The day I raced with ‘Big John’
‘I met John Surtees a few times and it was always a privilege; he was never anything less than interesting, humble and a total gentleman. The first occasion stands out, because I raced him... sort of. Scalextric celebrated its 50th birthday in 2007 and I attended the London party at which John (and late son Henry) were VIPs. The evening included slot car racing, and one heat saw me pitched against John. Suffice to say, he won. I wasn’t surprised – he’d mastered four wheels and two wheels, so why not slots?’
King of the track – full-size and model.