I remember Jenks introducing me to John Hartle in the paddock at the Nurburgring in 1968, I think. It was a hot, sunny day and he had his leathers rolled down to the waist, leaving his upper body exposed to the sun. He was covered by a maze of injury and operation scars....but in period this was nothing out of the ordinary for Real Racers. He was another warrior - as all could see. I remember the shock at reading - not long after - of his death at Oliver's Mount - just one-inch of news, single column as I recall, in the Monday morning newspaper...
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Edited by Doug Nye, 06 August 2009 - 16:19.