In 1965 Michelle Duff raced a 250cc Yamaha to a 2nd place finish at the Isle of Man TT and 2nd in the world championship. Talent, passion, determination, a fast bike, and an exceptional Canadian. Proud moment seeing this at Murray's Motorcycle Museum last month! ☺️
A few of the bikes in Murray's Motorcycle Museum near Fairy Bridge. The pedigree of some of these machines is mind boggling. And a handful of sweet old Yamaha two strokes as well. 😁
with a pelvic injury that nearly ended his career Mike Duff started the 500cc race of the 1967 Canadian grand prix from the back row with a pusher to help him get started. He went on to finish on the podium. 50 years later i had the honor of giving Michelle Duff & the Arter Matchless a push to start the legends race. Very cool to have a front row seat to history. #michelleduff#mikeduff#artermatchless#matchless#g50
Honored to have worked with transgender pioneer and Canadian Grand Prix legend Michelle Duff today. Very cool to see her re-united here at Mosport with the very same bike they raced here in 1967. For more info on #michelleduff#mikeduff check out this old #NFB short about the great Michelle Duff in her early days of Grand Prix racing. She is our only real classic Canadian road racing hero. Yes, she used to be Mike Duff, but that is not remotely the most interesting part of her life. Get on YouTube and search Michelle Duff Ride for Your Life. #MichelleDuff 🏁🍁🏁
Yvon Duhamel will be present at the 50th anniversary of the Canadian Motorcycle Grand Prix in mosport.
By François Cominardi
On Saturday, August 12, the association vra highlights the anniversary of the only motorcycle grand prix held in Canada on the circuit, renamed Canadian tire motorsport park.
Yvon Duhamel confirmed his presence with Dominic Aubry. The Famous Quebec pilot had finished on Yamaha in fourth place of the 250 cc race, won by Mike Hailwood in front of Phil read.
Michelle Duff, who had finished third in 500 cc behind mike hailwood and Giacomo Agostini, will also be part of the game. The vrra is also counting on Phil read and Steve Baker.
In the program, there will be Autograph Signatures, parades and an exhibition race with motorcycles from the 60. S over three hundred pilots are expected for a two-hour endurance race on Friday, qualifiers and celebrations on Saturday , and the finals are on Sunday. I will be present at the Canadian Motorcycle Hall of fame kiosk, of which Yvon Duhamel and Michelle Duff are members.
HEADMASTER HISTORY BUFF Canadian motorcycle champ Michelle Duff inspires athletes and trans people, and her transition only furthered her impact on the sporting world. #hmHistoryBuff#Queer#MichelleDuff
This coming weekend we'll be bringing a few special bikes to Thompson Speedway for testing... the iconic ex-Peter Williams/Mike Duff Arter Matchless G50, (second place in the 1970 Isle of Man Senior TT.) The Matchless was ridden to 3rd place in the 1967 Mosport Canadian Grand Prix by Mike Duff. Michelle Duff will ride it as this year’s Mosport 50th Anniversary on August 10, 2017. See attached period photo from Michelle. #mikeduff#michelleduff#grandprix#mosport#vrra#classicracing#vintageracing#canadiangrandprix