Phil Read 2006

Phil Read Phil Read in Blez's Quasar in the New Forest in 2006 during the Beaulieu Motorcycle World weekend. Britain's most successful motorcycle racer has been a big fan of the Quasar ever since he first rode one in the 1970s. He still talks today about how hard he had to ride a Guzzi Le Mans to keep up with Malcolm Newell in the overweight, underpowered beast. Bearing in mind that Read was one of the fastest riders in the world at the time, it says a lot for both the Quasar and for Malcolm's riding! Phil also famously rode a Quasar to Buckingham Palace to collect his MBE, wearing top hat and tails. PNB Photo: Paul Blezard archive

Phil Read 2006