking which of these four talented drivers will represent their country against nations from the four corners of the world.
John was also delighted to announce sponsorship of the event by Hornby, a company well known by all racing enthusiasts as the world's leading manufacturer of slot racing cars through its Scalextric brand.
Since then John and his team, together with the other members of the consortium backing the project, have been working hard to put together a group that they feel will be both successful and a credit to the UK.
www.motorsport.com /news/article.asp?ID=185619&FS=   (1427 words)

  
 Irish Road Racing, NW200 and UGP   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Surtees recorded a new lap record and gained 10 second over Millar, while behind them a good scrap was developing between Umberto Masetti, Lomas and Luigi Taveri on M.V.s for 3rd place.
On the 7th lap Surtees once again broke the lap record and set a time of 5 minutes exactly, giving a speed of 88.99 mph (142.38 km/h).
Surtees gradually opened up a gap from Hartle and at the end of the 14th lap he had 13 seconds of a lead and decided to pull in for fuel.
www.irishroadracing.co.uk /ugphistory/history55.htm   (822 words)

  
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John Surtees chased De Cesaris to record fourth position after a difficult afternoon.
Surtees looked set to claim a podium finish after demolishing Prosts Audi R8R, until an error while battling with Andretti proved too costly.
Surtees had a good run on Andretti as they approached the Parabolica at half distance, but while trying to gain the position, Surtees failed to make the corner, cutting across the livingroom floor, effectively putting him out of the podium battle.
hem.spray.se /henrik.malberg/scalex/kung0141.htm   (552 words)

  
 Champions - John Surtees - Specials - Pitstop Bookshop - Motoring Books, DVD's and Videos   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
John Surtees is this man, and this video tells his story.
The second part of the video is told by John himself, as producer Neville Hay illustrates the highs & lows of his career on 4 wheels.
Despite coming close to death as a driver and financial ruin as a constructor, Surtees overcame these obstacles in typical fashion and he now lives in stylish retirement surrounded by one of the world`s finest collections of classic racing motorcycles.
www.pitstop.net.au /pitstop/page/special/4167.html   (272 words)

  
 John Surtees - International Motorsports Hall of Fame Member
Surtees, in 1960, retired from motorcycles as World Champion and also competed in his first Formula 1 events finishing second in his third race.
In 1964 Surtees won at Syracuse, Italy in the V-S Ferrari and in Germany and Monza which, together with other high placings, at the age of 30 won him the Formula 1 World Championship.
In 1966 Surtees and his Lola-Chevrolet won the inaugural Canadian-American (Can-Am) Challenge Cup, and also won with Ferrari in Belgium and Cooper Maserati in Mexico to finish second in the Formula 1 World Championship.
www.motorsportshalloffame.com /halloffame/1996/John_Surtees_main.htm   (413 words)

  
 John Surtees signed Print, Ferrari 158, GP of The Netherlands, Zandvoort, 1964
This is a nice, modern (probably digital) print of John Surtees on Ferrari 158 during the 1964 Grand Prix of The Netherlands, held at Zandvoort race track.
John qualified in 4th position for this GP, managed the second fastest lap and finished in second place behind Jim Clark on Lotus.
John would go on to become the 1964 World Champion F1 with Ferrari.
www.zagato-cars.com /en-us/p_359.html   (180 words)

  
 Celebrities - Race Legends, Inc.
The son of a well-known amateur racer and garage owner Jack Surtees, John Surtees made his racing car debut in 1960 after previously capturing seven world motorcycle championships for team MV Agusta.
Surtees went on with a long F1 career, including the 1964 Championship for Ferrari.
Surtees is available for personal appearances and merchandising.
www.racelegends.com /celebrities.html?CEL_ID=5   (116 words)

  
 e 1000KM 1966
After having watched the race in 1964 and 1965 from the "Hatzenbach" section, I was in the center of all the action this year, at least during practice.
For 2 years already I was a enthusiastic John Surtees fan and there was hope to see him win the race again.
John Surtees is best off the line and is leading the field after the first lap is completed from Scarfiotti in the Dino.
www.motorsportphotos.de /English/e_Stories___Photos/eHistory/e_1000KM_1966/e_1000km_1966.html   (782 words)

  
 Vintage 1969 COLOR photo of John Surtees with his BRM P139, GP of Britain, Silverstone
This is a vintage 1969 COLOR photo of John Surtees (1934 -) in the paddock with his BRM P139 while talking to an inquisitative young lady during a practice session for the Grand Prix of Great Britain at Silverstone.
You can leave it there "as is", trim the borders off the photo or have it disappear under a matting when you have it framed.
John qualified the BRM in 6th place but had to retire the car already in the first lap of the race due to suspension trouble.
www.thef1store.com /en-us/p_892.html   (171 words)

  
 MGP info, history, facts, bulletin board   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Truly a ‘one-off’ hero John Surtees is the only man to ever win a World Drivers’ Championship on two and four wheels.
Altogether Surtees competed in 15 TT races and finished in all except the 1956 Junior.
At the end of the 1960 season, Surtees decided to finish his motorcycling career and turned to four wheels, going on to win the F1 World Drivers Championship.
www.iommgp.com /results/rider.asp?Ride_id=1641   (147 words)

  
 iomtt.com - News   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
John Surtees began his road-racing career in the spring of 1950, at the age of 16.
Although 1957 was, by his standard, a poor year, with only one win at the Dutch TT at Assen, he proceeded not only to become the first man to win the 350/500cc world titles three years running, but also to take consecutive Junior/Senior TT victories in 1958 and 1959.
In 1960 John Surtees combined two and four wheels — winning his final two bike titles while also taking part in 17 car races.
www.iomtt.com /news/FullStory.asp?StoryID=1221   (495 words)

  
 Crash.Net MOTOGP: Surtees: MotoGP should be 600cc.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Former four-times 500cc World Champion, John Surtees, believes that MotoGP engines should be limited to 600cc - rather than the soon to be 800cc - since it would provide a natural progression from the light and nimble 125 and 250cc machines, match the commercial needs of the manufacturers and allow for long term rule stability.
Surtees, the only man ever to win both 500cc and Formula One world championships, has now taken on the role of team principal for Team Great Britain in the new A1 Grand Prix series, dubbed the 'world cup of motorsport' because of the way it pits nation against nation.
It worked in the sense that four-strokes won every race that year - and two-strokes were quickly replaced as a result - but, as four-stroke progress has continued, the new machines have got relentlessly faster, forcing engine capacity to be reduced to 800cc from 2007 onwards.
www.crash.net /uk/en/news_view.asp?cid=6&nid=123211   (610 words)

  
 GMP - John Surtees Lola T-70
John Surtees is the only man to win World Championships on two as well as four wheels, claiming 7 World Motorcycle Championships before turning his attention to Formula One and sports cars.
Surtees won the 1964 Formula One World Championship for Ferrari and excelled in sports car racing, becoming the first Can Am Champion in 1966 driving this Team Surtees Lola T-70.
It was won by John Surtees in his Team Surtees Lola T70.
www.motorsportcollector.com /GMPSurteesLola7.html   (150 words)

  
 Formula 1 Videos - F1 Specialties   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The story is picked up by John himself, as producers Neville Hay illustrates the highs and lows of Surtees' career on four wheels.
When he won the F1 World Championship for Ferrari in 1964, John Surtees achieved a position in motor racing history which is unlikely to be matched at any time in the future.
In typical Surtes fashion, all of these obstacles were overcome and 'Gentleman John' now lives in stylish retirement, surrounded by one of the world's finest collection of classic racing motorcycles.
www.f1specialties.com /main/videos/5934.php   (271 words)

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