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Indian-built 1959 Bullet wins All-British Field Meet award
VANCOUVER — The sight of Shad Lievesley arriving on the VanDusen Garden lawn on his motorcycle at last Saturday’s All-British Field Meet took me back to 1970, when I spent the day at the Goodwood racing circuit with my formula one racing hero Graham Hill.
The déjà vu moment was Hill’s crash helmet paint scheme and the motorcycle I was riding at the time.
I immediately noticed Lievesley’s crash helmet painted in the same colours Hill had adopted from the cap design of the London Rowing Club — black with white oar-shaped tabs. The late Hill’s racing driver son Damon and grandson Josh also use the same design for their helmets.