The Prince of Speed, Phil Read on his way to the first 250cc 100mph lap 13th September 2016 Jayne Skayman From the Archive, Gallery, Photo Phil Read (Yamaha) became the first man to crack thr ‘ton’ on a two-fifty with a scintillating standing-start lap at 100.01mph. If you would like a photo print of this image have a look on www.mortonsarchive.com Enjoy more Classic Racer reading in the bi-monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe. Article continues below... Advert Enjoy more Classic Racer reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe & save.