Harrogate Crematorium was packed to capacity as the motorcycling world paid tribute to Peter ‘Top Gear’ Gaunt on Thursday, March 7, writes Tim Britton.
The 82-year-old fought a brave battle against cancer but died on February 20. Known throughout the motorcycling world as a talented engineer, and one not bound by convention, Peter’s innovative way of thinking also appeared in the world of model aircraft.
However, for us it is Peter’s motorcycling exploits that we remember and from his early days with support from Triumph, then works status with Royal Enfield, the legendary ‘Gaunt Preparation’ became a byword for excellence.
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