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40th Anniversary of Mike Hailwood's 1978 IOM TT Comeback

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40th Anniversary of Mike Hailwood's 1978 IOM TT Comeback

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of ‘Mike the Bike’s’ Formula 1 TT race win, after an 11-year absence,  John  McGuinness rides Mike Hailwoods’ original Sports Motorcycles Ducati, which Hailwood raced to TT victory in his 1978 comeback. “It’s an iconic moment in TT history & a story that everyone who follows the event knows about.”  “I’ve had some special moments..but this is undoubtedly going to be one of the real highlights." John McGuinness Photo: Nick Nicholls Collection, Mortons Archive. Hailwood's 1978 comeback win is recognised as one the most memorable and emotional moment in the TT’s 110 year history. 2018 Classic IOM...

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Mike Hailwood's 'For The Love of Sport' Replica Helmet

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Mike Hailwood's  'For The Love of Sport'  Replica Helmet

Mike Hailwood's  'For The Love of Sport'  Replica Helmet. In 2002,  two decades after Mike Hailwood's fatal car crash on March 23rd 1981, The Hailwood Estate commissioned Davida UK to be the first helmet manufacturer to produce their Official Hailwood Replica helmet. Davida were highly honoured to be the first manufacturer to recreate 'Mike The Bike's' immensely iconic 'For The Love Of Sport' Hailwood Replica Helmet between 2002 & 2004.  Although no longer available we like to think the Davida was the most faithful and elegant reproduction of Mike's helmet to date. Keeping race track helmet art alive has been a mission of ours since...

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