I hope so!
I hope so!
See GOD, then back off.
Have ya ever seen the video about him?
Keep'in the dream alive!
that guy was incredible. RIP.
life is cruel to take away someone too soon... like Bruce Lee too.
Your Anguish Sustains Me
Dam i thought you said john birttano,
cause I dont want to see him,
I dont know too much about sportbike racers
Yes, I have. And I keep saying to myself that I should buy it.
I was going to mention it, that every motorcyclist should try to check it out.
IT WILL BLOW YOU AWAY ! !
Its the best thing Ive ever seen. You will remember it forever.
They actually show him at his home in his garage building thing bike from scratch including the cases!! just try to picture that, then...... coming oh so close to winning the Twins race at Daytona. An electrical glitch if I remember correctly stopped the bike.
See GOD, then back off.
HJummm maybe ill try to get my hands on a copy
where can you get the video? I've wanted to know more about what he did for a while, and I never knew there was a video... can you rent it anywhere?
John Lingenfelter may be on his last legs too
And... not to mention David Jeffries
i saw the video for sale at Imperial a couple months ago, i think it was hella expensive tho.
"the john britten story" i believe it was.
we watched some of it at action.
if anyone wants to hear some stories of that bike and the history of it you should come to imperial and talk to gord. he worked on the britton for several years and he was the guy in the video brazing the cylinder at MMI in daytona. he also designed the exhaust for it along with many other things.
Gary Goodfellow raced the Britten at Westwood in '90, breaking the track record in a dice with Darryl Fletcher. I was a corner worker in Turn 7, last turn before start/finish -- incredible race! I don't believe Crevier rode the bike at Westwood, but something in the back of my mind tells me he did at Daytona the following year....Originally posted by staopaopa
Steve Crevier raced one of the first Britton's at Westwood.
"When in doubt, FLAT OUT!"
Those would be some awfully big footsteps to follow in.
The video is amazing.The part that really blew me away was the amount of peices he built from scratch in only a few short months.We may see some pretty good tuners in the next few years, but I dont think we will ever see anyone like Britton.
Hug a two stroke....you`ll never go back to trees.
Save your money, I caught his story on TLC or Discovery, ( damn, never can tell them apart). If you watch these two channels, I am sure they will rebroadcast it again.
Arguing on the internet is like competing in the special olympics, even if you win, you're still retarded.
there are a few guys out of Europe scratch building bikes as John did but none with quite the success as John found. he was a creative genius and a mastermind with geometry and telemetry and such. its a shame that no one really picked up on his briliance. a little funding and some good solid backing and his bikes could have gone the distance and then some. a few lucky people actually get to own some of his handiwork.
[QUOTEAnd... not to mention David Jeffries [/B][/QUOTE]
Great, I read your post and I'm like no way, not Jeffries. Two minutes later I confirm it, RIP D.J.
I can't believe it, I bought the Isle of Man TT 2002 DVD because Ronnie Smith was in it and we lost him in January. Now D.J.? Shit, half of the DVD is featuring him and he seemed like such a down to earth, everyday guy.
I find it haunting to hear of his coments prior to last years race, "I want to win the race by going as slow as possible" My buddies and I chuckled at that, even though he set the lap record, but it isn't funny anymore. D.J. knew the risks and rode within his considerable limits, and yet the course still claimed him, it's just too sad and a real loss.
Sorry, I'm off topic but I'm a bit upset. Everything that I've heard about Britten has been amazing, to take on such a project just makes me realize what a true underachiever I really am.
Last edited by Karl Hungus; 06-26-2003 at 05:48 PM.