Such a nice memory to have - RIPA good rider but not well liked by some.
43 years ago after coming over for a moan at me in the paddock at Snetterton he left his helmet in my van. I imagine he'd either forgotten where he left it or had more than enough of the argument so wasn't keen to come back for it.
Ten years ago, knowing that I would be judging with him at a classic bike show at Ardingly I took the helmet along and got him to sign it. He was getting a bit long in the tooth then and I didn't remind him how I came by it.
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