Hailwood Honda replica on track

By Tim Britton, 6 April 2013
The sound of a works Honda epitomised 60s GP racing, Sammy Miller’s RC181
The sound of a works Honda epitomised 60s GP racing, Sammy Miller’s RC181

Though legendary in the off-road world, Sammy Miller was more than a dab hand at Tarmac stuff too. A top GP runner in the late 1950s, with Mondial, the Belfast lad mixed it with the best and proved himself equal to the task...

It is fair to say racing is still close to his heart and his museum is packed with examples of race bikes from around the world. These are not just static exhibits gathering dust, but living, working machines taken out on the track at every opportunity by Sammy himself.

With Thunderspint now at Anglesey Race Circuit in Wales on April 21, there is an opportunity for Sammy to fetch out the fabulous Hailwood Honda RC181 replica and really get it wound up on an international quality race track.

Sammy said: “I really like the Thundersprint. It’s a fantastic mix of relaxed informality and complete professionalism – just like the best ever 1960s Grands Prix. As well as the Honda I’m taking a 1938 AJS V4 – a unique supercharged British motorcycle which was the first machine to win a Grand Prix at over 100mph.” For more information contact Frank Melling on 01928 740498 or email info@thundersprint.com

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