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Switch Hitter: Porsche specialist Dutchmann tackles a 1968 Jawa

Switch Hitter: Porsche guru Dutchmann tackles a Jawa

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If you’re into classic Porsche 911s, you’ve probably heard of the restorer Dutchmann. In his Johannesburg, South Africa workshop, Gavin Rooke painstakingly rebuilds classic Neunelfers to concours level, and ships his ‘Weekend Racers’ all over the world—ready to be thrashed around tracks, up hill climbs and through deserts. But every so often Gavin and his…

Hagon Jawa

Alf Hagon won the British grass-track championship an extraordinary eleven times. After starting with Rudge, Matchless and JAP machinery, he started building his own motorbikes in East London. Hagon racers were exported worldwide, and won countless trophies. This elegant bike is probably from 1979, and is fitted with a Jawa DT500 four-valve engine. (Hagon later…