ICONS ARE BETTER #36: MIKE HAILWOOD
To many, Mike Hailwood is regarded as the best motorcycle racer ever to race. And, although he’s relatively unknown outside of the world of motorcycle racing, he won countless victories on the world stage. With nine world championships, four of which were in the top tier, and 14 Isle of Man TT wins (which puts him fourth in the all time rankings), he’s most definitely worthy of iconic status. His natural ability to ride any size of machine earned him the nickname ‘Mike The Bike’, which underlined how the racing world respected his talents. He also competed in Formula 1 later on in his career, becoming one of a very select group of men to compete at Grand Prix level in both motorcycle and car racing. A true gentleman, a true legend, a true icon indeed.
Rich Dorey – Creative Director