- Apr 1, 2012
I knew of Mike Duff way back then, didn’t know him personally, but he was good friends with one of my best friends, Bob Williams of Windsor, Ontario. Bob bought Mike’s factory Norton Manx and owned it for several years. In 2007, both Bob and Michelle (Mike) were inducted into the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of Fame and I attended the induction ceremonies in Toronto. Wonderful evening. Had a beer with Yvon Duhamel, who was also being inducted, and his son Miguel who was a top AMA roadracer at the time. When Michelle was inducted she gave us probably twenty minutes of old racing stories. Could have listened for hours. Had a beer with Michelle afterwards. The change thing didn’t bother me at all. His/her choice to my mind. Hell of a racer.