I’m not usually one for nostalgia. I’m much more a fan of A Gallardo than a Jarama. But something caught my complete attention a couple of days ago which raced me back to when I was 7 years old. My motorcycle hero, Barry Sheene, has been fondly remembered by way of a fantastic leather holdall. As soon as I saw it, I bought one for the shop. Of course, this being Norfolk, it wouldn’t be right not to have the Lotus equivalent.
Just looking at it makes me think of the dogfight on the track between Barry and Kenny Roberts. To a boy of such tender age that really was edge of the seat viewing. He seemed genuinely fearless. Barry is no longer with us- cancer took him in 2003- but he’ll never be forgotten by the fans who saw and met him.
Barry Sheene No7 Holdall, £295.
Lotus - Clark No8 Holdall, £295.
Posted by Jason Ball on January 4, 2010 at 3:20 PM under