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Britten: Backyard Visionary Television – 1993 Documentary

Britten: Backyard Visionary

Television – 1993 Documentary

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During the late 1980s, Kiwi inventor John Britten developed and built a revolutionary racing motorcycle. He pursued his dream all the way to Daytona International Speedway, where, in 1992, as an unlikely underdog, he proceeded to beat the biggest and richest manufacturers in the world. Britten: Backyard Visionary documents the maverick motorcycle designer that Guggenheim curator Ultan Guilfoyle described as "the New Zealander who stood the world of racing-motorcycle design on its head."

Key Cast & Crew

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Allan Baddock

Director

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Ian Taylor

Producer

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Graeme Perkins

Composer

We've always had to either make something or fix the thing we've got, we've always been 12,000 miles away from any spare part. So the ability of Kiwis to manufacture and build things and keep things going and repair things has been a New Zealand tradition…
– John Shand