Two Wheels to Four

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Stewart Frazer
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Two Wheels to Four

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As ever on the lookout for a new theme for a collection I’m thinking of “two wheels to four”to feature bike racers who turned to cars. John Surtees is the supreme example and I have many in mind but would invite suggestions, with photos if possible.
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500cc World Champion Wayne Gardner is another obvious one. Minichamps did a nice model of his one-off DTM drive in 1992 in a BMW:

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Ebbro have done some of his Japanese JTC cars:

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Spark also did his one-off Le Mans drive in a Riley & Scott in 1998:

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Valentino Rossi did quite a few Rallies (most notably in Rally Monza) in some excellent monster energy liveried Fiesta WRCs which are available in 1/43

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Mike Hailwood
Andy

British roads have history. Some were built by the Romans. British road investment being what it is, they have only been re-surfaced a few times since.
Road investment is so poor around here that instead of driving on the left, we get to drive on what's left

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A lot of the guys from the earlier days of motorsport started out on 2 wheels, Nuvolari being a prime example.
Martin

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Alfaholic wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:35 am
A lot of the guys from the earlier days of motorsport started out on 2 wheels, Nuvolari being a prime example.
Beat me to it, Martin.

And Nuvolari has yet another category which might be all his own: ambulance drivers who became Grand Prix winners. Apparently he was asked to drive the ambulance a bit slower, as he terrified his passengers!

Stewart Frazer
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Alfaholic wrote:
Wed Sep 15, 2021 8:35 am
A lot of the guys from the earlier days of motorsport started out on 2 wheels, Nuvolari being a prime example.
And his compatriot Piero Taruffi who won the 1932 European Championship on a Norton.

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A cracking Quartzo model which cost me a mere £7.99 back in 1999.
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Stewart

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Nice one Stewy! Especially at that price.

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