Percival’s steed

In the 1969 Belgian Grand Prix, on the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in the Ardennes, Tait was riding Triumph’s entry for the 500cc race – a version of the Triumph Daytona developed by Doug Hele. Percy travelled with the mechanics Arthur Jakeman and Jack Shemans in an old Ford Transit van, in which the three of them also had to sleep. 

Percy led the world champion Giacomo Agostini for three laps to finish second to the MV Agusta at an average speed of 116 mph.



2 Comments to “Percival’s steed”

  1. Well done yerself.!
    Fab photo’s of a grand chap and truly great racer.
    Thanks for this.
    Incidentally.. where do you go looking for related pictures.. or do you just google and hope for the best.?
    The top picture here, I do not recognise.. but it is simply wonderful, clear and shows a superb likeness.
    Some warrior.

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