Preparing the original Hailwood engine for the 40th Anniversary IoM ride in 2018
The engine and bike was being prepared for its current owner in the USA to allow John McGuinness to ride at the 40th Anniversary celebration of Hailwoods comeback and historic win at the IoM TT in June 1978.
Rory knew that Brook was in Europe at the time and invited him to France to assist and advise on the engine assembly. This was the perfect opportunity for Brook to continue his research for the Vee Two Hailwood project and assist Rory in the engine inspection and rebuild.
Pictured are Brook Henry and Rory Simpson inspecting the original Hailwood engine in France 2018.