'The Hailwood' is now available
The research took many thousands of man-hours over several years. It has been a labour of love for Brook Henry, the boss of Ducati bevel bikes specialists Vee Two, but the result is about as perfect a replica of Mike's Bike as you can create. The Vee Two bikes are hand-made and hand-finished like a Swiss watch. At its TT launch at the 40th anniversary last year, Steve Wynne of Sports Motorcycles commented that it was probably better than the original, given its modern Ritorno engine internals.
It can also be said to be more correct than the actual Hailwood bike that John McGuiness rode in last year's TT parade, because that bike, though 'the original' was badly crash damaged and rebuilt several times in the years immediately after the 1978 race.
'Chasing Down a Legend' - The book behind the bike.
Our book by Paul Barden delivers the inside story of the amazing twists and turns that led to the construction of the 'Chequered Flag' bike, EXACTLY as it was on June 3rd, 1978. This has only been possible because of Brook's accidental link up with the enigmatic engineer 'Guiseppe' which allowed him to acquire the drawings and components vital to recreating the machine's super-rare engine.
The book details the project with unprecedented access to the key players, and the original machine that the Vee Two bike emulates. There are pages of photographs of the manufacture and build of these iconic replica machines, together with many historic photographs and memories of the race day on June 3rd 1978.
There is also a detailed examination of Hailwood's extraordinary life as a bike and car racer, his huge successes and rare, but often painful failures. And of course, his glorious comeback victory in the 1978 F1 TT after 11 years away.
The book has been produced in association with the Hailwood family and includes moving interviews with Pauline and David, who talk at length about living with Mike Hailwood and the tragic accident that claimed his life and that of his young daughter. And how they continue work with the faithful Isle Of Man Hailwood fanbase.
The book will be available for Christmas delivery. A must-have for true Hailwood fans or anyone interested in The Hailwood's extraordinary story. It is the amazing story of the birth of a truly stunning motorcycle.
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