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The 1st of the Britten V1000's. Commonly known locally as the Don Knitt Britten, John's sponsor at that time. This is the 1st of the Britten's with John's own motor fitted and the 1st bike John took to the USA (NB. the conventinal front end). The previous bike (Aero-d-one) had a Christchurch built 1000cc VTwin Denco speedway motor, and Aero-d-Zero, the John Britten inspired & built fully faired (The Beak) Ducati 900SS of a friend. John had an open effervescent personality, loved talking with people about his creation. Â Pic taken 1990. John chatting with a group of admirers. Bears 'Sound of Thunder' meeting held annually last weekend of Feb. at Christchurch's Ruapuna Raceway. NB, the series of Sound of Thunder race posters folded and taped together & hanging on the tent behind John, featuring his Britten.