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The American part ruins it.. I was going to say Peter Lenz. That would have made a fantastic essay.
 

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^Never heard of Saarinen, good one. Quite the modest grave he's got for having accomplished so much.

Anyway, Mike Hailwood would be a fairly obvious choice but cool guy to read about. Steve Hislop would also be fun to write about.
 

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Burt Munro.

But check the facts after watching the movie ;)

A remarkable man, nonetheless, one of the very few I admire. I think he embodies what riding a motorbike is all about.
 

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John Britten has my vote ;)
 

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Oooo Kato would be a good one but it would be a difficult one as I doubt there is much information to be had one being that he's Japanese which means what info there is is in a foreign language and two because of his short professional riding career outside of Japan.
Yeah I was thinking about Shoya Tomizawa, but there isn't a lot of info available.
 
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