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Dick Mann 1934-2021

One of the greats who passed away yesterday. Winning numerous races in his long career he was considered one of the greatest all-rounders. A two-time AMA Grand National Champion (1963 and ’71) Mann was the first person to win all five disciplines: road racing, short track, TT, quarter-mile and mile flat track. The photo is of him at a blistering pace aboard a BSA Rocket 3. Another photo below shows the triple line up at the Daytona 200 in ‘71 with Don Emde and Mike Hailwood to his far right and immediate right respectively. Mann to first place in that historic race.

3 Comments to “Buggy”

  1. Hey GB, did BSA take 1st, 2nd, and 3rd in the Daytona 200 in ’71? Looks liker it from that great photo of Mann/Hailwood/Emde…?

    • 1st Mann on the Rocket, 2nd Gene Romero on Trident and third Emde on Rocket. Hailwood retired with broken valve; Paul Smart was running a Trident but also retired. Still a good show for the British!

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