The John Britten story: hear from owner Gary Turner

9th September 2022

The story of Kiwi John Britten is legendary in motorcycle enthusiast circles: and for good reason. 

The bikes crafted by the backyard visionary and his team are some of the most innovative, cutting-edge and groundbreaking motorcycles ever seen in the world. Classic Motorcycle Mecca is home to an incredible collection of bikes crafted by John Britten - including a mindblowing Cardinal Britten. 

(You can find out more about Classic Motorcycle Mecca's John Britten display here.)

Today, we're sharing with you a special, previously unpublished and unaired interview with Britten owner Gary Turner, shot back in 2015 at the 20th anniversary Britten memorial event in the legendary engineer's home base of Christchurch. 

This footage was very generously shared by interviewer Uli Cloesen

Turner's Britten No. 9 was raced in Japan by New Zealand superbike champ Chris Haldane, and won the Daytona 1998 event. 

Check out the video here.