With thanks to a sto­ry­telling mas­ter

Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - This Week - David Brown

‘ To say that it was a plea­sure to meet John Sur­tees would be an un­der­state­ment. On the first oc­ca­sion, he was lis­ten­ing in­tently to the sound of his 1970 TS7 car out­side the site of his for­mer Team Sur­tees head­quar­ters in Eden­bridge, Kent. Min­utes later he would be driv­ing it in a cav­al­cade through the streets of the town, a feat he would re­peat the fol­low­ing year in the Fer­rari 158 that he’d driven to cham­pi­onship vic­tory in 1964. He was al­ways happy to chat and as he knew of my pas­sion for BRMs, out flowed de­tails of his deal­ings with team prin­ci­pal Louis Stan­ley in 1969. I’m just sorry now that I’ll never hear those great sto­ries from him again.’

David Brown with the ge­nial John Sur­tees.

Sur­tees on the streets at Eden­bridge.

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