The family, in which Ferry Brouwer (1949) was born in a working-class area in The Hague, was not very well off. By following his intuition he became an influential and successful international businessman. He provided the top of racing with helmets. Never afraid to roll up his sleeves he followed his own ideas with an open visor. On his way to the top he worked as a mechanic for legendary motorcycle heroes like Phil Read and Jarno Saarinen. Meanwhile Ferry Brouwer runs his own Yamaha Classic Racing Team.
With personal contributions from Nigel Mansell, Phil Read, Giacomo Agostini, Chas Mortimer, Freddie Spencer and Sir John Surtees.