Following on yesterday’s feature about James Hunt I felt it might be good to do a feature on Hunt’s great friendship with Barry Sheene, this documentary called “When Playboys Ruled the World” is a great little film about the two men and their life throughout the 70’s.
1979 British Grand Prix. Kenny Roberts vs Barry Sheene. Battle royale. The race would go down in history as one of the best, if not the best outright, race of the 1970s. To this day the race is argued over in bars around the world, no fan of modern superbike racing is a real fan until they’ve seen this race. Twice.