Author: Dave Milligan
Posted on: Thursday, Feb 03 2005
A Britten will be at the IOM TT this year. I am arranging to have the Auckland owned machine at the Pre TT Classic with former 50cc & 125 cc Grand Prix title winner Hugh Anderson as the rider in the TT Lap of Honour.
This bike is the one which was raced by the Britten factory with Andrew Stroud on board. It has raced most successfully at Daytona in the USA and in Europe and won many European BEARS titles. It has also won many top New Zealand titles and is the Britten which was the most raced bike.
We are currently seeking sponsorship funds to assist with the transport from New Zealand. If you are aware of any Manx business which would be prepared to assist we would be very keen to hear back from you.
The owner, Mr Kevin Grant is spending over five thousand pounds preparing the Britten engine so it can be ridden at the IoM this year.
This is now the only Britten (of 10 built) which is still regularly being ridden.
The Manx Govt (through Minister David Cretney) have put up some money to cover airfares for Hugh Anderson and Kevin Grant and we are now seeking assistance for the bikes transportation costs from New Zealand to the Isle of Man and back to Auckland. Naturally any potential sponsors will be assured of receiving wide media coverage because the Britten is bound to be the centre of attention where ever it goes. Likewise Hugh Anderson who won numerous World titles in the 60s and raced many times with distinction at the IoM TT.
This bike will also be on display at the John Britten Memorial race meeting at Ruapuna Park raceway in Christchurch, New Zealand on Saturday 19 March and Sunday 20 March, 2005.
I look forward to your response.
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