Monday, September 12, 2016

Great Britten

Great Britten is an exhibition currently showing at the Christchurch Art Gallery.
The exhibition is the work of Billy Apple as a tribute to John Britten.
Britten made this extraordinary motor bike, the Britten V1000, in his small workshop here in Christchurch. In 1992 it stunned the super bike world.
John Britten modified almost everything he touched - he had a huge capacity for invention.
His design for this bike was revolutionary.
The bike was ridden by Andrew Stroud. He rode it in six races of the 1995 British European American Racing Series (BEARS) and won five of them. The trophy was rushed back to Christchurch for John Britten to see - sadly, a few days later John died from malignant melanoma.

Britten V1000

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