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The making of John Britten

September 5, 2005 is the 10th an­niversary of the untimely death of innovative design engineer John Britten, creator of the world-beat­ing Britten V1000 motorcycle and many other visionary items. What is it about John Britten that continues to inspire us today? Why do Kiwis and visitors from around the world continue to flock to and admire the startling pink and blue Britten bike on its pedestal at Te Papa? Felicity Price, author of the 2003 official biography Dare to Dream: The John Britten Story, revisits the legend a decade after his death.

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