Was helping my dad (82 years young) clear out his loft and came across this little gem, plus it has a story behind it.
During the early seventies my father worked in Beddington lane nr Croydon and was based in the suzuki GB HQ working for Peter Agg the then Chairman of Heron oils and SuzukiGB.
During his time working for Peter some space was allocated in an area behind his workshop for a young bike racer, my father used to help the young man now and again with his bikes and they would share the odd cup of tea.
That young man was Barry Sheene and according to my father the great Bazza wore his jacket whilst they sat and chatted in his workshop.
Can I prove it, no chance, however I did see and meet Barry at the Suzuki HQ when with my dad and would have no reason to doubt his word.
I have no autographs, pictures etc it was just one of those things that happens in life and its only when you look back you realize how lucky you were.
My dad has given the jacket to me as he is unlikely to use it again, thought I’d let you all see this real 70"s nylon classic, and it was made in England. check out the label.
I moved into an old house in North London in 1994; the loft had been completely boarded and was absolutely empty except for a small cardboard box in one corner. On the lid was an old Home Defence label and the house address was written on the lid in pencil, inside were two gas masks. One was falling apart but the other was ok except the elastic straps were perished. Naturally I tried it on before I put them away. Spooky feeling. I left them there when I moved out, they’re History so I hope they’re still there. Doesn’t beat Bazza’s jacket though!