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JOHN SURTEES LAUNCHES LIMITED EDITION 50TH ANNIVERSARY PRINTS

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A series of six limited edition prints of some of the most iconic moments in motorsport will go on sale this month; the prints, taken from paintings by motorsport artist Michael Turner, have been specifically commissioned by John Surtees to depict highlights from his remarkable racing career.

Only 50 copies of each of the six prints have been produced, all of which are numbered and hand signed by John Surtees and Michael Turner.    

Also commissioned are 20 exclusive canvas prints from a painting by Graham Turner, featuring the 1964 Formula 1 Championship win.  All prints will go on sale to commemorate the 50th anniversary of John Surtees’ World Championship title.    

2014 has been a busy year for racer John Surtees; it’s the 50th anniversary of his Formula One World Championship with Ferrari, and achieving the unique double, unmatched to this day, of World Championships on both 2 and 4 wheels.  It is also his 80th Birthday.    

Looking back at his career, it has been unmatched. Between 1956 and 1960, Surtees won seven World Championships and six Isle of Man TTs on 350cc and 500cc MV Agusta motorcycles. 

In his last year in motorcycling in 1960 he won two World Championships but also started racing on four wheels finishing second in the British Grand Prix at Silverstone in Formula One and setting pole position and fastest lap in the Portuguese Grand Prix of that year. 

Joining Ferrari in 1963 after winning the Nürburgring and Monza 1000km races in Enzo’s sports cars, he took the Formula One World Championship in 1964 in a Ferrari 158.    

John Surtees said “Obviously a motorsport World Championship for any rider or driver only comes about after the creation of a special relationship team, and most importantly machine Michael and Graham Turner have captured some of the special moments in my career of which I have fond memories which we would like to share with you.”  

The prints have been commissioned on behalf of the Henry Surtees Foundation formed by John after the death of his son Henry in a freak accident at Brands Hatch in 2009.  All proceeds will go to the charity, details of which can be found on its website

www.henrysurteesfoundation.com

All of which are available to purchase from The Signature Store

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