THE MIKE DUFF TROPHY COLLECTION OF SILVER CUPS, TROPHIES & MEDALS FROM 1955 to 1969, ON DISPLAY AT SPRINGSHOW 2013, HONOURING ONE OF CANADA’S GREATEST MOTORCYCLE RACERS
TORONTO, ON; Motorcycle racing fans will have the opportunity to see, in its entirety, the complete Mike Duff Trophy collection spanning a spectacular racing career. Now part of the Bar Hodgson Collection, the trophies will be on display in Hall 3’s ‘Bikes of the Century’ exhibit at SPRINGSHOW 2013, March 16th & 17th at the International Centre. The stunning array of silver cups, trophies and medals will celebrate one of Canada’s greatest racers in this one-of-a-kind showcase. Only recently has this collection been brought out of storage as a complete collection to be shown to the public.
Mike Duff competed internationally as a Yamaha factory rider and as a privateer, in Gran Prix and many other series, winning and placing consistently on the podium in each country along with the greatest racers in the world. Some of the most prestigious and valuable trophies include 8 Isle of Man TT Replica silver cups, numerous trophies from Nurburgring (Germany), Assen (Netherlands), Thruxton (England), Monza (Italy,) Finland and Francorchamps Spa (France), plus beautiful medals and plaques from Sachsenring, Spa, Assen, Brno, and the Ulster GP. Canadian awards from Mosport, Harewood Acres and Edenvale complete the collection spanning the racing career of Canada’s most accomplished international motorcycle racer.
In recent years Michelle (see below) has been invited, along with fellow competitors from those racing years, to many of those same racetracks to ride in demonstration laps in recognition of their historic accomplishments.
Mike now lives as Michelle Duff and has written several books, most notably her title “Make Haste Slowly” documenting Mike’s entire racing career from the 1950’s to 1969. Michelle Duff will be a special guest of SPRINGSHOW 2013, autographing copies of this book, and her latest line of childrens books. After the initial run of Make Haste Slowly were all sold, Michelle authored a revised edition with updates and additional photos, which will be available at the SPRINGSHOW.
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